2016 Spring Paddle Boarding 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, SUP accessories, SUP boards and all the must have's for everyone from a beginner to the advanced SUP'er for the 2016 Spring SUP season, so there's sure to be something in this guide for everyone!

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SIC Maui Elevates Tommy Buday To Their Global Team

SIC Maui is extremely proud to announce the selection of Tommy Buday to join the ranks of its elite team of Global Athletes. Tommy Buday is one of the hardest working athletes in SUP and as a 3x Olympian he is certainly no stranger to competing at the highest levels of international paddle sports competition.

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How Rand Perkins Became A Paddle Legend

It was 1980, long before the days of modern Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Rand Perkins was standing to paddle as he raced canoes down class 3 and 4 rapids. Everyone else was kneeling. In those days, paddling in a canoe was executed on one side­ your dominant paddling side. Not so for “the Alien”, as Perkins is affectionately known by his competitors…

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Top 10 SUP Topics Of 2015

2015 is coming to a close and it’s crazy to see how much has happened this year. From news of cancellations of major SUP events to viral videos and tons upon tons of tips and tricks, we’ve gathered together the top 10 SUP topics over the past year. So without further ado, check out the Top 10 SUP Topics that we've covered for 2015 below.

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Australian All-Rounder Jamie Mitchell To Compete In The Ultimate Waterman

Australian Jamie Mitchell will line-up against the world’s best watermen in a quest to win the 2016 Ultimate Waterman title. Mitchell will join eight other athletes from around the world, including fellow countryman and waterman Mark Visser, in New Zealand from the 12-20 March, 2016. They’ll compete in eight surf disciplines to decide who is the best overall waterman.

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How To Choose A Paddle With Kenny Kaneko

Choosing the correct paddle is one of the most important things to keep in mind when looking for a paddle. In this step by step instructional video, SIC Global Athlete Kenny Kaneko breaks down the process by explaining how a paddler's height and weight play a role in determining how to choose a paddle.

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2015 Holiday SUP Gift & Gear Guide

Can you believe 2015 is almost over?! With the holidays right around the corner, it's time to think about getting something awesome for the SUP'er in your life so here at Supconnect, we've put together a gift/gear guide of the newest and coolest items to have recently hit the shelves and racks on the SUP market.

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SIC Maui Talks Product Development Behind Award Winning Designs

SIC Maui is one of the premiere stand up paddle brands producing some of the best stand up paddle products on the market. SIC Maui walked away with two Supconnect Gear of the Year Awards for 2015: Best Race board with their X Pro series and Best Overall Gear of the Year for the SIC Bullet. So, how does SIC Maui create and design their award winning boards? We checked in with the crew and asked them about their magic making process.

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How To Perform A Buoy Turn On A SUP

In stand up paddle racing, knowing how to do a buoy turn efficiently and correctly is a skill all SUP racers aim to accomplish. In this How To Video from SIC Maui, SIC's Global Athlete Kenny Kaneko breaks down the steps on how to do a buoy turn with precision and style. Take a look.

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