Weekly Recap 5/2/2023


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. Starboard Announces Race Gear Rental Program

starboard sup rental 1

Heat Score - 61

Looking for a Starboard board to race on the weekends? The solution is here! Starboard is teaming up with Union Paddlers and Sports Camps to elevate SUP racing by providing rental SUP racing boards and paddles at Euro Tour and ICF events. Read more HERE.





4. Protecting our Environments Through SUP

protecting oceans through sup

Heat Score - 68

The evolution of stand up paddle is creating the worlds next environmental advocates. As more paddlers explore their own local waters more is being uncovered on what is polluting our liquid playgrounds. Read more HERE.


3. Paddle Boarding Coconut Island, Hawaii

paddle boarding coconut island kaneohe oahu hawaii

Heat Score - 77

Nestled in Kaneohe Bay, on the Windward side of Oahu, Coconut Island known as Moku o Loe in Hawaiian is a mini island surrounded by coral reefs. Coconut Island is home to the Hawaiian Institute of Marine Biology and is a beautiful place to visit on your standup paddle board. Read more HERE.


2. Events of the Month: May 2023

may23 sup events madiera

Heat Score - 84

Attending a standup paddle boarding event is one of the best ways to enjoy the sport. It’s the perfect place to be introduced to the sport as a spectator, it’s a great place to learn and try new products, and it’s also a great way to connect with those who enjoy the sport just as much as you do. If you’re looking for an event to attend this month check out our list of SUP events in May. Read more HERE


1. Baxter & Wylde Win Alicante SUP Open

alicante sup open 2023

Heat Score - 91

Connor Baxter does it again and Fiona Wylde stages a comeback for the ages at the Alicante SUP Open. The first stop of the 2023 APP World Racing Tour did not disappoint as intense competition leads to the crowning of APP originals, Connor Baxter and Fiona Wylde, as champions. Read more HERE.


Photo Of The Week

photo of the week

Photo via: Fabian Torrilla

Location: Sunrise Paddle along the east coast of Gibraltar visiting the sea caves.

Description: Gibraltar

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, 01 May 2023 15:35

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