Weekly Recap 12/6/2016


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. Why Female Paddlers Need SlipIns


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Heat Score - 66

Seasons, weather, and locations may change but one thing that should be a constant in any female stand up paddler’s set of gear should be a SlipIn Surfskin. Here’s why.






4. New Paddlesports Tradeshow Announced

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Heat Score - 70

With the Outdoor Retailer show announcing new dates for their Summer Show and moving to June instead of August in 2018, the paddlesports industry is in sort of a limbo as the June dates just don’t work for the industry as it’s peak season. With this change, a new paddlesports show is being put together in Madison, Wisconsin, set for mid-September, 2017. More details HERE.


3. Supconnect Polls 2016 Winners

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Heat Score - 76

After a month-long period of nominating and voting for your SUP favorites of 2016 the final winners for the 2016 Supconnect Polls are here! So without further ado, here are the winners for the Supconnect Polls 2016. See the winners HERE.


2. Paddle Boarding Lake Powell

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Heat Score - 88

Lake Powell is one of the world’s top SUP destinations. The incredible canyons and natural landscapes are unlike anywhere else on earth. Here we describe everything you need to know (and more!) about this epic SUP destination. Read HERE.

1. What To Do Before Your First Downwinder

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Heat Score - 96

Downwind paddling on a stand up paddle board (SUP) is one of the funnest ways you can choose to ride your SUP. But, downwinders are harder than they look and require certain skills and knowhow in order to have a good time. We’ve checked in with one of the most decorated downwind paddlers in the world, Maui’s Connor Baxter, to get some tips on what you need to know before attempting your first run. Here are his top tips.

Photo Of The Week

photo of the week 12 6 2016

Photo via: Jessica Melger

DescriptionTaken while paddle ingredients the Rainbow River need the head spring. Photo cred goes to Raul Ruiz of Indigo Paddleboards in Miami. 

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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