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. New Whitewater Park Completed in Colorado
Heat Score – 68
Colorado rafters, kayakers and standup paddleboarders will have a great new playpark to surf this spring when the new Eagle River Park opens in the town of Eagle. Read more about the new park HERE.
4. How To Layer Up For Cold Water Paddling
Heat Score – 75
Why chose a drysuit over a wetsuit in cold water paddling? The human body gives off heat and the heat that the body gives off warms the space surrounding the body, this is known as convection. Wetsuits and drysuits are designed to use convection to keep the body warmer in cold conditions and according to experts, the human body loses heat 25-times faster in cold water. (You can learn more about the mechanisms of heat loss here.) So, why choose a drysuit? To put it simply, a drysuit is designed for longer periods of exposure in cold conditions. The layering beneath the drysuit is key though, so here are some suggestions on how to layer up before you paddle out in the cold water. Read more HERE.
3. SUP Tail Design 101
Heat Score – 83
Have you ever wondered why the tail of your paddle board is flat and square while the ones down the beach have rounded tails? There is a reason for the different tail shapes, and it’s not just cosmetic. A SUP’s tail shape is integrally tied to how the board is designed to perform. So if you’re shopping for a new paddle board, it is worth paying attention to the shape of the tail. Read more HERE.
2. Events of the Month: January 2019
Heat Score – 90
With the new year we kick off a fresh start to the SUP Events around the globe. Whether you’re looking for a local race, demo, or clinic we have all the events for the month for you to check out. See all the events in January that are happening HERE.
1. Places to Travel 2019
Heat Score – 98
Planning on getting in a few trips in 2019? Well, lucky for you there are countless locations and destinations that are a stand up paddler’s dream. We’ve compiled a few places where you’re bound to have a blast at with beautiful scenery surrounding you. Check it out HERE.
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