Instagram: All Mullet All the Time

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The Mullets have fully embraced Instagram. It is so fun and easy and a great babysitter if you're bored in the checkout line at the grocery store. If you don't follow us yet, think about hitting that button.  Will you learn anything profound? No.  Will you...

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

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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...

100 miles/100 days Paddle Challenge

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Above Photo from the Blockade Runner Welcome one of our favorite new columnists, Julie Nicholls! (Her new author tag is JuliaN!) Why do you Paddle? Some people paddle for profit and prizes.  Some people paddle because it makes them physically pretty.  Some people (including myself) paddle because...

We already knew this but. . .

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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...

Summertime Hours

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On May 1st, we hit the reset button for our 100/100 Paddle Challenge Facebook group. We started tracking summertime paddling hours vs. winter miles. Hours are harder. Any hours on the water whether it be sup fishing, sup surfing, sup family time, or prone...

Lessons from the Water: Archie Kalepa at TEDxMaui 2013

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This is a repost for this weekend, but one I LOVE. Recently inducted into the Hawai'i Watermen's Hall of Fame, fifth-generation Lahaina resident and Lahainaluna graduate Archie Kalepa is one of Hawai'i's greatest ocean sports pioneers. A legendary big-wave surfer, Archie is one of a...

Video: A Paddleboarding Journey at Moraine State Park

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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....      

P2P

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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...

100/100 Hits the Reset Button

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We are hitting the RESET button for our 100/100 Paddle Challenge. We’re not quitting, because slow and steady wins the race; but we are taking it up a notch, we are going to hurt your PANCREAS (thank you Steve Dullack!) We are going to...

Supmerge Interviews Montauk Winter Paddler Evelyn O’Doherty

Stand UpPaddler Evelyn O'Doherty
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[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,...

Hobie Outdoor Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard Series

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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”...

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

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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...

Fanatic Fly Air Inflatable Fun in Berlin City

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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...

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...

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

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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,...

DPSR 20-Mile Marathon Challenge across Superior

on Lake Superior
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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...

Gerry Lopez “It All Started With Love”

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Standup Journal sat down with one of our favorite people on the planet last week "Mr. Pipeline" Gerry Lopez. We discussed all things SUP, his love for yoga, and life in general. Here's a little snippet from that interview where the Zen Master offers up...

Want to Sell Boards? Start a Meetup!

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It's almost Summer! THANK GOODNESS. The ice storms were starting to weigh me down. And by "weigh me down" I mean "make me lose my mind."  For paddle shops, this (April)  is just about the time when you're starting to lose your minds. Ordering boards,...

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

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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...

Paddling For Humanity In the Heart of Texas

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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...

Mark Colino: Life as a Sports Rep

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Life as a sales rep in the action sports industry can vary greatly depending on the company and the type of product you're selling.  The one thing it is not, is boring! Constant change and the ability to be sel- disciplined is key. As a rep...

Being a (Special Olympics) Coach

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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...

Take a tour through Outdoor Retailer

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The Mullet is somewhere in Idaho, I think. He had a fantabulous time catching up with everyone, checking out the new gear, greeting you, taking your pictures, and asking for swag for us to review so that Mullet Nation knows what to love and what...

Ocean Safety is Ocean Safety – No Matter Where You Are

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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,...

Your Paddle Story

Outrigger canoe
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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...
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