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2021 Virtual Paddle League – March into Spring

The Next Virtual Paddle League Race is Up! "March into Spring", a free, combined event race that is the combination of: - A 5k race with a turn at 2.5k, - A 2k race with a turn at 1k, - A 2k race with a...
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Paddle Monster – Paddle Challenge Update

Attention Paddle Monster Paddle Challenge and Virtual Race Community! The Paddle Monster and Paddle Logger teams are reminding all paddlers that there are three events currently active. We will review them in a moment, but a new update to the Submit...
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Technique Tip: Nordic Double Polling for Paddle Boarders

Nordic Double Poling for Paddleboarders Coach Larry has long likened the loading/unloading motion of hips and legs in stand-up paddling to the double poll motion seen in cross country skiing.  Here Starboard Dream Team member Bruce Kirkby explains the relationship in more...
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The February Five – VPL Results

February is over and the results of "The February Five" 5k VPL race are in!  Congratulations to all racers! It's exciting to see where people are, how they have maintained after a few months hiatus and where they have improved. Again, having...

IVF Va’a World Distance Championships

All this week, it’s been going down in Tahiti with the IVF Va’a World Distance Championships. This may very well be one of the most important events in the outrigger world.

This video offers a great look at the history of the Polynesian outrigger and racing and gives us an insight into what’s been happing in Tahiti all this week.

We are especially excited about today’s schedule – the six-man Juniors will be on the water, including our own Harrison Deisroth and his Ka Lahui Kai team. The live stream is expected to be broadcast here.  The action starts up at about 11:30 am Hawaii Standard Time or 5:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time.

 

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Lisa is managing editor of PaddleMonster.com and is an avid paddler of all the things - including sup, SurfSki, outrigger canoe and prone, though she especially enjoys paddle surfing and downwinding. She is a former journalist with more than 30 years experience in print and broadcast journalism and in government communications. She is a six-time Chattajack finisher, racing both sup and OC2. When not paddling, she is an outdoor instructor.

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2021 Virtual Paddle League – March into Spring

The Next Virtual Paddle League Race is Up! "March into Spring", a free, combined event race that is the combination of: - A 5k race with a turn at 2.5k, - A 2k race with a turn at 1k, - A 2k race with a...
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Paddle Monster – Paddle Challenge Update

Attention Paddle Monster Paddle Challenge and Virtual Race Community! The Paddle Monster and Paddle Logger teams are reminding all paddlers that there are three events currently active. We will review them in a moment, but a new update to the Submit...
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Technique Tip: Nordic Double Polling for Paddle Boarders

Nordic Double Poling for Paddleboarders Coach Larry has long likened the loading/unloading motion of hips and legs in stand-up paddling to the double poll motion seen in cross country skiing.  Here Starboard Dream Team member Bruce Kirkby explains the relationship in more...
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The February Five – VPL Results

February is over and the results of "The February Five" 5k VPL race are in!  Congratulations to all racers! It's exciting to see where people are, how they have maintained after a few months hiatus and where they have improved. Again, having...
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Challenge and Race Results Submission Upgrade

To all VPL and Paddle Challenge Participants Today we upgraded the Paddle Challenge and VPL submission forms on the Public PaddleMonster.com site! You can now select all the challenges for which you are participating when you submit your distances. This new feature will...

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Technique Tip: Nordic Double Polling for Paddle Boarders

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