Weekly Recap 10/23/2018



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. Registration Now Open for Gran Canaria Pro-Am

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Heat Score – 64

LAS PALMAS, Spain – Registration is now open for the Gran Canaria Pro-Am, stop #2 of the 2018 APP World Surfing Tour. To be held on the stunning north shore of Gran Canaria, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this second and final surfing stop will deliver a spectacular next chapter for the Tour in 2018 with a pumping right hand point break to contrast the predominantly left hand beach break conditions we saw in Long Beach, NY. Read more HERE.





4. World’s First Automated Paddle Sports Rental System Launches

padl auto rental system

Heat Score – 71

PADL is excited to announce the launch of the World’s First Automated Paddle Sports Rental System, a paddle share solution that will bring technology to paddle board rentals similar to the way bike share platforms did for bicycle rentals. Read more HERE.

3. Your SUP Travel Guide to Costa Rica with Ciretta Wanderlust

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Heat Score – 80

Italian Travel Blogger Ciretta Wanderlust, equipped with her Starboard Tikhine iSUP, explores the exquisite coastline of Costa Rica and shares with us the amazing places she discovers along the road less travelled… and we all know the road less travelled is the most fun! Read all about it HERE.

2. 5 Tips for Buying a Family SUP

tips for buying family sup

Heat Score – 84

Purchasing a stand up paddle board for your family can be a daunting experience. Paddle boards are expensive, and many people are afraid to make the wrong decision when buying a SUP. Keep these tips in mind during your shopping process to help you make the right purchase decision. Read more HERE.

1. Record Numbers Gather at 8th Annual Corinth Canal

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Heat Score – 88

On Sunday October 7th 2018, the vessel traffic in the Corinth Canal was interrupted for 434 paddlers, where they lined up just before the sinking bridge of Isthmia for the 8th Annual Corinth Canal SUP Crossing. This year the race was a milestone for the sport of SUP in Greece but also for the event itself. Read more HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Paul Teasdale          

Description: Overlooking the largest waterfall in the planet …. contemplating the various events that have led to this moment …. a moment where there is no time… No self.

Location: Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

If you’d like to be selected for Photo Of The Week, enter via the Supconnect Photo of the Year Contest. 

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