Weekly Recap 10/25/2016


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. SUP Adventurer Paddles 1800km In Exploration Of The Amazon River


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Heat Score - 71

In September 2015, UK paddler Charlie Head departed the United Kingdom and headed to Peru, to the primary source of the Amazon River, a glacier that is 4000 meters up in the Andes Mountains. From there, he embarked on an eight week paddle along 1800km of the Amazon to Iquitos, taking in whitewater, equipment catastrophes and one of his trademark animal rescues. The journey was filmed as part of a documentary for Red Bull TV. More details HERE.






4. Searching For Sero: Finding Happiness In The Outdoors

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Heat Score - 77

Happiness is something that everyone strives for in life and when things get rough it can be quite a hard thing to find. Enter Searching for Sero. Searching for Sero is a mental wellness project created by John Rathwell and Tracy Guenard. The project centers itself around Rathwell and Guenard traveling in their VW Westfalia camper van around North America on the search to find and share stories of people “who are passionate about outdoor adventure as the key to happiness, well-being and balance in their lives.” Read more HERE.


3. 5 Reasons You Need A Fusion Stereoactive For Your SUP

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Heat Score - 85

FUSION STEREOACTIVE is the world’s first purpose-built, portable watersports and active lifestyle stereo. Made with the SUP community in mind, here’s five reasons you want one on your board


2. Fiona Wylde Dominates Maui And Wins First World Title

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Heat Score - 90

Fiona Wylde has secured her first World Title with a dominant performance on Maui for the 2016 World Series Finals. After an impressive performance in the long distance race on Saturday, Fiona didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to compete alongside the men in the Open Surf exhibition, which she did and as always, made her presence felt. Read more HERE.

1. Connor Baxter Claims Victory In Red Bull Heavy Water & Secures 2016 World Title

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Heat Score - 93

The first ever Red Bull Heavy Water stand up paddle board race saw optimal weather conditions with sunny skies and challenging conditions of 6-8ft waves in San Francisco on Wednesday. 15 of the world’s best watermen were tasked to a grueling 12km (7.5 miles) battle of athleticism, with the ultimate victor Connor Baxter, 22, of Maui, HI, crowned Champion of Red Bull Heavy Water. Read more HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: John Rathwell

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