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. Diving and Stand Up Paddle Boarding: The Perfect Pals?
Heat Score - 63
On the face of it, deep sea diving and stand up paddle boarding couldn’t be more different. After all, one takes place on the surface of the sea while one takes place deep below. But with diving being a very popular sport in the USA, it’s perhaps time for SUP aficionados to think about trying it out as something new. Read more HERE.
4. On Board Paddling Fundraiser Set To Mark Sixth Year
Heat Score - 70
It started as a simple idea to raise money in honor of two friends lost to cancer. Now, five years later, the On Board paddling event launched by Madeline Leblanc returns to the Welland Recreational Canal Sunday, July 21. More details HERE.
3. 5 Ways SUP Yoga Can Enrich Your Daily Life
Heat Score - 77
SUP Yoga is on the rise and the crossover of the two sports (stand up paddling and yoga) is reaching the masses. Here, Aubrey Renee, a lover of SUP Yoga and stand up paddling shares five ways that SUP Yoga can enrich your daily life. Take a look HERE.
2. Lake Annecy Sets the Stage for Epic Year at Dragon World Championships
Heat Score - 84
The 2019 Dragon World Championships has concluded for another year. Over 30 teams from around the globe took part in the adrenalin fueled, team SUP racing event hosted by Red Paddle Co, in partnership with The Alpine Lakes Tour and Nike Swim. Set on the stunning shores of Talloires, Lake Annecy in France – the mountainside setting was the perfect stage to watch the action unfold. Check out the event recap HERE.
1. Best Non-Inflatable Standup Paddle Boards 2019
Heat Score - 92
After personally paddling, weighing, and thoroughly testing 150+ boards, our expert staff has selected the best non-inflatable stand up paddle board 2019 models. These are designated by the "A" grade and organized by categories (inflatable, all-around, touring, etc). The Supconnect team traveled across 3 states and spent 8 months individually assessing each one of the inflatable SUP boards below, counting a total of 23 metrics per board and consistently applying them across all products. The end result: simply the most comprehensive, consumer-friendly, value-added review platform in the standup paddle world. Click through each one of the reviews and find a consistent, in-depth assessment of each product listed. See the list HERE.
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