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Weekly Recap 7/26/2016

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.

New Study: What You Need To Get The Best Workout From SUP

Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) athletes claim the sport provides increased muscle strength, core conditioning, better balance and an excellent cardio workout. But do these claims stand up to scientific scrutiny? To find out, the American Council on Exercise (ACE) commissioned two comprehensive studies providing a thorough examination of the health benefits of this untraditional form of physical activity.

One Week Left To Vote For Your SUP Favorites In 2016 Supconnect Editor’s Choice Awards

The 7th Annual Supconnect Editor’s Choice Awards is underway and we’re getting so close to the finish line. With tens of thousands of interactions so far with the Awards this year, it’s exciting to see how many people are showing support for their favorite athletes, brands, shops, and more. But, it isn’t over quite yet as we still have one week left in the voting period to gather more support and let your voice be heard!

Iballa Moreno Spring Sessions At Home

Stand Up World Tour star and Starboard SUP athlete Iballa Moreno has been enjoying her downtime at home in the Canary Islands. From windsurfing to stand up paddle surfing Iballa has it all and she’s all about having fun in the water. Check out this new edit Iballa just released of her spring sessions at home.

Watch Underground Brazilian SUP Surfer Luiz Diniz Rip

If you haven’t yet heard of Brazilian Luiz Diniz from Brazil, you’re about to. He’s an underground shredder from Brazil that SUP surfs good. Really good, in fact. He’s only been stand up paddling for a little more than a year but it appears as if he’s done it his whole life. It’s obvious he has a background in traditional surfing which is why he’s been able to transition to a SUP so well.

The Top Must Do Downwinders On Your SUP

As we sit in the heat of downwind season we've decided to compile a list of the top must-do downwinders around the world. We teamed up with the crew at SIC Maui who've built some of the best downwind boards on the market, so they know a thing-or-two about a good downwind run when they see it.

Weekly Recap 7/19/2016

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.

Connor Baxter Wins 7th Straight Victory At 2016 Maui 2 Molokai

Connor Baxter just won his 7th straight victory at the 2016 Maui-2-Molokai race over the weekend making history as he extends the longest winning streak in the men’s sport. Not only has Connor never lost this race, but nobody else has ever won it. Connor took out the inaugural event as a scrawny teenager at 15-years-old back in 2010, and he has triumphed every year since. Hear all about the win from Connor himself here.

Standup For The Cure Continues To Make Strides With Breast Cancer In Muskegon!

The second Annual Standup for the Cure, Muskegon, hit the beach of Harbor Towne on Saturday morning to help continue the fight against breast cancer. The standup paddle board event is organized to help support the local affiliate of Susan G. Komen, a foundation dedicated to breast cancer research. Support was strong with 540 registered paddlers getting into gear for the 5K race on Muskegon Lake.

Shakira Westdorp Winter SUP Sessions In Australia

It’s no secret by now that Shakira Westdorp is one of the best female SUP surfers in the world. She’s got loads of talent and a big bag of tricks. Heck, she even makes it looks easy (which it isn’t).  With it being in the middle of winter in Australia, Shakira decided to escape the busy lineups in her hometown of northern New South Wales and head 100km’s south to find a couple uncrowded beach breaks. Check out the video from her little trip here.

Jobe Announces “SUP 2 The People” Demo Tour

Jobe Watersports announced the details of its “SUP 2 The People” demo tour. The tour will launch on July 17, in Coronado, California. It includes stops in California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Washington and Oregon before finishing on August 21 in Santa Barbara, California.

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