Weekly Recap 1/7/2020

Summary

Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap, our countdown of the Top 5 biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddleboarding. If you’ve got anything newsworthy, weird or worth reading about, don’t be shy to share the scoop with us via e-mail. 

5. SUP Tail Design 101

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Heat Score – 65

Have you ever wondered why the tail of your paddle board is flat and square while the ones down the beach have rounded tails? There is a reason for the different tail shapes, and it’s not just cosmetic. A SUP’s tail shape is integrally tied to how the board is designed to perform. So if you’re shopping for a new paddle board, it is worth paying attention to the shape of the tail. Read more HERE.

 

 

 

 

4. Standup for the Cure Raises over $100k in 2019

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Heat Score – 74

Standup for the Cure, the nationwide stand up paddling event that has raised over 1.3 million dollars to support breast cancer detection, treatment and education, has wrapped up another successful year. More than 1,600 participants, including survivors, advocates, and paddling enthusiasts joined forces in 2019 at the annual Standup for the Cure (SUFTC) fundraisers located at Newport Dunes Resort in Newport Beach, CA, Ross Park in Norton Shores, MI and at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, WA. Over $100,000 was raised from the three events for our beneficiaries that support local breast health screening, services and research. More details HERE.

3. 6 Fishing Tips from the Pros

fishing tips vibe kayaks

Heat Score – 81

Whether you’re just getting into SUP (stand up paddle board) fishing or have been doing it for a while, it’s definitely one discipline of paddle boarding that takes a lot of time, energy and patience to master. Here, we’ve caught up with some of the SUP fishing pros from Vibe Kayaks to share some helpful tips and tricks that should give you a nice jumpstart into your new favorite hobby. Read more HERE.

2. Events of the Month: January 2020

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Heat Score – 89

Attending a standup paddle boarding event is one of the best ways to enjoy the sport. It’s the perfect place to be introduced to the sport as a spectator, it’s a great place to learn and try new products, and it’s also a great way to connect with those who enjoy the sport just as much as you do. If you’re looking for an event to attend this month check out our list of SUP events in January HERE.

1. Places To Visit In 2020

lake tahoe

Heat Score – 97

Planning on getting in a few trips in 2020? 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. Check out our list of places to visit HERE.

Photo Of The Week

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Photo via: Samo Laharnar             

Description: Surprises everywhere … Kanal bridge in Soča Valley

Location: Slovenia

If you’d like to be selected for Photo Of The Week, enter via the Supconnect Photo of the Year Contest. 

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