Weekly Recap 7/12/2016


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. Mo Freitas Vs. El Niño


mo freitas winter 2016


Heat Score - 70

El Niño was pretty much all anyone could talk about this past winter in the surf community, and rightfully so. With all the hype surrounding how good the waves were going to be it was a relief to see that forecasters held up on their promise! Mo Freitas was one to have reaped the benefits this winter from El Niño and he just released an edit from his very busy winter on the water. Watch the video HERE.






4. World’s Best SUP Surfers Headed To Cloudbreak At 2016 ISA World SUP Champs

isa championships cloudbreak fiji

Heat Score - 77

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has confirmed that Cloudbreak will receive the world’s best StandUp Paddle (SUP) surfers competing in the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship November 12-20. See more details HERE.


3. All Star Showdown – The 2016 All Star Vs. The 2015 All Star

starboard allstar 2016 test

Heat Score - 83

Olympic Gold Medalist Larry Cain dives deep and does a showdown to see whether the 2016 All Star from Starboard SUP is as fast as the 2015 model in flat water. Here, Larry gets pretty techy and gets deep into his testing methods and how he came to his conclusion. Check it out…


2. Leading Shark Scientists Confirm Shark Shield’s Effectiveness

shark shield deterrent

Heat Score - 91

An independent peer reviewed research paper, published in the international science journal PLOS ONE has confirmed Shark Shield as an effective shark deterrent. The research was conducted over a two and half year period at a cost of $680,000, funded by the Western Australian State Government as part of its investment in Shark Hazard Mitigation, following a spate of shark attacks in 2012. Read more HERE.

1. 10 SUP Yoga Poses Anyone Can Do

10 sup yoga poses beginner boat pose

Heat Score - 96

If you love Yoga it’s likely you’ve heard of or have practiced on a stand up paddle board.  Take a look at these 10 SUP Yoga poses that anyone can do HERE.

Photo Of The Week

photo of the week 7 12 2016

Photo via: Thomas Oliver

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