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. Pampinella & Hasulyo Victorious at Namur SUP Race
Heat Score - 64
After the unprecedented floods that hit Belgium last month, it was with great excitement that we were all looking forward to the 7th stop of the 2021 Euro Tour. Now in its 9th edition, Namur has been a staple event on tour. With the sun shining and 25 degrees, it’s for sure the best weather that the event has ever had. Learn more HERE.
4. Tips for Paddle Boarding in the Dark
Heat Score - 70
One of the greatest joys of stand up paddling is the versatility; you can get out during the day, which is often the way to go for most people. But, if you want to experience the water calmness and the evening air, not to mention see all the marine species that come out at dark, then you may need to consider standup paddling at night. Learn more HERE.
3. 7 Hot Spots on West Coast, USA
Heat Score - 77
It’s safe to say that a major part of the stand up paddle (SUP) industry lies on West Coast of the United States. The West Coast of the U.S. is lit with a vast amount of places to paddle, not to mention that they are drop-dead gorgeous locations to match. Read more HERE.
2. Carolina Cup Replaces Hawaii as US Stop of 2021 APP Tour
Heat Score - 88
The Association of Paddlesurf Professionals World Tour (APP) announced an updated schedule today, including selecting the Carolina Cup as the first stop on the 2021 APP World Tour. The modified schedule consists of four flagship events, beginning November 4th in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Read more HERE.
1. Gorge Paddle Challenge Returns & Delivers
Heat Score - 95
The SIC Gorge Paddle Challenge is back for the first time since 2019, and the atmosphere was buzzing with excitement for 262 athletes who were thrilled to be on the race scene again. The steamy 105 degrees start to race week with no wind had everyone wondering, will the Gorge deliver? Then on Friday, the winds finally arrived, blowing 20 knots with gusts up to 30 by Sunday. The Gorge was on and racing began. Read more HERE.
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