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Accessories You Need For Your SUP

There are tons of tools, gadgets and accessories that can be paired with paddle boarding to make your experience even better. Here, we’ve listed a few accessories for your SUP that are an awesome addition to your everyday paddles.

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Hunter Harlow’s 5 SUP Fishing Tips

Want to start SUP fishing but need a few helpful hints? Here, BOTE SUP fishing ambassador Hunter Harlow shares his expert insight on SUP fishing and gives his top 5 tips. Take a look:

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2016 Holiday SUP Gift and Gear Guide

Can you believe 2016 is coming to an end?! With the gift-giving holidays right around the corner, it's time to think about getting something awesome for the SUP'er in your life so here at Supconnect, we've put together a gift/gear guide of the newest and coolest items to have recently hit the shelves and racks on the SUP market.

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Must Have Gear for SUP Fishing

SUP Fishing is quickly becoming one of the go-to ways to have some fun on your stand-up paddle board and for good reason, it’s FUN! We teamed up with the team at BOTE Boards and compiled this list of gear needed for SUP Fishing. Here’s what you need…

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2016 Fall Paddle Boarding Gear Guide

Seasons are a-changin' and the cooler weather and fall colors will be making their way to your oceans and waterways in no time. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, SUP accessories, SUP boards and all the must have's for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2016 Fall SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

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2016 Summer Paddle Boarding Gear Guide

Whip out your boardshorts and bikinis, it’s summer time! Nothin’s better than summer and we’re so stoked that our favorite time of the year is finally here. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, SUP accessories, SUP boards and all the must have's for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2016 Summer SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

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5th Paddle At The Porch Hits Gulf Waters On August 20

The 5th Annual Paddle at the Porch, a stand up paddle board  (SUP) race, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 20, in the beautiful emerald green Gulf waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin, Florida.

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10 Best SUP Fishing Spots In Florida

Florida is a major hot spot for stand up paddling and is an extremely sought after destination to get in some good SUP fishing. With the state almost entirely surrounded by water it’s no wonder that fishermen come flocking to catch some dinner and have a good time while doing so. Here, Florida local and BOTE Ambassador Stephen Ferrell names his top 10 destinations for SUP fishing in Florida.

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How To Take Fishing From The Dock To Your SUP

Making the transition from fishing from the dock to fishing to your SUP can be as simple or as complex as you would like to make it. I find myself falling into both categories, generally depending on the amount of time I have to get out on the water or the fish that I aim to target. With dock fishing, you already have a handful of the items needed to get you fishing off of your SUP and with the information below, you can easily make that transition.

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Tips For SUP Fishing Rookies

So you’ve just purchased your new SUP fishing board and are ready to get out on the water and catch a few fish but want a few helpful hints? Here, SUP fishing expert and BOTE Boards ambassador Ryan Hambel shares a few tips for SUP fishing rookies. Check it out:

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Paddle Boarding Rocky Hammock, Florida At Florida Outdoor Experience

Florida Outdoor Experience (F.O.E.)is located in a small settlement between Chiefland, Florida and Cedar Key, Florida along part of Florida’s West Coast that is known as “The Nature Coast.” With F.O.E.’s close proximity to miles of undeveloped Gulf Coast line, the Suwannee River, and several natural springs, F.O.E. has become one of Florida’s prime destinations for stand up paddle boarders. This is one of the few places that you can experience Florida’s natural beauty; the way it was 100 years ago.

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Paddle Boarding Stuart, Florida

The state of Florida in the United States is a paddle boarding gold mine. With the state being almost fully surrounded by water there is no shortage of places to SUP in this beautiful place. One area in particular in Florida that is a great place to visit with your SUP is a small town called Stuart. Stuart is located on the Treasure Coast of Florida which is located on the eastern coast of Florida.

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2016 Spring Paddle Boarding Gear Guide

The sun is starting to shine, ice is melting and spring is starting to peek it’s head around the corner. With temperatures rising and waterways defrosting into lakes and rivers again, it’s time to start getting geared up and ready to get back on the water and out of the winter hibernation. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, SUP accessories, SUP boards and all the must have's for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2016 Spring SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

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Paddle Boarding Destin, Florida

Destin is a small city situated on the Emerald Coast of Florida. Boasted by multiple beaches, bayous, springs, and most notably, the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Destin is a prime paddle boarding destination. The town itself is surrounded by water on three sides, in which you must take bridges to get to what originally was a quaint little fishing village.

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How To Choose Your First SUP

Buying your first paddle board can be a challenge. Stand up paddle boards (SUP) aren’t cheap, and a first time buyer can quickly be overwhelmed by all of the options and variations that exist in the market place. Inflatable or hard board? What size should you get? Hull shape? Length? Materials? Price? The stuff one needs to learn seems to go on forever. Answering these basic questions will help you get the SUP that’s right for you.

