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Boardworks Signs ISA World Champion Mo Freitas

Boardworks is honored to announce the addition of standout waterman and paddle athlete, Mo Freitas, to its Pro Team. Coming off an impressive 2017 season, the 20-year-old Hawaii native is gaining momentum in both surf and stand up paddle (SUP) events and will begin this next competition season as part of the Boardworks family.

  • Published in News

Da Hui Backdoor Shootout 2018 Edit

The SUP discipline at the 2018 Da Hui Backdoor Shootout took place over the weekend in epic conditions and the boys scored at the infamous Pipeline on Oahu’s North Shore. All the Hawaiian SUP shredders were there for the event including Kai Lenny, Zane Schweitzer, Kealii Mamala, Tehotu Wong, Pomai Hoapili and Bullet Obra.

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Surfer Nutrition: What to Eat to Catch the Perfect Waves

Most people believe that to improve your paddling, all you have to do is practice. Stand up paddling requires high amounts of stamina, energy and muscle function. Without them, this can mean the difference between missing the best waves of the day and winning the competition.

  • Published in Tips

Places to Visit in 2018

Planning on getting in a few trips in 2018? Well, lucky for you there are countless locations and destinations that are a stand up paddler’s dream. We’ve compiled a few places where you’re bound to have a blast at with beautiful scenery surrounding you.

  • Published in Travel

Paddle Boarding’s Biggest Trends in 2017

2017 was a year full of adventure, thrills, learning, and more. There were a handful of trends that caught on this year that caught the attention of our editorial staff here at Supconnect. Here are the biggest trends of 2017.

  • Published in News

20 Awesome Photos from 2017

2017 flew by in the blink of an eye and we’re just days away from ringing in a new year. One great thing about the year coming to a close is getting to have a look back at the year and remember all that happened. Here, we’d like to have a look back at some amazing photos submitted to us throughout the year by our audience.

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Paddle Boarding Brevard County, Florida

Located on the beautiful east coast of Florida, less than an hour drive from Orlando, lies Brevard County, a true standup paddle boarder's paradise. Brevard County is home to a wide array of unique paddling destinations. From the epic beaches to the peaceful backwaters, there is a paddling destination for every skill level and paddler.

  • Published in Travel

5 Places to Paddle in Cold Weather

When thinking of stand up paddling many imagine the warm, clear waters of somewhere tropical like Hawaii, Tahiti, or Florida as the perfect, most beautiful places to get on a SUP and explore. While there is no doubt that the places listed above are dreamy, there are places farther away from the equator that require a bit more than wearing just a bikini or board shorts but are still breathtakingly beautiful when paddling around. Here are five places to paddle in colder climates that are worth that extra layer or two of clothing and braving the cold.

  • Published in Travel

SUP's Most Inspirational Performances in 2017

Each year in any sport there are a number of athletes and performances that stand apart from the others. Whether it’s a comeback from behind, world record or dominating performance these achievements don’t go unnoticed. In 2017 there were incredible performances and feats that we didn’t know were possible. Here we list the top 10 most inspirational athletes and performances of 2017.

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Paddle Boarding Oregon, U.S.A

Located in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, Oregon boasts a large collection of bodies of water and a myriad of environmental conditions to accompany them. What this means to a paddler is that flexibility in destinations, and knowing where the hidden gems are located, can make the difference between a picturesque day paddle and a grueling seven mile upwind grind back to your vehicle.

  • Published in Travel

SUP Training Guide by Jeramie Vaine

Welcome to our new Athlete Training Program series. We are chatting with some of the fastest, strongest, and most fit SUP athletes in the world to find out what feeds their paddle engines. From their paddle routines and cross-training habits to diet regimens, recipes, and more, these athletes share the details of their daily grind. Next up, we have SUP racer, instructor, and yogi Jeramie Vaine.

  • Published in Profiles

Reader's Choice: Top Destinations 2017

Where did you travel this year? Was it tropical? Was it on the coast or to a lake? With stand up paddling (SUP) the options are endless as you can take your paddle board on practically any body of water. And with the convenience of inflatables you are able to take your SUP with you wherever you go! With our audience voting for the top SUP destinations in the 2017 Supconnect Polls, here are the top SUP destinations for 2017 voted for and nominated by you and your peers.

  • Published in Travel
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