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.

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New Trade Shows Shake Up SUP Industry

There’s been talk for a while about new trade shows coming to the stand up paddle market but in late 2016 those rumors were no more when a new Paddle Expo trade show for paddle sports was announced. And now there are talks swirling that the existing demo day at the Carolina Cup is expanding into a regional trade show. 

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Red Paddle Co Unpacks A Bag Full Of Resolutions

Red Paddle Co have announced the launch of their latest campaign ‘A Bag Full Of…’ which aims to identify the real passions behind why people hit the water with their trusty inflatable paddle board.

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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.

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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.

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26 Nations Confirmed To Compete In Fiji ISA

The 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship is set to kick off on Saturday, November 12, in the tropical paradise of Fiji when the Opening Ceremony inaugurates the competition in Port Denarau. All 26 National SUP and Paddleboard Teams featuring 244 athletes have announced their rosters to compete in the SUP Surfing, SUP Racing and Paddleboard Racing disciplines for the week of competition to come.

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Summer Outdoor Retailer Now in June

Outdoor Retailer, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and Grassroots Outdoor Alliance are pleased to announce a collaborative new national tradeshow calendar for the betterment of the industry reflecting the changing needs of the marketplace.

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Fiji ISA Aims at Carbon Neutrality

The International Surfing Association (ISA) and the Local Organizing Committee for the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship, Tourism Fiji, have set a new standard in sustainable practices by aiming to make the competition, which will take place from 12-20 November, carbon neutral.

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New NSP "Cocomat" SUP Range 2017

The 2017 Cocomat SUP range introduces the all new Cocomat Performance Touring, as well as NSP’s deep red to their already popular blue and natural earth tones on the Cruise and Allrounder models. Made with natural coconut husk fibers from naturally sustainable plantations, NSP has created some super light boards with some of the best strength to weight ratios in the market!

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The People’s Choice Awards Are Back! | Supconnect Polls 2016 Launching November 1

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!

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