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Tipping Point, When is Your SUP Too Small?

Anyone who's ever seen Sean Poynter, Mo Freitas or Kai Lenny absolutely ripping on a stand up surfboard has no doubt wanted to achieve that same level of performance themselves. Unfortunately, it's nowhere near as easy as they make it look.

  • Published in Opinion

Reasons To Take Your Phone Paddle Boarding

We paddle for lots of reasons, we keep fit through training programs, we improve our mental health through escapism and most of all we just have fun! As a fellow paddler and SUP business owner, David Walker of the Paddle Logger App advocates taking your phones out on the water - here's why.

  • Published in Opinion

SUP Basics: What’s Your Swim Score?

Simplicity is one of the attractive features of standup paddle boarding. When you feel that first glide and realize “Hey, I can do this,” it’s easy to believe that all you need is a board and a paddle, but when you’re standing alone on a platform floating two inches above the water, a few more things are required, because a paddling excursion on any water body can quickly turn into an in-water experience.

  • Published in Opinion

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

How Can Sound Sleep Prevent Injury and Boost Your SUP Performance?

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) is considered such a safe sport that it is commonly recommended for children adults alike. However, if you want to reduce your risk of injury while you are out at sea, or if you take part in competitive events, ensure that sleep is an important priority in your daily life.

  • Published in Opinion

Paddle Boarding’s Biggest Trends in 2019

2019 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 3 of the biggest trends of 2019:

  • Published in News

How SUP Yoga Makes You a Better Racer

A huge part of paddle boarding is all about balance. It takes many hours of practice in order to refine your skills. SUP racers take even more time in order to be able to both balance themselves in the water and be able to race with precision. One of the best ways to gain these skills is by practicing SUP yoga.

  • Published in Opinion

Stand Up From the Crowd With A SUP Party

When planning an event or party, finding a fresh and exhilarating central activity that everyone can enjoy can be a tough task - until you discover stand up paddle boarding, that is.

  • Published in Opinion

Why Surfers Need To Change Their Attitudes Toward Stand Up Paddlers

Surfing in its essence is the art of riding a wave. History takes us back to the ancient Polynesians where this was done with the only purpose was to have fun, yet somewhere along the line the original purpose has been diluted and these days we encounter ourselves sharing the lineups with rather hard-minded people, who think that the only correct way to ride a swell is by using a shortboard.

  • Published in Opinion

The Benefit Of Stand Up Paddle Boarding For Kids

Sadly, in today’s rushed society, you can’t go anywhere and not see a cell phone or tablet in a child’s hand…and it’s not just kids; adults are guilty of this as well. Truth of the matter is—most kids would rather stay indoors and interact on social media than go outside. Enter stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and we may have a solution!

  • Published in Opinion
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