Weekly Recap 12/13/2016


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. Jarvis Boards: True Craftsmanship


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Heat Score - 68

You may have heard of Mount Gay Rum, a.k.a. the oldest brand of run in the world. Well, Mount Gay has been off on an adventure touring the United States looking for unique craftsmen with a great story to share with the world. One of their profiles features non other than stand up paddle board craftsman Tony Smith, Jarvis Boards’ Founder. Watch the feature HERE.






4. Man SUPs Entirety of Wisconsin River

jesse hieb wisconsin sup

Heat Score - 74

Film producer and avid stand up paddler Jesse Hieb recently completed a solo, self-supported SUP journey down all 430 miles of the Wisconsin River. Why? He wanted to create a documentary that tells the story of the revitalization of the river through experiencing all 430 miles of it. We caught up with Jesse to ask about his trip and documentary. Check out our interview HERE.


3. Paddle Boarding Grenada Island

paddle boarding grenada by fi plavenieks

Heat Score - 80

‘The Spice Isle’, as Grenada’s affectionately known, isn’t one of the first Caribbean islands you think of when talking about water sports. Often overshadowed by its more headline spot windward island siblings of Barbados and Tobago, Grenada sits towards the bottom end of the West Indian archipelago, quietly awaiting your arrival should you fancy discovering its delightful SUP pleasures yourself. Learn more HERE.


2. Chris Bertish Departs On Atlantic SUP Crossing

chris bertish atlantic SUPCrossing photo alan van gysen

Heat Score - 89

Tuesday, December 6, at 6AM GMT, Chris Bertish, internationally acclaimed Speaker, Big Wave Surfer and Guinness SUP World Record Holder, launched off the Northwest coast of Africa in Morocco to embark on the first ever solo, unsupported, full length, Transatlantic SUP Crossing. More details HERE.

1. How To Fuel Your Paddling Addiction When Injured

fuel paddling through injury

Heat Score - 93

Being injured is a drag. It is something that we all go through at one time or another, professional athletes and weekend warriors alike. It's never something we plan for and it always seems to happen at the worst possible time. So what do you do when your body's got you down? Here are some tips and ideas to help fuel your paddling addiction no matter what your ailment might be.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Aaron Koch

Description: Sometimes you have to use the flying camera to get all the beauty in the photo! KY river Palisades is a paddling paradise! 

If you'd like to be selected for Photo Of The Week, enter via the Supconnect Photo of the Year Contest. 

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Last modified onMonday, 12 December 2016 15:39

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