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How To Improve Performance In SUP Yoga

Need help improving your SUP Yoga skills? We’ve sat down with Dashama Gordon, a Starboard ambassador, and one of the leading voices in the SUP Yoga movement to give us a few tips on how to advance yourself in SUP Yoga. Here are her tips:

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Aqua Marina Calling for Ambassadors to Join Team

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.

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SUPfit Announces 2017 Retreat Dates

For 2017 SUPfit is collaborating with experienced instructors (Stand Up Paddle boarding, SUP Yoga, SUP Pilates and Nutrition) to launch a programme of water based wellbeing retreats.

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5 Ways SUP Yoga Makes You A Better Yoga Teacher

Looking for ways to become a better Yoga teacher to help your yoga classes become even better? Take a splash at SUP yoga! Here are 5 ways that SUP yoga can make you a better yoga teacher.

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A Beginner's Guide to SUP Yoga

When not training for a race or world record attempt you will likely find Seychelle Hattingh channeling her inner chi and practicing and even teaching SUP yoga. Not long ago, Seychelle partnered up with the folks at West Marine to come out with a beginner’s guide to stand up paddle yoga.

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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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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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Top Mistakes To Avoid In SUP Yoga

Dashama, a Starboard ambassador, is one of the leading voices in the SUP Yoga movement and we’ve picked Dashama’s brain for some Standup Paddle Board Yoga Tips. Here is what she had to say about what mistakes to avoid in SUP Yoga.

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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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2017 Boardworks Rukus SUP

New for 2017, Boardworks Surf has launched a new board in their stand up paddle collection, the 10’6” Rukus. The Rukus is a great do-it all standup paddle board for the whole family that is versatile, built to take a beating, and last season after season.

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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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Why Female Paddlers Need SlipIns

Seasons, weather, and locations may change but one thing that should be a constant in any female stand up paddler’s set of gear should be a SlipIn Surfskin. Here’s why:

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2016 Holiday SUP Gift and Gear Guide

Can you believe 2016 is coming to an end?! With the gift-giving 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.

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Red Paddle Co Launches New Designs For 2017

Red Paddle Co is proud to announce the release of its 2017 stand-up paddleboard (SUP) range. Introducing a number of new features, as well as three brand new innovative designs which fall in to the fastest growing categories – racing and touring – the British brand continues to excel in both design and technical specification.

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Top Reasons You Need An Inflatable Paddle Board

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.

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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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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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Starboard Brand Video | 2017

Take a look at Starboard’s 2016 SUP Brand video that was recently released. Take a sneak peek at the 2017 innovations and products hitting the market soon.

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Summer Market 2016 Forum: Stand Up & Be Heard

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!

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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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Enhance Your Workouts With SUP Fitness

A new and exciting way to workout on water, dynamic and effective classes on Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP). Different exercises are performed on the board whilst floating on water, your balance will be challenged and fun guaranteed! The intensity of each exercise is increased, ensuring an effective workout with many health and fitness benefits.

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Caribbean Multi-Sport Adventure & SUP Certification Being Offered In USVI

ACA certified instructor trainers Matt Hite and Julie Roach are bringing their expertise to the U.S.V.I., St. John this January 21-28, 2017. Seven days of adventure on an island that is 7,000 acres of national park land in the month of January with crystal clear warm winter swells! Sounds inviting right? Best of all, they’re asking you to join them!

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2016 Fall Paddle Boarding Gear Guide

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!

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Top Stand Up Paddlers Team Up For 4th Annual Beyond The Shore Paddlefest

4th Annual Beyond the Shore Paddlefest presented by Kinecta Federal Credit Union will be lead this year by pro SUP athletes Danny Ching, Candice Appleby and Slater Trout to raise awareness and funds for charity partners: Surfrider Foundation South Bay, Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

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Pau Hana SUP Releases Video Series From Adventure To Hawaii

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.

