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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...

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...

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...

And Another Thing: Throwback Thursday–Paddling Pep Talk

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Throwback Thursday pictures on social media have become incredibly popular (and sometimes kinda scary.) I was posting photos of my past "life's"; looking at what I was, what I do today, and what I think my future is. Never would I have imagined I'd be paddling,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Paddlers to Embark on Yukon 1000 Race

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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...

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...

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

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Missouri River – travel the entire 2300 miles in about a minute from Scott Mestrezat

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I snapped a series of pictures each day as I travelled the length of the Missouri River during the summer of 2013. The resulting video is made up of approximately 1600 still images.

Starboard Movie Trailer

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Watch out for the Starboard Movie coming to www.immersedtv.com and other digital platforms worldwide this coming week.

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.

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...

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

CGW – Stand up Paddle Boarding with Annabel Anderson

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Annabel's success in the Stand Up Paddleboard world last year and how the sport is growing in NZ
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