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. Get Exotic on Your Next SUP Adventure: 3 Must-Visit Destinations
Heat Score - 68
With over 1.2 million paddlers across the globe, it is clear to see why stand up paddling is popular among travelers. When planning the next ultimate paddling trip, SUP enthusiasts have their own favorite destinations to visit. The conversation usually talks of calm waters, stunning scenery, and pristine lakes– mainly across the United States. However, with so many places to visit for SUP travelers, why not take the path less traveled? Read more HERE.
4. Brazil Is Out, China Is In As Host for 2018 ISA SUP Championship
Heat Score - 70
The International Surfing Association (ISA) has announced that Wanning, China will host the 2018 ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship from November 23 – December 2. Read more details on the event and location change HERE.
3. Whitewater Paddler Brittany Parker Suffers Severe Injuries From Pump Explosion
Heat Score - 80
One of SUP's top whitewater paddlers, Brittany Parker, suffered serious injuries on the morning of Wednesday, June 27th. The tragic event occurred as Brittany was pumping up a board on a compressor and was unexpectedly thrown backwards by an explosion and hit her head on the ground. More details HERE.
2. Portugal SUP Movement and Law Under Attack by ICF
Heat Score - 89
In a recent announcement made by the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Esposende, Portugal was announced as the location of their inaugural SUP World Championship to be held later this year. Now in a recent turn of events, the Portuguese Surfing Federation has made a statement saying that the ICF and this event will not take place because it is simply against the Portuguese Laws. Read more HERE.
1. Voting Opens for 9th Annual Supconnect Awards
Heat Score - 98
In partnership with the Association of Wind and Watersports Industries (AWSI) and Supconnect has officially launched the 2018 Supconnect Awards. Vote HERE.
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