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. Paddle Boarding Island Molat in Croatia
Heat Score - 66
What happens when you take centuries of Croatian, Italian and Venitian culture, sparkle a bit of Ottoman influence (Turkish); spread it out on dozens of carbonate islands; simmer it on warm Adriatic climate with crystal clear turquoise sea; lock it away during the Cold War period (until today) and then go paddling there? Read more HERE.
4. Summer Nutrition 101: Everything Your Body Needs to Stay on Top
Heat Score - 72
1.2 million people are expected to paddle board this year. With the sun shining and the summer months quickly approaching, it’s time to grab our boards and hit the water. However, our boards aren’t the only things that we need to pack. We also need to make sure we have the right foods and nutrients for a long session under the scorching sun. Read more HERE.
3. Events of the Month: July 2019
Heat Score - 80
Attending a standup paddle boarding event is one of the best ways to enjoy the sport. It’s the perfect place to be introduced to the sport as a spectator, it’s a great place to learn and try new products, and it’s also a great way to connect with those who enjoy the sport just as much as you do. If you’re looking for an event to attend this month check out our list of SUP events in July HERE.
2. Best Touring Standup Paddle Boards 2019
Heat Score - 88
After personally paddling, weighing, and thoroughly testing 150+ boards, our expert staff has selected the best touring stand up paddle board 2019 models. These are designated by the "A" grade and organized by categories (inflatable, all-around, touring, etc). The Supconnect team traveled across 3 states and spent 8 months individually assessing each one of the inflatable SUP boards below, counting a total of 23 metrics per board and consistently applying them across all products. The end result: simply the most comprehensive, consumer-friendly, value-added review platform in the standup paddle world. Click through each one of the reviews and find a consistent, in-depth assessment of each product listed. See the list HERE.
1. 10th Annual Supconnect Awards Launches
Heat Score - 95
For the 10th year, Supconnect has officially launched the 2019 Supconnect Awards. In 2019, Supconnect will continue to have the original categories of Supconnect Man/Woman of the Year as well as continuing the Supconnect Grom of the Year and also has industry-specific awards like Brand of the Year, Shop of the Year and Gear of the Year. Read more HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Description: Paddling on Two Jack Lake with my rescue dog and the majestic Rocky Mountains as back drop.
Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada
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