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. SUP Adventurer Paddles Solo From Maui To Lanai
Heat Score - 68
Cody Kalapana Ball, 5’2” 130-pounds, recently completed a solo paddle from Launiupoko Park on Maui to Manele Harbor on the island of Lanai. The 28-mile, 13.5-hour trip was a two-day journey. He had no escort, no epirb, no marine radios. Here are Cody’s thoughts on the trip.
4. Jimmy Lewis Explains Sandwich Construction In Stand Up Paddle Boards
Heat Score - 74
Ever wonder what your stand up paddle boards are made of? Here, Jimmy Lewis of Jimmy Lewis SUP talks about different kinds of construction used in the stand up paddle industry and demonstrates the strengths of each type of construction. He explains what true sandwich construction consists of and how it is made. Watch the video HERE.
3. Official Promo Video For 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP Championships Released
Heat Score - 80
In just a couple months time the ISA (International Surfing Association) will gather the world’s best SUP and Paddleboard athletes in Fiji from November 12-20 for the 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship! Watch here as the first official promo video for the 2016 event in Fiji has been released!
2. SIC Maui’s Kenny Kaneko Wins Big In Hong Kong Against Stacked Field
Heat Score - 87
SIC Global Team Athlete Kenny Kaneko scored an impressive victory at the Hong Kong International SUP Championship 2016 presented by the Hong Kong Stand Up Paddle Board Association. Kaneko tore through the 13 mile (21 kilometer) elite course with a finish time of 2:28:28, leaving Kai Lenny and Casper Steinfath over 6 minutes behind with a 2:34:48 and 2:36:26 finish respectively. Read more about the race HERE.
1. Supconnect Awards 2016 Winners To Be Announced At AWSI Awards Party
Heat Score - 97
The 7th Annual Supconnect Editor's Choice Awards presented by Turtle Bay will announce its 2016 winners this Friday, September 9, 2016. Supconnect will be announcing the winners at the AWSI (Association of Wind and Water Sports Industries) Awards Party during the Surf Expo show in room S310 at 6pm. Read more HERE.
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