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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

Reasons To Be Thankful For Paddle Boarding

Paddle boarding is currently one of the fastest growing water sports in the world, and for good reason. There is so much to love about this sport so in honor of today's Thanksgiving Holiday here in the United States, we've decided to jot down a list of the Top 5 Reasons to be thankful for paddle boarding.

  • Published in News

Ontario Trio Paddle All Great Lakes in 1 Day

A firefighter, a professor and a writer walk into the Gunslinger Saloon...It sounds like the start of a cheesy joke, but it’s actually the start of an epic adventure that saw three friends standup paddleboard (SUP) in all five Great Lakes in a single day.

  • Published in Journeys

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

Paddle for Your Pal 2018

Lots of charities and organizations out there began due to someone cherished who suffered an illness or a tragedy, so the cause was created. But there’s many out there who suffer, or who are such a small organization they go unnoticed. That’s why I created “Paddle For Your Pal”.

  • Published in Opinion

BOTE Goes Big With New Inflatable Floating Dock

Along with a range of premium stand up paddle boards, paddles, fins, and other accessories for the adventurous waterman, BOTE has now added an inflatable dock to its fleet of ultra rugged gear.

  • Published in Gear

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

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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