Weekly Recap 8/20/2019



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. SUP Training Guide by Seychelle

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Heat Score – 64

Welcome to our new Athlete Training Program series. We are chatting with some of the fastest, strongest, and most fit SUP athletes in the world to find out what feeds their paddle engines. From their paddle routines and cross-training habits to diet regimens, recipes, and more, these athletes share the details of their daily grind. Next up, we have SIC Maui athlete and endurance paddler Seychelle Webster. Check it out HERE.





4. New Colorado Whitewater Park Opening in September

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Heat Score – 72

Coursing through the heart of downtown Fort Collins, Colorado, the Poudre River is now home to the country’s newest whitewater park. Driven by river park engineering firm S20 Design and Engineering, the new whitewater park features a series of waves for rafters, kayakers, and stand-up paddle boarders, a wading area for families, a pedestrian bridge, and extensive bank reconfiguration. The project, located near Old Town at Vine Drive and College Avenue, brings the river back to a more natural state, provides the community a greater connection to the river, and invites economic development to the area. More details HERE.

3. 10 Tips to Prepare and Pack for the Ultimate SUP Trip

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Heat Score – 81

Picture it now: you and your best friends, stand up paddle boarding on an empty river, listening to the sounds of nature. You’ve taken a few days to escape the city and explore earth. Yes, you read that correctly. A few days: plural. Taking an overnight SUP adventure may seem daunting, and in a way, crazy. But it is surprisingly easy to pack and prepare. Take a look at our tips on how to best pack for the ultimate overnight SUP trip. Read more HERE.

2. SIC Gorge Paddle Challenge Kicks Off APP North America Tour

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Heat Score – 88

After a break from US competition over the past month or two, things are ramping back up in a big way this weekend, as the penultimate stop of the APP’s 2019 US Cup powered by the WPA gets underway in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. Read more HERE.

1. SUP Pictures By Nicholas Spooner

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Heat Score – 96

We all can appreciate a good photo when we see one and in the Supconnect Photographer Series, we do just that. We connect with exceptional photographers in and out of the stand up paddle boarding world and showcase some of their many fantastic photos. This week, we are stoked to highlight adventure and landscape photographer Nicholas Spooner from Montreal, Canada. See the feature HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Hasan Ismail

Description: Sunset on Sweet Lake City Zoetermeer with a group of paddlers and dragonboat out on the water.

Location: Zoetermeer, Netherlands

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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