Weekly Recap - 7/28/2015


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. KIALOA Promotes Biomechanics As A Proven Way To Prevent Injuries

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Heat Score - 77

As a paddle manufacturer, KIALOA has addressed the problem from the equipment side of the equation. At KIALOA, they have developed blade sizes that fit a paddler’s desired power needs. Read more here






4. Honscheid and Grant Win 19th Annual Molokai To Oahu In Challenging Conditions

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Heat Score - 80

The 19th edition of the Molokai to Oahu Paddle Board World Championships (M2O) once again provided another exciting year of the legendary Ka'iwi Channel crossing on Sunday July 26, 2015. With surprise drop-outs and intense battles throughout the race, it was none other than Sonni Hoenscheid and Travis Grant who claimed the well-deserved victory in the harsh and challenging conditions. Read more about the 19th Annual M2O here.


3. Paddle Boarding Featured At 2015 Crossfit Games

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Heat Score - 86

The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth™. They are world-renowned as a grueling test for the world’s toughest athletes and a thrilling experience for spectators. This year, the Crossfit games have added paddle boarding into the mix of physical tests to see how fit its participance truly are. Learn more here


2. How To Do A Frontside Top Turn On Your Stand Up Paddle Board

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Heat Score - 91

As you progress and further develop your surfing skills on your stand up paddle board, one trick to add to your bag is definitely the frontside top turn. The frontside top turn is likely one of the most performed maneuvers on a wave. Here, SUP surfing expert Sean Poynter helps you get more familiar with the process of it.

1. How to Find Stability for SUP Yoga

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Heat Score - 94

Boardworks ambassador and SUP Yoga guru Jessica Cichra recently released this awesome tutorial on how to find stability for SUP Yoga. Cichra uses Body Dialogue yoga principles to ground & build a strong foundation, then adds quick and easy warm ups to get you prepared for your SUP yoga practice. See her tips for finding stability here.

Photo Of The Week

photo of the week 7 28 2015

Photo via: Vaughan Jones 

Description: Secluded little cove that we like to stop and enjoy and take in the scenery!


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Last modified onMonday, 27 July 2015 17:35
Allie Beucler

Allie Brown is orginally from Kona, Big Island and, as an islander, her life has been in the water – ocean more precisely. She has been a sponsored competitive surfer, represented the NSSA College National Champions while surfing for San Diego State University, and today remains deeply connected to the watersports lifestyle. Brown is both a shortboarder and a paddleboarder, loving to take out her inflatable SUP for a ride. With a journalism degree from San Diego State University and her passion for the water life, she brings an excellent combination of skill and passion to Supconnect. Twitter: @alliebrown808 / Supconnect Profile

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