5 Ways SUP Yoga Can Enrich Your Daily Life

SUP Yoga is on the rise and the crossover of the two sports (stand up paddling and yoga) is reaching the masses. Here, Aubrey Renee, a lover of SUP Yoga and stand up paddling shares five ways that SUP Yoga can enrich your daily life. Take a look:

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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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The Benefit Of Training Indoors

Between wind, weather, chop, swell, no babysitter, working too many hours and missing daylight, and a plethora of other reasons, sometimes the day just doesn’t allow for getting on the water. So, while we can accept the fact that indoor SUP training definitely is not as stress-relieving and euphoric as actually being on the water, it does have quite a few benefits. And when done appropriately, can be affordable AND highly effective.

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6 Benefits Of The LiftSUP Handle

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.

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Starboard Introduces "Pocket Of Plastic" Challenge

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.

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Swimwear That Works For The Female Paddle Boarder

Wedgies. Nipple peeks. Bikini plumber’s crack. Slippage, slide-age, and strap issues. Swimsuit issues. Nope I’m not talking about the Sports Illustrated ones, I’m talking about the reasons why you hate all the bikinis you own, especially for surf and SUP. I was tired of suits that fit great when they were dry, and felt like droopy wallpaper when they got wet. But once I tried Calavera Swimwear, all that changed.

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A Closer Look At The Unique, Beautiful, And Eco-Friendly Jarvis Boards

With the explosion of stand up paddle boarding (SUP) the market has become flooded with a plethora of SUP brands and manufacturers causing a dilution of quality products, making it harder for the consumer to find something worth their investment. However, there are brands and products on the market that do offer beautiful and quality products that are something to be proud of. Case in point: Jarvis Boards.

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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10 SUP Yoga Poses for Everyone

If you love Yoga it’s likely you’ve heard of or have practiced on a stand up paddle board.  Take a look at these 10 SUP Yoga poses that anyone can do.

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2016 Summer Paddle Boarding Gear Guide

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!

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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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Starboard Joins Sustainable Surf Ecoboard Project

In celebration of the United Nations designated World Oceans Day, nonprofit environmental organization Sustainable Surf is proud to announce that leading Stand Up Paddleboard & Windsurf brand, Starboard, has joined their ECOBOARD Project program as their newest partner.

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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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Protect Your SUP From The Sun With The Topless Boardbag

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.

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Go On Your Dream SUP Expedition With Help From The Hobkey Adventure Grant

Hobkey Adventure Grant wants to fund your dream SUP Expedition! Hobkey Adventure Grant was set up to support paddlers to go out and do something they’ve always wanted. Not just hard core expeditioners, but any kind of memorable trips. It’s open for beginners and for more seasoned kayakers, canoeists and paddle boarders. Learn more and apply!

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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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The 3 Types Of Drop Stitch Technology Used To Build Inflatable SUPs

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.

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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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Four Core Reasons Why You Should Stand Up Paddle (SUP)

Most people jump on a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) to reap the benefits of being outside in nature, getting their heart rate up and having fun. I know that’s why I started! Just being out on the water is a huge part of the allure of Stand Up Paddling, but what if I told you there is also a big gain to your core simply by standing on your SUP?!

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BIC SUP Cross Paddle Board Series 2016 Video

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.

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Empowering Women Through SUP

When I first picked up a paddle and stood on a board in 2010 I felt scared, shaky and out of my element. But after an hour on the water I returned my board feeling confident; if I could go from falling every five seconds to walking on water in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico than I could do anything! I knew immediately I wanted to get more women on the water. I wanted to empower other women through stand up paddling and SUP fitness classes.

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Lakeshore Paddleboard Co 2016 SUP Product Catalog

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.

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2016 Spring Paddle Boarding Gear Guide

The sun is starting to shine, ice is melting and spring is starting to peek it’s head around the corner. With temperatures rising and waterways defrosting into lakes and rivers again, it’s time to start getting geared up and ready to get back on the water and out of the winter hibernation. 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 Spring SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

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SUP Pictures By Jason Wilson

We all can appreciate a good photo when we see one and in the Supconnect Photographer Series, we do just that. We connect with exceptional photographers in and out of the stand up paddle boarding world and showcase some of their many fantastic photos. This week, we are stoked to highlight Jason Wilson from Lake Tahoe, California.

