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A Breakdown of the First WSA SUP Expedition Guide Course

I was delighted to be part of the first group to join the Water Skills Academy (WSA) SUP Expedition Guide Training Course which was the first course of its kind! The course has been designed to give people the skills and confidence to lead commercial and personal expeditions on a paddle board on big open water in remote and wilderness environments as part of multi-day journeys.

  • Published in Opinion

Boardworks Signs ISA World Champion Mo Freitas

Boardworks is honored to announce the addition of standout waterman and paddle athlete, Mo Freitas, to its Pro Team. Coming off an impressive 2017 season, the 20-year-old Hawaii native is gaining momentum in both surf and stand up paddle (SUP) events and will begin this next competition season as part of the Boardworks family.

  • Published in News

Paddle Boarding’s Biggest Trends in 2017

2017 was a year full of adventure, thrills, learning, and more. There were a handful of trends that caught on this year that caught the attention of our editorial staff here at Supconnect. Here are the biggest trends of 2017.

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Top SUP Stories of 2017

See ya later 2017, hello 2018! Another year has flown by and a new year is ready to kick off. 2017 was filled with dozens of stories of triumphs, tragedies, and more and all around the world. Here are the top stories of the year.

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Vladivostok Community Sets SUP Parade World Record

On September 10, 2017, people of the Vladivostok SUP community came together to participate in a massive mile-long SUP parade off the coast of the Sea of Japan in an attempt to set a new world record.

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SUP's Most Inspirational Performances in 2017

Each year in any sport there are a number of athletes and performances that stand apart from the others. Whether it’s a comeback from behind, world record or dominating performance these achievements don’t go unnoticed. In 2017 there were incredible performances and feats that we didn’t know were possible. Here we list the top 10 most inspirational athletes and performances of 2017.

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6 Brands Supporting Women in SUP

In a sport where participation is practically split down the middle between men and women, women many times get the short end of the stick in all areas of the sport. While much of the SUP industry has started to take notice of this fault there are a few brands who are leading the way when it comes to catering to the females of our sport. Here are 6 brands who have embraced female athletes and are designing products specifically with them in mind.

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Weekly Recap 12/5/2017

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddle Boarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications.

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Supconnect Polls 2017 Winners Announced

After a month-long period of nominating and voting for your SUP favorites of 2017 the final winners for the 2017 Supconnect Polls are here! So without further ado, here are the winners for the Supconnect Polls 2017.

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Why SUP is an Ideal Sport for Seniors

When it comes to seniors, exercises like paddle boarding, which can be adapted to all levels, are especially important to pursue, because bone and muscle loss can lead to frailty, falls and fractures. Moreover, heart disease and many types of cancer, which can often be prevented by a healthy lifestyle, tends to be more prevalent in those aged over 65.

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