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. New Nations Set To Add Depth To ICF SUP World Championships
Heat Score – 65
While the best paddlers in the world will catch most of the attention at this weekend’s ICF stand up paddling world championships in China, a determined group of athletes from all corners of the globe will also be determined to make their mark on the sport. More details HERE.
4. How To Get Your Dog Comfortable On A SUP
Heat Score – 73
While I am no dog expert, I have spent enough time with Shredder and other dogs on the water to know that paddling with your dog can be a real adventure full of joy and excitement, but getting your furry friend to that point can be a different story…Read more HERE.
3. Paddle Boarding Barbados
Heat Score – 80
Barbados or Bim, as it is lovingly referred to by its local inhabitants, is a perfect island paradise for the progressive adventuring paddle boarder. With its rich history, Barbados packs a real punch in its 166 square mile package. Read more about Barbados HERE.
2. Introducing North Shore Up-and-Comer Zane Saenz
Heat Score – 87
Meet 15-year-old Zane Saenz from the North Shore Oahu, Hawaii. Zane is a stand up paddle surfer, foiler, and racer who is working his way up the ranks of the professional surf scene looking to make a name for himself on the global stage. He’s the back-to-back champion at the USA SUP Surfing Championships for U18 and has competed in his first APP World Tour event earlier this year at his home break of Sunset Beach, getting that sweet taste of the professional tour life. Zane is now in the running and trying to qualify for the 2020 APP SUP Surfing world tour. We caught up with Zane and had a chat to get to know him a bit better. Check it out HERE.
1. BAXTER, PIANA AND DEWS MAKE ICF HISTORY
Heat Score – 93
QINGDAO, China – American Connor Baxter posted the fastest ever time for a men’s 200 metre sprint and France’s Olivia Piana won the women’s gold at her first ever sprint event in a thrilling day of competition at the ICF stand up paddling world championships in Qingdao, China, on Saturday. Baxter shocked even himself with his speed in the semi-final, officially stopping the clock at an incredible 46.38 seconds – the first athlete to ever go under the 47 second mark. “It felt fast, for sure,” Baxter said… Read more HERE.
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