Weekly Recap 5/19/2020


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. Supconnect Launches Strava Club for Paddlers

supconnect creates strava group 2

Heat Score - 67

A big part of the appeal of standup paddling is its community, things like social proximity, not so much social distancing. And with the closure of several waterways, beaches, and public parks, access for paddle boarding is not quite there for many folks around the world. Add to it the challenges of homeschooling and working, then it’s no surprise that many of us, paddlers, are eager to find a sense of community, belonging, and inspiration. With that in mind, Supconnect is launching its own Strava Club with the goal of bringing together standup paddlers from around the world, giving them a platform to connect and be inspired. More details HERE.





4. Gorge Paddle Challenge Cancelled for 2020

gorge paddle challenge 2018 georgia schofield photo

Heat Score - 75

Another one bites the dust thanks to Covid-19. In what was hoped to be the new 'kick off' event of the 2020 season, the SIC Maui sponsored Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge unfortunately just announced they would be cancelling their event this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. See the full statement from event organizers HERE.

3. Best Non-Inflatable Standup Paddle Boards 2020

best composite standup paddle board 2020

Heat Score - 82

After personally paddling, weighing, and thoroughly testing 175+ boards, our expert staff has selected the best non-inflatable stand up paddle board 2020 models. These are designated by the "A" grade and organized by categories (inflatable, all-around, touring, etc). See the list of boards HERE.

2. Molokai 2 Oahu Goes Virtual

m2o 2018 travis grant

Heat Score - 88

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic many major events throughout the year have been postponed or cancelled. The world-renowned Molokai 2 Oahu (M2O) race is one of those that was cancelled for 2020 despite paddlers' hopes it would continue. However, M2O event organizers have just announced a 2020 virtual edition of the M2O to keep spirits high amid all that's going on. More details HERE.

1. Paddle Boarding Seville, Andalusia, Spain

seville spain

Heat Score - 95

300 days of sunshine, warm temps year round, and countless places to standup paddle. Where is this dream SUP destination? Seville, Andalucia, Spain. Voted Best City in the world to travel to in 2018. Sevilla, Spain is a year-round SUP destination. Read all about this beautiful SUP destination HERE.

Photo Of The Week

photo of the week 5 19 2020

Photo via: Andreas Karz     

Description: Amazing SUPing on Lake Walensee Switzerland.

Location: Walensee Switzerland

If you'd like to be selected for Photo Of The Week, enter via the Supconnect Photo of the Year Contest. 

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Last modified onMonday, 18 May 2020 12:04

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