Weekly Recap 4/12/2016


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. Conversations With Travis Grant


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Heat Score - 69

Travis Grant is one of the powerhouses of stand up paddle (SUP) racing. Hailing from Australia but now calling the island of Oahu home, Travis is an avid waterman who simply loves being in the water. Get to know this champion paddler just a bit better in a great video presented by Surftech titled “Conversations With Travis Grant.” Watch the video HERE.






4. What Is River Surfing?

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Heat Score - 77

What is river surfing? If you find yourself asking this question then here we have the answer for you! River surfing expert Alex Mauer dives into this question and explains not only what river surfing is but how it differs from surfing in the ocean and more! Check it out:


3. What's In Starboard SUP’s Carbon Sandwich?

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Heat Score - 84

Ever wonder what makes up Starboard’s carbon sandwich? Here, Starboard plays off the popular TV show Iron Chef to demonstrate how their Carbon Sandwich construction is uniquely designed and created with more high quality materials compared to other boards on the market. Learn more about the construction and watch the video HERE.


2. New Shark Shield Shark Deterrent Coming To Market

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Heat Score - 95

Shark Shield has successfully completed the development of a new shark deterrent for surfers that was part funded by the Western Australian Government’s Applied Research Program (ARP). The company was provided with a $300K grant over 2.5 years to develop new technology to protect surfers following a spate of shark attacks in 2012. Learn more HERE.

1. Paddle Boarder Collides With Jumping Shark

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Heat Score - 99

At Corners, Carlin Park, in Jupiter Beach, Florida paddle boarder Maximo Trinidad had quite the run in during his lunch break. While SUP surfing, out of nowhere a jumping shark collided with Maximo and knocks him off his board, scaring the living daylights out of him! Watch the video HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Motoyuki Tokuoka

Description: Sunrise at Iriomote Island


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