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Discover SUP Yoga With Wanderlust

If you were on the fence about whether or not to take your yoga practice to the water, after watching this short film your decision will surely have been made. The video titled, “Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga: ‘No calm sea ever made a skilled sailor’” was produced by Wanderlust and is visually stunning to say the least. To sum it up, it features everything we love about SUP Yoga.

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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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5 Reasons To Stand Up Paddle Your Way To A Fit Body

Stand Up Paddling is a good work out that keeps you active and fit. Did you know Stand Up Paddling even beats your gym? Once you have read the five reasons below you will never want to skip a paddle-session for a work-out in the gym anymore!

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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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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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Brand Ambassadors Wanted: Starboard SUP Looks To Fill 100 Ambassador Positions In The USA

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".

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2015 Holiday SUP Gift & Gear Guide

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.

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The Making Behind Boardworks' Award Winning Joyride Flow

The Boardworks Joyride Flow won the 2015 Supconnect Gear of the Year award for Best All-Round stand up paddle board. The Joyride Flow is a board that can do it all: yoga, touring, cruising, surfing, you name it. To get the inside scoop on how the Joyride Flow came to be and the behind the scenes look on what went into making this award-winning design take a look...

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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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Boardworks Introduces All New Line Of Inflatable SUPs

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.

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How To Make Paddles With Werner Paddles

With a mission statement of "Ultimate Paddle Performance" and 50 years of handcrafting paddles, the crew at Werner Paddles have a ton of experience and endless knowledge of the craft of paddle making. Werner Paddles have been on the cutting edge of innovation and technology with their paddles so we wanted to pick their brains and get a little bit of insight as to what the process of paddle making truly is.

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SUP Yoga With Soyela Shafer

Join Soyela Shafer and Pau Hana Surf Supply for SUP yoga at Mother's Beach as they share a few tips for SUP Yoga beginners and more!

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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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3rd Annual Beyond The Shore Paddlefest Coming To Redondo Beach

Elite & Open SUP Races combined with the Largest SUP Yoga Event to raise awareness and funds for the ocean charities Surfrider South Bay, 5 Gyres & Marine Mammal Care Center Announced by Pro Ocean Athlete, Anthony Vela with a $1500 Purse Prizes for SUP Elite Racers.

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4 Advanced SUP Yoga Poses For Experienced Paddlers

Once you learn and get comfortable with beginner and moderate SUP yoga poses, you should now be ready to challenge yourself and learn some of the more advanced poses. Dashama Gordon is one of the leading voices in the SUP Yoga movement and together with her sponsor Starboard SUP, Dashama has come out with a series of SUP Yoga tutorials where she shares some standup paddle board yoga poses. In this feature, Dashama walks through a few different advanced yoga poses that you can try out.

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Werner Paddles Redesigns And Introduces Entire SUP Lineup

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.

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5 Moderate SUP Yoga Poses For Intermediate Paddlers

Once you learn and get comfortable with beginner yoga poses, you should now be ready to take it up a notch and learn some intermediate poses. In this feature, Dashama goes over a few different moderate yoga poses to help you progress.

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5 Basic SUP Yoga Poses For Beginners

Dashama Gordon is one of the leading voices in the SUP Yoga movement and together with her sponsor Starboard SUP, Dashama has come out with a series of SUP Yoga tutorials where she shares some standup paddle board yoga tips. If you're interested in trying SUP Yoga, here are a few basic poses to get you started.

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SUP Pictures By Flux Photography

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and we believe it. In our SUP Photography Series we highlight and connect with exceptional photographers in and out of the stand up paddle boarding world and showcase some of their many fabulous photos. This week in our latest exhibit, we are thrilled to share the exquisite talent of photographer Lorenzo Vladimir Menendez of Flux Photography.

Supconnect Editor's Choice Awards Voting Extended!

The 2015 Supconnect Awards in partnership with the AWSI and presented by Turtle Bay is extending the voting period for the 2015 Editor's Choice portion of their awards. The Supconnect Awards started in 2010 as a way of recognizing individuals that made exceptional contributions to the sport. As such, it’s the world’s first and original awards in the stand up paddle industry.

