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. Tips To Improve Your SUP Surf Performance
Heat Score – 67
Now that you’re hooked to the feeling of riding waves you’re probably ready to step it up and start improving your skills. We’ve gathered tips and advice from some of the top SUP surfing pros from around the globe to help guide you towards your goal of becoming a better stand up paddle surfer. See what they had to say below. Read more HERE.
4. SUP Industry Teams Up To Host SUP Intro Events
Heat Score – 71
This summer, retailer, manufacturer, instructor, sales rep, coach and media members of the SUP Industry Association are teaming up to hold fun, safe, and beginner-friendly events across North America known as SUPIA SUP Days. The events will span across the U.S. and Canada and are focused on getting people outside and on the water enjoying the fastest growing water sport, stand up paddle boarding. More details HERE.
3. 20 SUP Brands Worth Following On Instagram
Heat Score – 77
The beautiful products that the different stand up paddle board brands around the world bring to life keep our sport and our community growing. Individually and globally, these brands keep us connected to the activity we all love. Whether you’re a brand ambassador, a die-hard advocate, or a board free-floater, everyone can appreciate the hard work, magic, and love that goes into all these different boards. Check out the 20 brands HERE.
2. Source to Sea – SUPs Made From Plastic Bottles Take the River Thames
Heat Score – 88
Paddling the length of the River Thames isn’t something new, but doing it on two stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) made from plastic bottles is. The Whale Company wants to make a difference and work towards a more sustainable future, which is why they’re taking their message to the UK’s most famous waterway. Read more HERE.
1. #IPADDLEFOREQUALITY Where Are We Now?
Heat Score – 91
Now with the 2018 race season in full force, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the changes that have unfolded since the social media explosion of the #ipaddleforequality movement. What progress has been made. What obstacles still need to be tackled. And what is the current state of gender equality in SUP right now. Read more HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Description: Like sliding over glass in the waters of Turtle Bay, Vanuatu on a recent SUP Wilderness Adventure.
Location: Turtle Bay, Vanuatu
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