Don’t be duped by store-bought “healthy” green drinks

Green Drinks
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Don’t be duped: discover what’s lurking in “healthy” green drinks—why reading the BACK of the container is more important than ever My, my, how the times have changed. Wasn’t that long ago that drinking anything green was totally left up to those “tree-hugging, health-nut, yogi”...

Nutrition Review: Laird Superfood Creamers

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Laird Superfood Creamers: Surprisingly Good I didn’t want to like these. When Laird Hamilton and his wife Gabby Reese began marketing these coffee additives, I thought it was kinda gimmicky. And, I have not added cream to my coffee in years. I fancied myself a...

OC1 Care – Tips and Tricks to Prolonging the Life of your Canoe

Outrigger canoe care
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So you just bought a canoe, want a canoe, or have a canoe. Regardless of whether you belong in one of those three categories, knowing how to properly care for your outrigger is vital if you want to prolong the life of your craft....

SUP Camping 101

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Standup Paddle Camping Basics Most people are at least somewhat familiar with kayak touring...using a longer kayak with water tight hatches to stow gear to essentially camp out of. But  a lot of folks don't realize you can tour with your paddleboard as well...with some...

Stroke Rate, Distance Per Stoke and Paddling Efficiency

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I have been training with my Speed Coach for several months now and I have to say, I like it… a lot. There are some things I wish it had (like a download capability and maybe an ice cream dispenser), but overall I am...

13 tips for Stand Up Paddle surfing for the first time

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THIS WAS POSTED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, BUT IT IS ALL STILL RELEVANT! These are small tips for stand up paddle surfing, not huge tips. I'm not a pro, but I've been listening and living and showing up to races and breaks. If just...

Is My PFD Safe? What does it all mean?

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USCG v ISO Personal Flotation Devices We recently reviewed two very popular low-volume/profile PFDs that have international safety certifications and are considered safe for use in countries like Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Both have been popular in the surf ski community and are...

StrongRabbit: Kill Cliff Recovery Drink Review

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First of all, Kill Cliff Recovery Drink is not an “energy drink”.  This is an important distinction, and I’ll get to that later in the post. Second, I have to admit that when the Mullet asked me to write about Kill CliffTM Recovery Drink, I...

SUP Fatalities By The Numbers: A look at 2016 USCG Stats

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Dissecting the USCG SUP Accident numbers Good news and bad news this week on the safety front. The bad news Another paddler, a doctor from Toronto, died on Lake Huron over the weekend.  According to news reports, witnesses said 39-year-old Dennis Bowman fell into the water at...

Sup? A glossary of words related to Stand Up Paddling*

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If you're learning to stand up paddleboard you're going to need to learn some important jargon in order to talk with other paddlers. Here are the most important terms you memorize immediately. SUP dawg: A dog on a paddleboard. That is the only acceptable use of...

The PE2EL Race: Are You Tough Enough?

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Toughest surf ski race in the world Imagine four days of surf ski racing in the open ocean...along one of the most rugged coasts, with sizable surf, in the world.  The Port Elizabeth to East London Challenge (PE 2EL) is a total of  155 miles that...

Standup Paddlers dominate 2015 World Cup Soccer

USA Women win World Cup from FOX Sports : http://www.foxsports.com/soccer/fifa-womens-world-cup
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CONGRATULATIONS TEAM USA!!! Amazing win last night. Could it be all the paddling? Here are Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath & Kelley O'Hara from the US Soccer Women's National Team for a paddle in Redondo beach.   And of course, everybody falls. Even pro athletes. Just...

Surf Ski 101: Tips and Tricks for Getting out into the Ocean

surf ski skills
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Surf Ski Skills: Open Ocean Thinking about taking your surf ski skills to the next level in the open ocean? Before you head out beyond the break, here's some great advice from the folks at Epic Kayak.  You can read the complete article here. Tips for...

Cynthia Aguilar’s favorite exercises for prone paddlers

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Here are two videos Cynthia shared with the Mullet that she loves for helping strengthen and stretch the muscles prone paddlers (an everyone else) use sometimes to extreme levels. The first (above) is from Foundation Training. Prone Decompression: another solution to back pain. Strengthen the anchoring...

So You Think You Might Want to Race, Now what?

do the Cold Stroke
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Entering your first standup paddleboard race Chances are, if you just bought your first paddleboard and you've discovered you're addicted to it, the thought of entering a paddleboard race has crossed your mind.  Or maybe you've just discovered that sup racing is actually a thing...

PFD Exception for Prone – Traditional Paddleboards

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According to the Coast Guard, vessels propelled by hands or feet without the use of engines, sails, oars, paddles, propellers (the rule gives the full list) are excepted from the USCG life jacket requirement as per rule 33 CFR 175.11 (CFR stands for Code...

Gear Review: NSP 9’8″ Elements SUP Surf Board

NSP Element
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Looking for a board to up my skills I bought the NSP Elements 9’8” as a vacation board. I’m a very casual surfer. Big waves make me nervous, but I was hoping to change that. The only thing I’ve had for the surf so far...

Video:: Millers Run from Massimiliano Fortunato

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I never get tired of Miller's Run Downwind videos. It's the stuff dreams are made of...

Introduction to Surfskis and how to pick the right surfski with Jasper Mocke

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This is an excellent series by Epic Surfski with a basic description of a surfski, what it is and how they vary from model to model.

Whitewater SUP and Leashes

Leashes in whitewater
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by Trey Knight The topic of leashes in whitewater paddling on a SUP is complicated, unique and a personal choice. I hope to bring some new perspective to people’s view on this and help them increase their sphere of awareness on the river. This article...

I have a prone, now where do I get bottles, cages, headrests?

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The newly launched Joe Bark store has an accessories section. They now carry water bottles, single and double bottle cages and head rests. Simple items that are great to have and pretty much mandatory for paddles over an hour. Single Water Bottle Cage: The black aluminum...

Gear Review: Mocke Racer PFD

Low-Profile PFD Does Not Restrict Motion
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Low-Profile PFD Does Not Restrict Motion First of all right out of the gate I have to say that this PFD is NOT US Coast Guard approved.  It does, however carry a number of international certifications. Use at your own discretion. After this summer’s discussion...

Photos: Austin Kieffer and Carter Johnson insane Downwind Conditions 2 hours N of San Francisco

Vortex Events / Carter Johnson
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Carter Johnson, race director of the Gorge Downwind Championships in Hood River just posted these shots of his downwinder adventure with Austin Kieffer. The downwind run was from Salt Point to Duncan, 2 hours North of San Francisco. According to Carter, "...this was big. I made...

Gear Review: NRS HydroSkin Paddling Gloves

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It is 25 degrees here today in Virginia Beach but with the wind chill it is about 13 so I think today is a great day to stay inside, have a good cup of coffee, and talk about cold weather paddling.  In past winters...

Prone Paddleboarding 101 with Jack Bark

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Joe Bark's shapes are unmistakable.  Period. When I came to my first SUP race, six years or so ago (the Cold Stroke Classic) Bark SUP boards were pretty much all I noticed. They are unmistakable too, but when I think of a classic Joe Bark...
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