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. Heated Battles Rule the Day at 2017 Air France Paddle Festival
Heat Score - 68
For its 4th consecutive year the Air France Paddle Festival has delivered a spectacular show. Spirits were high, the crowd came in full force and competition was fierce. With the new venue, a maxed out 8k amateur race and extra fun added this year it’s easy to claim this has been the best year yet. It wasn’t all fun and games though as the weather this year was both your worst enemy and best friend. Read all about it HERE.
4. Paddle Boarding Coron Island, Palawan, Philippines
Heat Score - 78
Few destinations can hold a candle to the brilliance of Palawan. Located in the west of the Philippines, more than 1,780 islands form an archipelago that stretches almost as far south as Borneo and north to the island of Mindoro. With so many islands, comes a lot of coastline: 1,200 miles (almost 2,000 km)) in fact! Characterized by jelly blue lagoons, jungle rivers, hidden caves, and palm fringed white sand beaches, it all adds up to a paddle boarder’s paradise! Read more HERE.
3. World’s Top-Ranked Woman Seeks 5th Carolina Cup Victory
Heat Score - 84
In a recent interview, Annabel Anderson shared her thoughts about the upcoming Cup competition, how she maintains her dominance, a glimpse into other aspects of life in New Zealand, and how she feels about returning to the world’s largest gathering of professional and amateur racers in Wrightsville Beach. Read HERE.
2. World’s Oldest SUP Shop Up For Sale
Heat Score - 91
After almost 25 years in the surf, SUP and paddle industry West Coast Paddle Sports owner Bob Long is going to retire and is putting the shop up for sale, and is ready to pass the reigns on to the next generation of paddlers to mind the shop. More details HERE.
1. Supconnect Launches World’s Largest SUP Review Platform
Heat Score - 99
For the past year, the Editorial team at Supconnect has been working long and hard on their biggest launch yet: the Supconnect Reviews. The Supconnect Reviews are an in-depth collection of highly detailed reviews of products in the stand up paddle (SUP) market. With this launch, Supconnect has created the World’s largest SUP review platform. Learn more HERE.
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