We know that the Fusion StereoActive is arguably the best sound system for the watersports market, but do you know the behind-the-scenes story of how it all came to be?
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We know that the Fusion StereoActive is arguably the best sound system for the watersports market, but do you know the behind-the-scenes story of how it all came to be?
Red Paddle Co has teamed up with a number of leading outdoor equipment suppliers to create a competition to win the ultimate outdoor adventure.
If you could use some help in achieving your goals and want to partner with a brand that shares the same love for the water and paddling as you, Aqua Marina could be the perfect fit for you.
Planning on getting in a few trips in 2017? Well, lucky for you there are countless locations and destinations that are a stand up paddler’s dream. We’ve compiled a few places where you’re bound to have a blast at with beautiful scenery surrounding you.
We all dream of an exotic vacation packed with relaxation, sunshine, and the warm water of the tropics. We see photos of crystal-clear water with beautiful mountainous backdrops and think to ourselves what it would be like to be in a place that perfect. Tahiti is a place where these dreams and thoughts are a reality. We here at Supconnect agree that Tahiti stands out as one of the ideal places to paddle board. Here are five reasons why:
Want to start SUP fishing but need a few helpful hints? Here, BOTE SUP fishing ambassador Hunter Harlow shares his expert insight on SUP fishing and gives his top 5 tips. Take a look:
Restube, a young company from Germany, has developed the smallest and lightest inflatable life jacket ever. With the SUP scene caring more and more about safety this is a product every paddle boarder should take a look at.
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.
Now that the Supconnect Awards have been wrapped it's time to bring back a fan favorite, the Supconnect Polls -- the People's Choice Awards, where you, the consumer, the fan, the people who make this sport so awesome, can decide who your favorite athletes are, where the best SUP destination is, what the best video from the year was and more! You nominate, you vote, and YOU DECIDE!
FUSION STEREOACTIVE is the world’s first purpose-built, portable watersports and active lifestyle stereo. Made with the SUP community in mind, here’s five reasons you want one on your board.
Summer is at it’s end and for many that means back to work and less time in the water. We can all agree that paddle boards are not cheap and run anywhere between 8ft and 14ft tall, so finding a safe and secure place to store your board is important—and at times can be challenging.
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!
Water sports are a great way to exercise, but in life it’s all about choices. SCUBAJET accepts the challenge and brings the most popular aquatic activities to the next level. The water sports gear impresses with an innovative design and allows to make decisions based on individual needs by combining motor power and paddling.
SUP Fishing is quickly becoming one of the go-to ways to have some fun on your stand-up paddle board and for good reason, it’s FUN! We teamed up with the team at BOTE Boards and compiled this list of gear needed for SUP Fishing. Here’s what you need…
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!
Boarding Pass Excursion is a micro travel series designed to deliver stoke in 60 second bite sized pieces. The series follows Pau Hana Surf Supply founder, Todd Caranto, as he explores new places around the world to paddle and discovers the local Stand Up Paddle Boarding culture through: SUP yoga, SUP fishing, SUP surfing, and SUP Touring, always ready for a cold beer and fresh local grinds. Check out the video series below.
New startup Kayacat announced today that it is raising funds via a rewards crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to produce a new concept of boat. Kayacat set out to raise £80,000 on Kickstarter to produce the first batch of their invention that is set to open the personal watercraft market to new buyers.
It’s safe to say that a major part of the stand up paddle (SUP) industry lies on West Coast of the United States. The West Coast of the U.S. is lit with a vast amount of places to paddle, not to mention that they are drop-dead gorgeous locations to match. Here, we’ve decided to list seven hot spots along the west coast that are worth a visit.
The LiftSUP handle has already proven to be a key tool in helping to carry and transport your paddle board from the parking lot to the water’s edge and beyond. But did you know that the LiftSUP handle is more than just a handle and can be used in a number of situations? There are actually quite a few uses for it that help to make the life of a stand up paddler easier and more fun. Here are 6 benefits of the LiftSUP handle.
As stand up paddle boarders it is our duty to do our part to keep the oceans and waterways that we play in clean. With that in mind, the folks at Starboard are starting the “Pocket of Plastic” challenge with the goal for everyone to pick up trash when out on the water.
