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. Paddle Boarding Annapolis, Maryland
Heat Score - 64
Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland, and commonly known as “America’s sailing capital, has been taken by storm by paddle sports!” Situated on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn river, Annapolis offers a wide variety of paddling conditions. Learn more HERE.
4. Standup for the Cure Launches Nationwide Micro Events
Heat Score - 70
Standup for the Cure is taking their event nationwide with options to join a fundraising team and take part in “micro-events” while promoting an active lifestyle in support of breast cancer detection, treatment, and education. Read more HERE.
3. ICF and Starboard Launch SUP Safety Campaign
Heat Score - 77
The International Canoe Federation has underlined its commitment to safety on the water by teaming up with leading global paddleboard manufacturer Starboard to develop guidelines for stand up paddlers. The ICF safety guidelines will be included in all beginner board Starboard packaging, and will emphasize the importance of knowing your limitations and being familiar with your surroundings when you take to the water. Read HERE.
2. How You Can Help The Earth Through Paddle Boarding
Heat Score - 84
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.
1. Do’s and Don’ts for Watching Marine Life
Heat Score - 93
For me, the most exciting part of every paddle is the wildlife I encounter along the way. Over the years I’ve had some amazing wildlife encounters whilst out paddling, from stingrays in New Zealand’s Marlborough sounds, to grey seals, barrel jellyfish and giant blue fin tuna right here in the UK. But as paddlers we have a duty, a responsibility, to respect nature and share our playground responsibly with those that own it, wildlife. Read more HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Description: Taking in a sunset SUP at Ala Moana beach park on the island of Oahu.
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
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