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...

I Didn’t Pass the ACA L2 Instructor Course; And that’s a good thing

Today we welcome a new contributor to Distressed Mullet. Tim McAuley is a copy writer and brand ambassador for SIC Maui. He writes about his experience taking the ACA instructor certification. Welcome Tim! Hope to see a lot more of you around! ********* You know how some...

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....      

Being a (Special Olympics) Coach

Editor's Note: Today we welcome a new writer to Distressed Mullet, Trish Miller from Key West, Florida, writing about a topic dear to her heart: Coaching the Special Olympics Florida: Monroe County SUP team. ******* There’s plenty I could do to help her get up, but...

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,...

Being a Brand Ambassador: Spread the Stoke

What’s one of your favorite things to do? You’re reading Distressed Mullet; so my guess is, like me, you love to paddle… …You love the glide. You cherish your time on the water. I bought my first SUP out of necessity (summer of 2012). My introduction to paddling came through...

9 things to think about this weekend

1. Don’t wait. If you have a window, jump out of it and land in the water. We get to do something extraordinary. There are mornings when I paddle around our south Jetty and think, “I can’t believe I get to do this.” If there...

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.

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...

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...

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,...

And Another Thing with Julie Nicholls: Careful What You Wish For

Recently there was a birthday video by Chris Aguilar (QuickBlade Paddles and Fin Film Company) which included a clip of “to be a tough dude, you have to do tough dude shit.” Well, for some unknown reason (middle age crisis?), I want to be...

Paddlers to Embark on Yukon 1000 Race

Chattanooga, TN--This summer 3 standup paddlers have decided to participate in what is called the "longest paddle race in the world," the Yukon 1000.  The purpose for the paddle is to be immersed in one of the world’s last frontiers, enjoy the adventure, and...

Hobie Outdoor Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard Series

San Juan Capistrano, California, July 15, 2014 – Hobie Stand Paddleboards announces the release of its Outdoor Inflatable Series of stand up paddleboards.  The series features two new innovative designs that cater to the stand up paddling needs of the all-around outdoor enthusiast. The 10’9”...

It’s Called A Challenge For A Reason

Jodi Caplan Cape Cod Bay Challenge
This is my first year on the “racing” scene. It started as photographer for Surftech for the Carolina Cup, and swiftly led into “I wanna do that!” as I watched so many strong, brave, badass women push themselves to the limits of endurance and...

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...

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,...

Inland Paddler: Lisa Schell on her Falls Lake Adventure

I whine a lot about living inland.   No surf, no current, no ocean chop, no downwinders. Can’t really practice for the “real” paddling and racing that takes place on the coast.  Can’t just run out the front door and be on the water in...

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

Chucktown Showdown Course
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...

Top Tips from the Pros: Kody Kerbox

Kody Kerbox is a Naish Team rider and pro standup paddler that competes on the Standup World Tour and World Series. Here, the pro from Maui shares his top three tips for standup paddling with Brody Welte of PaddleFit. Tips: Train with a buddy Keep it fun,...

Chase, Belar and Arthur survive a close call on the Oregon Coast

Chase Kosterlitz, Belar Diaz, and Arthur Daniel had a harrowing experience on the Oregon Coast this week. These are three incredible capable, intelligent and experienced watermen who survived a really dangerous situation. To know something like this can happen to anyone is a lesson for us...

Yukon Ho! Kim and Ben jet to Whitehorse for the Yukon 1000

Alrighty folks. Over the next two weeks you're gonna wanna stay tuned right here to Distressed Mullet for the exclusive coverage of Kim and Ben while they embark on the Yukon 1000 race in Canada and Alaska. When I said "Let's go for a 1,000...

Mississippi Source to Sea Solo Expedition Underway

LouAnne Harris Raises fund for Rivers for Change We were first inspired by the dynamic duo of LouAnne Harris and Jules Gismondi - the Atlantic SuperGirls - about four years ago when they paddled from New York City to Miami. Harris has recently embarked on...

The Inland Paddler: Of Forecasts, Cell Phones and Death Toads

Sometimes we get complacent. We've paddled the same spot so many times without incident that we could do it with our eyes closed. The one hour workout is so routine, we needn't worry about anything, especially the what ifs. How many times have we...

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...

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