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. Cape Cod Bay Challenge SUP Event Returns for its 14th Year
Heat Score - 61
The 14th Annual Cape Cod Bay Challenge (CCBC), the oldest and most recognized stand up paddle (SUP) event in the Northeast, returns this year in-person and virtually to benefit Christopher’s Haven, a home for kids when cancer hits home. Paddlers will complete the challenge either on their own time from various locations between Saturday, July 24 and Saturday, July 31, 2021, or by participating in an in-person paddle on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from Duxbury Beach. Learn more HERE.
4. Must Have Gear for SUP Fishing
Heat Score - 70
SUP Fishing is quickly becoming one of the go-to ways to have some fun on your stand-up paddle board and for good reason, it’s FUN! We teamed up with the team at BOTE Boards and compiled this list of gear needed for SUP Fishing. Here's what you need.
3. What To Do Before Your First Downwinder
Heat Score - 79
Downwind paddling on a stand up paddle board (SUP) is one of the funnest ways you can choose to ride your SUP. But, downwinders are harder than they look. One of the most decorated downwind paddlers in the world, Maui’s Connor Baxter, gives us some tips on what you need to know before attempting your first run. Read more HERE.
2. Chris Bertish Temporarily Halts Crossing Due to Gear Issues
Heat Score - 85
Having launched on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, Bertish made the critical decision to temporarily halt the project on Sunday afternoon and head into Morro Bay for repairs to his craft. Check it out HERE.
1. Paddle Boarding Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park
Heat Score - 92
If you have never heard of Lake McDonald, hopefully you have heard of Glacier National Park. Known for its glaciers, snow capped mountains, hiking trails, wildlife, cascading waterfalls, rivers, scenic valleys and vistas, and alpine lakes, Glacier National Park is a well known destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Its scenery is unmatched and has everything mother nature has to offer. For the SUP enthusiast, the lakes in Glacier National Park are a must-see destination and should be put on your bucket list. Read more HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Description: Outside of Prescott, AZ, Jenny Moore explores the paddler's wonderland that is Watson Lake. The stunning rock formations and islands make for fun exploring by SUP.
Location: Watson Lake, AZ
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