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. Pau Hana Introduces Its Impact-Resistant Technology and It's Awesome!
Heat Score - 67
Have you ever tried throwing a 17 pound bowling ball into your standup paddle board? Chances are you haven't and that's because you would destroy your prized possession, but that is exactly what the team at Pau Hana Surf Supply is doing with their new Big EZ standup paddle board. Learn about Pau Hana's latest in board technology here.
4. California Paddlers Protest New Offshore Drilling
Heat Score - 74
California paddlers and activists recently demonstrated their frustrations with the nearby offshore drilling taking place off the coast of Santa Barbara, California by paddling five miles to take a stand against offshore drilling in the shadow of a hulking oil platform. Read more about the protesting and watch the video here.
3. LiftSUP Handles Featured In Award Winning Boardworks Designs
Heat Score - 81
The squad at Sup Think Tank is very proud to have their flagship product, the LiftSUP handle used in all three of Boardworks' boards that received awards in the Supconnect Editor's Choice Gear of the Year 2015 Awards. Learn more about their collaboration with the crew at Boardworks here.
2. Urban Kayaking and Standup Paddling
Heat Score - 87
We recently caught wind of this crazy video of kayakers and standup paddlers doing what they call urban kayaking and standup paddling. In the video you will catch kayakers and standup paddlers riding down what looks like a long and steep cement slide and it looks like so much fun! The SUPers are seen riding Glide SUPs and Red Paddle Co's multi-person SUPs. Check out the videos here and watch all of the fun unfold!
1. 5 Tips For First Time SUP Racers
Heat Score - 96
When preparing for your very first SUP race it's important to be prepared and know what to expect from your first experience. To give you some insight on what you need to do to get ready for your first paddle board race, we caught up with some of the best SUP racing pros out there to get you some tips. Here are the top five tips for first time SUP racers.
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Photo via: Dan Gavere
Description: Harmony Dawn at Lost Lake in Oregon.
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