Weekly Recap 6/18/2019



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. Dean Randazzo Brings ‘Won’t Quit’ Attitude To Paddle Race


Heat Score – 61

Last Saturday local surf legend and cancer survivor Dean Randazzo joined paddlers from around the world in a 22.5-mile race around Absecon Island. Read all about it HERE.





4. 10 Best SUP Fishing Spots In Florida

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3. Locals Take Top Titles in 11th Annual Ho’olaule’a Paddleboard Race

olukai 2019

Heat Score – 76

For the 11th year in a row, OluKai brought together the world’s best paddlers together for a weekend of racing and give back to Hawaii at the annual Ho’olaule’a (celebration). OluKai created the now legendary event in 2008 to pay tribute to the ocean lifestyle through competition, tradition, family and giving back to the community, a key component since the race’s inception. Read the recap HERE.

2. Watch: The Spencer Boys

the spencer brothers

Heat Score – 82

Through their newfound passion of hydrofoiling, Jeffrey and Finn teamed up with filmmaker Jackson Lebsack to document their 2018 season and go behind-the-scenes of the preparation and training it takes to be a professional hydrofoiler. The film was just released and is an awesome look into the lives of these two up-and-coming watermen. Watch the film HERE.

1. Best Beginner Standup Paddle Boards 2019

best beginner standup paddle board 2019

Heat Score – 92

After personally paddling, weighing, and thoroughly testing 150+ boards, our expert staff has selected the best beginner stand up paddle board 2019 models. These are designated by the “A” grade and organized by categories (inflatable, all-around, touring, etc). The Supconnect team traveled across 3 states and spent 8 months individually assessing each one of the inflatable SUP boards below, counting a total of 23 metrics per board and consistently applying them across all products. The end result: simply the most comprehensive, consumer-friendly, value-added review platform in the standup paddle world. Click through each one of the reviews and find a consistent, in-depth assessment of each product listed. See the list HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Titus Kodzoman     

Description: It’s not all paddling on SUP Norway’s expeditions.

Location: Nærøyfjord

If you’d like to be selected for Photo Of The Week, enter via the Supconnect Photo of the Year Contest. 

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