Weekly Recap 1/18/2022


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. Hanohano Ocean Challenge to Kick Off 2022 Race Season

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Heat Score - 60

Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club brings you the 27th Annual Hanohano Ocean Challenge Presented by West Coast Paddlesports, Koloa Surf Co. and Ocean Flight to be held in Mission Bay, San Diego, California on January 29, 2022. Hanohano Ocean Challenge, flagship event for the SoCal Winter Racing Series, is one of the longest running paddlesport races in California offering access to all paddle crafts including OC-1 & 2, Surfski, Traditional Paddleboard, Standup Paddleboard and Kayak. Read more HERE.





4. The Benefit Of Training Indoors

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Heat Score - 68

Between wind, weather, chop, swell, no babysitter, working too many hours and missing daylight, and a plethora of other reasons, sometimes the day just doesn’t allow for getting on the water. So, while we can accept the fact that indoor SUP training definitely is not as stress-relieving and euphoric as actually being on the water, it does have quite a few benefits. And when done appropriately, can be affordable AND highly effective. Read more HERE.


3. Tips For SUP Fishing Rookies

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Heat Score - 75

So you’ve just purchased your new SUP fishing board and are ready to get out on the water and catch a few fish but want a few helpful hints? Here, SUP fishing expert and BOTE Boards ambassador Ryan Hambel shares a few tips for SUP fishing rookies. Read more HERE.


2. Winter SUPing: How To Stay Warm In Frigid Temperatures

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Heat Score - 83

As winter settles rubber thickens and sessions tend to get shorter. After surfing for over 10 years on frigid water (literally frigid) Igor Goni has managed to basket some tricks here and there which have helped him extend his time in the water regardless the season. Read more HERE.


1. 10 Places to Visit in 2022

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Heat Score - 93

In 2021 travel started to open back up but was still restricted in a lot of areas around the globe. Looking forward to the year ahead we're hopeful that travel restrictions ease up entirely and we can get a much needed vacation in. If you're lucky enough to get one in this year we’ve compiled a ten places around the world where you’re bound to have a blast on your standup paddle board with beautiful scenery surrounding you. Read more HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: POP Board Co.

Description: Paddling in Paradise.

Location: Unknown

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Last modified onMonday, 17 January 2022 10:50

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