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. USA Surfing Crowns First Ever SUP & Paddle Board Champions
Heat Score - 75
USA Surfing held the first ever SUP/Paddle board Team Trials & Championships in Oceanside California, and Santa Cruz, California on June 16 and 17. Participation in every age group across all disciplines and in multiple locations led to an extremely competitive and exciting weekend of competition. Read more HERE.
4. What To Do Before Your First Downwinder
Heat Score - 81
Downwind paddling on a stand up paddle board (SUP) is one of the funnest ways you can choose to ride your SUP. But, downwinders are harder than they look. One of the most decorated downwind paddlers in the world, Maui’s Connor Baxter, gives us some tips on what you need to know before attempting your first run. Read more HERE.
3. The History of SUP
Heat Score - 86
A direct observer’s account of the source and growth of modern standup paddle boarding. Learn SUPs history HERE.
2. Places To Visit In 2017
Heat Score - 90
Planning on getting in a few trips in 2017? Well, lucky for you there are countless locations and destinations that are a stand up paddler’s dream. We’ve compiled a few places where you’re bound to have a blast at with beautiful scenery surrounding you. See the list HERE.
1. Best Touring SUP Boards 2017
Heat Score - 99
After personally paddling, weighing, and thoroughly testing 70+ boards, our expert staff has selected the best touring stand up paddle board 2017 models. These are designated by the "A" grade and organized by categories (inflatable, all-around, touring, etc). See the boards HERE.
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Description: Morning paddle with a view.
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