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. Join the Crossing For A Cure On A Fantastic Journey
Heat Score – 68
Ahoy paddlers! Are you ready to embark on a great adventure, for a good cause, with a wonderful crew? Crossing For A Cure would love to welcome you aboard. This year’s journey from Bimini to Florida, scheduled for June 15, is open to stand up or prone boards, surf skis, outrigger canoes and dories, with a potential of $100,000 in cash purses for the competitive categories. You can paddle as a solo or relay competitor, or as part of a recreational relay team. Read more HERE.
4. Catching Up With Michael Booth Ahead of 2019 Race Season
Heat Score – 74
Rated one of the top two paddlers in the world in both the Paddle League and APP rankings, Australian Michael Booth returns to Wrightsville Beach to defend his Carolina Cup championship April 24-28. In the interview, Boothy discusses his incredible 2018 season; the upcoming Carolina Cup and 2019 season; his strategy and training; and, some thoughts about the sport of SUP. Read the interview HERE.
3. New Champions Crowned at 6th Annual Air France Paddle Festival
Heat Score – 80
This year for its 6th annual event, the Air France Paddle Festival saw new champions and cemented itself as one of the best race events of the year. Japan’s Yuka Sato and New Caledonia’s Titouan Puyo claimed victory, surviving brutally-hot conditions and outlasting spirited attacks from the local warriors in a memorable day of racing. Read the recap HERE.
2. How SUP Yoga Makes You a Better Racer
Heat Score – 88
A huge part of paddle boarding is all about balance. It takes many hours of practice in order to refine your skills. SUP racers take even more time in order to be able to both balance themselves in the water and be able to race with precision. One of the best ways to gain these skills is by practicing SUP yoga. Read more HERE.
1. 5 Budget-Friendly SUP Vacation Tips
Heat Score – 96
Everyone likes taking vacations, especially to places with good waves and/or paddle spots (naturally), but finding the time to get away isn’t always the problem. Gas, food, hotels, resorts, flights – none of these things are cheap. Today we’re looking at ways to trim the fat off a hefty price tag while maximizing the fun, water-time and comfort on your next SUP vacation. Read more HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Description: A late fall paddle on Okanagan Lake in Kelowna BC Canada.
Location: Okanagan lake
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