Weekly Recap 11/10/2015
- Written by Staff
- Published in News
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. Surf4Smile Introduces SUP To Madagascar
Heat Score - 66
In August 2015, Starboard team athlete Beniot Carpentier along with the organization Surf4smile created by his brother Mathieu, his sister Alix and a few friends, went on a 10-day mission to Madagascar to meet one community of surfers on the east coast of the island. A main part of their mission was to conduct free screening tests (hepatitis, malaria, HIV and syphilis) and health care for the local population. Read more about the trip here.
4. Team Riviera PaddleSurf Explores Tahiti
Heat Score - 74
Team Riviera Paddlesurf traveled down to the beautiful Tahitian paradise in French Polynesia for the 2015 Air Tahiti Nui Paddle Festival. Team Riviera recently dropped this highlights video from their trip to Tahiti and it's awesome. Watch the video here.
3. The Process Behind Product Development With BOTE Boards
Heat Score - 81
BOTE Boards have some of the most innovative and eye appealing stand up paddling products on the market. They took home two Supconnect 2015 Gear of the Year awards, one in the Technology category and the other in the Fishing category. We caught up with Corey Cooper, the man behind BOTE Boards and picked his brain about what his development processes are like at BOTE. Check it out HERE.
2. SUP Basics: What’s Your Swim Score?
Heat Score - 85
Simplicity is one of the attractive features of standup paddle boarding. When you feel that first glide and realize “Hey, I can do this,” it’s easy to believe that all you need is a board and a paddle, but when you’re standing alone on a platform floating two inches above the water, a few more things are required, because a paddling excursion on any water body can quickly turn into an in-water experience. Read more HERE.
1. How To Perform A Buoy Turn On A SUP
Heat Score - 93
In stand up paddle racing, knowing how to do a buoy turn efficiently and correctly is a skill all SUP racers aim to accomplish. In this How To Video from SIC Maui, SIC's Global Athlete Kenny Kaneko breaks down the steps on how to do a buoy turn with precision and style. Take a look HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Photo via: Megan Gardner
Description: Over summer, some weekdays I set my alarm for 4am, get up, make coffee, jump in the car and drive the 35 minutes to my favourite surf break. I can get an hour and a half in the water before I reluctantly have to leave and go to work. Empty break, sunrise, just me my board and my paddle... morning perfection...
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