Weekly Recap 3/22/2022


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. Aloha Spirit Festival Kicks off the APP World Tour Qualification Series

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Heat Score - 62

Last weekend marked the first qualification event for the 2022 APP World Tour which awarded the top two men and women at the Aloha Spirit Festival a sought-after spot on the World Racing Tour. Who would get these four coveted spots would be decided over two races: a 10km distance race and a short-form technical race on the beach, determining who has what it takes to compete against the best in the world on Tour. Check it out HERE.





4. Oklahoma Steps Up to Take on Rescheduled ICF SUP & Super Cup Events

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Heat Score - 70

The International Canoe Federation (ICF) announced that the 2022 Canoe Sprint Super Cup and the 2022 ICF Stand Up Paddling World Cup previously awarded to Moscow, Russia, will be relocated to Oklahoma City, OK, USA. The events will occur in August, and the final dates will be announced in early April. The move comes in response to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) directive to move international competition out of Russia in the wake of the Russian invasion and the war in Ukraine. Read more HERE.


3. Paddle Boarding Baja Arizona

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Heat Score - 76

The best way to tour the Sonoran Desert in Baja Arizona is by stand up paddleboard. That’s right. What you just read is not a mirage. There are people who hike, bike and the like, but stand up paddle boarders can see everything from the water. Check it out HERE.


2. Stand Up Paddle Boarding Etiquette for Newbies

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Heat Score - 83

Newbies may not be familiar with paddleboard etiquette and could end up blocking up the waterways, getting in the way of others, and causing a nuisance. Here are three ways that beginner paddleboarders can be sure to respect the etiquette and keep this activity enjoyable for all. Read more HERE.


1. Spring 2022 SUP Gear Guide

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Heat Score - 91

The sun is starting to shine, ice is melting and spring is starting to peek it’s head around the corner. With temperatures rising and waterways defrosting into lakes and rivers again, it’s time to start getting geared up and ready to get back on the water and out of the winter hibernation. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, accessories, and of course boards for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2022 Spring paddle boarding season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone. Read more HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Alex Trinidad

Description: Probably one of my best captures with @davo3937 at Gibraltars Eastern Side, taken on a sunrise sup adventure when the mist was creeping in from the east on a calm and glassy morning. (So good, Lee has made a print and hung it in his office to give him peace at work.)

Location: Gibraltar

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Last modified onMonday, 21 March 2022 09:48

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