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. Paddling With Whales
Heat Score - 74
What’s the most awesome animal encounter you’ve had when on your paddleboard? Brent Allen send us his recent encounter standup paddling with Whales on September 17, 2014. Watch here.
4. SUP Showdown On TV
Heat Score - 79
CBS Sports televised a one-hour broadcast of the Honolua Surf Co’s Ultimate SUP Showdown last Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 12pm PST. Watch the preview here.
3. World Titles decided
Heat Score - 84
At the second to last stop of the Stand Up World Tour and Stand Up World Series at the Huntington Beach Pro, Izzi Gomez and Connor Baxter won their first World Titles with some of the most progressive SUP surfing and racing we’ve ever seen. Read more here.
2. Naish / Gerry Lopez Collab
Heat Score - 87
Rediscover your roots with the brand new Naish Surfboard Series, a result of our collaboration with legendary surfer and shaper, Gerry Lopez. See the collaboration here.
1. SUp Study Of Travis Grant
Heat Score - 96
SUPLOGIX, a company dedicated to contribute to the progression of stand up paddle boarding through scientific study, conducted an electromyography (EMG) analysis of the forward stroke of Travis Grant. Read more here.
Athlete Of The Week:
At the Huntington Beach Pro over the weekend, Connor Baxter and Izzi Gomez both walked away with their first SUP World Titles, Connor in the Stand Up World Series and Izzi in the Stand Up World Tour. Congrats to them!
Photo Of The Week
Photo via: Igor Goni
Description: Summer session on the St Lawrence River, Montreal Canada. Props to Mike Hitelman for the shot.
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