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. Battle of the Bay Returns for 8th Annual Event in San Francisco
Heat Score – 66
In its 8th year the Battle of the Bay paddle board race will be returning to the heart of San Francisco in support of Ocean of Hope. New for 2018, the event location will see a new home at Aquatic Park Cove, a National Historic Landmark, located on San Francisco Bay. More details and registration info HERE.
4. Schedule of Events: APP Tour New York
Heat Score – 71
In just a few short weeks the world’s best paddle racers and surfers will be headed to New York to compete in the highly anticipated New York SUP Open put on by the APP (Association of Paddleboard Professionals) World Tour. The week-long event will host everything from distance and sprint races to surf contests, charity paddles and more. HERE is everything you need to know about the upcoming event.
3. Corinth Canal Clears Path for Standup Paddlers
Heat Score – 79
On Sunday September 30th 2018, the naval traffic of the famous Corinth Canal will be stopped by AEDIK, to allow for more than 300 stand up paddlers to compete in the “World’s Straightest SUP Race.” One of the most fascinating SUP races of the year, the Corinth Canal SUP Crossing will take place at the famous Canal of Corinth. More details HERE.
2. 10 Tips to Prepare and Pack for the Ultimate SUP Trip
Heat Score – 85
Picture it now: you and your best friends, stand up paddle boarding on an empty river, listening to the sounds of nature. You’ve taken a few days to escape the city and explore earth. Yes, you read that correctly. A few days: plural. Taking an overnight SUP adventure may seem daunting, and in a way, crazy. But it is surprisingly easy to pack and prepare. Take a look at our tips on how to best pack for the ultimate overnight SUP trip.
1. Why They Won: Supconnect Awards 2018
Heat Score – 92
With the 9th Annual Supconnect Awards wrapped up and the winners announced we here at Supconnect wanted to give you a bit of insight on the deciding factors that led to the choosing of this year’s winners. With over 50,000 views, 13,000 interactions, and countless phone calls, texts and emails with our advisory board and industry feedback, you’ll be able to understand why we selected the winners HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Description: An amazing girls weekend away on Pender Island BC. Lots of laughs, fun, yoga, food and SUP. Looking forward to next year! Gowland Point, South Pender Island, BC Canada.
Location: Pender Island, BC Canada
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