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5 Tips To Improve Your SUP Race Performance

Want to know the key to success when it comes to performing well during a stand up paddle race? Look no further because we've aggregated improvement tips from some of the best SUP racers on the planet. Stepping up your game and performing at a higher level takes more than just a lot of time on the water. Here are the top 5 tips on how you can improve your performance during a SUP race.

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5 Tips To Improve Paddle Stroke

In stand up paddle boarding, having a good paddle stroke is crucial to seeing results and improving skill level. Many of stand up paddling's top athletes stress that the paddle stroke is one of the most important, if not the most important, tool to master when paddling. We caught up with many of stand up paddling's best athletes to get some tips on how to have a great paddle stroke. See what they had to say...

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10 Basic Tips For Organizing SUP Races

Attention to detail is key, but here are top 10 basic tips to get you started on organizing stand up paddle (SUP) races. Here we present the overall framework. But even more importantly is to have highly knowledgeable and competent individuals with complementary skill sets who can all contribute to a highly successful event.

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5 Tips For First Time SUP Racers

When preparing for your very first SUP race it's important to be prepared and know what to expect from your first experience. To give you some insight on what you need to do to get ready for your first paddle board race, we caught up with some of the best SUP racing pros out there to get you some tips. Here are the top five tips for first time SUP racers:

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How To Fuel Your Paddling Addiction When Injured

Being injured is a drag. It is something that we all go through at one time or another, professional athletes and weekend warriors alike. It's never something we plan for and it always seems to happen at the worst possible time. So what do you do when your body's got you down? Here are some tips and ideas to help fuel your paddling addiction no matter what your ailment might be.

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6 Ways To Help Speed Up Recovery While You Are Injured

Supconnect’s 2016 Woman of the Year, Seychelle Hattingh, just recently got struck with an unfortunate injury to the ribs and has been working on her recovery over the past few weeks. We reached out to her to get her tips and advice on how you can help to speed up recovery while you’re injured to get you back on the water as soon as possible. Here’s what she said:

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5 Tips To Help You Have A Successful SUP Race

With the Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge only days away and the Pacific Paddle Games right around the corner we thought it best to supply you with some tips that can help you have a successful race come race day. We checked in with the best-of-the-best stand up paddle boarding pros including Naish's Kai Lenny, Boardworks' Slater Trout, Chuck Patterson, Starboard's Connor Baxter, SIC Maui's Lina Augaitis and Annabel Anderson to name a few. We took what they had to say and came up with 5 tips to help you have a successful race.

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10 Nutrition Tips for Peak SUP Performance

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!

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Top 10 SUP Race Organizing Mistakes

There are several mistakes that can seriously undermine or completely ruin your stand up paddleboard (SUP) event. Sometimes these mistakes are not apparent in the first year or years of the event, but eventually catch up and can bring it to a complete halt. With several years of SUP event organizing on the record, there are now some clear patterns and pitfalls that plague events, large and small. Here are some of the top mistakes to avoid.

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10 Intermediate Tips For Organizing Great SUP Races

Learn how to take your event to the next level with a few extra steps. It’s important to note, however, that these extra steps can have a major impact on the overall success of your event, ranging from funding and attendance to promotion and beyond. All the steps below serve as a highly important layer to the 10 Basic Tips for Organizing SUP Races. So, here are the intermediate tips for sup race organizing in no particular order...

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How To Perform A Buoy Turn On A SUP

In stand up paddle racing, knowing how to do a buoy turn efficiently and correctly is a skill all SUP racers aim to accomplish. In this How To Video from SIC Maui, SIC's Global Athlete Kenny Kaneko breaks down the steps on how to do a buoy turn with precision and style. Take a look.

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Top 10 Advanced Tips For Organizing Elite SUP Races

Elite stand up paddle (SUP) races require a few extra touches that make all the difference. These extra touches, though, require an enormous amount of extra time and commitment, so if you’re venturing into these waters, tread carefully. Here are ingredients that go into the recipe of an elite stand up paddle event.

