Holiday SUP Gift & Gear Guide 2018

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SAN DIEGO, California – Can you believe 2018 is coming to an end?! With the gift-giving holidays coming up, it’s time to think about getting something awesome for the paddler in your life so here at Supconnect, we’ve put together a gift/gear guide of the newest and coolest items to have recently hit the shelves and racks on the SUP market. If you’re looking for something to get for your lover, mother, brother, sister, friend, or anyone for that matter this holiday season, this guide will be perfect for the stand up paddler in your life. And who’s to say you can’t get a little something for yourself, ‘Tis the season after all! Treat yourself to something you’ve always wanted! We’ve put together a list of SUP gear, SUP accessories, SUP boards and all the must have’s for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP’er, so there’s sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

Take a look at the 2018 Holiday SUP Gear Guide below:

 Paddles & Accessories

 

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Naish Thrust Surf Abracadabra Foil

Hailed as a true game changer, the Thrust Surf with Abracadabra makes it quick and effortless to detach and store your board and foil separately. One screw is all it takes to efficiently disconnect the entire foil from your board, while the bottom of the plate can remain in place for a consistent setup every session. Available in Medium, Large and XL wing sets, the Thrust Surf with Abracadabra is the perfect foil for anyone.

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 BOTE Dock

The BOTE Dock is a floating inflatable dock/swim platform. Simple. It’s highly stable, incredibly durable construction makes the BOTE dock one of the most versatile products we make. Take it to the lake house, float it off the beach, use it as a yoga platform, lash a few together to create a dock. The possible uses are endless. For a limited time this holiday season, we’re throwing in the AeroPump for free! ($150 value).

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Fusion STEREOACTIVE™

The STEREOACTIVE is the world’s first portable floating watersports stereo, designed for the challenge of life on the water. The combination of world-class industrial design, high quality music reproduction, intelligent functionality and an extensive feature set has resulted in a rugged portable stereo that is prepared for anything. Sources include Bluetooth, radio tuner, USB and iPhone & Android audio playback and charging. Let STEREOACTIVE provide the soundtrack to your next SUP Adventure.

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RinseKit

The RinseKit Plus Pressurized Portable Shower Hose is perfect for your after-paddle rinse offs. It has the pressure of a garden hose, and works without batteries or manual pumping, making it quick and easy to use. You can use the pressurized spray for up to six minutes, which is plenty of time to get your board sparkly-clean, and the tank holds 7.6 liters of water, so you won’t run out mid-wash. To refill, simply find a hose spigot or sink, and you’re instantly ready for the next time you need a clean.

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Dolphin Pack

The Dolfinpack is a waterproof hydration pack that holds up to 1.5 liters in its BPA-free reservoir. The pack is extremely lightweight and its one-size fits just about everyone. There’s even some extra room for your necessities to store items like your car keys, money or phone to bring with you while paddling.

 

 

 Boards – Inflatables

 

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Boardworks Shubu Solr

The Shubu Solr is an all-around inflatable recreational board that is perfect for cruising, yoga or even fishing on calmer waters like lakes, rivers and harbors. The “SHUBU SOLR” package is a stable, versatile and travel friendly recreational board that is perfect for beginners or intermediate paddlers who want to get on the water and start paddling today.

See our review of the Shubu Solr HERE.

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Pau Hana Moonmist

This Moonmist is best for yoga and surfing. Balance your Chakras in a floating yoga session and then catch rides in the surf and pump your stoke. This is the ideal board for girls with messy hair and thirsty hearts who want to do it all. The Ultimate yoga surf board now comes in an ultra portable package for SUP adventures anywhere on the planet. Made from 100% TPU, this inflatable board is for the more Eco conscious.

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Aqua Marina Fusion

We are excited to announce that the world’s most popular inflatable all-around boards are upgraded. Aqua Marina FUSION is in the length of 10’4”, in widths of 32”. The optimized thickness provides outstanding rigidity without additional air pressure, whilst the extra volume caters to those looking for an even easier ride. The new BREEZE/VAPOR/FUSION are the ideal all-arounder to get into stand-up paddling and offer great balance with good glide and maneuverability.

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Slingshot Crossbreed

From relaxing summer days on the beach with family and friends to backcountry adventures in pristine lakes and streams, Slingshot’s Crossbreed inflatable paddleboard is your ticket to user-friendly fun in the great outdoors. With a wide waist, tapered tail and gently rockered-nose, the Crossbreed is designed to be versatile. This board shape excels in all conditions, which is why we have made it the anchor of our entire SUP program. The Crossbreed takes the guesswork out of choosing the right board from dozens of specialized shapes.

See our review of the Crossbreed HERE.

 

 Boards – Hard Tops

 

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Surftech Aleka

The Aleka Tuflite V-Tech is the perfect board for any paddler that wants to do it all. Joe Bark shaped the Aleka to be stable enough for flat-water cruising plus it still performs well in small to medium surf. The prAna collaboration offers up an aesthetic that looks great on the Aleka and ties into the 2019 prAna collection. Available in early 2019.

See our review of the Aleka HERE.

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Surftech Catalyst

The Catalyst is the perfect board for the whole family. Joe Bark shaped the Catalyst for flat-water cruising plus it still performs well in small to medium surf. The prAna collaboration utilizes a print from the 2019 swim collection that looks great and is appealing to everyone that gets on it. Available in early 2019.

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NSP Cocomat Cruise

The Cruise design, made of coconut husks and eco-friendly green epoxy resin is the most popular board in the NSP range and one of the most popular SUP’s in the world. Suitable for riders of all sizes and skill levels, the design features a wider nose and rounded square tail creating a stable platform with generous volume and easy turning. Available in early 2019.

See our review of the Cruise HERE.

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SIC Maui RS Series

Short for “Rocket Ship,” the RS Series is proving to be one of fastest all-water race boards in the world. We have developed and tested these shapes starting at Pacific Paddle Games 2016 and have made countless prototypes, refining and honing in on the perfect design characteristics. In 2017 all the R&D culminated into final prototypes that would be put to the test in technical, long distance, sprint, and downwind races in order to validate that the RS is one of the fastest, most well rounded, all water race boards in the world.

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SIC Maui Bullet Series

The Bullet Series has become an icon not only for its open water prowess and downwind superiority; these boards have gained a huge following from paddlers who love cruising, touring, fitness and even mixing in a bit of surf. Stable, fun, fast and incredibly versatile the Bullet can literally do it all. The Bullet has won numerous awards for its overall performance and versatile fun. While the Bullet series is often imitated it has never been successfully duplicated.

See our review of the Bullet HERE.

 

Make sure to head to your local retailer to find all these items and more during this Winter season!

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