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Weekly Recap - 09/30/2014

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. Lake Powell Expedition

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Heat Score - 67

On September 6th, Mike Tavares and Zack Hughes, Co-Owner and Master Shaper of Badfish SUP, launched on Lake Powell into what would be an unforgettable self-support journey across an iconic American landscape. Read more here!  

 

4. Explore The Clarence River

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Heat Score - 73

 

Beau Nixon has been doing SUP adventures throughout Australia and he has put together some amazing how-to videos of his adventure. On his most recent venture, Beau takes us down the Clarence River. Watch the adventure here!

 

 

3. Paddling With A Blue Whale

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Heat Score - 83

Ocean lover Rich German recently captured footage of rare blue whales. Rich was out for his daily paddle off the coast of Laguna Beach CA when he saw these majestic animals. See the video here.

 

 

2. How To Bottom Turn A SUP

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Heat Score - 86

In this video ACA SUP Instructor Trainer Jimmy Blakeney breaks down one of the most fundamental turns in surfing - the bottom turn, brought to you by BIC SUP. Watch and enjoy here!   

 

 

1. Perrin Attempts sup Record

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Heat Score - 97

Over the weekend, Shane Perrin attempted to set the Men’s SUP distance 24-hour record. On May 10th of this year, Shane set the current Men's SUP distance 24hr record at 95.6 miles. Do you think he broke it? Read more here

 

Athlete Of The Week: 

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Over the weekend, Glide SUP's Shane Perrin attempted to break the 24-hour SUP record of 96.5 miles, which he himself set in May of this year. Shane was successful in his attempt and paddled 101 miles in 24 hours! A follow-up feature with Shane will be released soon! Congrats Shane!

 

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Mike Tavares

Description: Mike T. and Zack Hughes went on an epic expedition of Lake Powell. They had quite the experience and had some sick photos. 

 

If you'd like to be selected for Photo Of The Week, enter via the Supconnect monthly photo contest

 

 

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