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Weekly Recap 4/19/2016


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. Paul Clark Recaps The First SUP-Supported Descent Of The Upper & Middle Owhyee River


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Heat Score - 76

Expedition paddler Paul Clark, a.k.a. the “duffel bag paddler boarder” just returned from a 150-mile expedition down the upper and middle sections of the Owyhee river. Here, Paul walks us through his trip and tells us all about what happened, his gear he took and more. Take a look HERE.






4. Race The Lake Of The Sky Postponed Until 2017

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Heat Score - 80

News just broke that one of the most popular stand up paddle races of the year in North America, the Race the Lake of the Sky has been cancelled for 2016 and postponed until 2017 to run its 5th annual event. See the official press release from event organizers HERE.


3. Meet Tapashi Devchoudhury, India’s Only Female Stand Up Paddle Surfer

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Heat Score - 87

As India’s only female stand up paddle (SUP) surfer, Tapashi Devchoudhury is pushing boundaries and opening doors for the sport of stand up paddling. In a country with over 1.2 billion people, being India’s only SUP surfer is quite the accomplishment and is something to be proud of. To share her love for the sport of SUP with her countrymen and women, Tapashi, with her husband, has opened up Water Walk India, the only surf school in India to teach stand up paddling. Learn more about Tapashi HERE.


2. 5 Tips For Buying Your Family A SUP

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Heat Score - 92

Purchasing a stand up paddle board for your family can be a daunting experience. Paddle boards are expensive, and many people are afraid to make the wrong decision when buying a SUP. Keep these tips in mind during your shopping process to help you make the right purchase decision. See the 5 tips HERE.

1. Transatlantic SUP Expedition Sinks 24 Hours After Launch

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Heat Score - 99

After years of preparation and training, Frenchman Nicolas Jarossay was set to take to the water and attempt to be the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean, solo and unsupported, on a stand up paddle board. On April 10, 2016, Jarossay set off on his expedition in favorable weather and conditions but unfortunately, and for reasons still unknown, a broken rudder system caused Jarossay’s vessel to capsize forcing him to enable his distress beacon only 24 hours after launch. Read more about what happened HERE.

Photo Of The Week

photo of the week 4 19 2016

Photo via: Daniel Sappa

Description: Day trip on a river in the Norwegian Forest


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