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7 SUP Wonders of the World

There are places in this world that are truly something special and stand out above the rest. For standup paddle boarding (SUP) there are such places that deserve recognition and we’re dubbing them the 7 SUP Wonders of the World.

  • Published in Travel

Could Caffeine Boost Your SUP Performance?

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.

  • Published in Opinion

Events of the Month: February 2019

Attending a standup paddle boarding event is one of the best ways to enjoy the sport. It’s the perfect place to be introduced to the sport as a spectator, it’s a great place to learn and try new products, and it’s also a great way to connect with those who enjoy the sport just as much as you do. If you’re looking for an event to attend this month check out our list of SUP events in February below.

  • Published in News

SIC Signs Brazilian ‘Brothers of Paddle’ To 2019 Team

The 2018 Supconnect Brand of the Year, SIC Maui, has announced its team of world-class athletes and ambassadors representing the brand in 2019. Among the Global Athletes, SIC proudly welcomes new Brazilian team riders Guilherme Dos Reis and David Leão, two unknowns who made their way to the 2018 Pacific Paddle Games against amazing odds, and landed on the elite podium.

  • Published in News

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.

  • Published in News

Top SUP Stories of 2018

Another year has come and gone and it was packed with exciting stories. From the birth of a new racing league and progress on the gender equality front to ongoing battles between associations and athlete injuries, 2018 had no shortage of big headlines.

  • Published in News

The Benefit Of Training Indoors

Between wind, weather, chop, swell, no babysitter, working too many hours and missing daylight, and a plethora of other reasons, sometimes the day just doesn’t allow for getting on the water. So, while we can accept the fact that indoor SUP training definitely is not as stress-relieving and euphoric as actually being on the water, it does have quite a few benefits. And when done appropriately, can be affordable AND highly effective.

  • Published in Opinion

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

Should You Paddle Board With A Cold?

Cold and flu season is not a fun one, and if you have survived the season “flu-free”, consider yourself blessed. And if you are caught right in the midst of a cold or flu, you might wonder: “Should I work out? Should I train?”

  • Published in Opinion

What Are the Mental Health Benefits of SUP?

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.

  • Published in Opinion

Standup for the Cure Hosts Seattle Event Benefitting Susan G. Komen Puget Sound

Standup for the Cure 501c3 does it again. With support from Presenting Partners Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Boardworks Surf the 2nd Annual event at Lake Sammamish State Park doubled attendance and fundraising efforts of the previous year. With a winning combination of Fun, Compassion, Live Music, Great Food and Paddling the Standup for the Cure community continues to grow. “Our mission to save lives through early breast cancer detection while having fun seems to resonate in every community we visit.” Said Dan Van Dyck, Executive Director of Standup for the Cure.

  • Published in News

Why They Won: Supconnect Awards 2018

With the 9th Annual Supconnect Awards wrapped up and the winners announced we here at Supconnect wanted to give you a bit of insight on the deciding factors that led to the choosing of this year’s winners.

  • Published in News
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