Weekly Recap 11/27/2018



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. Reasons To Be Thankful For Paddle Boarding

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Heat Score – 64

Paddle boarding is currently one of the fastest growing water sports in the world, and for good reason. There is so much to love about this sport so in honor of today’s Thanksgiving Holiday here in the United States, we’ve decided to jot down a list of the Top 5 Reasons to be thankful for paddle boarding. Read our list HERE.  





4. 5 Of Our Favorite Paddling Spots In Southern California

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Heat Score – 71

If you don’t know, now you know – Southern California offers some of the best paddle boarding spots in the United States. From Coronado to Catalina Island, there are an abundance of amazing places to cruise on your SUP. Lucky for you, we picked out the best five. See the list HERE.

3. Tips For SUP Surfing Beginners

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Heat Score – 80

Want to add in some excitement to your SUP routine and start SUP surfing? We’ve talked to some of stand up paddling’s best surfers and asked them to share their top tips for beginners. With insight from Naish’s Noa Ginella, Starboard’s Fiona Wylde and Sean Poynter, to Mo Freitas and to World Champions Caio Vaz, Kai Lenny and Izzi Gomez, these tips from the pros come with years of extensive knowledge and time on the water. See their top tips HERE.

2. The Benefit Of Training Indoors

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Heat Score – 87

Between wind, weather, chop, swell, no babysitter, working too many hours and missing daylight, and a plethora of other reasons, sometimes the day just doesn’t allow for getting on the water. So, while we can accept the fact that indoor SUP training definitely is not as stress-relieving and euphoric as actually being on the water, it does have quite a few benefits. And when done appropriately, can be affordable AND highly effective. Read more HERE.

1. ISA Crowns 2018 SUP Surfing Gold Medalists

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Heat Score – 94

Australia’s Shakira Westdorp and Brazil’s Luiz Diniz both repeated as SUP Surfing World Champions at the 2018 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship in Wanning, China. Westdorp’s Gold Medal performance was an unprecedented third in a row, putting her in a league of her own in the history of ISA SUP Surfing. Read the finals day recap HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Robyn Bell              

Description: Sunrise SUP in Banff National Park

Location: Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada

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