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SIC Maui Announces 2018 RS Series

SIC Maui announces their fastest and most versatile all-water race board yet, the RS Series. In 2017, countless hours of R&D culminated into final prototypes that would be put to the test in technical, long distance, sprint, and downwind races in order to validate the RS as one of the fastest, most well-rounded, all-water race boards in the world.

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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.

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Air Tahiti Nui Signs World No. 1 SUP Female

Champion stand up paddle boarder (SUP) Annabel Anderson is the latest sports star to join Air Tahiti Nui’s ambassador ranks with the New Zealander looking forward to further finessing her sport in one of the world’s leading paddling destinations, the Islands of Tahiti.

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Ian Balding Paddle & Surf Honored

Garden & Gun magazine today announced Ian Balding Paddle & Surf of Wilmington, NC as a runner-up in its eighth annual MADE IN THE SOUTH AWARDS, in the OUTDOOR category.

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Red Paddle Co Announce It’s Time

The world’s number one inflatable paddle board brand Red Paddle Co, have released their latest brand video, ‘It’s Time’. After recently unveiling their latest collection of industry leading inflatable paddle boards, this video is a rallying cry to paddlers all over the world to get out and explore their world.

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SUPkids Camp in Inglewood Receives prAna Explorer Grant

This year 1,798 Americans will have the opportunity to get outside and enjoy ongoing outdoor experiences, thanks to prAna Explorer Grants. As part of these nationwide grants, Environmental Charter Schools received $5,000 to support its work to engage 60+ students from Environmental Charter Middle School in SUPKids Camp that teaches kids water safety and environmental education outdoors with stand up paddle boarding.

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Outdoor Retailer Announces Show Dates Through 2022

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California - Outdoor Retailer, the premier trade event and community gathering for the outdoor industry, is pleased to announce dates for its 2019-2022 tradeshows. Starting in November 2018, Outdoor Retailer moves to the beginning of the seasonal buying cycles, positioning the national show as the launch event and epicenter for innovation and ideas for the outdoor industry.

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Knockoffs Beware - Why You Should Choose Original SUP Equipment

After ordering boards for paddleboard company Stillwater Paddleboards with his Chinese manufacturer and settling for the use of substandard products, Keith Quien, owner of a paddle board rental/sales shop in Florida, is now shooting himself in the foot after not demanding original equpiment for his paddleboards. Read his story below.

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SUPIA To Address Industry Issues At 5th Annual Leadership Summit

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, the Stand Up Paddle Industry Association (SUPIA) welcomes all businesses in the SUP industry to attend their 5th Annual Industry Edge networking event, a Leadership Summit addressing prominent issues in SUP sports today. Hosted at the Dana Point Yacht Club, the event will bring together leaders from across the industry in an effort to develop solutions to these pressing problems as well as find new strategies for success within today’s retail environment.

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Why They Won: Supconnect Editor’s Awards 2017

With the 8th Annual Supconnect Editor’s Choice 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.

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