Weekly Recap 3/26/2019



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. Steinfath’s Viking Crossing Comes To The Big Screen

steinfath crossing

Heat Score – 62

New documentary film shows exclusive and never before seen footage of Casper Steinfath’s 147 kilometres long trip across the Ocean between Denmark and Norway. SKAGERRAK has its opening night in Cold Hawaii in May. Watch the trailer HERE.





4. Air France Paddle Festival To Kick Off 2019 Paddle League World Tour

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Heat Score – 69

If last year’s elite race was any indication of what you can expect at the Air France Paddle Festival, then this year should be quite the treat. For its 6th annual event, and second year as part of the Paddle League World Tour, the Air France Paddle Festival really kicks off the Paddle League World Tour with a challenging course that puts even the best of the best to the test. More details HERE.

3. Carolina ProAm Returns As Pro Tour Qualifier

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Heat Score – 76

South End Surf Shop proudly announces the Salt Life Carolina Pro-Am to be held on April 20-21, 2019 at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The fifth annual SUP Surf event brings together the top amateurs and the world’s best sup surfers to North Carolina. This contest will serve as an APP World Tour Qualifying event promoted by the World Paddle Association (WPA). Read more HERE.

2. 5 Tips To Improve Paddle Stroke

connor baxter paddle boarding

Heat Score – 84

In stand up paddle boarding, having a good paddle stroke is crucial to seeing results and improving skill level. Many of stand up paddling’s top athletes stress that the paddle stroke is one of the most important, if not the most important, tool to master when paddling. We caught up with many of stand up paddling’s best athletes to get some tips on how to have a great paddle stroke. See what they had to say...

1. Pacific Paddle Games Cancelled For 2019

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Heat Score – 95

In a very unfortunate announcement today, SUP Magazine is announcing it will not hold the 2019 Pacific Paddle Games (PPG). Despite its decision to no longer produce the event, SUP Magazine is working with its sanctioning partner, the Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP), and California State Parks to explore options to bring PPG back in 2020. More details HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Maria Oakes

Description: Having a beautiful sunset SUP around one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines. Coron, Island, Philippines.

Location: Coron, Island, Philippines

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