Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the Top 5 biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddleboarding. If you’ve got anything newsworthy, weird or worth reading about, don’t be shy to share the scoop with us via e-mail.
5. APP World Tour to Debut in London This Summer
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The Association of Paddlesurfing Professionals (APP), announced today that it will be bringing the opening leg of its 2018 World Tour to central London for the first time this summer. The London SUP Open will see a series of elite stand-up paddle board races take place on the River Thames and Royal Docks on 7th – 8th July 2018 as the biggest names in international SUP descend on the capital. Learn more HERE.
4. New Title Sponsor Announced for 2018 Carolina Cup
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The Carolina Cup, the world’s largest festival combining paddle races, clinics, product displays, and entertainment has attracted the support of Quiksilver Waterman as title sponsor. Read more HERE.
3. Paddle Boarding Tours in Nepal
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In October 2017 a team of stand up paddleboarders embarked on a first descent of the Kali Gandaki lower regions and were treated to a spectacular adventure. Hosted by the team from Water Skills Academy and Live the Adventure Himalayan specialists, the trip provided everlasting memories. Here is a brief synopsis of the adventure.
2. Accessories You Need for Your SUP
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Sure, paddle boarding is a great way to have fun, get exercise, and be out in nature. All you need is a board and a paddle and you can create your own adventure. But, what if you want to add to your experience and bring even more fun into it? (Yes, that’s possible!) There are tons of tools, gadgets and accessories that can be paired with paddle boarding to make your experience even better. Here, we’ve listed a few accessories for your SUP that are an awesome addition to your everyday paddles. Check it out.
1. Top 10 World’s Largest SUP Events
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Every year SUP athletes and enthusiasts of all levels travel around the world to compete in some of the biggest and most challenging events in the sport. Whether it's technical courses or endurance races, downwind or surf, there are a handful of major events that have have reigned supreme within the SUP community over the past few years. Taking participation numbers, community engagement, and professional athlete turnout into account, we rounded up the top 10 largest SUP events around the world. Check it out HERE.
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