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What To Do Before Your First Downwinder

Downwind paddling on a stand up paddle board (SUP) is one of the funnest ways you can choose to ride your SUP. But, downwinders are harder than they look. One of the most decorated downwind paddlers in the world, Maui’s Connor Baxter, gives us some tips on what you need to know before attempting your first run.

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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 For SUP Surfing Beginners

Want to add in some excitement to your SUP routine and start SUP surfing? We’ve talked to some of stand up paddling’s best surfers and asked them to share their top tips for beginners.

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5 Reasons Tahiti Is The Perfect Place To Paddle Board

We all dream of an exotic vacation packed with relaxation, sunshine, and the warm water of the tropics. We see photos of crystal-clear water with beautiful mountainous backdrops and think to ourselves what it would be like to be in a place that perfect. Tahiti is a place where these dreams and thoughts are a reality. We here at Supconnect agree that Tahiti stands out as one of the ideal places to paddle board. Here are five reasons why:

  • Published in Travel

How To Do A Frontside Top Turn On Your SUP

As you progress and further develop your surfing skills on your stand up paddle board, one trick to add to your bag is definitely the frontside top turn. The frontside top turn is likely one of the most performed maneuvers on a wave. Here, SUP surfing expert Sean Poynter helps you get more familiar with the process of it.

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How to Choose Gear for SUP Yoga

As one of the leading voices in the SUP Yoga movement Dashama Gordon knows a thing or two about Yoga and paddle boarding. Some of her credentials include: hosting Yoga and SUP Yoga retreats around the world; having her own SUP Yoga board made by Starboard; and being a contributor to several media outlets. To help others connect with this exciting new discipline and to help them grow through it, we’ve picked Dashama’s brain for some tips on choosing the right gear for SUP Yoga. Here is what she had to say.

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SUP Surfing Mistakes To Avoid

Mistakes are inevitable, they happen to the best of us so in order to give you a jumpstart and get you some insight on what you should avoid while SUP surfing we’ve chatted with some of the best in the business to give you some tips. Check it out:

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Top Mistakes To Avoid In SUP Yoga

Dashama, is one of the leading voices in the SUP Yoga movement and we’ve picked Dashama’s brain for some Standup Paddle Board Yoga Tips. Here is what she had to say about what mistakes to avoid in SUP Yoga.

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How To Properly Fall Off Your SUP

Falling off of our paddle boards is inevitable. It's part of the process, sometimes even part of the fun. There is however a right and a wrong way to falling off of our SUPs. Here, SUP surfing expert Sean Poynter teaches us how to fall off our SUP properly to avoid injury. See his tips and full video tutorial here.

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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

6 Amazing Places To Paddle Board In Japan

Although small in size, Japan is one place that has no shortage of places to stand up paddle board (SUP). As a nation completely surrounded by water there are endless opportunities to grab your SUP and find the perfect place to get on the water.

  • Published in Travel

How To Stay Stoked In A Crowded Lineup

It’s true that today’s broad surfing community holds a varied and often questionable understanding of surfing etiquette. Add a few individuals with entitlement issues, a couple more with a lack of common courtesy and respect and we have a recipe for a potential bummer of a surf session. Here’s a few thoughts on how to stay stoked through the lineup.

  • Published in Opinion
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