Supconnect Launches World’s Largest SUP Review Platform

For the past year, the Editorial team at Supconnect has been working long and hard on their biggest launch yet: the Supconnect Reviews. The Supconnect Reviews are an in-depth collection of highly detailed reviews of products in the stand up paddle (SUP) market. With this launch, Supconnect has created the World’s largest SUP review platform.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Stand Up Paddle Industry Association (SUPIA) has recently announced the dates and opened registration for their annual 2015 SUPIA SUMMIT. SUPIA is the trade organization that handles all businesses of stand up paddle boarding.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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