Weekly Recap 11/20/2018



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. La Ventana Classic Offering Adventurous Downwind Races

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Heat Score – 66

Paddlers! This winter, escape to warm weather, daily downwind races and good times. Enjoy the La Ventana Classic, an adventurous and unique windsport paddle sport event. Set for January 16-20, 2019 in Baja Sur, Mexico, at a stunning event site (Hot Springs) situated between the azure beauty of the Sea of Cortez and rustic foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna mountain range. More details HERE.  





4. 9 Ways to Have Fun on Group SUPs

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Heat Score – 73

Stand up paddle boarding is on the upward trend in participation and with that comes more opportunities for even more fun. In the past couple of years we’ve seen the rise in popularity for group SUPs, as in a paddle board that can hold a group of paddlers at one time. Many brands in today’s market have some version of a multi-person SUP on offer and there are now even team races being held on these larger SUPs. With the rise in popularity we wanted to share 9 ways you can have fun on a group SUP. Read more HERE.

3. 6 Fishing Tips from the Pros

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Heat Score – 79

Whether you’re just getting into SUP (stand up paddle board) fishing or have been doing it for a while, it’s definitely one discipline of paddle boarding that takes a lot of time, energy and patience to master. Here, we’ve caught up with some of the SUP fishing pros from Vibe Kayaks to share some helpful tips and tricks that should give you a nice jumpstart into your new favorite hobby. Read more HERE.

2. Ontario Trio Paddle All Great Lakes in 1 Day


Heat Score – 85

A firefighter, a professor and a writer walk into the Gunslinger Saloon…It sounds like the start of a cheesy joke, but it’s actually the start of an epic adventure that saw three friends standup paddleboard (SUP) in all five Great Lakes in a single day. Read more HERE.

1. Top Athletes Prepare for First-Ever ISA SUP Championships in China

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Heat Score – 92

The world’s top SUP surfers, SUP racers, and Paddleboarders are preparing to compete in the 2018 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship (WSUPPC) from November 23 – December 2 in Wanning, China – marking the first time the event has been held in Asia in its seven-year history. More details HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Nadia Almuti             

Description: Nadia Almuti, Alex Garhart, and their dog Hank out for a paddle on one of the many lakes up on the Grand Mesa in Colorado. Photo by Kenneth Redding.

Location: Grand Mesa, CO

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