Paddle Boarding Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

SANTA TERESA BEACH, Costa Rica - Supconnect Community member, Sandra Tedeschi, talks about Vajra Sol Yoga Adventures, who are offering "upscale yoga retreats fused with enlivening activities for those who seek to revitalize their spirit in an unforgettable and soul enriching getaway."

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Paddle Boarding Grand Canyon, Arizona

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona - There aren’t words or pictures that can do justice to the Grand Canyon. It’s one of those landmark destinations that really needs to be seen in person to fully capture the magnitude of the region. Whitewater rafting, kayak and canoe trips down the Colorado River, the aquatic corridor that runs through the canyon, have been popular for some time now, but with a growing SUP river and whitewater scene, paddle boards are becoming more prominent. Last week we caught up with Markus Leppaenen, an experienced kayaker from Time4Charity, about his 25 day SUP-Kayak camping trip down the Grand Canyon.

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How To Stand On A Stand Up Paddle Board

SAN DIEGO, California - One of the main reasons people shy away from learning how to stand up paddle is the fear of not being terrible at it. But we all have to start somewhere and after a very short period of time, it becomes clear that SUP’ing isn’t as hard as it looks (flat water paddling, at least).

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Best of Stand Up Paddling Around The World

You're always hearing people say that Stand Up Paddling is the fastest growing water sport in the world today. While we're not out to say whether or not it is, one thing is for sure: SUP sure is growing.

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5 Ways To Improve Your Paddle Technique

SAN DIEGO, California - Once you've got the basics of paddling down, the next big step is fine-tuning and optimizing your technique. This doesn't only apply to people interested in racing - it's equally important for all your daily sessions. Your form makes the world of difference to how much distance you cover per stroke, building muscles/strength without causing damage and developing stamina. This all feeds into making paddling a healthy activity that keeps giving back to your physical and mental condition, rather than causing problems. To speed you all along, we've broken down 5 tips for improving your paddle technique.

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How to Cut a Paddle

Learn how to cut a stand up paddle, step by step, with a video tutorial, interactive slideshow, and a complementary article, coming straight from Bob Long, the owner of arguably the first SUP Shop in California.

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5 Tips For Stand Up Paddling In Winter

SAN DIEGO, California - As the weather starts to cool down, we need to change our approach to get the most out of paddle boarding - after all, some of the most beautiful conditions arise in the chillier winter months. Earlier this year we shared some insights from Ocean Rodeo about their range of dry suits for tackling winter in extreme destinations, like Vancouver and Alaska, but today we’re going to look at a 5 ways to stay warm and safe when paddling in a more temperate winter climate that still cools down, but doesn’t freeze.

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4 Tips For Choosing The Right SUP Gear

SAN DIEGO, California - As a novice to the sport of SUP, your first big choice is getting set up with gear. The right board and paddle will speed up your learning curve, make it safer for you (and those around you) and increase the amount of all-round fun you’ll have, while the wrong equipment will do the exact opposite. Today we’ll go through the checks and balances you’ll need to explore and how to get the most out of your time in the water. 

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3 Tips for Choosing and Handling a SUP Board

For all those people who have been introduced to Stand Up Paddle but have been intimidated by choosing and moving the large boards, have no fear... here are a few tips that should help you out!

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