Weekly Recap 8/4/2020


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. How To Punch Through A River Wave On A SUP

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Heat Score - 61

If you’ve been spending a solid amount of time paddle boarding down river you should have the basics down. Now, you’re more than likely ready to take the next step. Here, river expert Mike Tavares shares a couple of tips for running waves or small hydraulics on a whitewater SUP. This video is intended to help with basic river running technique while paddling downstream on a SUP. Watch HERE.





4. Cape Cod Bay Challenge SUP Event Returns Virtually in 2020

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Heat Score - 67

The Cape Cod Bay Challenge (CCBC), the oldest and most recognized stand up paddle (SUP) event in the northeast, returns virtually for its thirteenth year to benefit Christopher’s Haven, a home for kids when cancer hits home. Paddlers will complete the challenge on their own time from various locations between Saturday, August 1 and Saturday, August 8, 2020. More details HERE.

3. 5 of Our Favorite Paddling Spots in Southern California

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Heat Score - 75

If you don’t know, now you know – Southern California offers some of the best paddle boarding spots in the United States. From Coronado to Catalina Island, there are an abundance of amazing places to cruise on your SUP. Lucky for you, we picked out the best five. Check them out HERE.

2. Annapolis Native to Travel 240 Miles across Chesapeake Bay by Paddleboard to Support Oyster Recovery Efforts

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Heat Score - 81

Annapolis native Chris Hopkinson recently announced that he will attempt an ambitious 240-mile journey from Havre de Grace, MD to Virginia Beach, VA atop a 14-foot paddleboard over the course of just nine days. The Bay Paddle, presented by Flying Dog Brewery, will take place September 18-26, 2020 to raise awareness and funds for the Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) to plant oysters in the Chesapeake Bay. Read more HERE.

1. Choosing Healthy, Delicious Snacks For Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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Heat Score - 90

Stand-up pddleboarding (SUP) is a high-energy sport. In fact, the average person burn twice the calories doing SUP than going out for a brisk walk — around 400 calories an hour. Paddleboarding is also a great way to build up muscle strength in your core groups, in particular the arms and legs. This is why it is important to choose your snacks wisely when you are spending the day on your board. Read more HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Roman Kanin 

Description: my family & my SUP.

Location: Russia/Tambov

If you'd like to be selected for Photo Of The Week, enter via the Supconnect Photo of the Year Contest. 

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Last modified onMonday, 03 August 2020 14:16

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