This week at the annual Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, Utah, Supconnect announced the 2016 Gear of the Year Awards winners from our 2016 Supconnect Editor's Choice Awards.
Nothing puts more of a damper on your downwinder than quick crash of energy and stamina. And even the most proficient of paddlers, and strategic of strokes will lose steam if the fuel coming in is lacking the proper nutrients. If you are looking to increase your speed, replenish your muscles after race-training, achieve 3-legged down dog, or simply just wanting some healthy snacks to carry with you on your typical Sunday Funday, Jodelle Fitzwater put together her Top 10 Nutrition tips to keep you SUP-er strong and paddling long!
Supconnect is excited to announce the launch of the 2016 Editor’s Choice Awards! This year is even better than 2015 and we’re thrilled to reveal not only the 2016 nominees but also introduce a brand new category! Read more…
Whip out your boardshorts and bikinis, it’s summer time! Nothin’s better than summer and we’re so stoked that our favorite time of the year is finally here. 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 Summer SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!
Amelia Island is to many a unique and somewhat secret gem along the Atlantic coast of northern Florida. The island has a long and rich history being ruled under 8 different flags including France, Spain and yes, a pirate. Being similar in size to Manhattan the island is surprisingly diverse and contains an abundance of wildlife, un-crowded beaches and scenic vistas all making Amelia Island a true SUP destination.
Today, Jobe Watersports launched its Summer Job of a Lifetime Contest, which will send two winners on a stand up paddle boarding (SUP) road trip around the Western United States this summer.
Florida is a major hot spot for stand up paddling and is an extremely sought after destination to get in some good SUP fishing. With the state almost entirely surrounded by water it’s no wonder that fishermen come flocking to catch some dinner and have a good time while doing so. Here, Florida local and BOTE Ambassador Stephen Ferrell names his top 10 destinations for SUP fishing in Florida.
Now this is something you don’t see everyday! While on a recent trip to Hawaii, SUP shaper Todd Caranto caught a bluefin trevally fish while simultaneously surfing on a Pau Hana Big EZ Angler stand up paddle board on Oahu's North Shore. After getting rolled in a wave, he recovers control to reel in the prize.
Find your sense of balance and become one with nature on your next SUP adventure. Whether you’re looking to ride some waves with a view of coconut tree-lined shores or glide along tranquil waters surrounded by alpine mountains, we’ve got you covered.
Local San Diegan, Geno Jenkins, saw a need in the surf and SUP industry and in 2006 he created a simple solution for quick and easy UV protection for boards. A simple slip on UV Cover called a Topless Boardbag and it's made in San Diego.
Making the transition from fishing from the dock to fishing to your SUP can be as simple or as complex as you would like to make it. I find myself falling into both categories, generally depending on the amount of time I have to get out on the water or the fish that I aim to target. With dock fishing, you already have a handful of the items needed to get you fishing off of your SUP and with the information below, you can easily make that transition.
Located on the beautiful east coast of Florida, less than an hour drive from Orlando, lies Brevard County, a true standup paddle boarder's paradise. Brevard County is home to a wide array of unique paddling destinations. From the epic beaches to the peaceful backwaters, there is a paddling destination for every skill level and paddler.
Red Paddle Co. is known for their quality inflatable stand up paddle boards and they continue to develop products that are not only beautiful but also well put together. Red Paddle Co has recently just announced a new technology and material they have started to use in their boards called MSL Technology.
The BIC SUP ACE-TEC Cross - Hybrid Flat-water Shapes are an ultra-stable platform equally suited for first-timers, family fun, fitness, yoga, fishing or whatever your next SUP adventure may be. Check out the Cross Series 2016 stand up paddle boards in action in the newly released 2016 videos from BIC SUP.
