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Another OC-6 arrives in North Carolina

Puakea Unlimited Outrigger Canoe
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Wrightsville Beach, NC has gone from an outrigger-less desert, to three 6-man outrigger canoes in a matter of months. Earlier this summer, Reggie Barnes of Eastern Skate Supply and Eastern Surf Supply imported two Bradley OC-6s. Today a third OC-6 arrived, this time to Carolina Paddleboard Company....

East Coast Outrigger Paddlers – What to look forward to for the 2017 season

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We’re almost halfway through December, and many East Coast paddlers are well into their offseason. This time is great to reflect on the memories made throughout the year, experiences had, past races, and races to look forward to for next year. A Growing Year 2016 was...

Kai Bartlett Maliko Outrigger OC-1 Downwinder Run

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This is a video of Kai Bartlett paddling the Maliko Run in Maui on Scorpius XM

What I have Learned from the OC or How paddling outrigger has made me a better standup paddler

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How paddling outrigger can improve your sup skills Spend just a little time paddling an outrigger canoe and you will quickly understand why it is the perfect complement to paddling standup.  It will make you a better sup paadler, if you tune yourself into that....

The Olukai: Aloha and Ohana All Wrapped Up in One Race

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Olukai Ho'olaule'a: Celebrating Water Culture We can't lie.  We are starting to get just a little excited about the month of April.  After all, weather is starting to get and stay warmer. Booties are starting to come off, and some of our most favorite races...

Hanohano Outrigger on Oahu from Kyle Ikaika Pidot

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Scenes from the Hanohano men's trip to Oahu for the 2016 Dukes race. Mahalo to Natty Block, Kialoa Paddles, and Zeal Optics for the support, and Coach Suzanne for making this happen.  Video, drone, and edit by Kyle Ikaika Pidot

VIdeo: Recap of the Liberty Challenge in NYC

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Can't get enough outrigger canoe action? We know we can't.  It's just what the doctor ordered on a cold January day! Watch the recap of the 2016 the Hawaiian Airlines New York Liberty Challenge. Hundreds of paddlers from near and far embarked from Pier 26 in...

Outrigger Monday: The Yoga Epiphany

Yoga For Outrigger and Sup Paddling
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Yoga For Outrigger and Sup Paddling Aloha all! I want to share with you something that has been a huge part of my training regime this past off-season and now pre/in-season. It has helped my technique, stroke efficiency, speed, workout recovery, as well as my...

A Chance Encounter with History

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Imagine you are out for a late afternoon/early evening sunset paddle in your home waters...maybe somewhere on the East Coast where the turning Autumn trees still have a bit of brilliant fall color lingering in their leaves, and the marsh grasses are subtly morphing...

Carolina Paddlin’ – Episode 10 Outrigger Episode

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The maniacs at Carolina Paddleboard Company are back at it. This time it's on outriggers with Johnny Puakea.

Video: Down Seas

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Even though we do love the holiday season, it’s easy to dream of warm water and long downwind runs this time of year. Enjoy this one by Kekoa Kau...

Harrison Deisroth’s Summer Outrigger Journal

Harrison's Aloha Summer Paddle Training in Hawaii
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Harrison's Aloha Summer Paddle Training in Hawaii Aloha all! I have been in Hawai’i for the past week and have begun my summer-long stay in the Islands. I have been training with the juniors of Ka Lahui Kai, a Hawaii 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that trains junior...

Video: Cold Water OC1 Downwind Run

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Maybe because it's French.  Maybe because the water is clearly frigid (how often do you see video of someone downwinding in an outrigger with a neoprene hood on?) Or maybe it's all the ama flying, but we are mesmerized by this classic European oc...

EOY 2015 OC-1 Waikiki surf fun

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Waikiki looks fun surfing on an OC-1 Video from Kane Pai

New Mullet Correspondents: Welcome Aboard, Harrison and Jules!

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The Mullet Family just got bigger!! We are so stoked to announce that two fresh voices will now be regularly heard here on the Distressed Mullet. Harrison Deisroth and Julieta (Jules) Gismondi are coming on board as of this month.  Harrison will be helping us...

Outrigger Monday: V1s off of Kauai

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Video VI Outrigger Action off Kauai Feeling those Monday blues? Get medicated by watching Kauai locals Makana Denton and Christian Martson chasing bumps on their V1!! V1 paddling is something special as you need a true feel for the water to make it move smoothly and...

Technique video Danny Ching on OC paddling with Johnny Johnny Puakea Part 1 of 4

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Danny Ching and Johnny Puakea outrigger paddle technique clinic Part 3 by teamkokua

Video: Sizing Your OC Paddle

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Picking out your first OC paddle So, maybe you've just succumbed to the pull of outrigger canoe and you're about to get your first OC paddle.  Might want to review this helpful video from Dave and Meg Chun at Kialoa before your pick your blade...

Race Profile: 2017 Carolina Cup 9-mile Six Man Outrigger Canoe Race

Expanded OC-6 Event at the Carolina Cup
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Expanded OC-6 Event at the Carolina Cup This year, many new things are being added to the infamous Carolina Cup, including the all new nine-mile, six-man outrigger canoe race. Teams will race the well known Surf to Sound “9-mile flatwater championship” course, with different gender...

OC-6 Video: Breaking Down the Tahitian Stroke with Johnny Puakea

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If you have ever seen the Tahitian teams race six-man outrigger, you know how fast and powerful they are.  Master OC coach and canoe designer Johnny Puakea breaks down the secret of the successful Tahitian technique in this must-see, must-study video.        

The Inland Paddler: Wedged between an Ama and a Hard Place….sort of

Inland Paddler OC wedgie
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We have all had wardrobe malfunctions of one sort of another during our lifetimes. Some have probably been more embarrassing than others. But I am here to tell you that the last WM you want to have, at least in the non-prone position, when...

Video: Na Wahine Ikaika

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Outrigger Racing: Na Wahine Ikaika Once a year, the Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association holds the Na Wahine Ikaika. This is a women-only event, open to all crafts, and is more than just a race. Being held the day before the Molokai Hoe - a race that...

Outrigger Revolution: Junior Teams are Charging!

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The junior outrigger paddling presence is steadily growing and the Ka Lahui Kai Juniors from Oahu, HI, are the forefront of the movement. Watch this group of two-time junior Molokai Hoe champions take on their local waters on a downwind training run:

Na Wahine 2014

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A little bit of action from Hawaiian Airlines Na Wahine O Ke Kai from PacificPaddlerTV 61 crews. For those of us who don't have access to the OC world, this looks amazing. I bet this looks amazing even if you do.

Margo Pelligrino on her OC-1: How to flip back after a huli

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Margo showed me how to flip back over with her home-brew and brilliantly effective method back when we paddled the Mulletkai. I'm getting pretty good at it. It's worth practicing.

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