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. Groms Dominate And Impress At 2016 SupFiesta
Heat Score - 69
Last weekend 72 youth SUP competitors, from six different countries, gathered in Orange County for the 4th Annual Quickblade Jr Pro & Youth SupFiesta presented by Infinity SUP. Read the full event recap HERE.
4. Tahitians Dominate & Dark Horses Win At 2016 Air France Paddle Festival
Heat Score - 76
A partly-cloudy yet crisp and beautiful morning greeted paddlers and spectators alike for the 2016 Air France Paddle Festival in the beautiful waters of Tahiti in French Polynesia. With another record-breaking year in terms of participation, over 300 paddlers registered for the 4th Annual Event and the Air France Paddle Festival has truly become the largest SUP event in the South Pacific. Read more about the 2016 Air France Paddle Festival HERE.
3. The Benefit Of Stand Up Paddle Boarding For Kids
Heat Score - 84
Sadly, in today’s rushed society, you can’t go anywhere and not see a cell phone or tablet in a child’s hand…and it’s not just kids; adults are guilty of this as well. Truth of the matter is—most kids would rather stay indoors and interact on social media than go outside. Enter stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and we may have a solution! Read more HERE.
2. 8 Things Zane Schweitzer Can’t SUP Without
Heat Score - 92
We all love to stand up paddle (SUP), but what are the items that you just can’t SUP without? Could it be your iPod for listening to tunes? Could it be your favorite pair of sunglasses? Or could it be those pair of trunks or bikini that you love more than anything? Here, Starboard SUP Dream Team athlete Zane Schweitzer lists his eight things that he can’t SUP without.
1. River Surfing Basics On Your Paddle Board
Heat Score - 96
River surfing expert and Boardworks Surf paddle board pro Mike Tavares shares a few helpful hints on how to get in and out of a wave while on the river. Here, Mike goes over a few basics and things to know about the river, gear needed and tips on entry and exit from the wave. Check it out HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Photo via: Merle Nummert
Description: Sunset paddles.