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Supconnect Weekly Recap - Top 5 Stories 1/7/2014

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SAN DIEGO, California - Welcome to the Supconnect Weekly Recap - the first of 2014 - our countdown of the biggest news, reviews, interviews and features surrounding the world of Stand Up Paddleboarding. This week we’re bringing you another sample of the best stories covered by ourselves and other publications. If you’ve got anything pressing, impressive, relevant, weird or worth reading to add to the list, don’t be shy to share the scoop via Facebook.

 

5. Paddle Against Depression Documentary Release 

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~ HEAT SCORE {39} ~ This coming February is a month for Paddle Against Depression founder, Will Schmidt, who will be releasing his ground breaking new documentary in Dana Point. For those of you unfamiliar with Will's story, here are the details of his incredible journey.

Click to see the trailer, as well as details of premier and fund raiser.

 

4. Alex Mauer In Winter Training

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~·HEAT SCORE {41}·~ For those of you who haven't heard, Alex Mauer is currently in preparation to break the world record for the longest time spent surfing a wave - a monumental feat by all standards. With winter in full swing and conditions around Colorado on the frigid side, he's taking every opportunity that presents itself to train. When a lull in the driving snow popped up, Alex leaped on the chance to get his booties wet. 

Click to see the photos and story.

 

3. Supconnect Profile: Lance Erickson

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~·HEAT SCORE {50}·~ Last week Supconnect profiled Lance Erickson: paddler, shaper, surfer, racer, long-distance paddler, adoring husband and all-round man of the sea with a thousand stories up his sleeve. For those of you that don't know him, he's the eternal grom, always stoked to get in the water and always challenging himself to try new things - even after nearly five decades.

Click here to read the full article on Lance Erickson

 

2. hANOHANO hUKI oCEAN cHALLENGE SET FOR JANUARY

~·HEAT SCORE {63}·~ Hanohano Outrigger Canoe Club, Huki Outrigger, Maui Jim and Ocean Minded are set to host the 18th annual Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge in Mission Bay, San Diego, on January 25th, 2014 - one of the our favorite events on the calendar. It's one of the Longest Running Paddlesport Races in California (OC-1, Surfski, Traditional Paddleboard, Standup Paddleboard and Kayak), bringing together a great mix of professional athletes, amateurs and beginners between the ages of 7-80. 

Click here for race details.

 

1. nEW oNLINE pLATFORM TO sHARE SUP, Surf and kite With world

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~·HEAT SCORE {75}·~ Traveling aborad on a SUP, surf or kiting holiday can be an expensive luxury - airlines aren't scared to charge an arm and a leg for boards and equipment. This familiar dilemma is exactly what spurred Richard Klomp and Rob Silva onto creating a new online platform, called 'Shurfing'. It's basically a global community of paddlers, surfers and kite boarders who are willing to rent their equipment out to visiting brothers and sisters. To find out more about this interesting new venture, we spoke with Richard.

Click to read the full interview.

 

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