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XSUP Sac

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I have a demo kit of the XSUP sac at home, but with a broken leg, it's not the best time to try it out. Even after I get out of my cast, it's going to be a while, so I'm going to take...

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,...

The Other Point of View: Lexy speaks on the near untimely demise

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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...

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...

Carolina Paddlin’ Episode 6

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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...

Dave Kalama Clinic Recap: Silver Bullet? Magic Beans? Brooms & Sticks?

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Having just finished the Molokai 2 Oahu in 4:24:44, Dave Kalama’s credentials in the water world are unquestionable. He’s a big fish in a big pond, a real deal. Signing up for his clinic at The Carolina Paddleboard Company, I wasn’t looking for a...

View from the Back: Fitness with Chris

Chris Aguilar Prone
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[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...

Your Paddle Story

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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...

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...

How to create momentum while standup paddling by Dave Kalama

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PLEASE ACCESS THIS WITH A WIFI NETWORK. The Audio can be a problem on mobile phones with only a cellular internet connection. If Dave's Voice sounds garbled, it's because the video is playing before it is fully downloaded. Dave Kalama discussed tips on how to...

StandUp-TheMovie Trailer by Diana Sinelnikova Harper

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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...

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,...

Get your Riding Bumps Code to Start Training!

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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...

Detroit: The next SUP hotspot?

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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...

And Another Thing with Julie Nicholls: “Paddlesourcing”

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There’s crowd-sourcing, out-sourcing and bob-sourcing; now there’s paddle-sourcing. It may not be an actual Webster defined term, but who cares, I just made it up. By my own definition, it’s the act of using online SUP resources to figure out how-to and where-to paddle...

Yukon SUPDate: RACE IS ON!

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Kim and Ben got to Whitehorse in the Yukon at around 2am EST after a full day of traveling on Friday. She said "It was 11 pm our time and the sun was still out!" She also said "I feel like I'm on the...

Bridge Trolls

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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...

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...

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...

This Weekend in SUP: Land crabs, rain, and records!

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Again, you guys were busy busy bees this weekend! If you want to be featured in the weekend roundup, post to our Facebook wall or tag us on instagram (@distressedmullet) Top photo: Julie, Bill, and Sloan go for a prone/prone/SUP paddle **** Erik Lumbert from Paddleboard New...

Weekend Fun! (We Stole your Pictures!)

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Above: Lena Augaitis from SIC kicked butt in Croatia. ****** I was so daggone excited to jump out of bed today (ok, limp) and go paddling that I plumb forgot to put a Mullet post up. It looks like y'all were out paddling, too, by the...

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...

Dispatch from the Midwest from Deb Klapperich

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Please welcome Deb Klapperich to Distressed Mullet with some pictures and a recap from the recent Stand up Paddle People Battle was held in Zion Il at the Illinois state Park on Saturday. It was part of the Midwest Standup Paddleboard series.Www.midwestsup.comThe weather wasn't great--very foggy, but...

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...

Annabel Anderson: Paddling for Humanity

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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...
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