Weekly Recap 07/13/2021


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. 5 Tips To Improve Paddle Stroke

Connor Baxter | Photo Courtesy: Starboard SUP

Heat Score - 61

In stand up paddle boarding, having a good paddle stroke is crucial to seeing results and improving skill level. Many of stand up paddling's top athletes stress that the paddle stroke is one of the most important, if not the most important, tool to master when paddling. We caught up with many of stand up paddling's best athletes to get some tips on how to have a great paddle stroke. Learn more HERE.





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

Kate Watson getting her core workout. | Photo Courtesy: Kate Watson

Heat Score - 77

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?! Learn more here.

3. How Can Sound Sleep Prevent Injury and Boost Your SUP Performance?

Photo: Audrey Renee

Heat Score - 85

Stand Up Paddle (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. Read more HERE.

2. Events Of The Month: July 2021

Photo Credit: Jianca Lazarus

Heat Score - 88

Attending a standup paddle boarding event is one of the best ways to enjoy the sport. It’s the perfect place to be introduced to the sport as a spectator, it’s a great place to learn and try new products, and it’s also a great way to connect with those who enjoy the sport just as much as you do. Check it out HERE.

1. Wylde & Puyo Dominate 2021 Vendee Gliss Race

Race start. | Photo courtesy: Euro Tour / Adrien Francois

Heat Score - 96

For the 4th year in a row, the Euro Tour headed over to St. Jean de Monts in the beautiful region of Pays de la Loire, France for the Vendee Gliss event. Always with impressive logistics, it's worth mentioning that these guys held the only International event during the pandemic in 2020 and were the main venue of #Eurotour2020 out of four events that took place last year. Check it out HERE.

Photo Of The Week

photo of the week 7-13-21

Photo via: Stuart Holmes

Description: Admiring the view from the waters on the Eastern Side of Gibraltar!

Location: Gibraltar, EU

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Last modified onMonday, 12 July 2021 21:00

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