Weekly Recap 6/9/2020


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. Euro Tour Announces New Stop In Egypt

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Heat Score - 64

The EuroTour is very happy to announce a brand new event for #EuroTour2020 in Egypt, the Egypt SUP Championship! The event will take place on the 21-22 of November. This is the first time for the EuroTour to go to beautiful Aswan, Egypt in the waters of the iconic Nile River. In its first edition the new regional event will have a weekend full of activities organized by the local crew, including visiting some of the historical local attractions. Also, for the first year, the EuroTour is making the main events on inflatable boards of up to 14’ long, to facilitate logistics and travel to the region. More details HERE.





4. Ways to Avoid Too Much Sun Exposure While Paddle Boarding

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Heat Score - 70

Getting your much-needed vitamin D while paddle boarding is one of the perks of being on the water though it’s important to take note that too much sun exposure can be harmful and cause problems down the road. To avoid getting too much sun while paddle boarding we’ve teamed up with dermatologist Rebecca Shpall, MD to get you a list of what you can do. Read more HERE.

3. What To Do Before Your First Downwinder

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Heat Score - 77

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. Summer SUP Gear Guide 2020

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Heat Score - 86

Whip out your boardshorts and bikinis, it’s summer time! Nothin’s better than summer and we’re so stoked that our favorite time of the year is finally here. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, SUP accessories, SUP boards and all the must have's for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2020 Summer SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone! Check it out HERE.

1. OKC Paddle Boarding – Urban, Suburban and on the Wild Side

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Heat Score - 91

Once known mostly for its ‘dustbowl days’ and winds sweeping down the plains, Oklahoma City has come into its own as a mecca for outdoor urban adventure, especially when it comes to both whitewater and flatwater paddling. The transformation was intentional and began with the rejuvenation of the Oklahoma River, a once dry riverbed cutting through the heart of the city. A one-cent sales tax initiative known as MAPS (Metropolitan Area Projects) revitalized the river with a series of low-water dams creating a destination for paddlers, rowers and economic development. Read more HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Stephanie Nairn     

Description: Chasing sunrise in Toronto, Canada

Location: Toronto, Canada

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