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. 5 Tips To Help You Have A Successful SUP Race
Heat Score - 65
With the SUP racing season right around the corner we thought it best to supply you with some tips that can help you have a successful race come race day. We checked in with the best-of-the-best stand up paddle boarding pros including Kai Lenny, Mo Freitas, Chuck Patterson, Connor Baxter, Lina Augaitis and Annabel Anderson to name a few. We took what they had to say and came up with 5 tips to help you have a successful race. Learn more HERE.
4. Paddle Boarding Lake Powell
Heat Score - 77
Lake Powell is one of the world’s top SUP destinations. The incredible canyons and natural landscapes are unlike anywhere else on earth. Here we describe everything you need to know (and more!) about this epic SUP destination. Learn more here.
3. A Look At Starboard's New Welded Rail Technology
Heat Score - 85
Starboard’s Welded Rail Technology – featured in their entire inflatable paddleboard range – uses a new & advanced heat-welding process whereby the top and bottom layers of the board are mechanically bonded. That means there is no glue used to join the top and bottom along the rails (where leakage can occur) and these joints are now bonded for life – making their boards incredibly durable. Read more HERE.
2. 350 Viking Paddlers Celebrated Midsummer By Paddling for Charity
Heat Score - 89
Last weekend the Red Bull Midsummer Vikings in Denmark brought together 70 teams with SUP paddlers from 19 countries and raised more than 15.000 euros for charity. The paddlers at Red Bull Midsummer Vikings were chasing water like firemen on duty. It was the hottest day of the year in Copenhagen when 350 paddlers on 70 teams joined the Worlds’ only 24 hour team SUP-relay. Under a burning hot sun with temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius (86 F), they stood in front of one of their most significant challenges in life: to paddle for 24 hours together with their team. Read more HERE.
1. 12th Annual Supconnect Awards Launches
Heat Score - 98
For the 12th year, Supconnect has officially launched the Supconnect Awards. The Supconnect Awards started in 2010 as a way of recognizing individuals that made exceptional contributions to the sport. As such, it’s the world’s first and original awards in the stand up paddle industry. Unlike most awards, winners are not chosen strictly on athletic performance and results. The ultimate objective of the Supconnect Awards is to help to create positive icons for the youth in order to increase the longevity of the sport for generations to come. Check it out HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Description: Spring time paddles in the Canadian Rockies.
Location: Banff Alberta
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