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. Standup for the Cure Launches 2021 Art Show
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Standup for the Cure (SUFTC), the nationwide stand up paddling event that has raised over 1.5 million dollars to support breast cancer detection, treatment, and education, will be hosting a 2021 Spring Art Show and Fundraiser running from April 1, 2021, through June 30, 2021. Funds raised will support Standup for the Cure’s beneficiaries. Learn more HERE.
4. How To Keep Your SUP Dog Safe
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There are risks to taking your pet paddle boarding and we want to ensure that they are just as safe as we are when on board. We reached out to Boardworks' Mike Tavares for some tips on how to keep your dog safe while paddle boarding. Mike brings his pooch Shredder on his SUP with him more often than not and Shred dog is a true SUP pup. Read more HERE.
3. Reasons Why SUP is the Perfect Sport for Social Distancing
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In this new era where group gatherings and public outings have become something that we're supposed to avoid if possible the need for outdoor activity and getting out of the house has become quite the desire for most folks. Luckily, standup paddle boarding (SUP) is the best of both worlds in that sense and allows you to social distance but still get exercise and fresh air. Here are a few reasons why paddle boarding is the perfect sport for social distancing. Learn more HERE.
2. 3 Foundational Tips for Stand Up Paddle Yoga
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Breathe. Focus. Center. Regardless of experience level, always check in with your breath first. Then, focus. Once breath is stabilized this comes easy. Third, center. Here we don’t mean just mentally, physically center yourself with your board. Read more HERE.
1. Paddle Boarding Coconut Island, Hawaii
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Nestled in Kaneohe Bay, on the Windward side of Oahu, Coconut Island known as Moku o Loe in Hawaiian is a mini island surrounded by coral reefs. Coconut Island is home to the Hawaiian Institute of Marine Biology and is a beautiful place to visit on your standup paddle board. Read more HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Description: Was an early October day at the Bruce Peninsula National Park... I was the only person in sight as I arrived at the Grotto... A most popular spot amongst tourists in around the world. With a brief glance in the water I noticed a single paddle boarder doing her thing ... as she paddled closer I yelled hi and we got to talking and became fast friends... we also decided to do this impromptu photoshoot This was a dream for both of us that day... I always wanted to photograph a paddle boarder at Cyprus Lake but never one until this day. Elated we both started posing and positioning our moves for some much epic photos of that day. thanks to my girl who hiked with her board the 45 mins into the Grotto to put in the water.
Location: Tobermory, Ontario
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