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Best Stand Up Paddle Boards 2021

After personally paddling, weighing, and thoroughly testing 175+ boards, our expert staff has selected the best stand up paddle board 2021 models. These are designated by the "A" grade and organized by categories (inflatable, all-around, touring, etc).

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Introducing Your Kids To SUP’ing

If you are keen to find an outdoor adventure that the entire family can enjoy, then pass on your love of stand up paddelboarding (SUP) to your children and you can look forward to enjoying the water together.

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Fall 2021 Paddle Boarding Gear Guide

Seasons are a-changin' and the cooler weather and fall colors will be making their way to your oceans and waterways in no time. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, SUP accessories, SUP boards and all the must have's for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2021 Fall SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

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Announcing 2021's Gear of the Year Winners

After more than 6 weeks of deliberation the staff here at Supconnect is excited to announce the 2021 Gear of the Year Awards winners from our 12th 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.

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Summer SUP Gear Guide 2021

Whip out your boardshorts and bikinis, it’s summer time! Nothin’s better than summer and we’re so stoked that our favorite time of the year is finally here. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, SUP accessories, SUP boards and all the must have's for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2021 Summer SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

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Spring 2021 SUP Gear Guide

The sun is starting to shine, ice is melting and spring is starting to peek it’s head around the corner. With temperatures rising and waterways defrosting into lakes and rivers again, it’s time to start getting geared up and ready to get back on the water and out of the winter hibernation. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, accessories, and of course boards for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2021 Spring paddle boarding season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

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Body Glove Performer

Price: $999 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All-Around
Weight: 24.15 lbs Sizes: 11'

Who is this for: If you’re looking for a very stable, inflatable, all-around/touring paddle board that is at an affordable price point of less than $1,000 then the Performer 11 from Body Glove is worth a look. Due to its width of 34 inches the board is very stable and weighed in at 22.5 lbs, which is fairly lightweight and easy to carry. Its shape makes the Performer a board that can be used by everyone, no matter the age or skill level, and is designed primarily for recreation. Its construction and shape combined best fit this board for short distance paddling, around the beach and dock or on the river. Retailing at $999, the board fits in the affordable mid-tier market.

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Body Glove Tandem

Price: $1,499 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: Touring/Kayak Hybrid
Weight: 38.2 lbs Sizes: 15'

About the board:If you’re looking for a two-person SUP/Kayak hybrid inflatable board that is affordable and durable and stylish, the Body Glove Tandem is worth checking out. This standup paddle board is 15 feet long and comes fully loaded with everything you need to get on the water. Board, paddle, pump, leash, kayak seats and more are all included here which make this package a great value. The board is a bit on the heavier side and weighs 38 lbs so it is tougher than most boards to carry solo, but if you’re carrying it with another person it should be relatively easy. The shape of the board makes the Tandem best suited for touring-style paddling. Retailing at $1,499 this board does sit in the popular mid-tier market in terms of affordability however, Costco offers this package at just $599 making it an incredibly affordable package with great value. Read more HERE.

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20 SUP Brands Worth Following On Instagram

We love that brands share their awesome content on Instagram for all of us to see because you best believe we have been looking! Below we’ve made a list of our favorite stand up paddle board brands that we think are worth following on Instagram.

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Paddle Boarding’s Biggest Trends in 2020

2020 was a year full of adventure, thrills, learning, and more. There were a few trends that caught on this year that caught the attention of our editorial staff here at Supconnect. Here are 5 of the biggest trends of 2020

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Holiday SUP Gift & Gear Guide 2020

With the gift-giving holidays in full swing, it's time to think about getting something awesome for the SUP'er in your life so here at Supconnect, we've put together a gift/gear guide of the newest and coolest items to have recently hit the shelves and racks on the SUP market. If you're looking for something to get for your lover, mother, brother, sister, friend, or anyone for that matter this holiday season, this guide will be perfect for the stand up paddler in your life. And who's to say you can't get a little something for yourself, 'Tis the season after all!

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