Weekly Recap 6/12/2018



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. The Benefit Of Stand Up Paddle Boarding For Kids

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Heat Score – 64

Sadly, in today’s rushed society, you can’t go anywhere and not see a cell phone or tablet in a child’s hand…and it’s not just kids; adults are guilty of this as well. Truth of the matter is—most kids would rather stay indoors and interact on social media than go outside. Enter stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and we may have a solution! Read more HERE.





4. 6 Brands Supporting Women in SUP

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Heat Score – 75

In a sport where participation is practically split down the middle between men and women, women many times get the short end of the stick in all areas of the sport. While much of the SUP industry has started to take notice of this fault there are a few brands who are leading the way when it comes to catering to the females of our sport. Here are 6 brands who have embraced female athletes and are designing products specifically with them in mind. Read more HERE.

3. Places to Visit in 2018

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Heat Score – 79

Planning on getting in a few trips in 2018? Well, lucky for you there are countless locations and destinations that are a stand up paddler’s dream. We’ve compiled a few places where you’re bound to have a blast at with beautiful scenery surrounding you. Read more HERE.

2. Ways to Avoid Too Much Sun Exposure While Paddle Boarding

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Heat Score – 84

Getting your much-needed vitamin D while paddle boarding is one of the perks of being on the water though it’s important to take note that too much sun exposure can be harmful and cause problems down the road. To avoid getting too much sun while paddle boarding we’ve teamed up with dermatologist Rebecca Shpall, MD to get you a list of what you can do. Read more HERE.

1. Summer 2018 Paddle Boarding Gear Guide

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Heat Score – 90

Whip out your boardshorts and bikinis, it’s summer time! Nothin’s better than summer and we’re so stoked that our favorite time of the year is finally here. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, SUP accessories, SUP boards and all the must have’s for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP’er for the 2018 Summer SUP season, so there’s sure to be something in this guide for everyone! Read more HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: SUP Wilderness Adventures  

Description: After three days of rapids, jungle camping and paddling through massive caves, we became the first people to SUP the upper Xe Bang Fai River in Laos. This photo was taken in the still of early morning on Day One.

Location: Laos

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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