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. Whitewater SUP Swimming and Recovery Tip
Heat Score – 68
Whitewater paddling while fun, is also pretty dangerous. It’s important to make sure you’re comfortable paddling whitewater and whatever class you’re on. You want to make sure that you know the dangers and everything associated with whitewater paddle boarding before you get on the water. That being said, here is a tip to help you when you fall and need to safely get back to your board and managing your paddle and gear. Watch the video tutorial HERE.
4. Paddle Boarding in Algonquin Park, Canada
Heat Score – 73
You pass by floating greens and thick trees. You feel the soft currents beneath your board. And you spot wildlife peeking through the leaves, only to disappear in a blur of fur and twitchy ears. This isn’t your average SUP adventure, and that’s the point. Read more about this destination HERE.
3. Red Paddle Co Launches Revolutionary Change to Inflatables
Heat Score – 82
Red Paddle Co has announced the launch of a revolutionary inflatable paddle board. The Compact 9’6” on pre-sale now, is a full-sized SUP that folds down to half the size of a regular inflatable paddle board while not compromising on paddling performance. More details HERE.
2. Takeaways from Paddlesports Retailer 2018
Heat Score – 88
For the first time ever brands both big and small in paddlesports gathered in downtown Oklahoma City for the Paddlesports Retailer (PSR) show. The Supconnect team went to the show with no expectations, as it was the first time our staff has attended the show, and below are some takeaways upon returning back to San Diego. Read HERE.
1. What Are the Mental Health Benefits of SUP?
Heat Score – 94
One major reason that so many individuals are beginning to show an interest in SUP is due to its mental health benefits. Because of the unique nature of SUP, participants stand to gain benefits from it that are not offered by many other forms of exercise. Learn more about a few of the proven mental health benefits that one can experience from SUP. Read more HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Description: Showing cultural sensitivity by covering up while on the water, Charmaine (64) took her Fanatic Air out for a spin. See! Even us old girls still got it going on… even if our ankles no longer extend to our ears, age is no lit for SUP!
Location: Komodo National Park, Indonesia
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