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. Team Rogue/Boardworks Welcomes Top Ranked Athlete Olivia Piana
Heat Score – 67
At the start of September, French rider Olivia Piana said farewell to her then sponsor 425 Pro, thanking the brand and giving them her well wishes. Her unexpected departure had many guessing as to what would ultimately be her next move. Fast forward a month and on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, all rumors have been laid to rest as the #2 World Ranked paddler has officially announced her partnership with Rogue and Boardworks. Read more HERE.
4. PPG Becomes Official Stop On The APP Tour for 2019
Heat Score – 74
The Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP), sanctioned by the ISA (International Surfing Association), announces that the Pacific Paddle Games (PPG), Stand Up Paddling’s most revered event, has become an official stop of the 2019 APP World Tour … and beyond. Read the details HERE.
3. SIC Maui 2019 Range: New Surf Shapes, Touring Boards, & Graphics
Heat Score – 80
The new SIC Maui 2019 Collection offers some exciting new shapes and designs, breaking away from traditional SIC aesthetics. From a brand whose claim to fame has been solid colors, straight lines, and heavy on premium race boards, their 2019 range mixes things up with beautiful graphics and colors on all new surf, touring, and all-around models. Check out the sneak peek HERE.
2. Tips for SUP Fishing Rookies
Heat Score – 86
So you’ve just purchased your new SUP fishing board and are ready to get out on the water and catch a few fish but want a few helpful hints? Here, SUP fishing expert and BOTE Boards ambassador Ryan Hambel shares a few tips for SUP fishing rookies. Check it out HERE.
1. SUPIA Gathers Movers And Shakers For Decisions On SUP Racing
Heat Score – 94
The annual SUPIA Summit that began on Wednesday, October 3, sparked conversations surrounding the current state of the SUP racing scene and where the industry is headed. In a highly anticipated panel with SUPIA President Anthony Scatturo, WPA President Byron Kurt, ICF Representative Rami Zur, and Starboard Athlete Fiona Wylde, industry members and athletes engaged in an ongoing dialogue about the sport’s most pressing issues, identifying problems currently bedeviling the competitive scene and mapping out possible solutions going forward. Read more HERE.
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