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Weekly Recap 8/22/2017


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. Surftech Joins Sustainable Surf’s ECOBOARD Project


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Heat Score - 66

For years Surftech surfboards and paddle boards have featured a number of more sustainable materials and is proud to announce the partnership with nonprofit Sustainable Surf to verify our boards as ECOBOARDS. More details HERE.






4. Big Ben Opens Rare Chance to Paddle the Thames

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Heat Score - 71

The Big Ben Challenge in Central London is allowing for a rare chance to paddle the River Thames. To date, fewer than 20 people have raced there and perhaps fewer than 100 have paddled SUPs there. By participating in the Ben Ben Race you will be among the first. Read more HERE.


3. SUPIA Hosting 1st Annual East Coast Summit

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Heat Score - 77

New this year the Stand Up Paddle Industry Association (SUPIA) has announced an East Coast Summit for the paddle sport industry. Similar to their summit held on the West Coast annually, the SUPIA Industry Edge is a two part Leadership Summit addressing the most pressing issues facing the Paddlesports Industry today. Read more HERE.


2. Surprises, Scares & Stamina at Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge 2017

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Heat Score - 86

The Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge (CGPC) is a Festival celebrating the sport of Stand Up Paddling in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. The 7th annual event took place over the weekend and was met with one of the most stacked fields of competitors that we’ll see this year, plus some surprising results among a health scare. Read more about the 2017 event HERE.

1. Are You Taking the Right SUPplement?

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Heat Score - 93

Chasing health, anti-aging, staying young, keeping up with the latest health trends…I find these attributes true for most paddlers. But aside from that nutritious food you consume and those vitamins and minerals you take, do you know what the best supplement when it comes to health and longevity? Read more HERE.

Photo Of The Week

photo of the week 8 22 2017

Photo via: Andre Niemeyer

Description: Paddle Boarding with Cousin & Kids. #beachlife

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