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Weekly Recap 5/24/2016


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. Kai Bates SUP Surfs Perfect Indo


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Heat Score - 68

Kai Bates and Forrest Ladkin just released a brand new clip from Indo! Another adventure of the two with a torturous flat spell and many rained in days, but great nature and swells. Tropical paradise, pumping waves, warm water, good food, and a great bunch of people. Hope you enjoy the great waves and good times! Watch the video edit HERE.






4. Go On Your Dream SUP Expedition With Help From The Hobkey Adventure Grant

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Heat Score - 75

Hobkey Adventure Grant wants to fund your dream SUP Expedition! Hobkey Adventure Grant was set up to support paddlers to go out and do something they’ve always wanted. Not just hard core expeditioners, but any kind of memorable trips. It’s open for beginners and for more seasoned kayakers, canoeists and paddle boarders. Learn more and apply HERE.


3. Blind Adventurer Completes The Argyll Sea Kayak Trail Challenge On A SUP

Group of three complete the trail in four days

Heat Score - 80

Dean Dunbar is a Blind adventurer and inspirational public speaker. Two years after being registered blind at the age of 29, Dean did a charity tandem skydive which changed his life. Since then he has notched up over 80 activities around the world, ranging from adventure racing to zorbing, and set almost 20 world firsts in activities ranging from open-water swimming to stand up paddle-boarding. Dean’s latest mission: attempting to paddle the Argyll Sea Kayak Trail. Read more HERE.


2. Tips For Running Whitewater On A SUP

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Heat Score - 86

When you get confident paddle boarding in flat water try the transition into some easy whitewater. Running whitewater is a super fun challenge that can help you progress your paddle skills. Here are a few tips that help balance and keep you in control in whitewater.

1. 5 Stand Up Paddlers Trek 115 Miles Down The Potomac River


Heat Score - 94

This May, a team of three Boardworks Ambassadors plus two friends in Washington D.C. launched a four-day, 115-mile trek down the tidal Potomac River to raise awareness of the river’s recreational potential and importance of environmentally-friendly use. Read all about the trek HERE.

Photo Of The Week

photo of the week 5 24 2016

Photo via: Henry Copperstone

Description: This photo was taken during one of our amazing sea treks organized by Malta SUP Sea Treks during a water and swimming break.

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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