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. Red Paddle Co Celebrates 15 Years
Heat Score - 62
This year, leading inflatable paddleboard brand, Red Paddle Co, will be celebrating their 15-year anniversary. To mark the occasion founder, John Hibbard, has just released an open and honest account on what the Red brand means to him and how far the company has come since its inception in 2008. Read more HERE.
4. 5 Tips To Help You Have A Successful SUP Race
Heat Score - 70
With the SUP racing season right around the corner we thought it best to supply you with some tips that can help you have a successful race come race day. We checked in with the best-of-the-best stand up paddle boarding pros including Kai Lenny, Mo Freitas, Chuck Patterson, Connor Baxter, Lina Augaitis and Annabel Anderson to name a few. We took what they had to say and came up with 5 tips to help you have a successful race. Read more HERE.
3. Alicante SUP Open to Kick Off 2023 APP Season
Heat Score - 77
The 2023 Racing World Tour will commence in Alicante on Sunday 30th April which will be followed by the APP Asian Championships in Seoul 13th–14th May. Read more HERE.
2. Paddle Boarding Annapolis, Maryland
Heat Score - 82
Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland, and commonly known as “America’s sailing capital, has been taken by storm by paddle sports!” Situated on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn river, Annapolis offers a wide variety of paddling conditions. Read more HERE.
1. Starboard Offers Unprecedented 6-Year Warranty
Heat Score - 90
Starboard, a leading provider of inflatable SUP boards, has put their Welded Rail Technology to the test against the industry standard, glued SUP board, and the results were explosive. Starboard’s Welded Rail Technology has been proven to last longer than conventionally glued boards, resulting in a decrease in warranty rates concerning leakage to under 2 out of 1000 boards since its introduction in 2018. As a result, Starboard is now offering a 6-year warranty on all ZEN models for the 2023 season. Read more HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Photo via: Samo Laharnar
Location: Springtme padling at the Cape Kamenjak
Description: Istria, Croatia
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