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Weekly Recap 9/12/17

Summary

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. Red Bull Heavy Water Returns to San Francisco for 2017

 

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Heat Score - 69

Red Bull Heavy Water, arguably the most intense stand up paddling event in the world, will return as part of the 2017 APP World Tour circuit, with an event window from October 16th - 31st. More details HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Mo Freitas Claims Spectacular Come-From-Behind Victory for First-Ever ISA Gold Medal

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Heat Score - 75

Hawaii's Mo Freitas earned his first-ever ISA Gold Medal over the weekend to become World Champion in the SUP Technical Race at the 2017 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship in Vorupør, Denmark. Read more and see the day of highlights HERE.

 

3. Australia Continues Dominance to Win Historic Fifth ISA Gold Medal

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Heat Score - 84

Coming into the Final day of competition in Vorupør, located on Denmark's northwest coast, Australia held the overall lead in the team points ranking. Their fate was in their hands, as a win in the Team Relay Race would cement their Gold Medal position at the top of the podium. Read more and see the highlights HERE.

 

2. BREAKING STORY: Hurricane Irma Wreaks Havoc on Surf Expo in Orlando

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Heat Score - 90

With Hurricane Irma growing and Category 5 winds charging towards Florida, the Orlando Surf Expo is experiencing some setbacks. One of the show’s exhibitors, Surftech, recently announced that they are pulling out of the Orlando expo for safety reasons. Surftech CEO John Vance released this statement early Wednesday morning on Facebook. More details HERE.

1. Supconnect Editor’s Choice Awards 2017 Winners

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Heat Score - 99

After two months of deliberations and intense evaluations we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Supconnect Editor's Choice Awards. After nominating 30 or so men, women, groms and blogs per category, and an abundance of brands and shops in the stand up paddle industry we've finally narrowed down the extremely talented pool of nominees to the final chosen winners. See the full list of winners HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Gorazd C.

Description: Sup trip around Povljana on the Pag Island (Croatia).

If you'd like to be selected for Photo Of The Week, enter via the Supconnect Photo of the Year Contest. 

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