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How to Find Stability for SUP Yoga

Boardworks ambassador and SUP Yoga guru Jessica Cichra recently released this awesome tutorial on how to find stability for SUP Yoga. Cichra uses Body Dialogue yoga principles to ground & build a strong foundation, then adds quick and easy warm ups to get you prepared for your SUP yoga practice. See her tips for finding stability here.

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SUP Gear Review: Boardworks Shubu Raven

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…

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Paddle Boarding Nutrition With Pitaya Plus

Meet the Co-Founders of Pitaya Plus, the newest superfood to hit the market. Pitaya, similar to the popularized super fruit Acai, is rich in antioxidants, packed with powerful Vitamins C and B and active enzymes but is lower in sugar and calories than Acai. When not operating out of La Jolla, California, Co-founders Chuck Casano and Ben Hiddlestone can be found enjoying the coastal waters of San Diego paddle boarding and surfing.

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SIC Maui Giving Away X-12.6 Air-Glide

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.

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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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Family-Friendly SUP Event To Support Brain Injury Prevention

British Columbia based charitable association BrainTrust Canada is introducing a new SUP event in Kelowna called Pihl Law Paddle for Prevention as Kelowna law firm Pihl Law Corporation is title sponsor, with major sponsors TELUS, COSTCO, Peacock Sheridan and Harmony Honda. All proceeds will go to support brain injury education and prevention in the Okanagan.

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10 Stand Up Paddling Summer Must Have's

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.

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How to Choose Gear for SUP Yoga

As one of the leading voices in the SUP Yoga movement Dashama Gordon knows a thing or two about Yoga and paddle boarding. Some of her credentials include: hosting Yoga and SUP Yoga retreats around the world; having her own SUP Yoga board made by Starboard; and being a contributor to several media outlets. To help others connect with this exciting new discipline and to help them grow through it, we’ve picked Dashama’s brain for some tips on choosing the right gear for SUP Yoga. Here is what she had to say.

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Boardworks Joy Ride Flow 9'11 Review

Natali Zollinger breaks down the Boardworks Joy Ride Flow 9'11" and gives her perspective on who this board is best suited for and more. Read the review below.

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Is SUP Yoga Better Than Yoga On Land?

Seasoned yoga and paddle board professional Jodelle Fitzwater dishes on her perspective of the question if doing SUP Yoga is better than yoga on land. Read her take here.

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Boardworks Announces Stand Up Paddleboard for Women

Boardworks is excited to introduce the Muse, a new stand up paddleboard designed specifically for women. Beautiful and inspiring, the Muse is the perfect all around Stand Up Paddle board for exploring a large variety of waterways from flatwater to surf.

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Paddle Board Podcast Hits The Water For Its Launch Weekend

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).

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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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ConnexSUP: The Perfect Place To Start On Your Next SUP Adventure

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.

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SUP Yoga Tips by Dashama

Dashama, a Starboard ambassador, is one of the leading voices in the SUP Yoga movement and we had a chance to catch up with her. To help others connect with this exciting new discipline and to help them grow through it, we’ve picked Dashama’s brain for some Standup Paddle Board Yoga Tips. Here is what she had to say.

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The Art of Stand Up Paddling Being Revised

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?

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Costa Rica SUP Yoga Retreat

Join world renowned yoga teachers Dashama Love and Amber Zuckswert for yoga, meditation, massage, and enlightening workshops that will leave you feeling rejuvenated.

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Europe To Host First Annual SUP Conference

2015 will see the worlds first SUP and Surf Coaching and Development conference.  The aim is to professionally update existing coaches, share ideas and develop together regardless of existing affiliations or associations. It is a unique opportunity for not only coaches, schools, clubs and professionals to come together but also those looking to develop their skills.

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2014 SUP Holiday Gift Guide

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.

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2014 Beyond The Shore Paddlefest

Join us October 12, 2014, for the second annual BEYOND THE SHORE PADDLEFEST and help us set the Guinness World Record for the largest SUP Yoga class.

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Awesome SUP Yoga Retreat

During this one of a kind, 4 Day Yoga Transformational Experience, you will dive deep into the art and science of teaching SUP Yoga and Pranashama Vinyasa Yoga including beginners, intermediate and advanced practices lead by Dashama and Bianca Guimaraes.

