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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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Chicama, Peru: A SUP Surfer’s Dream

SUP surfer Amit Inbar loves exploring and trying new places especially when he can bring his stand up paddle board (SUP), surfboard and other water toys along for the adventure. Recently, Amit ventured down to Chicama, Peru where he got up close and personal with the longest left hand point break in the world. Hear about his journey below.

  • Published in Journeys

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.

  • Published in Travel

Paddle Boarding Grenada Island

‘The Spice Isle’, as Grenada’s affectionately known, isn’t one of the first Caribbean islands you think of when talking about water sports. Often overshadowed by its more headline spot windward island siblings of Barbados and Tobago, Grenada sits towards the bottom end of the West Indian archipelago, quietly awaiting your arrival should you fancy discovering its delightful SUP pleasures yourself.

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A Brief Guide To UK SUP

There’s a thriving stand up paddle boarding scene in the UK. Every year participation numbers increase exponentially and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. But what can you expect if you decide to hit up this ‘green and pleasant land’ for a spot of sweeping? Tez Plavenieks gives a whistle stop location overview from across the pond.

  • Published in Travel

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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Stand Up Paddling & SUP Surfing Barbados

Heliconia Press and BIC SUP are pleased to announce the premiere of the Facing Waves, Paddling Barbados. In this episode, the BIC SUP Team explore the beautiful island of Barbados in search of the perfect wave and discover scenic coastlines perfect for paddle boarding.

Paddle Boarding Amelia Island, Florida

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.

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Izzi Gomez’s Top SUP Surfing Trips

Ever wonder where the two-time women’s SUP surfing world champ loves to shred? Here, Izzi Gomez spills some insight on where her favorite places in the world are to go for a surf. Check it out:

  • Published in Travel

Destinations With Epic Views

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.

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Paddle Boarding Nicaragua

Nicaragua offers variety of SUP experiences for SUP surfers and SUP yogis alike. By many standards Nicaragua is somewhat of a new frontier in Central America. Years of political and civil unrest left Nicaragua off the radar for most travelers. But now that Nicaragua is stable and open for tourism, people are starting to trickle on to the untouched beaches and surf the miles of empty swells. This not-so-secret SUP spot is ripe and ready to be paddled!

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Paddle Boarding Brevard County, Florida

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.

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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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Sean Poynter & Ian Cairns Hosting Ultimate SUP Surf Retreat

If you’re looking to step up your game in SUP surfing and you want to get away for a bit the SUP-Surf Retreat in Punta Mita, Mexico is exactly what you need. Hosted by SUP Pro Sean Pointer and surfing legend Ian Cairns, the retreat is based around a SUP surfing coaching and learning experience that mixes in a 5-star luxurious vacation experience.

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SUPLuxe Package Launches At Punta Mita’s Villa Lunada

Owned by Oregon native and longtime surfer Greg Warnick, the 5,500 square foot, four bedroom beachfront Villa Lunada is located “within the gates” of Mexico’s tony Punta Mita on the Pacific Coast, maintaining a laid-back surf vibe as it sits atop of El Faro, a high quality right point break reminiscent of Malibu.

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Paddle Boarding Stuart, Florida

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.

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Visit And Train With Tiago Silva In Portugal At Mauka Lodge

If you want to start or improve your SUP surfing skills or you are already a good SUP surfer who wants to explore the best surfing spots in Europe, you want professional and private service, you want to meet other nice SUP surfers, and/or relax in the fantastic atmosphere of Portuguese country side then you must check out Mauka Lodge.

  • Published in Opinion

Fiona Wylde’s Top 10 SUP Destinations

At the ripe young age of 18-years-old, Starboard and Werner Paddles athlete Fiona Wylde has traveled the world and back again. In 2015 alone Fiona went to Japan, all over the mainland U.S., Europe, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and more, so to say she’s well traveled is an understatement. Seeing as she’s been all over the world and getting to stand up paddle in amazing places we wanted to get Fiona’s opinion of where her top SUP destinations are located. Check out what she had to say...

  • Published in Travel

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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Paddle Diva Rolls Out Operations To ​Rincon, Puerto Rico​!

Paddle Diva is joining forces with Road To Happiness Surfing and Tours to create an unique stand up paddle experience in Rincon, Puerto Rico. ​Paddle Diva will be offering: Beginner Lessons, SUP Surfing, SUP Yoga, SUP Fitness and guided tours.

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding Through Algarve's Legendary Benagil Caves

Is there a better way to explore Algarve’s remote marine caves than via SUP? Probably not. The Basecampers, who are a group of friends traveling around the world seeking alternative experiences in popular travel destinations, traveled to Faro in the Portugal’s Algarve region where Nick Robinson, a SUP instructor in the area, guided them through the legendary Benagil caves. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, watching their video of one of the most-photographed caves should jog your memory!

  • Published in Journeys

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!

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Escape To Mexico On A SUP Surf & Yoga Retreat

With the wintery chill in the air and lack of sun in many places in the Northern Hemisphere, a getaway will seem like the perfect fix to everything you're missing about summer. Boardworks athlete and SUP Yoga guru Jessica Cichra a.k.a Wave of Wellness is hosting a SUP adventure in Punta Mita, Mexico.

