Weekly Recap 02/28/23
- Written by Staff
- Published in News
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. SUP Tail Design 101
Heat Score - 66
Have you ever wondered why the tail of your paddle board is flat and square while the ones down the beach have rounded tails? There is a reason for the different tail shapes, and it’s not just cosmetic. A SUP’s tail shape is integrally tied to how the board is designed to perform. So if you’re shopping for a new paddle board, it is worth paying attention to the shape of the tail. Read more HERE.
4. Paddle Boarding Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park
Heat Score - 79
Looking for somewhere to go this summer? If you've never heard of Lake McDonald, hopefully you have heard of Glacier National Park. Known for its glaciers, snow capped mountains, hiking trails, wildlife, cascading waterfalls, rivers, scenic valleys and vistas, and alpine lakes, Glacier National Park is a well known destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Its scenery is unmatched and has everything mother nature has to offer. For the SUP enthusiast, the lakes in Glacier National Park are a must-see destination and should be put on your bucket list. Read more HERE.
3. 5 Tips For Buying A Family SUP
Heat Score - 84
Purchasing a stand up paddle board for your family can be a daunting experience. Paddle boards are expensive, and many people are afraid to make the wrong decision when buying a SUP. Keep these considerations in mind during your shopping process to help you make the right purchase decision. Read more HERE.
2. How Can Sound Sleep Prevent Injury and Boost Your SUP Performance?
Heat Score - 87
SUP is considered such a safe sport that it is commonly recommended for children adults alike. However, if you want to reduce your risk of injury while you are out at sea, or if you take part in competitive events, ensure that sleep is an important priority in your daily life. Researchers have concluded that ensuring adequate rest is key for preventing injury, as is a training program that addresses technique, strengthening, and flexibility of injury prone regions like the shoulder, elbow, and back. Sleeping well will not only boost your athletic performance, but also help you recover if you have had an injury. Read on to discover why sleep is key for SUP enthusiasts wishing to give their sport their all! Read more HERE.
1. How To Go On A SUP Expedition
Heat Score - 96
We recently connected with Bruce Kirkby to get the inside scoop on Starboard's Sprint Expedition. Today, we're back with some pro tips on how to go on a SUP expedition. Our big question: "Board aside, what other accessories should one have to go on a SUP expedition?" Check out Bruce's insight here. Read more HERE.
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