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SUP Yoga With Sharks

One person in particular who loves SUP Yoga is Tasha McWilliams and she takes the sport one step further. Tasha loves to do SUP Yoga surrounded by sharks!

Jodelle Fitzwater's Journey Into SUP Yoga

Jodelle Fitzwater stars n the latest installment from 'Facing Waves', which takes us into why and how she came to start yoga and paddle boarding, giving fans and readers a unique look at her career and journey.

SUP Fitness Video

Paiwen team manager, Alison Calder, talks us through the basics of a good SUP workout.

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3 Benefits of SUP Yoga

Alex Mauer has been delving into SUP Yoga as a way to improve his training. This week we checked in with him to find out how he's finding SUP Yoga useful.

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SUP Yoga Brasil Video

SUP Yoga Brasil founder and owner, Bianca Guimaraes, recently shared this awesome compilation video of her and some good friends enjoying a trip to the Canyons in the Aparados da Serra National Park.

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SUP Chicks & Floating Yogis To Host Event

The SUP Chicks So-Cal are raising money to support the Standup for the Cure and benefit breast cancer research, testing and awareness through the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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Cape Cod Adventure With Gillian Gibree

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.

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Paddle Boarding Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

SANTA TERESA BEACH, Costa Rica - Supconnect Community member, Sandra Tedeschi, talks about Vajra Sol Yoga Adventures, who are offering "upscale yoga retreats fused with enlivening activities for those who seek to revitalize their spirit in an unforgettable and soul enriching getaway."

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H2YO SUP Yoga Course Offered In California

SANTA BARBARA, California - Stand Up Paddling is the fastest growing sport on the planet. Yoga is the newest evolution of of fitness on board. H2YO = water + yoga is widely known for its smooth transition of floating yoga and safe paddling instruction.

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Supconnect Profile: Bianca Guimarães

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Bianca Guimaraes is one of the leading SUP Yoga personalities in Brazil, taking her passion for stand up paddling and yoga to a wide audience through television appearances, demos and racing at major events, and spreading the word through her website, suprogabrasil.com. Aside from being a great all-round athlete, Bianca's positive approach to life and paddling is what makes her such a fantastic ambassador for the sport of SUP. Keep reading to find out more about her.

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13 Amazing SUP Yoga Photos

SAN DIEGO, California - Supconnect takes a look at the Best Sup Yoga pictures from 2013, bringing you a collection of beautiful images from around the world.

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Paddle Boarding Oahu, Hawaii

OAHU, Hawaii - From February 27 to March 2nd, the Turtle Bay Resort will host one of the world's biggest Yoga/Music/SUP Yoga/Art and love festivals - Wanderlust. The lineup for this year's event is looking amazing, with Donavan Frankenreiter, Moby and Mike Love headlining the music, while Gerry Lopez, Jenn Perell and a host of other incredible instructors leading sessions, as well as a host of interesting vendors offering family-friendly activities. 

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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 Adds SUP Yoga Pro Kathryn McCann

YOLO Board is excited to announce the addition of Kathryn McCann – a California-based SUP Yoga expert to the YOLO Board Elite Rider Team.  Photo by Shelly Swanger of Shelly Swanger Photography

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Glide Sup Designs Yoga Specific Paddleboard

Taylor Chaput had a problem. It was resolved after working with Ken Driscoll, the master designer and shaper, as well as a co-owner of Glide SUP.  Click "Read More" to learn the details!

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SUP Wheels - SUP Transportation Made Easy

Have you ever wanted to go stand up paddle but had a concern about how you were going to get the board from the car to the water without dropping it and potentially damaging your gear?  Click "Read More" to watch a video with a solution.

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10 Webisodes to Make Your SUP Yoga Even Better

Some Stand Up Paddlers want nothing to do with neither the waves nor races and simply want to feel the zen and energy that come from floating on the water while doing SUP yoga. ·Fortunately for them, there is an instructive video webisode series on the SupConnect youtube channel. ·

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YOGAqua Webisode Series Begins Today!

Today is a great day because it is the official launch of the NEW YOGAqua Webisode Series with none other than the beautiful and bright Sarah Tiefenthaler.  Now those who can not join her at the Suplove Beach Club and other YOGAqua locations in sunny southern California, can watch on youtube.