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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 Barbados

Barbados or Bim, as it is lovingly referred to by its local inhabitants, is a perfect island paradise for the progressive adventuring paddle boarder. With its rich history, Barbados packs a real punch in its 166 square mile package.

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The Perfect Getaway: Bali SUP Surf Yacht Charters

In dire need of a vacay? Take a trip down to Bali and charter a yacht with SUP Bali Lombok Surf Charters. The combination of seasoned surf charter operators, experienced Stand Up Paddle guides & qualified SUP instructors has allowed packages to be created to tick all of the boxes & provide something more than just a surf trip.

  • Published in Travel

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.

  • Published in Travel

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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Paddle Boarding Chicama, Peru

Looking for a new travel destination to take your SUP? Look no further than Peru SUP Camp, located in the beautiful area of Chicama, Peru!

  • Published in Travel

Paddle Boarding Peru

If you’re looking to get in one last SUP surfing trip check out this awesome SUP surfing camp down in Peru!

  • Published in Travel

Gerry Lopez Retreat & More At Turtle Bay

 Supconnect spoke to Mark Taylor from the Turtle Bay Resort about Wanderlust, the Gerry Lopez/ Kai Lenny Retreat and more big events happening at Turtle Bay in 2014. 

  • Published in News

Paddle Boarding Mauritius, Africa

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius - After the success of its first edition,theMauritius SUP Challengewill once again take placeon the beach of the LUX Belle Mare Hotel, one of the premier destinations on the island's Eastern coast.

  • Published in Travel

Paddle Boarding Cape Town, South Africa

The city of Cape Town is crowned and guarded by Table Mountain, one of the new Seven Natural Wonders Of The World. Today we're taking you through some of the finer points about the paddling scene in and around the city, giving you a taste of what to expect from this bucket-list location.

  • Published in Travel

Paddle Boarding Turtle Bay, Oahu, Hawaii

Did you know that Turtle Bay, which has truly become a professional platform for the stand up paddle world, is now giving away an all-inclusive trip for two to their resort? ·

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YOLO Board Offers Paddleboard Camp in Costa Rica

Enjoy Green Season at Vista Guapa Surf Camp’s YOLO SUP Experience Scheduled for October 19th to 25th.  The YOLO SUP Experience will make the most of the ample waves of Costa Rica’s Green Season while offering guests an authentic adventure in Jaco, Costa Rica. Photo by Mark Salvetti

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Paddle Boarding Punta Mita, Mexico

Bodie Shandro, a Pro Certified Stand Up Paddle Instructor and Guide with Surfit, and his wife Brenda have planned a luxury SUP Surf Safari trip where paddlers will ride the perfect SUP Surf for aspiring sup wave riders looking for playful, non-intimidating waves.

  • Published in Travel

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 Dominican Republic

SUPtheWorld has officially added the North Coast area of the DominicanRepublic to its growing number of SUP Vacation Locations.  Read on to gather more information about how you can enjoy this beautiful location / SUP vacation.

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Paddle Boarding Nosara, Costa Rica

Experience Nosara is, "a stand up paddle and adventure company" located in Costa Rica.  Recently they partnered with Southern California Stand up Paddle specialist, Co-Owner of Infinity SUP and recent cast member of the movie H2Indo, Dave Boehne, to put together a SUP camp which will focus on SUP surf coaching for intermediate to advanced paddlers in the tropical waters of Costa Rica.  So why should you be so interested in this Costa Rica sup surf get away?

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Paddle Boarding Bora Bora

Bora Bora seems to be a very popular stand up paddle destination and more and more SUPers are saying that it is on their bucket list of places to visit.  But why is that?  What is it that is so intriguing about this particular spot?

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Paddle Boarding La Réunion, Indian Ocean

Réunion has so many of those hidden & wild spots...waterfalls are countless here...It feels like a decor from the Avatar movie...Huge lakes at the very bottom of a stone throat with very stiff cliffs and water falls roaring 100 meter high! The adventure lasted 3 weeks.

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5 Great SUP Vacations

Do you find yourself staring longingly at glossy photos of ordinary people paddling in extraordinary locations?  Are you yearning to embark on your own SUP travel adventure but don’t know where to start?  Here’s a list of five exceptional and unique SUP getaway destinations and accommodations.

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Paddle Boarding Shipwrecks, Indonesia

Karina Figl flees the cold winter waters of Cape Town for the tropical warmth of Indonesian breaks. Read about her stand up paddleboard surf sessions in Indo.

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Paddle Boarding Venezuela

From churning 6-foot waves to serenely beautiful bays with crystal clear waters, Venezuela has much to offer to all stand up paddle skill levels. Read on to discover highlights of a country on the SUP frontier.

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Paddle Boarding Bali, Indonesia

An Island sitting in the Indian Ocean eight degrees south of the Equator, resting on the western fringes of the ring of fire, with perfect waves and conveniently placed reef channels, this is where I call home, Bali, also known as the ‘Island of the gods’ and more recently as ‘Stand Up Heaven.’

  • Published in Travel

Paddle Boarding Israel, Part 2

Israel, the holy land. A region deemed sacred by three of the world’s largest monotheistic faiths, brimming with diversity and history, becomes sup grounds.

  • Published in Travel
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