Weekly Recap 7/31/2018

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Summary

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. APP Opens Registration for NY SUP Open

APP Opens Registration For NY SUP Open 1

Heat Score – 61

On September 15th, 2018 East Coast and world traveling paddlers will have a unique opportunity to partake in one of the most iconic paddles imaginable: a historic 11KM race from the Freedom Tower in NYC to the Statue of Liberty and back. This bucket-list paddle for SUP racers is a highlight on the 2nd stop of the APP World Tour and the NY SUP Open. Read more HERE.

 

 

 

 

4. 2018 Outdoor Retailer Takeaways

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Heat Score – 68

In its first ever summer show in Denver, the Outdoor Retailer annual tradeshow brought a lot of changes to the to experience of the show for the SUP (stand up paddle board) industry. Changes were both good and bad but the overall change in venue seemed to be a positive one. Here are a few takeaways from the show.

3. Paddle Boarding Lake Como

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Heat Score – 79

Nestled in the mountains of northern Italy’s Lombardy region is Lake Como. Surrounded by quaint villages and beautiful villas tucked into the green mountainsides, Lake Como has grown to be one of the most coveted vacation spots in Italy. Identified by its unique upside down ‘Y’ shape, Lake Como offers travelers miles and miles of water to explore. It is the third largest lake in Italy and its deepest as well, spanning 56 square miles and 1,300 feet deep. Read more HERE.

2. Veterans Prevail at 2018 Molokai 2 Oahu Championships

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Heat Score – 87

At the start of the 22nd annual Molokaʻi-2-Oʻahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), presented by Kona Brewing, favorable winds appeared to be creating promising conditions for todayʻs racers, but the Kaʻiwi Channelʻs fickle personality created a puzzle board of mixed swell for athletes to navigate. Read more HERE.

1. Last Call: Supconnect Awards 2018

supconnect awards 2018 last call

Heat Score – 92

Today is the last day to get your votes in for the Supconnect Awards. Voting closes August 1. With thousands of votes already submitted for athletes, brands, gear, shops and sales reps the input from the SUP consumer and industry has been great. Get your votes in HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Knut Sörby 

Description: Hot day on lake Baereia close to Kongsvinger, Norway

Location: Lake Baereia, Kongsvinger, Norway

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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