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 Cambodia
Heat Score - 62
Cambodia is best known for its temples of Angkor Wat and its dark history with the genocide of Pol Pot. But even Angelina Jolie who has starred in and produced award winning films in Cambodia, has found the country to also be a great SUP destination. Learn more HERE.
4. Clothing And Its SUP Performance Impact
Heat Score - 69
For some, SUP is a lighthearted frolic in the water, whereas for others, it’s a serious fitness regime; as the LA Times have noted, simply maintaining good posture during SUP is a serious workout. Just like all sports and fitness arenas, there is a significant amount of min-maxing going on behind the scenes with SUP – and clothing enters as its own debate. Just as nutrition and sleep impact the internal workings of the body, having the right clothing can help to maximize your performance. Read more HERE.
3. Tips To Improve Your SUP Surf Performance
Heat Score - 76
Now that you’re hooked to the feeling of riding waves you’re probably ready to step it up and start improving your skills. We’ve gathered tips and advice from some of the top SUP surfing pros from around the globe to help guide you towards your goal of becoming a better stand up paddle surfer. Learn more HERE.
2. Lincoln Dews and Nick Ray Take On Nymboida River
Heat Score - 83
In a recent episode of SIC Talk Story Brews & Boards, where SIC Maui hosts interviews, paddling tips and training tips from ambassadors and athletes around the world, SIC Global Athlete Lincoln Dews and paddling partner Nick Ray chat about their expedition down the Nymboida River. Check out the interview HERE.
1. ISA Granted Governance of SUP at Olympic Level
Heat Score - 95
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between the International Surfing Association (ISA) and the International Canoe Federation (ICF) regarding the governance of the sport of Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP). The CAS Panel has decided that the ISA shall be the International Federation (IF) governing and administrating the sport of SUP at Olympic level but has dismissed ISA’s request to be recognized as the sole governing body of SUP at the world level. More details HERE.
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