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A Perfect Example Of Why Paddle Boarders Must Always Wear A Leash

There’s a huge debate going on in the SUP world about whether or not paddlers should wear a leash and/or a PFD. One or the other? Both? The video here showcases the perfect example of why paddle boarders must always wear a leash, especially during a downwinder. The video shows just how fast your board can get away from you and leave you stranded out in the middle of the ocean with nothing to keep you afloat.

  • Published in Opinion

How To Become A SUP Coach

As SUP grows through its variety of disciplines, locations and SUP clubs, the requirement for good, fun and safe coaching is needed. This, more often than not, comes in the form of a SUP Coach. So, why become a coach? There are often several reasons why paddlers attend coaching courses.

  • Published in Tips

SUP Training for Older Paddlers

I have always been a workout person, but since I turned 80, my workouts have become more consistent. Interval training is the best training to become faster in any sport. But, in this case we will call it Interval SUPing. It will build up strength and stamina to help you paddle faster and farther without a break.

  • 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

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

Top SUP Photos of 2020

With the new year right around the corner, we wanted to say our proper goodbyes to an epic year with a roundup of some of the most awesome photos from the year. Check out a handful of the best SUP photos from 2020 above.

  • Published in Opinion

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

  • Published in Opinion
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