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. Durability Test Results
Heat Score - 65
Red Paddle Co, the world’s most popular inflatable stand up paddleboard brand, has put its most popular inflatable board through “Board Vs.” “Board Vs.” is a series of 10 of the most extreme destruction challenges conducted during the past two weeks that test one inflatable board’s durability and strength. Watch the video HERE.
4. Kai Lenny Downwinds for Environmental Change
Heat Score - 75
Six-time Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding World Champion, Kai Lenny, recently completed a challenging downwind journey across the Hawaiian Islands in an effort to raise awareness around the rising issue of plastic pollution. Read more about the efforts and watch the video HERE.
3. History Repeats Itself At 2017 Carolina Cup
Heat Score - 84
In one of the most action-packed races of all time, defending champions Titouan Puyo and Annabel Anderson were crowned the 2017 Carolina Cup Champions. Read the event recap HERE.
2. How You Can Help The Earth Through Paddle Boarding
Heat Score - 89
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 the article HERE.
1. How To Fix A Ding On Your Standup Paddle Board
Heat Score - 94
Getting a ding on your paddle board is a bummer but it’s not the end of the world. Unless something catastrophic happens dings on your board should be relatively simple to fix. Here, BIC SUPs Jimmy Blakeney shows you how to repair fiberglass and plastic stand up paddle boards and surfboards. See the tutorial HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Photo via: Rich Kim
Description: Emerald Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Canada. It's even more outstanding when you get to SUP this lake. Definitely a bucketlister!
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