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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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Naish Introduces Fresh Look for 2019

Naish SUP just released a look at their 2019 line and we’ve got to say: it looks awesome! The crew at Naish have given their 2019 line a complete makeover. Check it out!

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Last Call: Supconnect Awards 2018

In just a few days voting will close on the 9th annual Supconnect Awards. With thousands of votes already submitted for athletes, brands, gear, shops and sales reps the input from the SUP consumer and industry has been great.

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SUP Pictures By Flux Photography

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and we believe it. In our SUP Photography Series we highlight and connect with exceptional photographers in and out of the stand up paddle boarding world and showcase some of their many fabulous photos. This week in our latest exhibit, we are thrilled to share the exquisite talent of photographer Lorenzo Vladimir Menendez of Flux Photography.

ISA Moves SUP Dispute to CAS Arbitration

The International Surfing Association (ISA) has referred the ongoing dispute with the International Canoe Federation (ICF) over the governance of StandUp Paddle (SUP) to the Court of Arbitration for Sport's (CAS) Arbitration process, seeking a resolution in the best interests of the athletes and the sport.

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APP Announces Support for ISA as SUP’s Governing Body

The International Surfing Association (ISA) welcomed the support of the Association of PaddleBoard Professionals (APP) and the elite, professional athletes of StandUp Paddle (SUP), after they jointly released a statement recognizing the ISA as the sole world governing body for the sport.

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Why Surfers Need To Change Their Attitudes Toward Stand Up Paddlers

Surfing in its essence is the art of riding a wave. History takes us back to the ancient Polynesians where this was done with the only purpose was to have fun, yet somewhere along the line the original purpose has been diluted and these days we encounter ourselves sharing the lineups with rather hard-minded people, who think that the only correct way to ride a swell is by using a shortboard.

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Get Exotic on Your Next SUP Adventure: 3 Must-Visit Destinations

With over 1.2 million paddlers across the globe, it is clear to see why stand up paddling is popular among travelers. When planning the next ultimate paddling trip, SUP enthusiasts have their own favorite destinations to visit. The conversation usually talks of calm waters, stunning scenery, and pristine lakes– mainly across the United States. However, with so many places to visit for SUP travelers, why not take the path less traveled?

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Portugal SUP Movement and Law Under Attack by ICF

In a recent announcement made by the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Esposende, Portugal was announced as the location of their inaugural SUP World Championship to be held later this year. Now in a recent turn of events, the Portuguese Surfing Federation has made a statement saying that the ICF and this event will not take place because it is simply against the Portuguese Laws.

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