Video: A Paddleboarding Journey at Moraine State Park

Paddle and Explore Paddleboards can be great vehicles for exploration, at any level. This video from Wild Excellence Films takes us on a journey through a beautiful, 16,725-acre state park in Pennsylvania and reminds us that paddling connects us to water and nature....      

Interview: Aussie Pro Angie Jackson and One SUP

Angie Jackson - One SUP We had the opportunity to meet Australian paddle champ Angie Jackson in Hood River this past week and Distressed Mullet's Pacific Northwest Correspondent Jhacoli Yang of the Village of Stoke interviewed her about her new line of paddleboard - One...

The Case for Inflatables: Why You Should Have One in Your Quiver

Benefits of Inflatable SUPs I still have my first inflatable paddleboard.  It was one of the first “isups" produced - by SurfTech.  I found it in an REI garage sale, where it had been returned.  I quickly discovered why - it was extremely difficult to...

Paddling in Argentina: Racing and Rediscovering Home

Paddling in Argentina
Paddling in Argentina While paddleboarding hasn’t established a firm presence on the delta of Buenos Aires yet, kayaking, rowing and canoeing are most popular in Tigre. On weekends, the smaller creeks are like avenues at rush hour in any downtown city. Paddlers, jet skis, motorboats,...

Travelogue: The Eastern Seaboard from NYC to NC

Paddling South from NYC
Paddling South from NYC Thought I could start to lay out what I know of other places in the North East besides New York City, although I could write about the NYC waters in depth, and I will once we get our paddles wet on...

Ocean Safety is Ocean Safety – No Matter Where You Are

This Winter on Maui has been big, even already this early in the season, and recent incidents there prompted our friend Suzie Cooney to write a great post on her Maliko Run blog about safety.  Her advice is solid no matter where you paddle,...

Shaping 101: Mark Johnson from Hobie explains surf and SUP board rocker and foil

We caught up with Mark Johnson at Surf Expo and asked some Shaping 101 questions on Rocker and Foil—what they are and why they are important. Mark also answers how these concepts differ from surf to Stand Up Paddleboards. Basic Definitions: Rocker: In its most basic...

Fanatic Fly Air Inflatable Fun in Berlin City

Join Fanatic riders Paulina Herpel, Phine Scheibe, Kai-Nicolas Steimer and Klaas Voget on a SUP tour through the capital of Berlin with their Fly Air Inflatable boards. For sure pretty cool to quietly paddle far away from the hustle and bustle of this big...

Duke Kahanamoku Surfing 1939 COLOR Stand Up Paddleboard SUP

This is some RARE footage of Duke surfing his paddle board at Waikiki Beach along with an outrigger flipping over and more surfing. And we can obviously continue to BLAME LAIRD for modern SUP. And underwater pool workouts. It's no secret that they were using...

Board Meeting Episode 2: Preparing for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP Race – Part 1

Here's episode 2 of Board Meeting, our new SUP show where we talk about all things stand up paddle surfing and racing. In this episode, Robert and I talk about how to prepare for the Molokai 2 Oahu SUP race. We discuss training, fitness,...

Carolina Paddlin’ Episode 6

Enjoy more shenanigans as Jason and April (average joe and the chick) fly south for the winter and hit the Costa Rican waves for a Hobie photo shoot. Funny thing about awesome waves, you never take the time to bring the camera, you just...

Explanation of Twin Fins on Infinity Race Standup Paddleboards

Dave Boehne walks us through a short explanation the Twin Fin project we've been working on with Larry Allison and ProBox fins. Why it works, what are the key design features behind the set up, and it's advantages.

Get your Riding Bumps Code to Start Training!

Repost from 2014. Use the coupon code and get your discount: I'm sitting here on my rear waiting to get my cast off and thinking about Chattajack. I don't know if my ankle will be strong enough to stand for that long. I'm just going...

Bridge Trolls

We never really thought about how bridges are inexplicably connected to our experiences on the water until the 100/100ers started posting their "bridge troll" pics. Jeremy Whitted started it. Mercedes Baird contributed the picture that is featured with this post, above. Julie kept it going. Used...

Supmerge Interviews Montauk Winter Paddler Evelyn O’Doherty

Stand UpPaddler Evelyn O'Doherty
[EDITOR'S NOTE: We welcome a new columnist, Kimberly Schamber of SUPMerge. She's roving around, interviewing people, talking about SUP things and so forth. Make sure to check out her line, SUPMerge! New York beaches are often overlooked as a paddle and paddle surf destination. Long Island,...

We already knew this but. . .

This is from the Salt Lake City Tribune. I could not bring myself to excerpt the first line of the article, but check it out! Stand-up paddleboarding is a sport that originated in Hawaii, but is becoming more and more popular in areas such as...

Your Paddle Story

Outrigger canoe
We talk a lot about the 100/100 paddlers, but that is because they are awesome. Greg H., one of the frequent paddlers and posters on there started a discussion thread called "Your Paddle Story," so of course I'm grabbing some of those stories and...

WE WANT YOU in 2015! 100/100 Paddle Challenge starts January 1st

All I wanna do is have a little fun, I have a feeling I’m not the only one, the party has just begun….. What? The 100/100 Paddle Challenge starts January 1st. I want you to paddle 100 miles in 100 days WITH me. You, and you,...


The more we get together, Together, together, The more we get together, The happier we'll be. -Raffi On Sunday, I found myself paddling along and humming this tune by the famous Raffi. Of all the songs to get stuck in my head, this Pre-school chart topper was pretty random because my...

Oriental to Beaufort 2014: O2B

This story begins in the middle of the summer as my paddle sessions increased in time and distance. I wanted a distance race to train for but unable to attend Chattajack 31, I decided to create my own distance event, a paddle from my...

DPSR 20-Mile Marathon Challenge across Superior

on Lake Superior
It all started August 11th when my new paddle friend Anya, from Minneapolis, asked if I like to do this race/downwinder across or along the shoreline of Lake Superior out of Duluth. I briefly looked at the info and we went back and forth for...

View from the Back: Fitness with Chris

Chris Aguilar Prone
[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 Other Point of View: Lexy speaks on the near untimely demise

NOTE: This is a response to April's piece here.  Let me preface this with a few important points: ~ I love my friends (even when they’re crazy-pants) ~ I love paddling and paddle surfing! Devastating Loss: Setting the Scene Raise your hand if you’ve ever lost a four-legged furry...

How You Know You’re Training for Chattajack

Dottie Hodges
When training for any endurance event, as things gear up, you could say life changes a little. The following are a few recent observations of said changes, with thanks to the Chattajack Back of the Pack community for sharing theirs ;). You know you’re training...

Paddling For Humanity In the Heart of Texas

It’s not often that the water temperature is significantly warmer than the air above and definitely not in Texas. But stranger things do happen and that is exactly what played out this past weekend in Austin at the latest edition of Paddle For Humanity. The...
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