Urban Surf 4 Kids

Urban Surf 4 Kids

Starting at 10:30am we are sharing the stoke of Stand Up Paddle Boarding with any youth who wants to learn. This is our mission at Urban Surf 4 Kids!Urban Surf 4 Kids is a unique outreach organization that works with orphan and foster kids.

Laird Hamilton's Ten-Minute Morning Yoga

Laird Hamilton's Ten-Minute Morning Yoga

Over the past 30 years, I've tried almost every kind of workout. But one remains consistent: a series of yoga poses I do first thing most mornings. The routine doesn't require chanting or opening your chakras. It's four basic stretches that activate the muscles, open the joints after hours in bed, and clear the cobwebs. Best, the whole thing requires only 10 minutes. Before each pose, take a deep breath and exhale as you move into position. Once you reach your limit, breathe in and exhale again; this helps muscle fibers relax and allows you to go deeper into the stretch.

SUP'n with SeaDek

SUP'n with SeaDek

Summer came early in Sunny San Diego and brought beautiful weather and sunshine. Stand UP Paddle Board season has already began, especially for tourists coming to Southern California escaping the cold weather back home. The SUP Connection located in Point Loma, San Diego is now open for the weekends and already taking adventure seekers out on the water. The SUP Connection's Operational Manager & Certified SUP Instructor Samantha and her Dingo Jack, also owner of SUP Pups San Diego, are receiving calls left and right to teach Dog Lovers how to Stand Up Paddle Board with their pup!

Danny Ching wins ‘Hanohano’ Race

Danny Ching wins ‘Hanohano’ Race

Danny Ching and Erika Benitez have taken out the 2016 Hanohano Huki Ocean Challenge in San Diego’s Mission Bay, with 500 paddlers showing up on a crisp morning for this classic, early season race. The Infinity speed freaks Dave Boehne & Slater Trout took line honours on their tandem SUP, while Rob Rojas snuck across for second over the line on his unlimited. But in the main battle of the 14 footers, Danny narrowly edged out his new team mate Noa Hopper, with Chase Kosterlitz, Chuck Glynn, Chance Fielderand Gabriel Beauchesne Sevigny all just seconds behind.

PADDLE HEALTHY: 5 TRAINING AND RACING TIPS TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE

PADDLE HEALTHY: 5 TRAINING AND RACING TIPS TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE

There are several reasons to train with a partner or group. Firstly, it is someone to hold you accountable on those lazy days when you really don’t want to paddle, but know you should. When you’ve made plans to meet, you gotta show up or risk being called out on Facebook for being a flake or a “loser.” Also, when you set a workout goal with your training partners you are more likely to complete a challenging workout or task than you would be if you were alone.

SUP Gift Cards for the Holidays

SUP Gift Cards for the Holidays

Gift cards are available in $25, $50, $75, $100 and $200 denominations. Cards can be mailed to you within 24 hours of purchase along with a brochure and business card. Gift cards can also be picked up at our Liberty Station location located on the waterfront of the Courtyard Marriott San Diego Airport Liberty Station. These come as nicely presented plastic cards that make for a great gift. The holiday season is coming soon, give the gift paddleboarding on beautiful San Diego Bay. Please call 619.365.4225 for any special requests or questions. 

Your Very Own Custom Made SeaDek Marine Nonskid SUP Traction Pad

Your Very Own Custom Made SeaDek Marine Nonskid SUP Traction Pad

When starting the beginning of my career in the water sport industry at a Stand Up Paddle Board rental company, The SUP Connection, my passion for the sport grew tremendously. Couple months into the new company, I was rewarded with my very own 'Killer' stand up paddle board. I fell in love with the size and color, but soon started to realize the original traction pad was not working out.

Sam and Jack SeaDek Their SUP!!! Project Completion!

Sam and Jack SeaDek Their SUP!!! Project Completion!

Finally the process is finally done!!! My new Custom Made traction SUP deck pad.
I feel so blessed, a huge thank you to SC Wake for creating a one of a kind, safe, stylish traction pad for Jack and I . Thank you Greg!! Whoop Whoop ! For working with me one on one and helping me design and custom create my pad. Wouldn't have done it without you and Joe!

2015 PaddleFest held @ Bonita Cove on Mission Bay October 17th 2015

2015 PaddleFest held @ Bonita Cove on Mission Bay October 17th 2015

The SUP Connection is very excited to once again help sponsor the 2015 PaddleFest held at Bonita Cove on Mission Bay October 17th, 2015. The children were so much fun and it was our pleasure to help spread the stoke for paddleboarding to many that have not had the opportunity to yet. We always look forward to this annual charitable event. This year, The SUP Connection provided 10 Bounce paddleboards and provided 5 different time slots for SUP instruction. Thank you to Wes and everyone else that helped make this yet another successful event. 

