We paddle for lots of reasons, we keep fit through training programs, we improve our mental health through escapism and most of all we just have fun! As a fellow paddler and SUP business owner, David Walker of the Paddle Logger App advocates taking your phones out on the water - here's why.
In 2019 there were incredible performances and feats that we didn’t know were possible. Here we list the top 7 most inspirational athletes and performances of 2019.
Stand Up Paddle (SUP) is considered such a safe sport that it is commonly recommended for children adults alike. However, if you want to reduce your risk of injury while you are out at sea, or if you take part in competitive events, ensure that sleep is an important priority in your daily life.
There’s no doubt stand up paddleboarders are athletes, and with SUP growing in popularity and competitiveness, it's no wonder that many paddlers are also turning to a ketogenic (keto) diet to improve their fitness and endurance.
I recently came back from Sri Lanka, after a one-month-long trip to explore its vast coastline and assess its potential for stand up paddling. All I can say - after seeing the news about these terrorist attacks targeting foreigners and Christians communities throughout the country - is that I am saddened by these terrible news and I hope that the country will find the necessary strength and resilience to overcome the tragic moment.
A huge part of paddle boarding is all about balance. It takes many hours of practice in order to refine your skills. SUP racers take even more time in order to be able to both balance themselves in the water and be able to race with precision. One of the best ways to gain these skills is by practicing SUP yoga.
On the face of it, deep sea diving and stand up paddle boarding couldn’t be more different. After all, one takes place on the surface of the sea while one takes place deep below. But with diving being a very popular sport in the USA, it’s perhaps time for SUP aficionados to think about trying it out as something new.
Did you start today with a cup of coffee? Most of us already enjoy a daily cup of Joe, with around 64 percent of Americans drinking at least one cup of coffee each day. But while Americans may drink the most coffee in the world, coffee can be much more than just part of your morning routine. Caffeine could actually boost your workout and improve your SUP performance and has become a favorite exercise partner for many athletes around the world.
For the first time ever brands both big and small in paddlesports gathered in downtown Oklahoma City for the Paddlesports Retailer (PSR) show. The Supconnect team went to the show with no expectations, as it was the first time our staff has attended the show, and below are some takeaways upon returning back to San Diego.
One major reason that so many individuals are beginning to show an interest in SUP is due to its mental health benefits. Because of the unique nature of SUP, participants stand to gain benefits from it that are not offered by many other forms of exercise. Learn more about a few of the proven mental health benefits that one can experience from SUP.