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. 10 Nutrition Tips for Peak SUP Performance
Heat Score - 66
Nothing puts more of a damper on your downwinder than quick crash of energy and stamina. And even the most proficient of paddlers, and strategic of strokes will lose steam if the fuel coming in is lacking the proper nutrients. If you are looking to increase your speed, replenish your muscles after race-training, achieve 3-legged down dog, or simply just wanting some healthy snacks to carry with you on your typical Sunday Funday, Jodelle Fitzwater put together her Top 10 Nutrition tips to keep you SUP-er strong and paddling long! Read more HERE.
4. From River To Ricochet: Learn How Pau Hana Is Evolving Paddle Boards
Heat Score - 74
Learn about the development process of Pau Hana's new Ricochet Impact Resistant technology for stand up paddle boards. SUP shaper & designer Todd Caranto describes the process and inspiration behind the development of the Ricochet board, (Impact Resistant Technology). Check it out HERE.
3. Connor Baxter Wins 7th Straight Victory At 2016 Maui 2 Molokai
Heat Score - 79
Connor Baxter just won his 7th straight victory at the 2016 Maui-2-Molokai race over the weekend making history as he extends the longest winning streak in the men’s sport. Not only has Connor never lost this race, but nobody else has ever won it. Connor took out the inaugural event as a scrawny teenager at 15-years-old back in 2010, and he has triumphed every year since. Hear all about the win from Connor himself HERE.
2. A Closer Look At The Unique, Beautiful, And Eco-Friendly Jarvis Boards
Heat Score - 88
With the explosion of stand up paddle boarding (SUP) the market has become flooded with a plethora of SUP brands and manufacturers causing a dilution of quality products, making it harder for the consumer to find something worth their investment. However, there are brands and products on the market that do offer beautiful and quality products that are something to be proud of. Case in point: Jarvis Boards. Read more HERE.
1. How To Paddle Through Whitewater
Heat Score - 91
Paddling through the waves on your paddle board can be a difficult task if not done properly. Luckily, two-time International Surfing Association (ISA) World Stand Up Paddleboard Surf Champion, Sean Poynter, gives us tips on how to successfully paddle through whitewater. Read his tips HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Photo via: Jim Mowatt
Description: Izzi Gomez during the Women's Open SUP, Wrightsville Pro-Am.
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