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Top 5 SUP Destinations in USA

After about 5 years on the road Mike Tavares and his trusty sidekick Shredder have explored countless coastlines, rivers, and lakes from coast to coast. After seeing so much diversity and opportunity to paddle in the US, Mike does his best to narrow down the best 5 places you must paddle board in the U.S.A.

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Places To Visit In 2017

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.

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5 Reasons Tahiti Is The Perfect Place To Paddle Board

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:

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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.

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Reader's Choice: Top SUP Destinations of 2016

Where did you travel this year? Was it tropical? Was it on the coast or to a lake? With stand up paddling (SUP) the options are endless as you can take your paddle board on practically any body of water. And with the convenience of inflatables you are able to take your SUP with you wherever you go! With our audience voting for the top SUP destinations in the 2016 Supconnect Polls, here are the top SUP destinations for 2016 voted for and nominated by you and your peers.

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Paddle Boarding Annapolis, Maryland

Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland, and commonly known as “America’s sailing capital, has been taken by storm by paddle sports!” Situated on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn river, Annapolis offers a wide variety of paddling conditions.

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Helicopter SUP Expeditions in Canada

If you’re yearning for an adventure that takes you to beautiful and untouched places, then hold on to your seat, helicopter seat that is! Canada's first certified SUP Instructor Bodie Shandro from PaddleSurfIt.com, has started up a new Heli-SUP touring adventure during the summer months in British Columbia, Canada.

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7 Hot Spots on West Coast, USA

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.

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4 Hot Spots In Southern Oregon

The whole state of Oregon is absolutely beautiful, but the Rogue Valley certainly ranks at the top for scenic views, awesome people and great outdoor activities. We have the Rogue River, the Applegate, the Illinois and the Smith River, along with about 10 lakes within an hour of Grants Pass that are all great for paddle boarding. The hot, sunny summers along with usually mild winters means we can paddle board year-round at several of the lakes. There are so many places in the Southern Oregon area to SUP, but listed below are a few of our favorites!

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6 Amazing Places To Paddle Board In Japan

Although small in size, Japan is one place that has no shortage of places to stand up paddle board (SUP). As a nation completely surrounded by water there are endless opportunities to grab your SUP and find the perfect place to get on the water. Professional paddle boarder and Starboard SUP Dream Team athlete Tomo Murabayashi calls Japan home and has given us some insight to six amazing places to paddle board in Japan.

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Paddle Boarding Rocky Hammock, Florida At Florida Outdoor Experience

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.

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Paddle Boarding Central Idaho, U.S.A

Aptly known as the “Whitewater State,” Idaho boasts more navigable river miles than any other in the U.S. not to mention a profusion of pristine alpine lakes — all swathed in a tapestry of national forests (Boise, Sawtooth and Salmon-Challis), dramatic mountains, and deep gorges. Central Idaho, in particular, offers up the highest concentration of these goods. For these qualities — its rivers, lakes, mountains and unspoiled natural character — this picturesque, Rocky-Mountain state is a veritable Stand Up Paddling wonderland.

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Paddle Boarding Slovenia

Slovenia is a miniature, picturesque country located in the heart of Europe between the Alps and the Adriatic sea. Due to its untouched nature and extraordinary geographic diversity it is often referred to as the beauty-spot of Europe, a perfect place for stand up paddling.

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Top SUP Destinations For 2015

Where did you travel this year? Was it tropical? Was it on the coast or to a lake? With stand up paddling (SUP) the options are endless as you can take your paddle board on practically any body of water. And with the convenience of inflatables you are able to take your SUP with you wherever you go! With our audience voting for the top SUP destinations in the 2015 Supconnect Polls, here are the top SUP destinations for 2015 voted for and nominated by you and your peers. Check it out:

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5 Reasons Why You Should Take Your SUP On Holiday

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!

  • Published in News

Paddle Boarding Oregon, U.S.A

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.

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Paddle Boarding Gold Coast, Australia

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.

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Paddle Boarding Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

Vanuatu is a scattering of 83 tropical islands amidst the blue waters of the South Pacific. Often referred to as the Happiest Place on Earth, stand up paddle boarders, divers and cavers will be left with serious face-ache after visiting Santo’s palm-fringed shores.

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Paddle Boarding Israel

I bet you never thought of Israel as a great destination for SUP, surf, windsurf and kite! You’ll be surprised to discover in this article the wide variety and unique conditions Israel has to offer.

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SUP In Siloam Springs Whitewater Rec Park

Today we've got a spot review on Siloam Springs Whitewater Recreation Park, written by Bad Fish team rider, Claire Chappell, who's been taking advantage of some great inland river waves.

  • Published in News

Paddle Boarding Grand Canyon, Arizona

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona - There aren’t words or pictures that can do justice to the Grand Canyon. It’s one of those landmark destinations that really needs to be seen in person to fully capture the magnitude of the region. Whitewater rafting, kayak and canoe trips down the Colorado River, the aquatic corridor that runs through the canyon, have been popular for some time now, but with a growing SUP river and whitewater scene, paddle boards are becoming more prominent. Last week we caught up with Markus Leppaenen, an experienced kayaker from Time4Charity, about his 25 day SUP-Kayak camping trip down the Grand Canyon.

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Paddle Boarding Humboldt County, California

What many people may not realize about where I live is that the Redwoods also offer a paddleboard paradise! Learn about SUP in the Redwoods of Humboldt County - A Farnorcal SUP Paradise by Tim Haywood. Photo By: Jack Miller

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Paddle Boarding Tidal Bore, Sumatra, Indonesia

It was only 1 year ago that I returned from my first visit to Teluk Meranti where, together with a few friends, I went to Surf the Bono, a tidal bore wave on the Kampar river in Sumatra, Indonesia.

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Paddle Boarding Wolf River, Memphis

April 7th, 2012, a group of 8 paddlers, to include British Adventurer Dave Cornthwaite and Canadian Adventurer Rod Wellington will paddle the Wolf River from its source to its confluence with the Mississippi River, a distance of some 105+ miles.

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Paddle Boarding The Netherlands

With all the water it has to offer, the Netherlands is a stand up paddlers dream and with blossoming tulip fields, stout windmills and wandering waterways, every glance is a frame-ready photograph.

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Paddle Boarding Austin, Texas

Deep in the heart of Texas… there's a Stand Up Paddler's paradise.· Austin has been the capital of Texas for over 100 years, and the "Live Music Capitol" for as long as most can remember.· In the last three years Austin has also become the SUP capital of Texas.

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Paddle Boarding Huasteca, Mexico

Just about everyone is familiar with Mexico's beaches.· Gulf, Caribbean and Pacific sides all offer opportunities for great SUP surfing.· Now it’s time to explore the endless beautiful rivers that Mexico has to offer.

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Paddle Boarding West Virginia

Folks have been cruising the ocean waves for years with a paddle in hand and it’s about time we bring this toy to the waters of West Virginia.· SUP, stand up paddle, is a great sport for rivers and lakes.

  • Published in Travel
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