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. 4th Annual Standup Muskegon Event Raises $100K
Heat Score – 63
Standup for the Cure, the nationwide stand up paddling event that has raised over a million dollars to support breast cancer detection, treatment and education, announced today that its sold-out Standup Muskegon event raised over $100,000, surpassing fundraising efforts in much larger cities. Read more HERE.
4. 5 Often-Overlooked (and Critically Important) SUP Safety Practices
Heat Score – 71
While stand up paddle boarding is generally regarded as a very safe activity, there are some basic safety measures that should be practiced each and every time you paddle out. It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of thinking that one is above these practices (especially when it comes to experienced paddlers), but nothing could be further from the truth. Read more HERE.
3. Paddle Boarding Giant iSUP in New Zealand
Heat Score – 78
Ever wonder what a day in the life of the Pau Hana ‘ohana is like? Surfing, group SUP, whitewater and more are all included. On a recent trip to New Zealand the Pau Hana ‘ohana took their 15′ Oahu Nui inflatable paddle board to explore the country with friends and family. Watch the video HERE.
2. The Sunscreen Dilemma
Heat Score – 86
Paddling is your happy place. It is a fun way to exercise that often doubles as a spiritual experience that is harmonious with the nature that surrounds you. But when you put on your sunscreen and head out to enjoy the beauty of the water, what do you really know about the components of the lotion you’re lathering on your body? Read more HERE.
1. Bart de Zwart Finishes World’s Longest Race on a SUP
Heat Score – 92
The Yukon 1000 is the world’s longest canoe race and takes place annually. The Yukon 1000 is a 1,000 mile, self-supported race from Canada into the Alaskan backcountry and finishes in the Arctic circle. This year Bart de Zwart and his teammate Ike Frans finished the race in first on their stand up paddle boards. Here, Bart recaps the race and what it was like to paddle for 18 hours a day, 8-days straight. Read the full recap HERE.
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Description: Exploring Baratti with SUP.
Location: Tuscany, Italy
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