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. Fiona Wylde, Bernd Roediger & Kai Bates Score Winter Swell In Australia
Heat Score - 70
After a six-week stretch of traveling for races in Asia and Europe Starboard SUP and Werner Paddles athlete Fiona Wylde decided to take a little vacation to Australia with with boyfriend and fellow professional stand up paddler Bernd Roediger (Naish) and to meet up with good friend Kai Bates (Fanatic). While there, the trio scored really fun surf and had a blast out of the water too. Watch the video HERE.
4. SUP Adventurer Completes First SUP Circumnavigation Of An Island In Wales, UK
Heat Score - 74
Sian Sykes, a U.K. paddler, just accomplished a first in SUP. She just completed the first circumnavigation of an island in Wales, United Kingdom, and she’s written all about it! Check out her experience and story from her latest adventure. Read all about it HERE.
3. Denmark To Host 2017 ISA World SUP & Paddleboard Championship
Heat Score - 86
The International Surfing Association (ISA) has today announced that the 2017 ISA World StandUp Paddle (SUP) and Paddleboard Championship will be held in Denmark in September 2017, with the specific dates to be confirmed in the near future. More details HERE.
2. 5 Tips To Help You Have A Successful SUP Race
Heat Score - 91
In anticipation for the Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge and the Pacific Paddle Games 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 Naish's Kai Lenny, Boardworks' Slater Trout, Chuck Patterson, Starboard's Connor Baxter, SIC Maui's 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. See the tips HERE.
1. Surfing America Announces Comprehensive Changes Of SUP & Paddle Boarding In US
Heat Score - 97
Surfing America’s Board of Directors announced a new, comprehensive plan for the growth of SUP and Paddle Boarding in the United States. The new program includes: Development of the first ever SUP and Paddleboard National Championships, creation of two regional qualifying events and requirements to become an elite member of the 2017 US SUP & Paddleboarding team and more.. See more details HERE.
Photo Of The Week
Photo via: Bob Mikkelson
Description: My grandfather was born in Na, Norway in 1864 and he left there and moved to Minnesota as a young man. Our family just visited the home farm a couple of weeks ago (our relatives still live in the house my grandfather was born in) and my daughter took this picture of me on the fjord in front of the farm. I brought my paddleboard all the way from Colorado and paddled every day we were there. It was a beautiful place, we didn’t want to leave…
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