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. Paddle For A Cause Prepares For 12th Trip Around Island
Heat Score – 64
The water may be cold, but paddlers are warming up for another epic race around Absecon Island. The 12th annual Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation Paddle For A Cause is a multiple course paddleboarding event Saturday, June 8 centering around Frank S. Farley State Marina at Golden Nugget Atlantic City. Read more HERE.
4. Dragon World Championships 2019 Location & Dates Announced
Heat Score – 68
The world’s leading inflatable paddle board company, Red Paddle Co, have announced the date and location for the Dragon World Championships 2019. The world’s only dedicated team SUP competition will see teams of all abilities come together to battle it out on the 22ft four person Dragon board and revel in a what is set to be true celebration of SUP. More details HERE.
3. Gold Coast SUP Paradise
Heat Score – 75
When you think of Australia you may think of surfing big waves and diving the great barrier reef. But what you may not realize is that this country offers more places to paddle than anywhere else in the world. Read more HERE.
2. How To Become A SUP Coach
Heat Score – 82
As SUP grows through its variety of disciplines, locations and SUP clubs, the requirement for good, fun and safe coaching is needed. This, more often than not, comes in the form of a SUP Coach. So, why become a coach? There are often several reasons why paddlers attend coaching courses. Learn more HERE.
1. What To Do Before Your First Downwinder
Heat Score – 92
Downwind paddling on a stand up paddle board (SUP) is one of the funnest ways you can choose to ride your SUP. But, downwinders are harder than they look and require certain skills and knowhow in order to have a good time. We’ve checked in with one of the most decorated downwind paddlers in the world, Maui’s Connor Baxter, to get some tips on what you need to know before attempting your first run. Here are his top tips.
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Location: River Ruhr Germany
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