Weekly Recap 8/27/2019



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. Hand Placement Tips from Mo Freitas

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Heat Score – 67

When paddle boarding sometimes the smallest adjustments to your form and technique can make a big difference in the long run. One major adjustment to keep in mind is the way you hold your paddle. Here, Boardworks athlete and ISA SUP Gold Medalist, Mo Freitas, walks through hand placement on your paddle and how it can help. Read more HERE.





4. Will Schmidt Ready to Re-Attempt Channel Islands Expedition

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Heat Score – 73

Welcome to From Water, a full length documentary film capturing endurance paddler, Will Schmidt’s, re-attempt at a solo consecutive outrigger canoe and stand up paddle of the entire California Channel Islands chain! More details HERE.

3. 5 SUP Adventures Waiting for you in Gunnison, Colorado

blue mesa sup

Heat Score – 79

If you’re looking for the best place to SUP in the mountains, look no further than Colorado’s Western Slope. Nestled high up in the Rockies, Gunnison offers endless opportunities to get out on the water whether you’re looking for the thrill of a fast paced mountain river, or the serenity of an alpine lake. Read more HERE.

2. Announcing 2019’s Gear of the Year Winners

gear of year medallion

Heat Score – 90

After more than 6 weeks of deliberation the staff here at Supconnect is excited announced the 2019 Gear of the Year Awards winners from our 10th Annual Supconnect Awards. As a brief background of the Gear of the Year awards, there were 9 categories for products to be nominated and an additional Overall gear winner. See the winners HERE.

1. Supconnect Awards 2019 Winners Announced

2019 supconnect awards winners

Heat Score – 98

After more than six weeks of deliberations and intense evaluations we are pleased to announce the winners of the 10th Annual Supconnect Awards. After nominating 30 or so men, women, groms and blogs per category, and an abundance of brands and shops in the stand up paddle industry we’ve finally narrowed down the extremely talented pool of nominees to the final chosen winners. See the chosen winners HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Thom Iverson 

Description: Renee on a calm Hosmer lake.

Location: Hosmer lake, Bend Oregon

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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