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. Only Days Left To Register For The Largest SUP Race In Paradise
Heat Score - 75
With two successful previous editions, the reputation of the Air France Paddle Festival in Polynesia and abroad make it a highly expected event from all. With only days left in the registration period make sure to secure your slot at the biggest stand up paddle race in the South Pacific! Learn how and where to register for this awesome event HERE.
4. Obra & Gomez Shine At 2016 Wrightsville Beach SUP Surf Pro Am In Rough Conditions
Heat Score - 80
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina has been on everyone’s radar for some time now because of the world renowned Carolina Cup. After this year’s Hobie Salt Life Pro Am, the world’s paddle boarding community now has a legitimate reason to come a week early and watch the world’s best in the surf. Check out the recap from the 2nd Annual WB SUP Surf Pro Am HERE.
3. Four Core Reasons Why You Should Stand Up Paddle (SUP)
Heat Score - 86
Most people jump on a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) to reap the benefits of being outside in nature, getting their heart rate up and having fun. I know that’s why I started! Just being out on the water is a huge part of the allure of Stand Up Paddling, but what if I told you there is also a big gain to your core simply by standing on your SUP?! Read more HERE.
2. Puyo & Anderson Dominate The 2016 Carolina Cup
Heat Score - 90
Today kicked off the first big race of the 2016 stand up paddle race season and it was more exciting than ever. With an incredible start and lead changes throughout the majority of the race the action was intense from start to finish. In the end Tituoan Puyo and Annabel Anderson both claimed the victory for the 2016 Carolina Cup. Read more about the exciting day HERE.
1. 6 Amazing Places To Paddle Board In Japan
Heat Score - 99
Although small in size, Japan is one place that has no shortage of places to stand up paddle board (SUP). As a nation completely surrounded by water there are endless opportunities to grab your SUP and find the perfect place to get on the water. Professional paddle boarder and Starboard SUP Dream Team athlete Tomo Murabayashi calls Japan home and has given us some insight to six amazing places to paddle board in Japan. See the 6 Amazing places HERE.
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