Steve Shlens: Unsolicited Tips on Knee Paddling

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Many of the mullets are getting into Prone paddling, led by The Mullet (cause he likes to prone), and we're soaking up advice like a cube of peat moss left in a lake for a month. One of the paddleboard clubs is a font...

How to Prone Paddleboard Part 2: Getting Started with Jack Bark

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Jack Bark guides you how to get on a prone (traditional) paddleboard and a basic stroke. Shot by Chris Aguilar. Sponsors: Bark Paddleboards, Surftech and Distressed Mullet. Please like and share! Check out Surftech: http://www.surftech.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Surftech-SUP/108453439180132?fref=ts Check out Bark Paddleboards: http://www.joebark.com

View from the Back: Fitness with Chris

Chris Aguilar Prone
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[EDITOR'S NOTE: I share my column space with only one other person. My brotha from anotha motha, Chris Aguilar. Please welcome him back, writing-wise. Great story! ~Katie) Yesterday my mom was telling me about two of her staff who just got into SUP and that...

The Inland Paddler: Reconnecting with the Prone Zone

Rediscovering the Magic of Prone Paddling
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Rediscovering the Magic of Prone Paddling Three years or so ago I started paddling prone, after being inspired by people like Julia Nicholls, Katie Elzer-Peters, Danielle Goldston,Chandler Bold and John Beausang.  I remember the first few times I tried to paddle my prone board in...

Cynthia Aguilar, C2C 11 Mile downwinder

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Cynthia Aguilar on a prone paddleboard riding 40 mph gusts during Hurricane Sandy downwinder

View from the Back: Still in the Back

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I started writing this post last Saturday when I got back from the Colonial SUP race. I really had the best time. But I was tired. Back in June one of my friends said to me "It's so important to have something that makes you...

Cousin Mullet Reviews the World (of SUP): Prone Paddleboarding

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WAIT! What does laying down on the board have to do with SUP? "COUSIN MULLET: YOU ARE WRITING ABOUT THE WRONG THING HERE! YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE REVIEWING SUP IN THIS COLUMN!" To that, I say "Eh." Also, I'm totally capable of having a whole conversation with...

First look at the 2015 Hobie Prone Paddleboard Line

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Mark Johnson from Hobie walks us through the 2015 Hobie Prone Paddleboard line. There are three 12' prone paddleboards in the series. The first 2 are pintails: The Cloud PRO is narrower and has a more rounded bottom for more advanced racers. The Cloud...

Reasons why standup paddlers are laying down

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I know. It's just another thing. A trend on the end of a movement? Maybe not. Prone paddling was here first. So was surfing. This has nothing to do with anything, except that you'll see a post once in a while where paddlers who have...

North Shore Hawaii Prone Paddleboard Downwind Lachie Lansdown

try prone paddling
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Looks like Lachie Lansdown and Jack Bark were having a blast on the North Shore doing downwinders on their Bark Commander Stock Prone Paddleboards.  

My personal experience laying down: Josue Delucca

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We are starting to include more personal stories of prone paddlers. Today please welcome Josue Delucca with his account of trying and getting hooked on prone paddling! He hails from Puerto Rico!   ********** I love the water, I’m a physical therapist, and love to be on...

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...

Epic Cuba 2 Florida Paddle About to Launch

Cuba 2 Florida Epic Paddle
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Cuba 2 Florida Epic Paddle Prone paddlers extraordinaire Cynthia Aguilar, Aimee Spector and Karen Figueroa  are getting set to paddle from Cuba to the Florida Keys to raise money for several charities, including Special Olympics Florida, Inc. and Ocean of Hope. Here's how they describe their expedition on...

Kern River on an Inflatable Prone!

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Shredding the Whitewater on a prone paddleboard Jack Bark.  He just makes everything look easy. And fun!  Love this video featuring the prone master taking on the whitewater in the Kern River on the new Bark inflatable prone!      

Prone Clinic with Cynthia Aguilar this Thursday in NC

Cynthia Aguilar Prone Paddleboard Clinic
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Learn paddleboard skills and strategies from one of the world's best paddlers. $50 per person, cash or check in person RSVP [email protected] At Carolina Paddleboard Company 8-9:30am 1322 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403 (910) 679-4473

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...

How to knee paddle a prone paddleboard

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A great video for knee paddling technique recommended by Sunset Paddleboard Club

Downwinding With Joe and Jack Bark

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This might very well be the video that piqued my interest in paddling prone. It features Joe and Jack Bark, Steve Shlens, Joel Pepper, and Reno Caldwell getting some training in several years ago, and it's shot by the extremely talented folks at Fin Film Company,...

BARK: 2013 Catalina Classic from Soul Surf Media

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In what can only be described as a short film, this is the 2013 Catalina Classic. I swear, I tried to trim it down, but there was so much to talk about this year with Joe's 30th, the race in general and the feat...

Uluwatu 2014 Prone Paddleboard Surfing by Rhys Burrows

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Video of Rhys Burrows lighting it up—cutback after cutback—while Prone Paddleboard Surfing in Uluwatu 2014 "Pretty much just cut backs, but oh well..twas fun. Excuse some of the filming, probably our drivers first time handling a camera." Music - Hilltop Hoods - Nosebleed Recharged - youcantleavethisempty Follow...

Who’s Your 100/100 Daddy? 2Fer Paddle Challenge Update

Chucktown Showdown Course
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The 100/100 facebook training group is well into our third challenge with the thirty day marker coinciding with this weekend’s (Sept 13th) Chucktown Showdown in Charleston, South Carolina. There will be hundreds, thousands, millions of 100/100’s there! Ok, maybe only ten or twenty. One...

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...

View from the Back: Days of Yore

Freaky Flotilla
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"I roll and roll 'till I'm out of luck." ********** Four years ago I started stand up paddleboarding. The featured (above) photo is from the Freaky Flotilla, my first paddle race. I dressed like a kelp forest. I even had inflatable floaty fish. It was boss. After...

Preparing and executing a long solo offshore paddle by Surfsalt

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Years ago, a super calm day fishing turned into a nightmare. A powerful front with tons of lightning and 70 mph gusts that flipped our boat. We were "lost" for 24 hours. Thank GOD we eventually swam to land and were able to live to tell about it. I...

NCP heating up the Prone paddleboard molds and continues killer customs tradition

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If you are following Brian Szymanski on Instagram (@brianszymanski8560), you've been watching some seriously cool boards coming out of North County Paddleboards (NCP) (Instagram @ncp_paddleboards). If you are unfamiliar with NCP, you should look into them. They've been around for a LONG time and...
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