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. National Titles Awarded at Hoe Toa Paddle Championships
Heat Score - 64
New champions were crowned and a new generation stood up at the Hoe Toa Paddle Championships in New Zealand on the weekend, where Penelope Strickland and Tara Hope earned national titles, Australia’s Lincoln Dews gatecrashed the party with a clean sweep and over 200 paddlers hit the water for a big two days of racing. Read more HERE.
4. Tips For SUP Surfing Beginners
Heat Score - 71
Want to add in some excitement to your SUP routine and start SUP surfing? We’ve talked to some of stand up paddling’s best surfers and asked them to share their top tips for beginners. See tips HERE.
3. Fiona Wylde Dishes on the State of The SUP Industry
Heat Score - 84
In an interview with North Carolina Press Release, Fiona Wylde talks about Annabel Anderson’s hiatus from SUP, the Carolina Cup’s Graveyard Race, her season performance in 2017, and her plans for 2018. Fiona cheers the birth of the newly formed Paddle League, shares her thoughts about the state-of-the-sport, women in SUP, 14-foot boards, and her ongoing challenge with Type 1 diabetes. Read the interview HERE.
2. National Retailers Cut Ties With NRA-Backed Jimmy Styks
Heat Score - 90
In the midst of national conversations surrounding gun control legislation and the NRA following the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida in February, several large retailers have cut ties with the NRA or partners that are associated with the NRA in response to consumer boycotts. Read more HERE.
1. Paddle Boarder Attacked by Shark in Hawaii
Heat Score - 99
On Saturday morning, March 31, 2018, a 25-year-old man was paddle boarding off the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii and was attacked by a shark. According to reports by Big Island Now the man was paddling about 100 to 150 yards offshore when he was attacked. Read more HERE.
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