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. Instantly Turn Any SUP Into A Kayak With the Padillak
Heat Score - 71
Kickstarter campaign now launched for first-ever SDP (sit-down paddle) seats. The SDP seat that allows a paddle boarder to take a seat on his/her board and enjoy a steady kayak-like stride. While there are other SUP board seat products out there, the Padillak is the first of it’s kind to essentially transform any paddle board into a kayak, without compromising the original use the board was designed for. Learn more about the Padillak here.
4. Race the Lake of the Sky 2015 Recap Video
Heat Score - 79
Race the Lake of the Sky 2015 was definitely a year to remember. Relive the excitement through moments captured in this year's edit! See if you can spot your friends, fans smiling faces in this highlight reel by Jobe Pilgrim. Watch and enjoy the recap here.
3. How To Get Out Of A Wave On Your Paddle Board
Heat Score - 86
As much as getting into a wave is important to SUP surfing, getting out of a wave can be just as critical. Knowing the ways to get out of a wave can help you avoid running into objects, get you back out to the lineup quicker, and instill more confidence in your agility among the waves. Check out a few different methods of getting out of waves from SUP surf expert Sean Poyter here.
2. When Art Meets Paddle Boarding - Introducing Sean 'Hula' Yoro
Heat Score - 90
You may or may not have seen some particularly breathtaking photos floating around on the web recently of painted murals colliding with the water. These photos went viral and have garnered international attention, and deservedly so. The artist behind these gorgeous murals is Sean Yoro, originally from Oahu, Hawaii. In the creative world Yoro is known by his artist name 'Hula' which is quite fitting, seeing as his art flows as beautifully as Hawaiian dance form. Learn more about Hula, see his art and more here.
1. Laird Hamilton Featured In ESPN's Body Issue 2015
Heat Score - 98
This week it was announced that waterman and standup paddle pioneer Laird Hamilton had made an appearance in the highly anticipated annual issue of ESPN's Body Issue where athletes are selected and pose nude to showcase their athletic form in a tasteful and artistic way. Laird appears with his wife who is also a former professional volleyball player, Gabrielle Reece. See photos and video here.
Photo Of The Week
Photo via: Denise Egan
Description: SUP time on beautiful Johnson Lake near Sun Peaks BC
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