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Rick Karr Appointed General Manager of Boardworks

Confluence Outdoor names SUP industry veteran Rick Karr as General Manager of Boardworks, a surf and stand up paddleboard (SUP) brand out of Carlsbad, California known for its innovative and award-winning boards, paddles and accessories.

  • Published in News

5 Places to Paddle in Cold Weather

When thinking of stand up paddling many imagine the warm, clear waters of somewhere tropical like Hawaii, Tahiti, or Florida as the perfect, most beautiful places to get on a SUP and explore. While there is no doubt that the places listed above are dreamy, there are places farther away from the equator that require a bit more than wearing just a bikini or board shorts but are still breathtakingly beautiful when paddling around. Here are five places to paddle in colder climates that are worth that extra layer or two of clothing and braving the cold.

  • Published in Travel

What To Avoid On A SUP Expedition

Adventure is one of the perks of SUP and it’s what keeps us all coming back for more. But, it’s not always as easy and fun as it looks. Things can and likely will go wrong at some point and no-one knows this better than some of SUP’s most experienced adventure paddlers Bart de Zwart and Gabriel Gray. In order to avoid these same unfortunate experiences, we caught up with these two to get some tips on what to avoid when on a SUP expedition of your own. Check it out:

  • Published in Tips

2017 Boardworks Rukus SUP

New for 2017, Boardworks Surf has launched a new board in their stand up paddle collection, the 10’6” Rukus. The Rukus is a great do-it all standup paddle board for the whole family that is versatile, built to take a beating, and last season after season.

  • Published in Gear

Man SUPs Entirety of Wisconsin River

Film producer and avid stand up paddler Jesse Hieb recently completed a solo, self-supported SUP journey down all 430 miles of the Wisconsin River. Why? He wanted to create a documentary that tells the story of the revitalization of the river through experiencing all 430 miles of it. We caught up with Jesse to ask about his trip and documentary. Check out our interview:

  • Published in Journeys

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.

  • Published in Gear

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.

  • Published in News

How To Get Your Dog Comfortable On A SUP

While I am no dog expert, I have spent enough time with Shredder and other dogs on the water to know that paddling with your dog can be a real adventure full of joy and excitement, but getting your furry friend to that point can be a different story…

  • Published in Tips

Top Reasons You Need An Inflatable Paddle Board

Inflatables are an awesome choice for stand up paddling and even have quite a few advantages over their hard board counterparts. We've teamed up with the folks at Boardworks to get you a list of the Top Reasons of why you must have an inflatable in your SUP quiver.

  • Published in Tips

Urban Adventuring With Boardworks

Find adventure wherever you are! Boardworks inflatables will help get you there. They roll up and pack well into their Rolling Travel Bag for easy transport and storage. When the inspiration for an adventure strikes, grab your pack and go!

  • Published in News

Summer Market 2016 Forum: Stand Up & Be Heard

During the Summer Outdoor Retailer show in Utah held in August a forum was held with stand up paddle industry leaders. The forum gathered experts and industry professionals to discuss the state of the SUP industry, safety and regulations, the future of our industry, and more!

  • Published in News

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!

  • Published in Gear
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