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Weekly Recap 1/12/2016

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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. Paddlers Share Stories From Paddle Board Survival Attempt

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Heat Score - 66

Before the holidays, we introduced you to two fellas who were attempting a survival challenge in Mexico on their paddle boards. The team recently returned from their challenge and while the outcome wasn’t what they were hoping for, they made it out alive and unscathed. Here is their story:

 

 

 

 

 

4. Mo Freitas Wins 2016 Da Hui Shootout Pipeline SUP Invitational

mo wins 2016 pipe invitational

Heat Score - 75

Mo Freitas wins the Da Hui Shootout SUP Invitational in Memory of Duke Kahanamoku with a gutsy performance at Pipeline. Mo Freitas (Focus SUP) put on an impressive and fearless performance this morning at Pipeline to take the win at the Da Hui Shootout in Memory of Duke Kahanamoku. Read more about the day and watch highlights HERE.

 

3. Paddle Boarding Slovenia

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Heat Score - 83

Slovenia is a miniature, picturesque country located in the heart of Europe between the Alps and the Adriatic sea. Due to its untouched nature and extraordinary geographic diversity it is often referred to as the beauty-spot of Europe, a perfect place for stand up paddling. Read more about this beautiful SUP destination HERE.

 

2. How Rand Perkins Became A Paddle Legend

rand perkins profile

Heat Score - 92

It was 1980, long before the days of modern Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Rand Perkins was standing to paddle as he raced canoes down class 3 and 4 rapids. Everyone else was kneeling. In those days, paddling in a canoe was executed on one side­ your dominant paddling side. Not so for “the Alien”, as Perkins is affectionately known by his competitors…Read more HERE.

1. 5 Reasons To Take Your Yoga Off The Mat And Onto A Paddleboard

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Heat Score - 98

If you enjoy yoga and being out on the water you will love stand-up paddleboard yoga. With warmer weather on the horizon, here are five great reasons to think about taking your yoga practice off the mat and onto a paddleboard.

Photo Of The Week

photo of the week 1 12 2016

Photo via: Annabel Anderson

Description: This was taken during a trip that Annabel Anderson, Gillian Gibree, Ken Hoeve and others took to Jackson Hole to White Water SUP and camp that was featured in the World of Adventure show.

 

If you'd like to be selected for Photo Of The Week, enter via the Supconnect Photo Contest. 

  

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