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. Stand Up From the Crowd With A SUP Party
Heat Score - 64
When planning an event or party, finding a fresh and exhilarating central activity that everyone can enjoy can be a tough task - until you discover stand up paddle boarding, that is. Learn more HERE.
4. Gold Coast SUP Paradise
Heat Score - 70
When you think of Australia you may think of surfing big waves and diving the great barrier reef. But what you may not realize is that this country offers more places to paddle than anywhere else in the world. Read more HERE.
3. APP World Tour Pushes Start Date To August
Heat Score - 77
The APP World Tour is excited to report that it is still on target for a full season in 2021, but at a slightly later start date than anticipated, which will be early August as it stands. The first event is scheduled for the 6th - 8th August, allowing time for things to calm down globally and for global travel restrictions to ease. Learn more HERE.
2. Chris Bertish Announces World's First Solo Wing Foil Transpacific Crossing
Heat Score - 84
Chris Bertish, internationally acclaimed speaker, author, big wave surfer, Guinness SUP World Record holder and Conservationist, announced plans to embark on the Transpacific Wing Project, the world’s first solo, wing foil, transpacific crossing in June 2021. Today an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign was launched to amplify the adventure and to help get the project funded, which is in support of education, conservation and sustainability. Read more HERE.
1. Head Above Water: Simple Tips To Avoid Accidents On A Paddle Board Holiday
Heat Score - 95
As of October last year, there were 32 drownings in State Parks, several of them occurring during paddleboarding trips, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. These unfortunate occurrences place further emphasis on SUP beginners learning how to avoid common mistakes. Beyond this, it is crucial to grow your understanding of how to avoid drowning. Thankfully, there are simple tips that can help you to avoid accidents on a paddleboard holiday and enjoy a safe and enjoyable trip. Read more HERE.
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