Together4Hope September 26th, 2015 Mission Bay Park

Together4Hope September 26th, 2015 Mission Bay Park

Together4Hope is a health and wellness fundraising event that gives you the opportunity to participate in a 5K walk/run, 2-day/40 mile challenge or take part in the newly added Stand Up Paddleboard course. Join us on September 26 to kick off this wellness weekend featuring a scenic bay-front 5K, kids activities and a lively wellness marketplace with over 30 vendors. This is the perfect opportunity to learn, enjoy demonstrations, treat yourself to healthy samples and fund raise for cancer research.

How to SUP with Your Dog

How to SUP with Your Dog

Dogs seem perfectly designed to be our adventure buddies. They are natural athletes, they don’t complain, and their excitement to be outside, by our side, is unmatched. But that’s not to say they don’t require a little basic training to join us safely and happily in our favorite sports. We asked a cadre of athletes and expert trainers for their tips on how to get our pups prepared for some serious playtime.

Best Paddleboards for Rental Operators?

Best Paddleboards for Rental Operators?

We spent many years of researching, spending too much money, doing too many repairs and generally being dissatisfied with the equipment we used for rentals. Finally, the search is over. We could not be more pleased with the Bounce SUP's that we are now using. 

Paddleboarding at Fanuel Park in Pacific Beach

Paddleboarding at Fanuel Park in Pacific Beach

Fanuel Park, located at then end of Fanuel Street, south past Pacific Beach Drive. The perfect launching point into Sail Bay. Easy entry into the water and large grassy area to prep before and after paddling.

Laird's Laws

Laird's Laws

17 commandments from water god Laird Hamilton, who says fear is good, failure isn't bad, and you should treat your body like a truck, not a temple.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. 

Urban Surf 4 Kids Paddlefest 2014

Urban Surf 4 Kids Paddlefest 2014

The SUP Connection was proud to be part of another great cause. The Urban Surf 4 Kids Paddlefest 2014 was for such a great cause, an amazing group of kids. The SUP Connection provided 20 paddleboards and instruction for the children and volunteers to enjoy the sport we all love. Thank you to all of the volunteers and participants that helped make this event another huge success. 

Paddleboarding from La Jolla Shores to La Jolla Cove

Paddleboarding from La Jolla Shores to La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove is the most scenic place in San Diego to paddleboard. We always set off from La Jolla Shores Beach by the lifeguard tower. There is a large parking lot right there that has plenty of parking early morning, but it fills up quickly. If you miss your chance to park in the lot, then you have to go into the residential area to find a spot. As with all paddling, we recommend going early.

Together4Hope

Together4Hope

Thank you for all that came out and supported us today in our goal of reaching $100,000 for cancer research please support City of Hope and The SUP Connection in their goal. The SUP Connection helped the cause by contributing 28 boards to have participants be able to paddle in addition to walking. 

The sessions included an introduction to balance training, paddling mechanics and water navigation. We supplied the board, paddle, life jacket and leash. The lesson was 1 hour and 20 minutes. Donations still being excepted at: https://www.crowdrise.com/Together4HopeSUP

Together we walk, together for hope, together for a cure. Together4Hope is a health and wellness fundraising event that gives you the opportunity to participate in a 5k walk, 2Day/40 mile challenge or take part in the newly added Stand Up Paddleboard course. Join us on September 27 to kick-off this wellness weekend featuring a scenic bay-front 5K, kids activities and a lively wellness marketplace with over 30 vendors. This is the perfect opportunity to learn, enjoy demonstrations, treat yourself to healthy samples and fundraise for cancer research.

Round up your family, friends and co-workers as we unite together to support City of Hope's mission to find a cure for all types of cancer.

Let's transform the future of health together!

31st Annual Fire Fighters & Friends Celebrity Waiters Luncheon - September 19th, 2014

31st Annual Fire Fighters & Friends Celebrity Waiters Luncheon - September 19th, 2014

The luncheon was held at the Coronado Island Marriott and had local and Hollywood celebrities as well as the very popular San Diego City Firefighters as your guest waiters for an afternoon of fun. The emcee for this event was San Diego’s own, Russ T. Nailz and KyXy’s Susan DeVincent. Last year’s event sold out again with over 400 people in attendance, each 
leaving with a smile!