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A Tale of Two Gorges: The Tennessee River Gorge and The Columbia River Gorge

Paddler's Paradises: The Tennessee River and Columbia River Gorges
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Paddler's Paradises: Tennessee River and Columbia River Gorges Not all river gorges are made alike. Some are narrow, snake through the mountains in a elegant, sinuous fashion, while other are wide, deep, and less curvy and can look as rough as the ocean. Two of them, at...

A month of SUP in Patagonia video

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Mark Kalch spent a month camping in Patagonia and driving down the Ruta 40 (Argentina) with 3 kids (4 years, 3 years and 4 months!). He was lucky enough to bring along my Red Paddle Co. 12' 6" Explorer inflatable SUP board. We got to...

Stand Up Paddling Florida’s Great Calusa Blueway

Stand Up Paddling Florida's Great Calusa Blueway
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Facing Waves hosts Luke Hopkins and Anne Pagano are stand up paddling Florida's Great Calusa Blueway with their family, playing at Bunche Beach, exploring mangrove tunnels and surfing some kid-friendly waves along the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail. Learn more about the Beaches of Fort Myers...

What I Learned on My Summer Vacation: Traveling Cross Country for a SUP Race

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Traveling Cross Country to Race Why on earth would anyone want to load up a 14 foot downwinding board on top of a Honda Element and drive over 2,400 miles for a paddle race? One word: Adventure! After the Mullet did it last year, towing a trailer...

Paddling in Argentina: Racing and Rediscovering Home

Paddling in Argentina
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Paddling in Argentina While paddleboarding hasn’t established a firm presence on the delta of Buenos Aires yet, kayaking, rowing and canoeing are most popular in Tigre. On weekends, the smaller creeks are like avenues at rush hour in any downtown city. Paddlers, jet skis, motorboats,...

Top 5 things to pack for a SUP Camping trip

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(1) Bring a recording of someone screaming for help. If you get in trouble, you can play this really loudly. (2) Bring a Drakar Noir Belt PDF. Because falling off your board stinks, unless you fall off with a Drakkar PFD. (3) Carry a Lego Lifeguard Board...

Hobie Photo Shoot in Costa Rica with The Vanilla Gorilla, Kid Rock, and Colin

Hobie Raw SUP Surfboard
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Surf photos unless credited from James Rees at Blue Zone SUP About a month ago, I was “volun-told” that I would be heading down to Costa Rica for a Hobie Surf trip. Out of all of the things I’m volun-told to do, this was by far...

Extreme Social Distance: Paddling the entire 182-mile length of the Manistee River in Northern Michigan

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For the most part, paddlers are outdoor people, so when you tell them they have to stay indoors and not paddle in events, a little crazy starts to happen. Now there is regular crazy, when you tear the “do not remove” labels off your...

Mangrove Stand up paddle boarding in Costa Rica on the Nicoya Coast

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Kevin and Christian has the next 4 days of videos up. This first one is Day 8 Day 8 in in Costa Rica brought us to the much needed and incredible Peace Retreat in Playa Negra outside of Tamarindo. We started the day with some donation...

April Zilg: 2 Races; One weekend; Lotsa Driving

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The Stand Up Paddleboard season has officially kicked off. Following the Carolina Cup, weekend events have started picking up and it becomes a bit difficult to fit them ALL into your schedule. Cousin Mullet provided a glimpse into this past weekend’s activities (http://www.distressedmullet.com/sup-stuff-weekend) and...

Downwinder Tuesday: Athens, Greece and the Meltemia Winds

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Downwinding Greek Style We just love this.  Mullet reader John Spinoulas sent us this video from last week, when the summer winds known as "Meltemia" created perfect downwinding conditions in Athens. John and his brother got in four great days of downwinding and he captured the highlights...

SUP, Yoga, Surf Retreat January 22-26, 2015 Rincon, Puerto Rico

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Click here for more information January 22-26, 2015 Rincon, Puerto Rico Now a tradition, our SUP vacation package combines the elements of land and sea to provide our guests with an incredibly integrated trip that will get your body and brain in shape for spring! Join Jessica Bellofatto of KamaDeva...

Standup the Amazon: Are you ready to take an adventure paddle trip

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STAND THE AMAZON: A Stand Up Paddleboard adventure river expedition February 19-March 1, 2015 Embark on a journey with the Ice Axe team to one of the world’s most intriguing and unexplored regions, the Brazilian Amazon. Home to nearly one-third of all species on the...

New York City: Adventure Begins at the Water’s Edge

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When you think of paddling destinations, New York City is probably not even on the radar. Not many think of Manhattan as an island or consider an outdoorsy lifestyle in the city. The city and nature are as separate as they can be here,...

Travelogue: The Eastern Seaboard from NYC to NC

Paddling South from NYC
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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...

Yukon SUP Adventure Trip Recap

Yukon SUP Adventure
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While Ben and Kim were on the Yukon SUP Adventure we reported on their whereabouts, activities, and wildlife spotted along the way. All we knew was what I got from brief phone calls placed, usually, by Kim floating on her board in the middle...

Iceland – Stand Up Paddle by Blueline – Santa Barbara

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By Blueline The Blueline / Paddle Surf Hawaii team explores Iceland. Featuring Jim Brewer, Matt Becker, Joe Rowan and Sam George. Filmed and edited by Peter Trow Presented by Blueline, Paddle Surf Hawaii, Harvest and Quickblade. The best is yet to come. A feature film of all our travels...

Help Me Out: What Am I Missing Here?

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Help Tim McAuley, ambassador for SIC Maui, pack for travel and training!   ************     How many trips have you been on where you didn’t forget something important?    You leave your toothbrush at home. Forget to bring your phone charger. Arrive at your destination with only the shoes on...

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...

Sup Racing in Patagonia

SUP Racing Patagonia Style
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SUP Racing Patagonia Style My first trip to Patagonia happened when I had no capacity to retain any mental photos or experiences, I was two. Took me 25 years to go back and it happened by chance. In 2013, I went to Cordoba, a province...

Robby Naish in Costa Rica 2011 by Saúl García

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Robby Naish visited Costa Rica in search of two of the longest waves in the world. Its search took to the Pacific coast of the country American Center to it, specifically to You bronze and Mouth Ravines, spots very known by which look for...

The Borneo Headhunter SUP Trip

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A stand up paddle trip through the deep jungle of Borneo using the latest survival equipment, such as COREBAN Bear Grylls inflatable SUP boards, QUICKBLADE Paddles, VIRUS sportswear and NTC sport Salomon hydration packs.

Winter Dreaming: Bucket List Races and Paddle Places

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Now is the time of year when we start thinking about next year's races, or maybe as the realities of winter for most of the nation start to settle in, we dream a bit of those warm places we've always wanted to paddle -...

Yukon Ho! Kim and Ben jet to Whitehorse for the Yukon 1000

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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...

Bala Tula Adventures, Punta de Mita, Mexico 2016

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For those of us who couldn't make it this year to the Wave of Wellness trip to Mexico, here's salt in our wounds. This looks like such an amazing trip. Next year. A SUP and Yoga retreat by Wave of Wellness on January 31-February 6,...

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