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. 9 Ways to Have Fun on Group SUPs
Heat Score – 70
Stand up paddle boarding is on the upward trend in participation and with that comes more opportunities for even more fun. In the past couple of years we’ve seen the rise in popularity for group SUPs, as in a paddle board that can hold a group of paddlers at one time. Here we’ve listed 9 ways you can have fun on a group SUP.
4. APP Announces Support for ISA as SUP’s Governing Body
Heat Score – 74
The International Surfing Association (ISA) welcomed the support of the Association of PaddleBoard Professionals (APP) and the elite, professional athletes of StandUp Paddle (SUP), after they jointly released a statement recognizing the ISA as the sole world governing body for the sport. Read more HERE.
3. ICF Dismisses Reports of Legal Challenge to SUP World Championships in Portugal
Heat Score – 81
Athletes from all over the world, including Germany, USA, Spain, Great Britain, Mozambique, Algeria and France, have already registered for this year’s inaugural International Canoe Federation Stand Up Paddling World Championships in Portugal. Read more HERE.
2. Paddle Boarding, Australia
Heat Score – 86
If you’re interested in stand up paddle boarding or simply a fan of the outdoors, you’ll have a great time in Australia. The low population density has enabled much of the coastline to remain in pristine condition. You’ll come across national parks with native wildlife, and marine reserves with an abundance of fish species, dolphins and whales, situated close to all capital cities. Read more HERE.
1. Best Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards 2018
Heat Score – 95
After personally paddling, weighing, and thoroughly testing 110+ boards, our expert staff has selected the best inflatable stand up paddle board 2018 models. These are designated by the “A” grade and organized by categories (inflatable, all-around, touring, etc). Read more HERE.
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