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Duke Kahanamoku Surfing 1939 COLOR Stand Up Paddleboard SUP

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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...

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...

Throwdown at the Showdown

Annabel Anderson Ultimate SUP Showdown
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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...

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

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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...

Photos from Day 2 of the 2014 Carolina Cup

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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

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...

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

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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...

100/100 Paddle Challenge (Almost) March 2014 Update

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(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...

And Another Thing: Getting Schooled

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Above, Kate from Stand Up Outfitters Getting schooled means getting your clock cleaned, getting the stuffing beat out of you, and eating a big piece of humble pie. Yup, all those things and cupcakes too. With paddling, it’s being willing to listen, try, fail, get...

100/100 Update

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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...

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,...

Cindy Crawford likes the Surftech Laird board in Hawaii

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

Yukon SUPDate: They saw a moose!

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The Yukon 1000 Canoe, Kayak, and NOW SUP race got underway on Monday at 2pm. When Kim Sutton and Ben Friberg left the riverbanks in Whitehorse, there was a lot of skepticism from other paddlers: you're doing THIS ON THAT? Why would you want to...

Outdoor Retailer Expo– The inside pulse of what we’re really going to see in 2015

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Above photo from Village of Stokehttps://www.facebook.com/villageofstoke Like flies to a honey pot, the usual outdoor crowd descended upon the mountains of Utah this week for the annual OR Summer Fair (that’s Outdoor Retailer for the uninitiated). Once the domain of Teva sandal clad PCT trail walkers,...

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...

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...

Suzie Cooney, of Suzie Trains Maui, in action on a Naish SUP

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Suzie Cooney, Naish team rider and lifestyle guru behind Suzie Trains Maui, shows us what she (and we!) can do on an SUP. Footage shot by Suzie with her GoPro camera attached to a Naish board. Awesome! For more about Suzie: suzietrainsmaui.com

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....      

Learning to Standup Paddle: Getting a lesson

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If you want to learn how to stand up paddle, the very first step should be to get a lesson. An instructor can help you be safe and have fun. Otherwise, you're lost and stepping on the gas and you could get hurt or...

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

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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,...

Fitness Onboard Certification

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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...

Explanation of Twin Fins on Infinity Race Standup Paddleboards

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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.

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,...

Oriental to Beaufort 2014: O2B

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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...

SUP International: Annabel Anderson-Training to the Red Line

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A great article in SUP International Magazine--an interview with Annabel Anderson. Read the Rest >> Psychologically, what are the warning signs of burnout? And can you suggest some tips to sort that out? There are many different signs of burnout and this is resonant of anything in...
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