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. A Closer Look: Amundson SUP
Heat Score - 68
John Amundson of Amundson SUP is a third generation waterman whose love for the ocean runs deep. At just 15-years-old John learned to shape as a hobby and from there it turned into something much bigger: Amundson Hawaii. Learn all about John Amundson, Amundson Hawaii and how he got into stand up paddling in the video here.
4. Caio Vaz Takes On Indo
Heat Score - 74
Stand Up World Tour World Champion and SIC Maui athlete Caio Vaz just returned home from a mental trip to Indo where he scored perfect waves in relatively uncrowded lineups. He was able to SUP surf at some of Indo’s most playful waves including Macaronis, Lakey Peak, Periscopes and more! Check out the newly released edit from Caio in the video above.
3. Bart De Zwart Sets New Record At 2016 MR340 Race
Heat Score - 81
Legendary long distance stand up paddler Bart de Zwart just finished up the MR340, a 340-mile paddling race on the Missouri River, and he just set the new record for fastest time, beating the previous record by a whopping 10 hours! Here he recaps the race and how he got to the finish.
2. Chris Bertish Announces Attempt At Solo & Unassisted Transatlantic SUP Crossing
Heat Score - 87
World-renowned big wave surfer, Guinness SUP World Record holder, speaker and adventurer, Chris Bertish, announced the details surrounding his groundbreaking expedition, #theSupCrossing at a press conference held on July 20 at Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The expedition will mark the greatest ocean adventure ever attempted, the very first solo, SUP transatlantic crossing, unsupported and unassisted, on a custom-made six meter stand up paddle board/craft. Read more HERE.
1. Kai Lenny & Sonni Hönscheid Win The 2016 M2O In Record Breaking Year
Heat Score - 92
2016 was one of the most exciting years ever in the 20 years that the Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships has been held. This year saw record breaking performances in both stand up paddling and prone paddle boarding and the field of athletes to compete was packed with standouts. This year Kai Lenny and Sonni Hönscheid claimed victory for the stand up paddlers. Read more HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Photo via: Joe Barcia
Description: Kalapana Lava Flow on the Big Island of Hawaii. It was an intense, amazing trek that took us to the edge of our capabilities! What a great feeling to witness this birth of new land, from this close and hard earned perspective. - Joe Barcia
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