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NY SUP Open Sees Major Upsets on Day 2 of Surfing

Day 2 of the APP World Surfing Tour's competition in Long Beach, New York held some surprising moments and outstanding performances as athletes began to shine at Stop #1 on the 2018 World Tour. Round 2 and 3 of the competition saw several top competitors knocked out and young hopefuls begin to rise to the challenge in the surf in Long Beach. We are headed toward a grand finale this weekend!

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Fiery Performances Kick Off SUP Surfing at NY SUP Open

The first day of the APP World Surfing Tour's competition in Long Beach, New York brought together a vast pool of talent, the likes of which a SUP Surf contest has never seen before, much less in such close proximity to the island of Manhattan.

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Stormy Sprints in Long Beach showcase Athletes' Grit & Determination

What a show! Tuesday’s Sprints in Long Beach, NY are a perfect showcase to the power of the World Title athletes' sheer talent, focus and determination. Stormy conditions with thunder rumbling in the distance, created Tuesday’s race course with ample rain, whitewater conditions and wind.

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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.

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World SUP Surfing Tour Readies for Season Opener

All eyes are now focused on the USA's most iconic City, New York, as the APP World Tour prepares to descend on its shores for the second stop of the racing season to kick off in Manhattan and season opener for the surf season in Long Beach.

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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.

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Schedule of Events: APP Tour New York

In just a few short weeks the world’s best paddle racers and surfers will be headed to New York to compete in the highly anticipated New York SUP Open put on by the APP (Association of Paddleboard Professionals) World Tour. The week-long event will host everything from distance and sprint races to surf contests, charity paddles and more. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming event.

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Grom Take Over at 2018 Gorge Paddle Challenge

The highly anticipated Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge returned to the infamous Hood River over the weekend and the excitement from the weekend has the industry buzzing. The biggest takeaway from the event: the SUP youth is a force to be reckoned with.

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Supconnect Awards 2018 Winners Announced

After more than six weeks of deliberations and intense evaluations we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Supconnect Awards. After nominating 30 or so men, women, groms and blogs per category, and an abundance of brands and shops in the stand up paddle industry we've finally narrowed down the extremely talented pool of nominees to the final chosen winners.

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Announcing 2018's Gear of the Year Winners

After 6 weeks of deliberation the staff here at Supconnect is excited announced the 2018 Gear of the Year Awards winners from our 9th 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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Bart de Zwart Finishes World’s Longest Race on a SUP

The Yukon 1000 is the world’s longest canoe race and takes place every other year. The Yukon 1000 is a 1,000 mile, self-supported race from Canada into the Alaskan backcountry and finishes in the Arctic circle. This year Bart de Zwart and his teammate Ike Frans finished the race in first on their stand up paddle boards. Here, Bart recaps the race and what it was like to paddle for 18 hours a day, 8-days straight.

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