Weekly Recap 7/23/2019



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. Paddle Boarding Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

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Heat Score – 61

Vanuatu is a scattering of 83 tropical islands amidst the blue waters of the South Pacific. Often referred to as the Happiest Place on Earth, stand up paddle boarders, divers and cavers will be left with serious face-ache after visiting Santo’s palm-fringed shores. Read more HERE.





4. 2nd Annual Panda Paddle Takes A Stand For The World’s Waters & Animals

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Heat Score – 69

World Wildlife Fund, a conservation organization dedicated to securing a future where humans and nature thrive, will host its second annual standup paddle-boarding event this October 26th in San Diego, CA. Called “Panda Paddle,” it’s the WWF’s premiere peer-to-peer athletic fundraising event aimed at raising awareness and funds for global conservation work all while having fun on the water. More details HERE.

3. 4 Advanced SUP Yoga Poses For Experienced Paddlers

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Heat Score – 76

Once you learn and get comfortable with beginner and moderate SUP yoga poses, you should now be ready to challenge yourself and learn some of the more advanced poses. Dashama Gordon is one of the leading voices in the SUP Yoga movement and has come out with a series of SUP Yoga tutorials where she shares some standup paddle board yoga poses. In this feature, Dashama walks through a few different advanced yoga poses that you can try out. Check it out HERE.

2. Top Reasons You Need An Inflatable Paddle Board

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Heat Score – 83

Inflatables are an awesome choice for stand up paddling and even have quite a few advantages over their hard board counterparts. We’ve teamed up with the folks at Boardworks to get you a list of the Top Reasons of why you must have an inflatable in your SUP quiver. Read more HERE.

1. How To Stay Stoked In A Crowded Lineup

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Heat Score – 90

It’s true that today’s broad surfing community holds a varied and often questionable understanding of surfing etiquette. Add a few individuals with entitlement issues, a couple more with a lack of common courtesy and respect and we have a recipe for a potential bummer of a surf session. Here’s a few thoughts on how to stay stoked through the lineup. Read more HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Guy Bubb

Description: Image of group of paddlers during the 2019 “Sup the Crossing” event paddle to Robben Island and back.

Location: Cape Town South Africa

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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