So you’ve just purchased your new SUP fishing board and are ready to get out on the water and catch a few fish but want a few helpful hints? Here, SUP fishing expert and BOTE Boards ambassador Ryan Hambel shares a few tips for SUP fishing rookies. Check it out:
Florida Outdoor Experience (F.O.E.)is located in a small settlement between Chiefland, Florida and Cedar Key, Florida along part of Florida’s West Coast that is known as “The Nature Coast.” With F.O.E.’s close proximity to miles of undeveloped Gulf Coast line, the Suwannee River, and several natural springs, F.O.E. has become one of Florida’s prime destinations for stand up paddle boarders. This is one of the few places that you can experience Florida’s natural beauty; the way it was 100 years ago.
Lakeshore welcomes you to explore their new 2016 line up of standup paddleboards and related accessories. Lakeshore’s main goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle consisting of fitness, adventure, competition, and fun. They proudly offer products that truly represent the environment we live, and play in.
The state of Florida in the United States is a paddle boarding gold mine. With the state being almost fully surrounded by water there is no shortage of places to SUP in this beautiful place. One area in particular in Florida that is a great place to visit with your SUP is a small town called Stuart. Stuart is located on the Treasure Coast of Florida which is located on the eastern coast of Florida.
Kayalu Gear is now shipping the Kayalite‑SUP, a portable, 360° high-visibility light for stand-up paddle boards. Capable of recovering from a rollover in shallow surf or direct impact, the Kayalite-SUP represents a significant improvement over existing portable SUP night visibility solutions. Kayalu has been granted two U.S. patents for technology incorporated into the Kayalite‑SUP.
DryCASE is offering January Surf Expo 2016 attendees an exclusive first look at their latest waterproof development, the Snows Cut™ portable soft cooler. This 35 Liter super-insulated soft cooler is loaded with features and utility accessories including the company’s signature vacuum seal.
WETSOX, the company dedicated to making it easier to get in and out of your cold-water gear, announced today the addition of a new ‘round toe’ style sock to their product line in response to large consumer demand.
Can you believe that 2015 has come and gone and we’re already paddling our way through 2016? 2015 saw tons of incredible videos featuring stand up paddle boarders from all over the world. We saw dolphins, whales, wipeouts, icebergs and more! Check out the Top 10 SUP videos of 2015…
We do not know what is better: SUP on your favorite local lake or going on holiday. However, we reckon that it is even better when you combine these two. Taking your SUP on your next holiday trip really is the best of both worlds! Need some extra reasons why you should do that? Make sure to check out the five reasons below if you want to know why your holiday experience will improve when you bring your SUP with you!
Starboard SUP announced this week that they will be launching a new initiative – growing the National Grassroots Team Program in the USA by enlisting 100 new Brand Ambassadors. “We see a lot of potential in the US market,” said Starboard CEO and brand visionary, Svein Rasmussen, “…and it all starts on the front lines with passionate locals who, like us, want to take SUP to the next level".
Can you believe 2015 is almost over?! With the 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.
BOTE Boards have some of the most innovative and eye appealing stand up paddling products on the market. They took home two Supconnect 2015 Gear of the Year awards, one in the Technology category and the other in the Fishing category. We caught up with Corey Cooper, the man behind BOTE Boards and picked his brain about what his development processes are like at BOTE.
With new shapes and updated features, the Boardworks inflatables have never been better! Boardworks has created brand new inflatable SUP models for 2016, as well as new features and graphic updates on previous models.
Looking for an app that can help take your paddling to the next level? Lucky for you, the Paddle Logger might just be the app that does it for you. The Paddle Logger is quite possibly the easiest way to record your journeys on the water for whatever watercraft you may be on.
Located in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Oregon boasts a large collection of bodies of water and a myriad of environmental conditions to accompany them. What this means to a paddler is that flexibility in destinations, and knowing where the hidden gems are located, can make the difference between a picturesque day paddle and a grueling seven mile upwind grind back to your vehicle.
Starboard Apparel is proud to announce the release of the All Star SUP Suit, a brand that is part of the ongoing evolution of modern day water-sports as pioneers and innovators. Developed with the most advanced ultra flex technology on the market, this suit is set to change the way people paddle in cold water climates.
Among all of the madness from the Surf Expo and tradeshow hysteria, we've recently been informed of Werner Paddles' entire new paddle and design lineup for 2016, and it looks superb! As a brief background, Werner Paddles is a family-owned business that has been handcrafting paddles in the USA for 50 years, so they've had quite a good amount of time to fine-tune and perfect their craft.
