Weekly Recap 12/4/2018



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. 5 Things To Look For When Buying A Fishing Paddle Board

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Heat Score – 67

Fishing from your stand up paddle board (SUP) is an awesome alternative to fishing from your skiff or boat. Not only can you get a nice little workout in but you can also fish in places where it might be too difficult to fish from a boat, or where boats aren’t allowed. When looking for the perfect SUP to fish from you’re going to want to look for a board that has certain qualities. Check out our tips HERE.   





4. SUP Team Organizes Challenge to Save Adriatic Dolphins

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Heat Score – 74

Croatia has an extraordinary natural treasure: The last Adriatic dolphins. Only one species still lives there today: the bottlenose dolphins known from dolphinariums and the television series “Flipper” or “Good dolphin” (Dobri Dupin) in Croatian. The “Istrian SUP challenge” is a charity project that is specifically dedicated to the rescue of the last surviving Adriatic dolphins off the coast of Croatia. More details HERE.

3. USA Juniors Dominate & Technical Race Gold Medals Awarded at ISA China


Heat Score – 82

On day two of the Technical SUP races it was Hungary’s Daniel Hasulyo and USA’s Candice Appleby who claimed Gold Medals in exciting fashion on the sixth day of competition at the 2018 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship in Wanning, China. History was also made when team USA flexed their junior SUP talent and swept the first-ever Under-18 Technical Race Gold Medals. Jade Howson and Ryan Funk were respectively crowned World Champions in the Girls U-18 and Boys U-18 Divisions. Read recap HERE.

2. Underdogs Capture Thrilling SUP Sprint Gold Medals

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Heat Score – 87

Team Brazil’s Arthur Santacreu and South Africa’s Tarryn King respectively charged to victory earning the Men’s and Women’s SUP Sprint Gold Medals at the ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship in Wanning, China. Read more HERE.

1. Booth & Piana Dominate Distance Races in China

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Heat Score – 95

Australia’s Michael Booth and France’s Olivia Piana were the standouts of the day, both commanding their distance races and taking home Gold Medals at the ISA World SUP & Paddleboard Championship in China. Read the full recap HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Davide Sartoni               

Description: River SUPing the Koritnica.

Location: Soča River, Slovenia

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