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. What Makes A Quality SUP
Heat Score – 61
With the explosion of stand up paddle boarding, many brands of SUP have appeared in the market. You can buy online, at specialty shops or sporting goods stores. You can even get them at big box stores. Prices vary from as little as $500 to over $3000. There are a lot of options to choose from at a lot of different prices. If you’re thinking of buying a paddle board, it helps to know what qualities make a superior SUP. With this knowledge, you will be able to separate the wheat from the chaff and make a great purchase decision. Read more HERE.
4. Paddle Boarding Barbados
Heat Score – 69
Barbados or Bim, as it is lovingly referred to by its local inhabitants, is a perfect island paradise for the progressive adventuring paddle boarder. With its rich history, Barbados packs a real punch in its 166 square mile package. This lush little coral island sits apart from the Caribbean Archipelago and sits deep into the wild tropical Atlantic. This unique exposure provides adventurous sup surfers with daily wave riding opportunities for beginners and experts alike. The island also has a quiet side. Miles and miles of calm crystal clear water lap its Caribbean West coast offering paddlers the best of both worlds throughout the year. Learn more HERE.
3. How To Fix A Ding On Your Standup Paddle Board
Heat Score – 78
Getting a ding on your paddle board is a bummer but it’s not the end of the world. Unless something catastrophic happens dings on your board should be relatively simple to fix. Here, BIC SUPs Jimmy Blakeney shows you how to repair fiberglass and plastic stand up paddle boards and surfboards. Watch the tutorial HERE.
2. What to Avoid on a SUP Expedition
Heat Score – 84
Adventure is one of the perks of stand up paddling (SUP) and is one of the many reasons why it keeps drawing in new paddlers and what keeps us all coming back for more with every stroke. Adventure paddling, expeditions, journeys, or whatever you wish to call it is one avenue in SUP that is always exciting and fun. But, it’s not always as easy and fun as it looks. Things can and likely will go wrong at some point and no-one knows this better than some of SUP’s most experienced adventure paddlers Bart de Zwart and Gabriel Gray. Read more HERE.
1. Diving And Stand Up Paddle Boarding: The Perfect Pals?
Heat Score – 90
On the face of it, deep sea diving and stand up paddle boarding couldn’t be more different. After all, one takes place on the surface of the sea while one takes place deep below. But with diving being a very popular sport in the USA, it’s perhaps time for SUP aficionados to think about trying it out as something new. Read more HERE.
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