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Supconnect Polls 2016 Winners

After a month-long period of nominating and voting for your SUP favorites of 2016 the final winners for the 2016 Supconnect Polls are here! So without further ado, here are the winners for the Supconnect Polls 2016.

Weekly Recap 11/29/2016

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 Paddlesports Tradeshow Announced

With the Outdoor Retailer show announcing new dates for their Summer Show and moving to June instead of August in 2018, the paddlesports industry is in sort of a limbo as the June dates just don’t work for the industry as it’s peak season. With this change, a new paddlesports show is being put together in Madison, Wisconsin, set for mid-September, 2017.

Badfish SUP Season Highlights

2016 was another year for the books! This year team Badfish SUP proved that river stand up paddling is no joke and they continue to innovate and impress with each new year. Here, Badfish SUP compiled highlight clips from 2016. Check it out!

What Is The SUPIA All About?

What is the SUPIA (Stand Up Paddle Industry Association) all about? Learn more about the organization and annual conference through the 4th SUP Industry Association SUMMIT, which takes place every year in Dana Point, California.

Reasons To Be Thankful For Paddle Boarding

Paddle boarding is currently one of the fastest growing water sports in the world, and for good reason. There is so much to love about this sport so in honor of today's Thanksgiving Holiday here in the United States, we've decided to jot down a list of the Top 5 Reasons to be thankful for paddle boarding.

Weekly Recap 11/22/2016

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.

Miles Harvey 2016 SUP Highlights

Team Werner Paddle’s Miles Harvey has been on the SUP river surfing scene for what seems like a LONG time now, but then you realize he is still just 14-years-old! Check out his 2016 highlight reel, you may want to makes sure you’re sitting down.

Australia Reclaims Gold At Fiji ISA

Australia reclaimed the Team Gold Medal and Waikiki-Peru World Team Champion Trophy at the fifth edition of the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship. Australia had won the team title at the first three editions of the event after losing to Team USA at the 2015 edition in Sayulita.

Paddler SUPs To Protest Pipeline

Have you heard of the story of Standup4Greatbear Expedition? Boardworks SUP ambassador Norm Hann paddled 400km from Kitimat to Bella Bella, Canada, the proposed route of a pipeline. His mission was to bring awareness to the threat of these oil tankers, and doing so created a documentary about the expedition.

Red Paddle Co Leading Innovation In Inflatables

The secret is out and the 2017 Red Paddle Co range has arrived! With a number of new features and innovative designs introduced such as: the new FFC system; re-designed Titan pump; LeverLock handles; FCS fins, redeveloped bag; MSL Fusion and RAM Mounts on every board. Their trusty hard-working team have once again, delivered industry-leading products which continue to make them the World’s leading inflatable SUP brand!

Medals Awarded At Pumping Cloudbreak

Fiji’s premiere wave, Cloudbreak, woke up from a slumber and greeted the world’s best SUP surfers with a massive swell on the penultimate day of the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship.

King Of The Cut Attracts Big Names

Australia’s Michael Booth (Starboard) has won the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP Championship, a 17km marathon race from Cloudbreak to Musket Cove in Fiji. Booth will be heading back home to Western Australia shortly to compete in the world’s fastest downwind SUP race, the Stand Up Surf Shop King of the Cut.

Ladies Distance Medals Awarded In Fiji

Women SUP and Paddleboard racers took center stage in dramatic fashion on the fifth day of 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship with hotly contested 17km Distance Races.

World’s First SUP Team Race In Hong Kong

Last week saw the official start of the Dragon World Series as hundreds gathered to be part of the debut event at Deep Water Bay, Hong Kong. Held at Victoria Recreation Club, 13 teams of four competed on Red Paddle Co’s brand new team racing board, the Red Dragon, to be crowned the winners of this inaugural event.

Fiona Wylde Rips Down Under

Fiona Wylde is a double threat in stand up paddling. Not only does she find herself in the leading pack in just about every race she enters but she also charges and rips on the waves.

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