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Paddle Boarding Geothermal Spring Crater, Midway, Utah

As Stand up Paddle grows throughout the world, many find that there are various disciplines of SUP that they enjoy.  One of the most popular at the moment appears to be SUP Yoga.  But, how many people can say that they have done SUP Yoga in a geothermal spring?

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Paddle Board Yoga Airs on National TV Show

Dr. James Sears, one of the six health panelists on the nationally syndicated show, The Doctors, headed to Marina Del Rey for a lesson of stand up paddle (sup) board yoga, or YogAqua, as Sarah Tiefenthaler calls it.

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Stand Up Paddle Yoga - Headstand Pose

Trade your baking hot room and yoga mat in for calm waters and a stand up paddleboard. Try out the Headstand Pose and look for more each week in the SUP Yoga instructional set on SUP Connect.

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Stand Up Paddle Yoga - Downward Dog Pose

Trade your baking hot room and yoga mat in for calm waters and a stand up paddleboard. Try out the Downward Dog Pose and look for more each week in the SUP Yoga instructional set on SUP Connect.

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Stand Up Paddle Yoga - High Lunge Pose

Trade your baking hot room and yoga mat in for calm waters and a stand up paddleboard. Try out the High Lunge Pose and look for more each week in the SUP Yoga instructional set on SUP Connect.

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Stand Up Paddle Yoga - Big Toe Pose

Trade your baking hot room and yoga mat in for calm waters and a stand up paddleboard. Get your stretch on with the Big Toe Pose and look for more each week in the SUP Yoga instructional set on SUP Connect.

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Stand Up Paddle Yoga - Corpse Pose

Trade your baking hot room and yoga mat in for calm waters and a stand up paddleboard. Cool down with the Corpse Pose and look for more each week in the SUP Yoga instructional set on SUP Connect.

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Stand Up Paddle Pilates - Half Roll Down

Add a few SUP exercises to your weekend stand up paddleboard workout. Try the Half Roll Down and look for more each week in the SUP Exercise instructional set on SUP Connect.

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Stand Up Paddle Yoga - Upward Plank Pose

Trade your baking hot room and yoga mat in for calm waters and a stand up paddleboard. Try out the Upward Plank Pose and look for more each week in the SUP Yoga instructional set on SUP Connect.

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SUPilates - Twist

Add a few SUP exercises to your weekend stand up paddleboard workout. Try this one out and look for more each week in the SUP Exercise instructional set on SUP Connect.

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SUP Yoga - Hero Pose

Trade your baking hot room and yoga mat in for calm waters and a stand up paddle board. Try out this pose and look for more each week in the SUP Yoga instructional set on SUP Connect.

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SUPilates - Leg Pull Front Support

Add a few SUP exercises to your weekend stand up paddleboard workout. Try this one out and look for more each week in the SUP Exercise instructional set on SUP Connect.

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SUP Yoga - Reclining Big Toe Pose

Trade your baking hot room and yoga mat in for calm waters and a stand up paddle board. Try out this pose and look for more each week in the SUP Yoga instructional set on SUP Connect.

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The SUP Yoga Synthesis

Stand up paddling + yoga = SUP Yoga. This niche in the SUP world has caught fire, fueled by the exceptional workout it provides and the meditative qualities of being on the water. Read more and look for our weekly SUP Yoga poses to try out for yourself.

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SUP Fitness With Nikki Gregg

Nikki Gregg, fitness professional and elite SUP competitor, shows us how to safely and effectively transform our bodies and reap the health benefits of stand up paddling while having fun in her Stand Up Paddle Fitness video.

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FCS Stand Up Paddleboard Day Bag

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.

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10'6" All-Around Wide by PSH

The All-Around Wide stand up paddle board by PSH is a great fit for someone looking for a bit more stability but who also wants to take it to the surf and have some fun. The added stability makes touring more comfortable and the strong construction can take its fair amount of beating.

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ET SUP Program: Strength and Reach

HOOD RIVER, Oregon – It takes time to improve the strength-endurance needed for longer paddle sessions, but one thing you can change almost immediately is your technique.

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