This week at the annual Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, Utah, Supconnect announced the 2015 Gear of the Year Awards winners from our 2015 Supconnect Editor's Choice Awards. See the winners here.
Captain Ben Chancey got the experience of a lifetime when he was able to reel in a gargantuan 7 foot long, 400 pound grouper off of his paddle board off the East Coast of Florida.
At 12 feet 6 inches long and 30 inches wide, the Boardworks SHUBU “SHow Up and Blow Up” Raven is the perfect all-around board. This board is excellent for traveling, recreation, touring, flat water tacing, multi-day SUP trips, surfing, whitewater, families, fitness, yoga, pilates and more…
Boardworks, the makers of award-winning stand up paddleboards, was one of first brands to cater to the growing legion of SUP anglers. Boardworks strengthens its dedication to fisherman this season with the release of the Tracker SUP, a new angling-specific SUP board with a fish-approved color scheme.
There is only one week left in the SIC Maui (Sandwich Islands Composites) Charitable Acts contest where the winner receives a SIC X-12.6 Air-Glide inflatable stand up paddleboard.
Summer is here once again and paddle boarding season is in full swing! Here are a few items we think you should get your hands on to make your summer SUP experience an enjoyable one. See our 2015 Summer must-have's below.
“Bayou philosopher” Jimbo Meador is a fascinating, multifaceted character whose experience in the realms of watercraft and outdoor life runs deep. An incessant innovator who has spent all of his 72 years on or near the water, he has been involved in designing, building and field testing numerous vessels and accessories, evolving most recently into the standup paddle board scene.
If you are a fan of the hottest and fastest growing water sport in the world, then Friday May 1st 2015 is a date to mark in your diary. It’s the official launch of the SUPfm podcast, an online radio series devoted to stand up paddle boarding (SUP).
Ever been fly fishing? How about fly fishing from a stand up paddle board? There's nothing like a good day on the water when you're able to go out and relieve some stress by catching a few fish! Check out this rad video posted a few months back from Deep Ocean Apparel's day on the water fly fishing from their BOTE Boards SUP.
No matter the ‘unknown’ you’ve set out to discover, having the right gear can make or break the trip. Having the ConnexSUP system from SUP Think Tank installed on your board gives you all the flexibility you need to get the gear you want or need on your board and make sure it stays there.
One of the worst things about having to wear a wetsuit? Having to put on a cold and wet wetsuit! The Surfbucket might be able to fix that problem!
SipaBoards come equipped with an electric battery that powers both the self-inflation pump and the safely hidden jet engine. Just as a bit of speed straightens out the first shaky pedals on a bicycle, the extra push of the motor helps keep balance and direction.
BOTE Boards and SweetWater Brewing Company have teamed up to raise funds for Waterkeeper® Alliance – an organization dedicated to the protection, preservation and rights to clean waterways.
Located in Australia’s north-eastern State of Queensland, the Gold Coast is home to prized surf breaks. But, it’s running through the green behind the gold where you’ll find a superb range of flat water destinations that are perfect for Boga and recreational paddlers.
Ready-made fishing cooler makes it a one trip to the water for SUP anglers. Debuting the second generation model of the all new Bonefish Cooler, the North Georgia-based Bonefish Cooler Co.’s innovative design allows standup paddle board (SUP) anglers to take only one trip to the water.
One of the most common accessories a person will want during their workout is a set of headphones to listen to tunes while they sweat. With stand up paddling being a water sport, access to waterproof accessories can be limited making iPods, mp3 players, etc. hard to take with you when paddling.
In 2011, Falcon Guides published an instructional guide to SUP called The Art of Standup Paddling. The original had chapters on buying boards and paddles, water safety, etiquette and the history of standup paddling - where did it come from and where is it going?
Join Haywood Newkirk, Supconnect Contributor as well as Hobie team rider & Carolina Paddleboard Co. Rider, as he reviews his time out on the new Hobie Sportsman.
NOCQUA Adventure Gear makes it Easier than Ever to Light up the Night with the New NOCQUA Sport.
