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. Are You Ready For The First Virtual Stand Up Paddling Event 2021?
Heat Score - 61
Grab your SUP board and take part in one of the virtual SUP Spring Trophy Races from May 14th - 16th, 2021 - no matter WHEN & WHERE - paddle on the given distances to virtually compete against your SUP friends or improve your personal minimum times. Immediately after paddling, your result will be published in the viRACE app with ranking. Learn more HERE.
4. How To Become A SUP Coach
Heat Score - 70
As SUP grows through its variety of disciplines, locations and SUP clubs, the requirement for good, fun and safe coaching is needed. This, more often than not, comes in the form of a SUP Coach. So, why become a coach? There are often several reasons why paddlers attend coaching courses. Read more HERE.
3. River Running Basics on a SUP
Heat Score - 78
If you’re testing the waters and interested in getting into river running you’ll need to learn the basics which include the peel out, eddy turn and ferry. Here, expert whitewater paddler Mike Tavares breaks these basics down. Learn more HERE.
2. SUP Training For Older Paddlers
Heat Score - 84
I have always been a workout person, but since I turned 80, my workouts have become more consistent. Interval training is the best training to become faster in any sport. But, in this case we will call it Interval SUPing. It will build up strength and stamina to help you paddle faster and farther without a break. Read more HERE.
1. Paddle Into History in the Hudson Highlands
Heat Score - 95
The Hudson River is known as “America’s First River”. It was the colonists’ first major waterway into the interior of the nation, so to paddle the Hudson is to paddle into a rich history and tradition. From Ichabod Crane to Benedict Arnold to West Point, you are on one of the most famous waterways in the world. The Hudson Highlands is where the Hudson River cuts through a section of the Appalachian Mountains. While its northernmost point is only about fifty miles south of New York City, be prepared for rugged terrain and limited access to the river. Read more HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Description: Enjoying an epic summers day paddle on the beauty GEorgian Bay in the bruce peninsula. Paddling on this beautiful water never gets old. favorite thing to do paddle and take photos.
Location: Dyers Bay, Ontario
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