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New York SUP Open Closes With Explosive Action in the Surf

It was a day of dramatic action, performance strategy and excellent surfing in Long Beach as the APP World Tour pushed through the Final Rounds of the APP World Surfing Tour's 1st stop for the 2018 Season in New York. To sum it up in three words: Long Beach delivered.

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Surftech Releases Sneak Peek of 2019 Collab With prAna

In 2018 Surftech and prAna collaborated to create the ultimate line of Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) boards, paddles, and for 2019 they’re back at it! Blending prAna's versatility and Surftech's art of technology, together both Surftech and prAna are proudly introducing a collection with amazing aesthetics, proprietary constructions, and sustainability features.

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How To Keep Your Kids Safe on A SUP

Stand up paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing activities in the world, and with good reason: it's a blast! However, as with all water-based activities, 'safety first' is a good motto to keep in mind. Particularly when it comes to your kids. Here are a few key safety points to remember, so that you and your kids can get the most out of your paddle boarding and feel safe while doing so.

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NY SUP Open Sees Major Upsets on Day 2 of Surfing

Day 2 of the APP World Surfing Tour's competition in Long Beach, New York held some surprising moments and outstanding performances as athletes began to shine at Stop #1 on the 2018 World Tour. Round 2 and 3 of the competition saw several top competitors knocked out and young hopefuls begin to rise to the challenge in the surf in Long Beach. We are headed toward a grand finale this weekend!

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SUP Industry Readies for 6th Annual Summit

In just two weeks time, October 3-4, 2018, the SUPIA (Standup Paddle Industry Association) is set to host their 6th annual Leadership Summit addressing the most pressing issues facing our Paddlesports Industry today.

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Fiery Performances Kick Off SUP Surfing at NY SUP Open

The first day of the APP World Surfing Tour's competition in Long Beach, New York brought together a vast pool of talent, the likes of which a SUP Surf contest has never seen before, much less in such close proximity to the island of Manhattan.

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Stormy Sprints in Long Beach showcase Athletes' Grit & Determination

What a show! Tuesday’s Sprints in Long Beach, NY are a perfect showcase to the power of the World Title athletes' sheer talent, focus and determination. Stormy conditions with thunder rumbling in the distance, created Tuesday’s race course with ample rain, whitewater conditions and wind.

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Dragon World Championships Takes Austria By Storm

On the 31st of August – 2nd September 2018 the Dragon World Championships, the world’s only team SUP racing event, arrived on the mystical mountain lined shores of Lake Fuschl, Austria. 36 teams representing 17 countries congregated at the event village Fuschlseebad to battle it out on their 22ft inflatable Dragon boards and claim the title of Dragon World Champion 2018.

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Weekly Recap 9/18/2018

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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New York SUP Open Delivers on Hudson River Race

Lady Liberty did not disappoint. The greatest stand up paddle athletes on the planet gathered to test the waters of the Hudson River in NYC over the weekend on Day #1 of the New York SUP Open, 2nd stop of the APP World Tour. Everybody said it was a bucket list item. Every paddler has a story to tell. It was one iconic event, not to be soon forgot. Here's the recap.

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Nutritional Tips for Finding Balance On and Off Your SUP

Professional and competitive stand-up paddle boarders don’t make it to the top of the sport on skills alone. It requires a lot of hard training to harness these skills and an increased amount of attention to diets. In order to achieve good balance on your board, it is important that you have a good balance of nutrition when you’re off the board.

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Fall 2018 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 2018 Fall SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

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