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. A Look At Suzie Cooney & Her New Book “How To Increase Your Stand Up Paddling Performance”
Heat Score - 65
What do you get when you cross an orthopedic technician with motocross bike racing with surfing with standup paddle boarding? You get Suzie Cooney, one of the top SUP trainers in the world, and author of the new “Bible” of SUP training. Her new book, “How To Increase your Stand Up Paddling Performance”, gives the SUP world full access to her training methods to help you improve your water game. Read more HERE.
4. Paddle Boarding On Ice In Russia
Heat Score - 73
Paddling in the cold is worth it when it’s this beautiful. Watch as two paddlers take on Vladivostok, Russia and paddle near and on ice on their Red Paddle Co inflatable SUPs. Watch the video HERE.
3. Mo Freitas SUPs Japan
Heat Score - 84
From rivers to the sea, racing and surfing, Mo Freitas traveled the waterways and oceans in Japan for three weeks in September experiencing Japan in all its glory. While in Japan Mo competed in a few events, took home a victory and memories to last a lifetime. Mo just released an edit from his time in Japan, take a look at it in the video HERE.
2. Bart de Zwart Releases World SUP Excursion Video
Heat Score - 89
In 2015 SUP expeditioner Bart de Zwart set off on the trip of a lifetime where he traveled around the world in 27 days with friend and photographer Franz Orsi. The twosome flew around the world with inflatable SUPs from Starboard SUP to the corners of the world. Starting the trip off in the Pacific then heading to Asia, Africa, Europe and Central America, de Zwart and Orsi traveled to and met with remote civilizations with strong connections to the water. Watch the documentary released from the expedition HERE.
1. Paddle Boarding Tips From the Pros
Heat Score - 97
At one point or another we've all been beginners to the sport of stand up paddling. As one of the world's fastest growing sports, paddle boarding is seeing more and more newcomers to the sport and every newcomer could use a few lessons and tips in the art of paddle boarding. We've talked to top pros in the sport and asked them to breakdown their top tips for beginners. See their SUP Tips HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Photo via: Sam Aiken
Description: Ken Hoeve paddling Shoshone in December.
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