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. Ryan Maloney: Athlete/ Type 1 Diabetic
Heat Score - 71
As an athlete, having health issues that are out of your control can be a difficult hurdle to jump. 16 year-old Boardworks Surf ambassador Ryan Maloney has dealt with a major life hurdle being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of two. Learn more about Ryan here.
4. World’s First Self-Inflating Electric SUP
Heat Score - 77
SipaBoards come equipped with an electric battery that powers both the self-inflation pump and the safely hidden jet engine. Just as a bit of speed straightens out the first shaky pedals on a bicycle, the extra push of the motor helps keep balance and direction. Read more here.
3. Paddle Boarding Gold Coast, Australia
Heat Score - 82
Located in Australia’s north-eastern State of Queensland, the Gold Coast is home to prized surf breaks. But, it’s running through the green behind the gold where you’ll find a superb range of flat water destinations that are perfect for Boga and recreational paddlers. Learn more about this awesome SUP destination here.
2. Behind The Curtain - Tom Carroll
Heat Score - 85
Tom Carroll talks about where he’s at in his life in terms of SUP and ocean life and he also talks in-depth about his SUP gear and his choice of fin set up with his FCS fins. Take a look at the video below and learn a little more than you knew before about the legendary Tom Carroll. Read more here.
1. Iceberg SUP Golf
Heat Score - 91
You may remember the insane story that we shared in January called Paddle Boarding Among Icebergs. This was an epic short documentary shot in the iceberg-ridden Lake Michigan and the photos and video from the film were stunning. Well, we're pleased to say that Seth and fellow photographer Josh Nowicki are at it again, this time with a quick and fun video called "Iceberg Golf." See more here.
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