Weekly Recap 5/29/2018



Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the Top 5 biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddleboarding. If you’ve got anything newsworthy, weird or worth reading about, don’t be shy to share the scoop with us via e-mail. 

5. On Board Brings Together SUP & Cancer Research for 5th Year

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Heat Score – 63

Five years later, twenty-one-year-old Madeline Leblanc has continued to turn her passion of stand up paddle boarding into a fundraiser to honor two friends lost to cancer. Read more HERE.





4. Pier 360 Festival Brings Summer to the Starting Line

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Heat Score – 69

Shore to be a good time. The Santa Monica Pier is officially putting summer on notice with the announcement of the first Pier 360 Ocean Sports & Beach Festival on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th. On the deck, down to the shore and into the waves, the Pier will offer a complete 360° of California beach culture. More details HERE.

3. Should You Paddle Board With A Cold?

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Heat Score – 77

Cold and flu season is not a fun one, and if you have survived the season “flu-free”, consider yourself blessed. And if you are caught right in the midst of a cold or flu, you might wonder: “Should I work out? Should I train?” Read more HERE.

2. How To Stay Stoked In A Crowded Lineup

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Heat Score – 85

It’s true that today’s broad surfing community holds a varied and often questionable understanding of surfing etiquette. Add a few individuals with entitlement issues, a couple more with a lack of common courtesy and respect and we have a recipe for a potential bummer of a surf session. Here’s a few thoughts on how to stay stoked through the lineup. Read more HERE.

1. Best Touring Standup Paddle Boards 2018

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Heat Score – 92

After personally paddling, weighing, and thoroughly testing 110+ boards, our expert staff has selected the best touring stand up paddle board 2018 models. These are designated by the “A” grade and organized by categories (inflatable, all-around, touring, etc). See the best touring SUPs of 2018 HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Tim Gray   

Description: An early morning paddle, soaking up the colours on enjoying the start to the day, on the River Tamar.

Location: Saltash, Cornwall, UK

If you’d like to be selected for Photo Of The Week, enter via the Supconnect Photo of the Year Contest. 

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