Happy Holidays! It's time to get something awesome for the SUP'er in your life so here at Supconnect, we have put together a gift guide to help you decide what to get for your lover, mother, brother, sister, friend, or anyone for that matter.
Electrify your Stand-up Paddle Board this Spring with the ElectraFin™ The First Removable Electric Propulsion System for SUP.
A quick interview with Destin, FL local Mark Rountree describing his HUGE 74lb cobia he caught from a BOTE!
Pro angler, host of Facts of Fishing THE SHOW and Bassmaster Emcee Dave Mercer explains why sometimes you have target the weed edge and wait for the pads to "wake up" for swamp dwelling largemouth bass on a SUP.
BOTE Boards showcases their 12’ Rackham board.
Recently, a SUP fisherman was able to catch, and reel in, what might be called the largest fish caught by a paddleboarder.
ConnexSUP is a new, simple solution to mounting an overwhelming number of new accessories being introduced into the SUP marketplace.
This short film shot entirely with the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition will give you a quick look at how easy and fun fishing can be with a little help from the Wavejet technology. Enjoy the Fun!
BOTE and Realtree® bring you a stand up paddle board in camo specifically designed for passionate outdoor people.
Check out Corey Lopez putting the Wave Jet Big EZ Angler through its paces on his home turf in Florida.
Paddlers, bird watchers, nature lovers and families will again descend upon the Leland area for one of the region’s newest and most unique outdoor events - the annual Brunswick WaterFest.
Boardworks Team paddler Gabriel Gray, founder of SOAR (Save our American Rivers) Recently completed a journey down the Headwaters of the Flint River in Georgia in order to raise awareness for one of the nations most endangered water ways.
Trapper Rudd takes a remarkable SUP fly fishing journey through the Atoll of Banco Chinchorro, where crocodiles and sharks are known to keep anglers on their toes.
WaveJet recently announced a strategic partnership with Sunsail, the largest charter sailing yacht company in the world. The alliance kicked off with a Team WaveJet trip to the Bahamas for 5 days of paddling, surfing and fishing off a 44 foot catamaran.
WaveJet announces their latest model, the Pau Hana Big EZ Angler. Stand at the top of the food chain with the brand new WaveJet Pau Hana Big EZ Angler.
SUP fishing continues to grow and flourish. This week a BOTE board was even featured on the mainstream fishing show, the Facts of Fishing Check out the clip and more here.
CAPE COD, Massachusetts - In the newest installment of Ocean Minded's Adventure series on EpicTV, Paddle Into Fitness Owner, Gillian Gibree, takes us to her childhood stomping grounds, Cape Cod.
CARLSBAD, California - The latest product to come from the crew at SUP Think Tank is their patent pending universal mounting system called ConnexSUP. The patent pending universal mounting system functions as an interface between the deck of an SUP and the burgeoning accessory market.
DESTIN, Florida - BOTE Board has just released their highly anticipated 2014 Catalogue. This year is shaping up to be the biggest for BOTE, who will be showcasing their new Fish, Paddle and Surf SUP's at the Surf Expo trade Show in Orlando this week, from January 9-11, 2014.
The new Boardworks Raven is designed for all purpose cruising, recreational racing, fishing, or just plain getting out on the water. This model is designed for speed and stability in flatter water making it the perfect all purpose board for lakes, bays, harbors, and that deep docile river.
FCS introduces a day-use bag, specifically designed for stand up paddleboards. A center handle on the middle of the bag solves much of the difficulty in carrying and handling your stand up paddleboard, whether it be a surfing, cross-over, or other types of sup boards.
The Hybrid Carbon/Fiberglass SUP Paddle offers an impressively attractive balance among performance, durability, and price point. The lightweight properties of carbon mixed with the durability and affordability features of firberglass makes this paddle an excellent choice for those looking for affordable performance and durability in a SUP paddle.
Yolo Board, a Florida-based company with a focus on stand-up paddle boards, launched a kayak-sup hybrid, called "Yolo Yak." Made out of polyethylene, that plastic material found in kayaks, Yolo Yak is more durable than a fiberglass surfboard and fairly light for its size.
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