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Top 10 SUP Videos Of 2015

Can you believe that 2015 has come and gone and we’re already paddling our way through 2016? 2015 saw tons of incredible videos featuring stand up paddle boarders from all over the world. We saw dolphins, whales, wipeouts, icebergs and more! Check out the Top 10 SUP videos of 2015…

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2015 Holiday SUP Gift & Gear Guide

Can you believe 2015 is almost over?! With the holidays right around the corner, it's time to think about getting something awesome for the SUP'er in your life so here at Supconnect, we've put together a gift/gear guide of the newest and coolest items to have recently hit the shelves and racks on the SUP market.

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The Process Behind Product Development With BOTE Boards

BOTE Boards have some of the most innovative and eye appealing stand up paddling products on the market. They took home two Supconnect 2015 Gear of the Year awards, one in the Technology category and the other in the Fishing category. We caught up with Corey Cooper, the man behind BOTE Boards and picked his brain about what his development processes are like at BOTE.

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BOTE Announces 2016 HD: The Best All Around Board Made Better

BOTE®, a leader in standup paddle board innovations, announces the release of their updated 2016 HD board. With new features, accessories, and a brand new look, this board embodies everything the Stand-up Paddle Board (SUP) lifestyle has to offer.

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BOTE Paddle Boards Announces The Grambler

BOTE, a leader in standup paddle board innovations, announces the debut of the newest addition to their quiver, the Grambler. A board that was developed as part of BOTE’s rapid prototyping and experimentation program called DarkRoom™, Grambler was designed specifically to be a surfing paddle board with traditional longboard feel and performance.

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BOTE Board Creates Paddleboard To Benefit Special Ops Warrior Foundation

BOTE Board, a leader in Stand Up Paddle board innovation and lifestyle, is proud to announce the ‘Made by the Military’ project. The Made by the Military project was created by BOTE paddle board company as a way to raise money for an important cause, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF).

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10 Stand Up Paddling Summer Must Have's

Summer is here once again and paddle boarding season is in full swing! Here are a few items we think you should get your hands on to make your summer SUP experience an enjoyable one. See our 2015 Summer must-have's below.

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BŌTE Announces Release of New Board and Carrying System

BOTE, a leader in standup paddle board innovations, announces the debut of their newest addition to their quiver, Traveller. A board that through DarkRoomTM research and development, was designed to be the go to board for the touring category...or what we will call the Traveling Class. The glide, stability, capacity and advanced dynamics are just a few highlights that make the 12’6” Traveller, the board for every paddler.

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Paddle Board Fly Fishing

Ever been fly fishing? How about fly fishing from a stand up paddle board? There's nothing like a good day on the water when you're able to go out and relieve some stress by catching a few fish! Check out this rad video posted a few months back from Deep Ocean Apparel's day on the water fly fishing from their BOTE Boards SUP.

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Paddle Boarding With Alligators

Alligators are members of the animal kingdom that can be pretty dangerous to be around. At the end of January 2015, Nick Halloran went paddle boarding with a few of his friends through Myakka State Park in Florida and they came across quite a few gators! There is even one point in the video where there is an extremely close call and he almost gets knocked off his BOTE board by the gator.

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2014 SUP Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Holidays! It's time to get something awesome for the SUP'er in your life so here at Supconnect, we have put together a gift guide to help you decide what to get for your lover, mother, brother, sister, friend, or anyone for that matter.

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BOTE Boards 2015 - Beneath The Surface

Take a look at BOTE's 2015 Lifestyle video - Beneath the Surface. It's a behind the scenes look at the 2015 Lifestyle photo shoot and video filmed in the Florida Keys.

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Summer Boards: The BOTE Drift Inflatable

BOTE have introduced a very chic new model to the 2014 range, the Drift Inflatable. This go-anywhere,do-anything paddle board features the first ever wood inlay deck, making it Tackle Rac compatible and perfect for summer fish-cruising.

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BOTE Discusses Their Chainmail Technology

This week week we're looking at a recent article by BOTE, which looks at the idea, process and finer points behind their new chainmail technology - and what makes it so special. 

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SUP Fishing Popularity Explodes

SUP fishing continues to grow and flourish. This week a BOTE board was even featured on the mainstream fishing show, the Facts of Fishing Check out the clip and more here.

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BOTE Board Releases 2014 Catalogue

DESTIN, Florida - BOTE Board has just released their highly anticipated 2014 Catalogue. This year is shaping up to be the biggest for BOTE, who will be showcasing their new Fish, Paddle and Surf SUP's at the Surf Expo trade Show in Orlando this week, from January 9-11, 2014. 

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New Stand Up Paddle Gear at Surf Expo

Steve Sjuggerud, Associate Publisher of the Stand Up Journal, stops by last week's Surf Expo to check out the new gear on offer from the stand up paddle industry.

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