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Announcing 2018's Gear of the Year Winners

After 6 weeks of deliberation the staff here at Supconnect is excited announced the 2018 Gear of the Year Awards winners from our 9th Annual Supconnect Awards. As a brief background of the Gear of the Year awards, there were 9 categories for products to be nominated and an additional Overall gear winner.

  • Published in Awards

The Sunscreen Dilemma

Paddling is your happy place. It is a fun way to exercise that often doubles as a spiritual experience that is harmonious with the nature that surrounds you. But when you put on your sunscreen and head out to enjoy the beauty of the water, what do you really know about the components of the lotion you’re lathering on your body?

  • Published in Opinion

5 Often-Overlooked (and Critically Important) SUP Safety Practices

While stand up paddle boarding is generally regarded as a very safe activity, there are some basic safety measures that should be practiced each and every time you paddle out. It's all too easy to fall into the trap of thinking that one is above these practices (especially when it comes to experienced paddlers), but nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Published in Tips

Naish Introduces Fresh Look for 2019

Naish SUP just released a look at their 2019 line and we’ve got to say: it looks awesome! The crew at Naish have given their 2019 line a complete makeover. Check it out!

  • Published in Gear

Standup for the Cure Returns to Seattle

As Standup for the Cure 501c3 writes fundraising checks to Susan G Komen Orange County, CA and Susan G Komen Michigan they are preparing to bring their unique event to the Pacific Northwest for the 2nd year. After seven successful years, Standup for the Cure, alongside its national sponsors, Boardworks Surf, and Barefoot Wine, announce Standup for the Cure, Seattle to benefit the Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.

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Paddle Boarding Lake Como

Nestled in the mountains of northern Italy’s Lombardy region is Lake Como. Surrounded by quaint villages and beautiful villas tucked into the green mountainsides, Lake Como has grown to be one of the most coveted vacation spots in Italy. Identified by its unique upside down 'Y' shape, Lake Como offers travelers miles and miles of water to explore.

  • Published in Travel

Top 10 World’s Largest SUP Events

Every year SUP athletes and enthusiasts of all levels travel around the world to compete in some of the biggest and most challenging events in the sport. Whether it's technical courses or endurance races, downwind or surf, there are a handful of major events that have have reigned supreme within the SUP community over the past few years.

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SUP Pictures By Flux Photography

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and we believe it. In our SUP Photography Series we highlight and connect with exceptional photographers in and out of the stand up paddle boarding world and showcase some of their many fabulous photos. This week in our latest exhibit, we are thrilled to share the exquisite talent of photographer Lorenzo Vladimir Menendez of Flux Photography.

Butterfly Effect Empowers Women & Supports Local Youth in Cabarete

The 10th annual Butterfly Effect landed in Cabarete on July 2nd, 2018. This year’s event registered 100 women and girls from all over the world. Local and visiting women gathered in Cabarete to complete either a 2km downriver paddle course from Islabon to La Boca or a 5km advanced downwind ride from La Boca to Cabarete Bay.

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