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. Checking In: Bart de Zwart
Heat Score - 63
While on a trip to Thailand renowned distance and expedition paddler Bart de Zwart stopped by the Starboard Headquarters and went for a leisurely paddle on Taco Lake. While paddling the team checks in with Bart and chats about tips and tricks for long distance paddling adventures, who inspired him to do these adventures, and more! Check out the interview HERE.
4. Paddle Boarding Gold Coast, Australia
Heat Score - 70
Located in Australia’s north-eastern State of Queensland, the Gold Coast is home to prized surf breaks. But, it’s running through the green behind the gold where you’ll find a superb range of flat water destinations that are perfect for Boga and recreational paddlers. Read more HERE.
3. Tipping Point, When Is Your SUP Too Small?
Heat Score - 77
Anyone who's ever seen Sean Poynter, Mo Freitas or Kai Lenny absolutely ripping on a stand up surfboard has no doubt wanted to achieve that same level of performance themselves. Unfortunately, it's nowhere near as easy as they make it look. As the sport of standup paddle surfing has progressed, we have seen the size of boards come down from the 11 foot range into the sub 7 foot range in the quest for more surfing performance. It's to the point now where the boards that the pros are using are mistaken for normal lay down surfboards. Read more HERE.
2. Casper Steinfath Announces 'Viking Crossing' Documentary
Heat Score - 80
After a failed attempt in 2017, Danish professional paddler Casper Steinfath made his second attempt at crossing the Skagerrak Straight and successfully completed the trek between Denmark and Norway. In completing this journey, Steinfath become the first person to ever complete this route via SUP. Now, Steinfath is releasing a documentary from his journey but he needs your help…More details HERE.
1. Darkhorses & Vets Take Over 2018 Pacific Paddle Games
Heat Score - 91
DANA POINT, California - Last weekend the Pacific Paddle Games attracted the majority of the World’s best and brightest competitive paddlers for the grand finale of the SUP racing season. The weekend was action packed and did not disappoint. HERE’s how it all went down.
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