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...

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...

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...

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...

Cindy Crawford likes the Surftech Laird board in Hawaii

"Cindy Crawford dips her oar" classic. It's cool to see people enjoying themselves.

100/100 Update

Above photo by Chandler Bold. WHAT is It? The 100 miles in 100 days paddle challenge started on Saturday, January 18th,  with an open facebook group. It’s a virtual community of seventy-eight (yes, 78!) paddlers looking for incentives to get on the water. For me, it’s...

Stroke Rate, Distance Per Stoke and Paddling Efficiency

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...

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...

Throwdown at the Showdown

Annabel Anderson Ultimate SUP Showdown
It had the makings of a SUP promoter's dream. Combine surfing with racing, pit the world’s best of both, set it on the stage of Queens at Waikiki Beach in front of the Duke Kahanamoku statue in August and have it added to the Dukes...

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...

Fitness Onboard Certification

FITNESS ONBOARD CERTIFICATION:    BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN FITNESS AND SUP   The Fitness Onboard Certification (FOC) is a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) fitness program designed by fitness professionals. Developed to bridge the gap between the sport of SUP and traditional fitness programs, the FOC will provide instructors...

StandUp-TheMovie Trailer by Diana Sinelnikova Harper

StandUp- The Movie: The Deadliest Catch meets The Endless Summer. The film (TRT 60 minutes) is an original lifestyle reality based feature documentary that features former hardcore commercial fisherman John Becker, a 48-year old all-American (the guy next door), who became one of the...

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...

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...

Detroit: The next SUP hotspot?

In early 2014, while the City of Detroit struggled through the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of North America, the gutsy entrepreneurs behind Green Veil Outdoor: Joe Choma, Larry Balone and Shawn Riley decided to double-down and invest in a boutique beach fest...

Photos from Day 2 of the 2014 Carolina Cup

Friday at the Carolina Cup 2014 was epic, and it wasn't even race day! There were demos, clinics, a Paddle Out for Bob Risner, a Senior Prom, and more!  Check out the gallery here.   Great photos from Kelsey Callahan

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...

Annabel Anderson: Paddling for Humanity

Like most things, it’s more fun when you do it together. For this very reason Paddle For Humanity has always been on my favorites list ever since I accidentally ended up at my first one in Washington DC back in 2011. My DC experience was so...

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...

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...

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,...

100/100 Paddle Challenge (Almost) March 2014 Update

(Above photo from Coral Hine) We have a Winner! Our paddle challenge, 100 miles in 100 days, has taken on a life of its own. Even though it’s an unofficial event, we already have a winner! Susan Beck Ballenger of South Carolina reached 100.93 miles on...

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.

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...

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