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SUP Fitness: How Many Calories Does Paddle Boarding Burn?

Standup paddle boarding can offer a fun and relaxing activity that mostly anyone can do, it is also one of the best workouts out there. People with all body shapes, sizes and ages are engaging in standup paddle boarding as a fun fitness activity. As many people have heard, standup paddle boarding is the best workout for a complete body workout. So, how many calories does paddle boarding burn? Find out here.

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How To Cheat At Your Next SUP Race

The SUPAA (Standup Paddle Athletes Association) has come out with a ‘cheat sheet’ to help athletes, race organizers and industry personnel quickly read the most important rules to be implemented at a SUP race.

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Getting Serious About SUP Race Training

With the constant growth of SUP racing and the increasing number of SUP events, fitness and training is starting to play a more important role in the development of our sport. Today we've got a probing piece, written by Matt Wright from Riding Bumps and Breedfreak Photography, discussing where training is at right now and where it's headed, especially for athletes looking to stay at the top.

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SUP Tips: Nutrition & Recovery

Alex Mauer gives advice for stand up paddlers looking to improve their nutrition, maximize performance and minimize recovery time between workouts and races.

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Jessica & Del Talk Fitness, Diet, Gear & Technique

As a continuation of the SUP Tips from Top Paddlers Webisode Series by SupConnect check out this great interview with Jessica Rando and Del DaSilva.  They share insight about their personal careers, the SUP scene in Canada, the Gear they use, ·thoughts on technique and tips on their diet.

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Danny Ching Shares Amazing SUP Tips on Webisode

Danny Ching does a live webisode and shares amazing tips and techniques for more efficient paddling and best equipment to make your paddling experience even more productive!  Photo courtesy of Jesse Lora

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New Webisode Series: SUP Tips From Top Paddlers!

It’s time for Supconnect’s amazing new webisode series featuring some of your favorite paddlers from all over the globe who will talk about Gear, How to SUP Tips, Fitness, Health and Exercise.  Read more to see who the tips are coming from!

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Jamie Mitchell Talks Fitness, Diet, Gear and Technique

Supconnect recently conducted an interview on the "Supconnect Live" webcast in HD with Jamie Mitchell, one of the worlds best prone paddlers of all time, who has also had a profound impact on the Stand Up Paddle world. ·He shared insight from his vast experience on several topics that will definitely be of interest to paddlers around the world.

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10 Common Mistakes by the First Time SUP Racer

Sometimes as individuals become familiar with stand up paddle, they are very excited about the idea of racing and can get a little ahead of themselves as they venture out into their first event.  Read on to uncover 10 common mistakes that are made by the first time SUP racer which will help you avoid them!

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Connor Baxter on Training, Drafting, Stroke & Paddles

Just before the Battle of the Paddle 2012 Connor Baxter paid a visit to the Supconnect Headquarters to be a part of the Supconnect Live Show.  He shared his thoughts on training, drafting, stroke & paddles!  Watch and read about his tips and insight!

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EJ Johnson on Pre-Race Diet, Interval Training & More

Ernest Johnson, also known as EJ Johnson, is one of the pioneering stand up paddle (sup) boarders who helped popularize sup racing and turn it into the competitive discipline that it is today. EJ Johnson, formerly from Dana Point and now from San Diego, California, brings a highly diversified (and fascinating!) background to the sport of stand up paddling.

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Should Stand Up Paddle Drafting Be Allowed?

Drafting has become an integral part of sports such as cycling and stock car racing. With the emergence of stand up paddle racing, drafting has become a controversial topic with arguments on both sides of the fence.

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The Plunge Stroke Shocks Sup World

With the fast growth of the sport, stand up paddle boarding is raising lots of questions, especially internally when it comes to sup racing. Most recently, there were lots of controversies surrounding the stroke technique employed by Jim Terrell and Dan Gavere during the Silver Regatta Race at the Olympic Training Center on April 23, 2011.

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