Weekly Recap 2/9/2016


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. BOTE Announces Operation Phoenix: A Man Who Never Quit

bote operation phoenix 2

Heat Score - 69

BOTE®, a leader in standup paddle board innovations, announces a new partnership with military veteran, Josh Collins, to raise awareness and funds for those suffering from TBI and PTSD. Learn more about Josh Collins and his upcoming SUP Journey HERE.






4. Meet Jonas Letieri, A SUP Inspiration

jonas letieri

Heat Score - 75

You might have been introduced to or heard the story of 30-year-old Jonas Letieri during the 2015 Payette River Games where he stole the show and made headlines as an inspiration to the spectators and fellow competitors of the event when he displayed an incredible performance during competition. Since the PRG’s, Jonas has been keeping busy training and perfecting his paddle technique and he’s so good that unless you knew otherwise, you wouldn’t know he lives and paddles with a disability. Watch our interview with Jonas HERE.


3. Izzi Gomez Wins 2016 Turtle Bay Pro In An Action Packed Final

izzi gomez wins 2016 turtle bay pro

Heat Score - 82

Congratulations to the 2x Stand Up World Tour Women’s World Champion, miss Izzi Gomez on winning the Stand Up World Tour season opener at the Turtle Bay Pro on the North Shore of Oahu. Izzi battled it out with fellow Starboard SUP teammate Fiona Wylde in an action packed final after a busy day of competition. Read more about Izzi's win and the final day at the Turtle Bay Pro HERE.


2. Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Camping Tips

buffalo national river 04

Heat Score - 90

Are you interested in taking a SUP camping trip but don’t know where to start? Expert camper and SUP expeditioner Gabriel Gray shares his tips on what type of gear you need, how to plan your trip and more. Check it out…

1. 5 Places Worth Paddling In Cold Weather

cold places iceland

Heat Score - 94

When thinking of stand up paddling many imagine the warm, clear waters of somewhere tropical like Hawaii, Tahiti, or Florida as the perfect, most beautiful places to get on a SUP and explore. While there is no doubt that the places listed above are dreamy, there are places farther away from the equator that require a bit more than wearing just a bikini or board shorts but are still breathtakingly beautiful when paddling around. Here are five places to paddle in colder climates that are worth that extra layer or two of clothing and braving the cold.

Photo Of The Week

photo of the week 2 9 2016

Photo via: Digby Scott

Description: Perfect evening for a summer SUP in the glassy waters of Plimmerton harbour, New Zealand.


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


© Copyrighted Exclusive SupConnect.com Content.


Last modified onMonday, 08 February 2016 11:31

Submit your news, events, and all SUP info, so we can keep promoting and driving the great lifestyle of stand up paddling, building its community, and introducing people to healthier living.

Website: supconnect.com Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.