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. How To Install An 8 Piece Deck Pad On Your SUP
Heat Score - 66
Need help getting your new deck grip installed on your SUP? Ryan from North 2 Board Sports shares some quick installation tips using the FCS SUP deck grip for your stand pp paddleboard. FCS Pads are used on all North 2 Boards Made in the USA "Gulfstream" boards for 2015. Watch the tutorial HERE.
4. 2016 Sunset Beach Pro Delivering Epic Conditions And Heated Action
Heat Score - 69
It was a day to remember at Sunset Beach on Sunday, as the World's best were able to get a taste of this iconic break at its very best. The morning greeted us almost flat, with no swell to speak of, but the buoys indicating a major swell on its way, meaning that the ocean was clean and groomed. By the time the swell started to show as we passed the 8am mark, it was clear we were in for something special. Catch up with all the action so far for the 2016 Sunset Beach Pro HERE.
3. How To Choose Your First SUP
Heat Score - 76
Buying your first paddle board can be a challenge. Stand up paddle boards (SUP) aren’t cheap, and a first time buyer can quickly be overwhelmed by all of the options and variations that exist in the market place. Inflatable or hard board? What size should you get? Hull shape? Length? Materials? Price? The stuff one needs to learn seems to go on forever. Answering these basic questions will help you get the SUP that’s right for you. Learn more about choosing your first SUP HERE.
2. How To Layer Up For Cold Water Paddling
Heat Score - 81
Why chose a drysuit over a wetsuit in cold water paddling? To put it simply, a drysuit is designed for longer periods of exposure in colder conditions. The layering beneath the drysuit is key though, so here are some suggestions on how to layer up before you paddle out in the cold water. Check it out...
1. Paddle Boarding Central Idaho, U.S.A
Heat Score - 90
Aptly known as the “Whitewater State,” Idaho boasts more navigable river miles than any other in the U.S. not to mention a profusion of pristine alpine lakes — all swathed in a tapestry of national forests (Boise, Sawtooth and Salmon-Challis), dramatic mountains, and deep gorges. Central Idaho, in particular, offers up the highest concentration of these goods. For these qualities — its rivers, lakes, mountains and unspoiled natural character — this picturesque, Rocky-Mountain state is a veritable Stand Up Paddling wonderland. Learn more about Central Idaho HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Photo via: Jason Wilson
Description: Caught a beautiful sunrise this morning in San Clemente before heading out on the SUP!
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