Connor Baxter Sweeps The 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge

The 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge was a huge event with heavy competition. It was the largest contingent of elite competitors getting together at one event for this entire year - in both the men’s and women’s fleet. Here, Connor Baxter recaps the weekend and his win at the event.

Jamie Mitchell’s Inaugural Waterman’s Festival Video Recap

To showcase Quiksilver’s premium, classic outdoor line, the Quiksilver Waterman Collection, Quiksilver collaborated with 10 x Molokai champion, big wave charger, and paddle boarding legend Jamie Mitchell. The watermen and women that competed in the 1st inaugural Waterman’s Festival gave overwhelming feedback that the innovative format was a true testament to the quality and authenticity of ocean racing.

Weekly Recap 8/23/16

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

Clash Of The Paddle Coming To The UK

Running over two days at one of the UK’s most reliable and iconic surf breaks, Clash of the Paddle at Fistral Beach promises to be one of the most spectacular and entertaining events in the domestic calendar.

The Butterfly Effect Hosts Third Annual Event in North Lake Tahoe, California

The Butterfly Effect is continuing its 2016 BE World Tour with the third annual Butterfly Effect California event and a variety of activities, all to promote women in water sports and to bring awareness to this year’s charity, Boarding for Breast Cancer Foundation and their mission that advocates early detection and a healthy, active, and sustainable lifestyle as the best means for breast cancer prevention.

Insider Coverage From Day 2 At 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge

n day two at the 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge did a Father-daughter-boyfriend trio steal the show?! Although Mother Nature was the true star of Day 2 action, serving up SICK winds to give true downwind racing to the world's best stand up paddle racers, the story line of MacRae Wylde taking 2nd in the Open division and his daughter and her boyfriend (Fiona Wylde + Bernd Roediger) taking 1st and 2nd in the elite division may be the coolest story line of the event.

Discover Why To Start Stand Up Paddling

SUP is the fastest growing watersport for a reason: it is fun, it easy to learn, its gets you that fit body and you get to discover new places you did not know that existed. Jobe wants everyone to know this, and that is why they came up with this new video!

Surfing America Announces Comprehensive Changes Of SUP & Paddle Boarding In US

Surfing America’s Board of Directors announced a new, comprehensive plan for the growth of SUP and Paddle Boarding in the United States. The new program includes:  Development of the first ever SUP and Paddleboard National Championships, creation of two regional qualifying events and requirements to become an elite member of the 2017 US SUP & Paddleboarding team and more...

12-Year-Old Finn Spencer Rips At SUP Surfing

He may only be 12-years-old but Maui’s Finn Spencer is already shredding up a storm in the lineups around Maui. Finn just released a new edit of his recent stand up paddle (SUP) surfing adventures this summer and he’s surfing so well! He’s even picked up on the hydrofoil craze! Check out the video above and watch Finn in action.

Doyle Surfboards & SUP Expands Sales Team

Mike Doyle Surfboards and SUP is pleased to announce the signings of Jay Rosene and Frank Davis to their external sales team. Jay will be handling the Vancouver and British Columbia territories while Frank will cover the southeast interior states of Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and the eastern regions of both North and South Carolina.

2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge Athlete Highlight: Fiona Wylde

Werner Paddle's Team rider Fiona Wylde, has either won or found herself on the podium the last three years at this world class course race/downwind race combo. This season she is a threat to take the crown again after a strong season that she's here sitting ranked 3rd in the world. Watch, as she takes you to her "happy place," training in her home town of Hood River Oregon.

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