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. World Champion Predicts Covid Will Extend Many Athlete Careers
Heat Score - 66
The reigning ICF SUP distance world champion has been in lockdown for several months in Western Australia, and has told the ICF podcast “How Sport Stars Cope in Covid-19 Lockdown” that while initially it was challenging, he is taking plenty of positives from the break. He believes being forced to give his body a break from the rigors of training, travel and competition will benefit him and many other elite athletes. Read more HERE.
4. Standup for the Cure Cancels Events; Launches Nationwide Virtual Event
Heat Score - 72
Standup for the Cure (SUFTC), the nationwide stand up paddling event that has raised over 1.3 million dollars to support breast cancer detection, treatment, and education, announced today the cancellation of their national live events and opened registration for a Virtual Standup for the Cure 2020 to support the breast cancer community nationwide. The virtual SUFTC is an event taking place over the three-day August 28-30 weekend. More details HERE.
3. Before You Can Paddle Board, Learning to Swim is a Must
Heat Score - 80
Knowing how to swim is considered a vital life skill, yet there are around four billion people across the globe who haven’t mastered it. This is pretty surprising considering that swimming is more than just a pastime or hobby — it can actually save your life in many different types of situations. Knowing how to swim also opens up a wide gamut of sports for you, including stand up paddleboarding (SUP). Read more HERE.
2. APP Launches Two New 'Virtual' Competition Formats for Pros & Amateurs
Heat Score - 87
The APP is excited to announce two all new 'virtual' competition formats for 2020 that will lead to two prestigious made for TV events to take place later this year for surfing and racing respectively. More details HERE.
1. 5 Things To Make Your SUP Yoga Classes Covid Safe
Heat Score - 91
How can we apply all these new regulations to SUP Yoga classes to ensure health and safety in the face of COVID19? It doesn’t matter whether you are a SUP Yoga enthusiast or a SUP Yoga teacher - here are five things to stay safe and healthy while on board! Read HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Description: Our first paddle out of Lockdown and it was a low, slow tide that was like glass! It was worth the wait.
Location: Chichester Harbour - UK
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