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. Lauren Rodriguez To Enter Grueling 340 Mile SUP Race Across Missouri: The MR340
Heat Score - 72
The MR340, a 340 mile paddling race on the Missouri River will take place on July 19th, 2016 and no female has ever crossed the finish line. This year, Lauren Rodriguez will attempt at being one of the first, if not the first, female to finish this race and all alongside her team of eight including Shane Perrin, who once held the World Record for longest paddle in 24 hours. As only one of two females entering the race this year Lauren is determined to not only cross the finish line but to also raise funds and awareness for GoRedforWomen. Read more HERE.
4. The Unstoppable Jonas: An Inspirational Documentary
Heat Score - 79
Earlier this year we introduced you to an incredible man from Brazil, Jonas Letieri. Jonas holds one of the most inspirational stories of overcoming obstacles and tragedies that are thrown at you in life and overcoming these obstacles against all odds. This short film from Quickblades about Jonas Letieri and his inspirational story is a must watch. Watch the documentary HERE.
3. Meet 14-Year-Old Puerto Rican SUP Champion, Dave De Armas
Heat Score - 88
At only 14 years of age, Dave de Armas has a lot to be proud of. Not only is Dave an excellent student but he is bilingual and a world traveler. Oh, and did we mention a two-time National SUP Surf and Race champion in his home country of Puerto Rico? Dave has also been honored with a nomination by the FSPR (Surfing Federation of Puerto Rico) to represent Puerto Rico as a SUP Surf and Race Athlete to compete in the ISA SUP Worlds in Fiji in November, 2016. With aspirations to be SUP World Champ and to have a career as a chiropractor, this kid has a big and bright future. Learn more about Dave HERE.
2. Paddle Boarding The Tidal Bore In Turnagain Arm, Alaska
Heat Score - 95
An hour south of Anchorage Alaska is a fjord called Turnagain Arm. At this place of exceptional beauty the incoming tide collides with water draining out of the fjord and creates a tidal bore. The video shows three standup paddle-boarders cruising up the fjord. Watch the video HERE.
1. Tips For SUP Fishing Rookies
Heat Score - 99
So you’ve just purchased your new SUP fishing board and are ready to get out on the water and catch a few fish but want a few helpful hints? Here, SUP fishing expert and BOTE Boards ambassador Ryan Hambel shares a few tips for SUP fishing rookies. Check it out:
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