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. River Running Basics On A SUP
Heat Score – 65
Standup paddling on the river is an incredibly fun and different way to experience the sport. It is however a very different beast compared to flatwater and ocean paddling. If you’re testing the waters and interested in getting into river running you’ll need to learn the basics which include the peel out, eddy turn and ferry. Here, expert whitewater paddler Mike Tavares breaks these basics down. Check it out HERE.
4. Florence Paddle Games Joins 2019 APP Tour
Heat Score – 71
Italy’s premier Stand Up Paddle event will be held in Florence from Friday 10 May to Sunday 12 May on the Arno River in the iconic setting of the Ponte Vecchio. For the first time the Italian competition becomes part of the APP World Tour. More details HERE.
3. Paddle Boarding Annapolis, Maryland
Heat Score – 79
Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland, and commonly known as “America’s sailing capital, has been taken by storm by paddle sports!” Situated on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn river, Annapolis offers a wide variety of paddling conditions. Read more HERE.
2. 5 Tips To Help You Have A Successful SUP Race
Heat Score – 86
With the race season we thought it best to supply you with some tips that can help you have a successful race come race day. We checked in with the best-of-the-best stand up paddle boarding pros including Kai Lenny, Boardworks’ Mo Freitas, Chuck Patterson, Starboard’s Connor Baxter, Lina Augaitis and Annabel Anderson to name a few. We took what they had to say and came up with 5 tips to help you have a successful race. See HERE.
1. Events of the Month: April 2019
Heat Score – 95
Attending a standup paddle boarding event is one of the best ways to enjoy the sport. It’s the perfect place to be introduced to the sport as a spectator, it’s a great place to learn and try new products, and it’s also a great way to connect with those who enjoy the sport just as much as you do. If you’re looking for an event to attend this month check out our list of SUP events in April HERE.
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Description: A cooling waterfall in a secluded West Coast river.
Location: West Coast New Zealand
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