Arthur Arutkin and April Zilg Claim Distance and Overall Victory in New York

It was an epic final day of action at the New York SUP Open, as crystal clear blue skies and perfect conditions greeted the APP World Tour athletes as they assembled in front of one of the most recognizable skylines in the World: Manhattan, New York for the final showdown of this mega event that is stop #2 of the 2019 APP World Tour.

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Announcing 2019's Gear of the Year Winners

After more than 6 weeks of deliberation the staff here at Supconnect is excited announced the 2019 Gear of the Year Awards winners from our 10th 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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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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NSP Quest

Price: $1,499 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: Fishing
Weight: 39.15 lbs Sizes: 11'6"

About the board:The NSP Quest is an inflatable paddle board that is best suited for paddlers looking for a heavy-duty touring or fishing SUP that is in the mid-tier price point. The Quest is incredibly stable and is 39 in. wide, and the added side walls really help here making it perfect for hauling gear and/or reeling in your catch of the day. The board is more difficult to carry due to its size and weighs 39 lbs but paddlers of all ages and skill levels should be able to paddle this board with no problem. The board has a ton of added features including 3 air chambers, accessory mounts on the deck and tail, extra handles for carrying and triple action pump, to name a few. At $1,499 the Quest is a pretty affordable board considering all the added features and the ease of being able to store it in the trunk of your car. Read more HERE.

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NSP Cocomat Cruise

Price: $1,325 Build: Non-inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All-around
Weight: 20.11 lbs Sizes: 9'8", 10'2", 11', 11'6"

Who is this for: The Cocomat Cruise is best suited for paddlers looking to get an beginner-friendly all around board with an eco-friendly angle. Offered in four different sizes (9’8”, 10’2”, 11’, 11’6”) the Cocomat Cruise is nice and stable, allowing for paddlers of all ages and skill levels the chance to have fun. The board utilizes NSP’s Cocomat construction which gives the board a good durability, but it also is an environment-friendly material. The board is also pretty lightweight, weighing just over 20lbs. As an all around board, the Cocomat Cruise is best suited for short distance paddling around the shore but can also be used for catching some waves. Starting at $1,325, the Cocomat Cruise sits in the mid-level price point.

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NSP Elements Allrounder

Price: $899 Build: Non-Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: All Around
Weight: 26.1 lbs Sizes: 10', 10'6", 10'11"

About the board:The NSP Elements Allrounder is exactly what it sets out to do, to be the all around board that works for the entire family. The board is also something that is lightweight and versatile with different fin setup options. The weight of a board came as quite a surprise with how light it was and for how much volume it packs. The traction pad is also very comfortable which is an added bonus. If you’re looking for an all around board that is incredibly stable and really lightweight along with a nice touch of graphics mixing blue, white and different tones then check out the NSP Elements Allrounder. Read more HERE.

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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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Grom Take Over at 2018 Gorge Paddle Challenge

The highly anticipated Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge returned to the infamous Hood River over the weekend and the excitement from the weekend has the industry buzzing. The biggest takeaway from the event: the SUP youth is a force to be reckoned with.

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Veterans Prevail at 2018 Molokai 2 Oahu Championships

At the start of the 22nd annual Molokaʻi-2-Oʻahu Paddleboard World Championships (M2O), presented by Kona Brewing, favorable winds appeared to be creating promising conditions for todayʻs racers, but the Kaʻiwi Channelʻs fickle personality created a puzzle board of mixed swell for athletes to navigate.

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London SUP Open Showcases Race Elite in Fierce Competition

The first stop on the 2018 APP World Tour exploded out of the gates in the iconic city of London on July 7-8, 2018. This multi-tiered event, featuring Pro, Pro AM and Amateur racing for all levels of paddlers was showcased in two iconic locations around the city, including a 4km course on the historic Thames River, 200 meter sprint races and an 11km distance course held on the Royal Victoria Docks in East London.

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