Weekly Recap 11/13/2018



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. 


i paddle for equality where are we now 1

Heat Score – 70

It was October 20, 2017. Three days before the 2017 Red Bull Heavy Water, one of the world’s most prestigious stand up paddle races and the APP World Tour’s final stop. The invite-only event had garnered the attention of the competitive SUP community as many of the world’s top stand up paddlers were ready to battle for the crown in intense conditions. Read where we are now one year later





4. Surfer Nutrition: What to Eat to Catch the Perfect Waves

surfer sup nutrition sean poynter

Heat Score – 74

One of the most important habits any athlete should keep to improve SUP performance is to make healthy food choices rather than short-term diets. They simply do not work and nothing puts more of a dampener on your surf than a quick energy crash. This means balancing quality nutrients that your body needs including proteins, carbohydrates, and fat. Read more HERE.

3. Top 5 SUP Destinations in USA

5 places to paddle usa tahoe

2. Hand Placement Tips from Mo Freitas

mo freitas how to hold paddle

Heat Score – 86

When paddle boarding sometimes the smallest adjustments to your form and technique can make a big difference in the long run. One major adjustment to keep in mind is the way you hold your paddle. Here, Boardworks athlete and ISA SUP Gold Medalist, Mo Freitas, walks through hand placement on your paddle and how it can help. Watch the tutorial HERE.

1. Australian Paddleboarder Dies After Shark Attack

whitsundays islands shark attack paddle board

Heat Score – 97

On Wednesday, November 6, 2018 a man vacationing in Australia’s Whitsundays Islands on the famous Great Barrier Reef was killed by a shark while paddle boarding with friends. The man was identified as 33-year-old Dr. Daniel Christidis. More details HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Ryan Fowler            

Description: Exploring the Howe Sound in Squamish BC.

Location: Squamish, British Columbia, Canada.

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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