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. New Zealand Kicks Off SUP Nationals After Lockdown
Heat Score - 63
After starting and stoping due to lockdowns, the first day of the NZ Barfoot & Thompson Stand Up Paddle Boarding Nationals was held with more than 80 athletes registered from around New Zealand. Learn more HERE.
4. River SUP Top Mistakes
Heat Score - 70
Stand up paddling on the river is tough. It’s one of the most technical avenues of paddle boarding and there are a lot of mistakes that rookies, and even sometimes experienced paddle boarders make. Here, pro stand up paddler and SUP river expert Dan Gavere lists some of the top mistakes made by river SUP rookies. Read more HERE.
3. Tips On Getting In The Water With Your Paddle Board
Heat Score - 75
In the second episode to debut from SUP Surf Tips with stand up paddle surfing expert Sean Poynter, Sean teaches us how to safely get you and your stand up paddle board in and out of the water. Learn more HERE.
2. ICF Announce Exciting Changes Ahead Of 2021 SUP World Championships
Heat Score - 84
The International Canoe Federation has modernized its competition rules and released details of a new gold medal for the best performing countries as part of several new initiatives ahead of this year’s stand up paddling world championships in Balatonfured, Hungary.. Read more HERE.
1. Paddle Boarding Raiatea, French Polynesia
Heat Score - 96
French Polynesia is the dream location for just about any paddle boarder. Raiatea, located in French Polynesia is an island with tall volcanic peaks surrounded by a lagoon and coral reef. Its particularity is that it shares the same lagoon as the neighboring island, Tahaa. Read more HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Description: Beautiful frozen waterfall in the Verdon Gorge
Location: Gorge du Verdon , France
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