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. Green Surf Festival: On Board to Save the Ocean
Heat Score - 61
SUP, entertainment and environmental culture got together at the Green Surf Festival, last weekend in Noli, Italy. What started as a SUP race last year in 2016, with the Noli SUP Race, quickly developed into a global meeting of surfers, paddlers and environmentalists from all over the world. Read more about the event HERE.
4. 8 Tips to Camp with a Paddleboard
Heat Score - 72
Are you interested in taking a SUP camping trip but don’t know where to start? Expert camper and SUP expeditioner Gabriel Gray shares his tips on what type of gear you need, how to plan your trip and more. Check it out HERE.
3. Surftech Forges Path to Sustainable SUP Boards
Heat Score - 77
Carlsbad-based Surftech, a stand-up paddle (SUP) and Surfboard manufacturing company announces its collaboration with BLOOM, a materials development company, to develop deck pad traction on select 2018 models of paddle boards. More details HERE.
2. How To Get Your Kids Interested in SUP
Heat Score - 85
In an age when 90% of two year olds can already use a tablet, it's tough to drag kids away from their screens and video games. Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is one sport which requires bags of fun, lots of energy and plenty of water: what more could a kid want? Read more HERE.
1. 26-Year-Old Paddle Boarder Drowns in Huntington Harbour
Heat Score - 97
Tragic news coming out of Huntington Beach, CA as a 26-year-old man fell off his paddle board and disappeared into the murky waters of Huntington Harbour on Tuesday, giving us all a tragic and sobering reminder of the importance of leashes and Personal Floatation Devices (PFD). More details HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Photo via: Josie Soriano
Description: A beautiful November day SUP-ing over the 6 km Manjuyod White Sand Bar in the Philippines.
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