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5 Tips To Improve Your SUP Race Performance

Want to know the key to success when it comes to performing well during a stand up paddle race? Look no further because we've aggregated improvement tips from some of the best SUP racers on the planet. Stepping up your game and performing at a higher level takes more than just a lot of time on the water. Here are the top 5 tips on how you can improve your performance during a SUP race.

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Tips To Improve Your SUP Surf Performance

Now that you’re hooked to the feeling of riding waves you’re probably ready to step it up and start improving your skills. We’ve gathered tips and advice from some of the top SUP surfing pros from around the globe to help guide you towards your goal of becoming a better stand up paddle surfer.

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Fall SUP Gear Guide 2022

Seasons are a-changing' and fall colors and cooler temps will be making their way to your oceans and waterways before you know it. 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 2022 Fall SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

  • Published in Gear

Announcing 2022's Gear of the Year Winners

After more than 6 weeks of deliberation the staff here at Supconnect is excited to announce the 2022 Gear of the Year Awards winners from our 13th 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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What Makes A Quality SUP?

If you’re thinking of buying a paddle board, it helps to know what qualities make a superior SUP. With this knowledge, you will be able to separate the wheat from the chaff and make a great purchase decision.

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Summer SUP Gear Guide 2022

Whip out your boardshorts and bikinis, it’s summer time! Nothin’s better than summer and we’re so stoked that our favorite time of the year is finally here. 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 2022 Summer SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

  • Published in Gear

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.

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5 Ways To Prepare For Summer

Summer might be the fairer season, but there's opportunities to get some serious paddling and surfing done if you plan things correctly - alongside plenty of relaxation. Today we're going to look at five ways to make the most of summer.

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Spring 2022 SUP Gear Guide

The sun is starting to shine, ice is melting and spring is starting to peek it’s head around the corner. With temperatures rising and waterways defrosting into lakes and rivers again, it’s time to start getting geared up and ready to get back on the water and out of the winter hibernation. Here, we’ve put together a list of SUP gear, accessories, and of course boards for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2022 Spring paddle boarding season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

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Top 5 Beginner Mistakes to Avoid

We all make mistakes, especially as a beginner in anything new that we try. Stand up paddle boarding is no different and as one of the fastest growing sports in the world, there are tons of newbies that are participating in the sport on a daily basis. To help these newbies from committing the same mistakes that we've all fallen victim to, here are some of the top mistakes to avoid as a beginner paddle boarder.

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SIC Maui Okeanos Air

Price: $929.95 Build: Inflatable
Skill: Beginner Use: Touring
Weight: 26.6 lbs Sizes:12'6, 14'

Who is this for: If you’re looking for a premium-quality, touring-specific inflatable SUP that is under $1,000, the SIC Maui Okeanos might just be the board for you. This board is made for paddlers of all levels who are interested not just in a touring board, but one that can also double and work for racing and even SUP fishing, SUP yoga, SUP fitness, and downwind. This board would be great for someone who is looking for a SUP that works well as a starter board for touring but is also something you can grow into and will suit you as your skills develop and mature since this board can go the distance. The Okeanos Air is made out of SIC Maui’s Fusion Skin Technology (FST), one of the stiffest materials on the market. This makes for a very strong board that can take you and your gear on adventures far and near. If you are looking for something that feels very stable, is relatively easy to carry and can be used in a variety of conditions, this board fits the bill.

  • Published in Reviews
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