WWelcome 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. Adventure Calls With Red Paddle Co’s Voyager
Heat Score – 63
Adventure Calls with Red Paddle Co’s dedicated range of ultimate touring and voyager boards. As the world’s leading inflatable SUP brand, the Voyager board range has been designed to make embarking on new, exciting adventures as accessible and easy as possible. Simply unpack, inflate and explore. Read more HERE.
4. SUP Treasure Hunt Returns to Florida for Second Annual Event
Heat Score – 70
The second annual Red Bull Privateers standup paddle race has named a new champion in Team Flying Fish. Hundreds of participants paddled their way through the mangroves of Cape Romano and Ten Thousand Islands to compete in a pirate-inspired race, where the team who located 15 hidden doubloon-filled treasure chests and crossed the finish line the fastest took the crown Read more HERE.
3. Top 5 Beginner Mistakes To Avoid
Heat Score – 78
We all make mistakes, especially as a beginner in anything new that we try. Stand up paddle boarding is no different and as one of the fastest growing sports in the world, there are tons of newbies that are participating in the sport on a daily basis. To help these newbies from committing the same mistakes that we’ve all fallen victim to, we caught up with the best in the business of paddle boarding to give us some tips. Pro athletes Kai Lenny, Chuck Patterson, Annabel Anderson, Mo Freitas, Candice Appleby, Slater Trout, and many others gave us their top mistakes that beginners should avoid and here is what they came up with of what to avoid as a beginner paddle boarder. Read more HERE.
2. SIC Maui Becomes Title Sponsor Of Gorge Paddle Challenge
Heat Score – 86
SIC Maui, the stand up paddling industry’s premiere manufacturer of high quality, race proven stand up paddleboards and accessories, has announced its title sponsorship of the 2019 Gorge Paddle Challenge. Now in its 9th year, the Gorge Paddle Challenge has become one of the most prestigious SUP events in the world and is recognized as a WPA-sanctioned race. SIC has been a proud supporter of the Gorge Paddle Challenge from its beginning and is excited to build on this partnership in 2019 as the event’s title sponsor. Read more HERE.
1. Tahiti’s Poenaiki Raioha Wins Sunset Beach Pro 2019
Heat Score – 92
After an incredibly tricky holding period filled with storms, incessant rain, devil winds, thunder and lightening, the APP World Tour was blessed with a pristine final day of action Tuesday to wrap what has been, when all is said and done, a spectacular event. With clean lines and offshore winds finally contrasting the seemingly never ending onshore pattern of the last few weeks, the world’s very best put on an exciting display of performance surfing at Sunset Beach. Read more HERE.
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