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. Beau Nixon's Pet Adventure
Heat Score - 66
Beau Nixon takes us on an awesome, pet-friendly adventure down the Manning River in NSW, Australia. See the adventure here.
4. HB hosts SUP surf & Race
Heat Score - 70
The 2014 Huntington Beach Pro Grand Slam will host both Stand Up World Tour Surfing and Stand Up World Series Racing events from the 15th – 21st September in Surf City USA. Details here.
3. Walden Wavejet 10' SUP
Heat Score - 76
The Wavejet Propulsion system is an awesome system attached to a board that gives you that extra little push when on the water. Check out this video and learn about the Walden Wavejet SUP 10’. Watch here.
2. How SUP saved a broken life
Heat Score - 84
Matt Crofton was told he had less than 48 hours to live. He had contracted a fatal disease in Costa Rica that would leave him to die. Miraculously, he survived his crazy ordeal and managed to live. One year after his being told he would die, Matt set out on a 2,400 mile SUP journey down the Mississippi River to raise money for the hospital and its workers who worked day and night to help save him. Read more here.
1. Paddler tries to save man
Heat Score - 95
A paddleboarder on vacation attempted to save the life of a man who was fatally attacked by a shark in Byron Bay Australia. Learn more details here.
Athlete Of The Week:
Picture: Brian Pamphilon Source: News Corp Australia
Mark Hickey risked his own life in an attempt to save a man who was fatally attacked by a great white shark in Byron Bay, Australia last week.
Photo Of The Week
Photo via: Lukas Hertle
Description: Hike and paddle
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