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Top 5 Beginner Mistakes to Avoid

We all make mistakes, especially as a beginner in anything new that we try. Stand up paddle boarding is no different and as one of the fastest growing sports in the world, there are tons of newbies that are participating in the sport on a daily basis. To help these newbies from committing the same mistakes that we've all fallen victim to, here are some of the top mistakes to avoid as a beginner paddle boarder.

  • Published in Tips

Paddle Boarding Island Molat in Croatia

What happens when you take centuries of Croatian, Italian and Venitian culture, sparkle a bit of Ottoman influence (Turkish); spread it out on dozens of carbonate islands; simmer it on warm Adriatic climate with crystal clear turquoise sea; lock it away during the Cold War period (until today) and then go paddling there?

  • Published in Travel

Top SUP Stories of 2020

Before we head into the new year, we're taking a look at a few of the biggest SUP stories from 2020.

  • Published in News

Benefits of Storing Gear In A Safe Place

Nothing is worse than getting your new board and then dropping the ball on taking care of it. One way to protect your investment is to store your gear in a safe place. Here's why:

  • Published in Tips

5 Tips for Buying a Family SUP

Purchasing a stand up paddle board for your family can be a daunting experience. Paddle boards are expensive, and many people are afraid to make the wrong decision when buying a SUP. Keep these tips in mind during your shopping process to help you make the right purchase decision.

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Paddle Boarding in Algonquin Park, Canada

You pass by floating greens and thick trees. You feel the soft currents beneath your board. And you spot wildlife peeking through the leaves, only to disappear in a blur of fur and twitchy ears. This isn’t your average SUP adventure, and that’s the point.

  • Published in Travel

Tips For SUP Fishing Rookies

So you’ve just purchased your new SUP fishing board and are ready to get out on the water and catch a few fish but want a few helpful hints? Here, SUP fishing expert and BOTE Boards ambassador Ryan Hambel shares a few tips for SUP fishing rookies. Check it out:

  • Published in Tips

Paddle Boarding Baja Arizona

The best way to tour the Sonoran Desert in Baja Arizona is by stand up paddleboard. That’s right. What you just read is not a mirage. There are people who hike, bike and the like, but stand up paddle boarders can see everything from the water.

  • Published in Travel

How To Layer Up For Cold Water Paddling

Why chose a drysuit over a wetsuit in cold water paddling? To put it simply, a drysuit is designed for longer periods of exposure in colder conditions. The layering beneath the drysuit is key though, so here are some suggestions on how to layer up before you paddle out in the cold water.

  • Published in Tips

Holiday SUP Gift & Gear Guide 2020

With the gift-giving holidays in full swing, it's time to think about getting something awesome for the SUP'er in your life so here at Supconnect, we've put together a gift/gear guide of the newest and coolest items to have recently hit the shelves and racks on the SUP market. If you're looking for something to get for your lover, mother, brother, sister, friend, or anyone for that matter this holiday season, this guide will be perfect for the stand up paddler in your life. And who's to say you can't get a little something for yourself, 'Tis the season after all!

  • Published in Gear
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