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. NY SUP Open Introduces New Divisions & All-Inclusive Event
Heat Score – 65
The New York SUP Open returns in 2019 to bring the World’s very best SUP Surf and Racing athletes to New York for a week of intense world championship tour competition, competitive pro-am racing as well as amateur and entry level participation open to all. Read more HERE.
4. Paddle Boarding Coron Island, Palawan, Philippines
Heat Score – 70
Few destinations can hold a candle to the brilliance of Palawan. Located in the west of the Philippines, more than 1,780 islands form an archipelago that stretches almost as far south as Borneo and north to the island of Mindoro. Learn more HERE.
3. Stage SUP Offers Alternative Paddle Option to SUP With A Double Bladed Paddle
Heat Score – 78
One new product that we’re particularly interested in is the SwitchBlade Double Bladed SUP Paddle from the folks over at Stage SUP. The Stage SwitchBlade SUP paddle is used similar to a kayak paddle while stand up paddleboarding. This method is said to create a steady rhythm, which provides better balance and increased maneuverability. More details HERE.
2. Top Mistakes Made By River SUP Rookies
Heat Score – 85
Stand up paddling on the river is tough. It’s one of the most technical avenues of paddle boarding and there are a lot of mistakes that rookies, and even sometimes experienced paddle boarders make. Here, pro stand up paddler and SUP river expert Dan Gavere lists some of the top mistakes made by river SUP rookies. Check it out HERE.
1. Paris Replaces Brazil As The APP World Tour Final For 2019
Heat Score – 95
We have been very much looking forward to returning to Brazil for this widely anticipated stop of the 2019 season, and while it will not serve as the APP World Tour Finals as planned (due to logistical and sponsorship challenges), it will be a premier APP World Qualifying Series Race as we lead into an exciting new era for the APP in 2020. More details HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Description: Social paddle on the Langebaan Lagoon. This is winter on the west coast.
Location: Western Cape National Park South Africa
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