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. Starboard Releases Sneak Peek of 2019 Race Boards
Heat Score – 64
Starboard’s race boards are known for being some of the best in the business. The All Star and Sprint models are just two of the many race models that are known to be populated on the race start line. For 2019, Starboard’s race range is faster and again more stable, breaking new boundaries in our sport. Check out the video for the 2019 line HERE.
4. Body Glove Signs World Record Holder Chris Bertish as Ambassador
Heat Score – 70
Body Glove International, a leading watersports and outdoor active brand since 1953 has announced the signing of legendary athlete, speaker and philanthropist Chris Bertish as an official ambassador. The South African born Bertish holds numerous Guinness world standup paddling records while raising millions for charities around the world. More details HERE.
3. How to Start Camping with your Paddle Board
Heat Score – 78
Camping isn’t just about going outdoors and choosing a field to camp in! What I love about the outdoor activity is that it isn’t just limited to walking or cycling, but there are a ton of things you can also do when in the water. A favorite of mine would have to be paddle boarding! You’ll be surprised at how you can both camp in a quiet spot while enjoying the sweet waters, roaming around various destinations. Read more HERE.
2. ISA Moves SUP Dispute to CAS Arbitration
Heat Score – 85
The International Surfing Association (ISA) has referred the ongoing dispute with the International Canoe Federation (ICF) over the governance of StandUp Paddle (SUP) to the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) Arbitration process, seeking a resolution in the best interests of the athletes and the sport. More details HERE.
1. Top 10 World’s Largest SUP Events
Heat Score – 92
Whether it’s technical courses or endurance races, downwind or surf, there are a handful of major events that have have reigned supreme within the SUP community over the past few years. Taking participation numbers, community engagement, and professional athlete turnout into account, we rounded up the top 10 largest SUP events around the world. See the events HERE.
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