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. How to Catch a Wave on a SUP
Heat Score - 65
So you've mastered the basics and you're ready to catch yourself a wave. SUP Surf master Sean Poynter gives us the know-how on how to catch a wave on our SUPs. See his tips HERE.
4. Best Looking Athletic US Coast Guard Certified Lifejackets
Heat Score - 72
We’ve shown you boards, we’ve shown you paddles, and now it’s time we show you one last thing to complete your SUP trio - lifejackets. Here’s the 2017 USCG Approved Lifejacket Guide HERE.
3. Paddle Boarding Oregon, USA
Heat Score - 79
Located in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Oregon boasts a large collection of bodies of water and a myriad of environmental conditions to accompany them. Sun, wind, rain (so much rain!), Oregon’s topography manages to pull them all together some days, and sometimes all at the same time! What this means to a paddler is that flexibility in destinations, and knowing where the hidden gems are located, can make the difference between a picturesque day paddle and a grueling seven mile upwind grind back to your vehicle. Luckily, there’s plenty of hidden gems in Oregon as well as awesome hot spots in plain sight to choose from for much of the year. Just prepare to be rained on too. Read more HERE.
2. What are the Mental Health Benefits of SUP?
Heat Score - 86
Year after year, Google Trends as well as the SUPIA (Standup Paddle Industry Association) continues to report an increase in the participation rates in stand up paddleboarding. From first-timers taking a class while on vacation, to long-time enthusiasts, it is easy to see the attraction to the activity. SUPing can be fun, relaxing, and an amazing way to stay in shape. Read more HERE.
1. How You Can Help the Earth Through Paddleboarding
Heat Score - 93
There’s no better way to experience and enjoy the beautiful place that we call home by grabbing your paddle board and jumping in the water. In honor of Earth Day today we want to share our love for this planet by sharing a few ways you can help keep our planet pristine and clean through our love of standup paddle boarding. Read more HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Description: Early season paddle session at the Rundle Forebay reservoir in Canmore, Alberta (Canada).
Location: Canmore, Alberta
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