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

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.

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

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....

Kern River on an Inflatable Prone!

Shredding the Whitewater on a prone paddleboard Jack Bark.  He just makes everything look easy. And fun!  Love this video featuring the prone master taking on the whitewater in the Kern River on the new Bark inflatable prone!      

Distance Race Preparation: Avoiding the Freak Out

Let's start with how unqualified I am to write this: I'm not a doctor. I'm not a personal trainer. I'm not a certified anything except professional clown. (I am actually a certified professional clown.) I'm not a nutritionist. I've only done one super long distance race. So you can listen...

Going to Surf Camp: Nosara Paddlesurf

A Week at Nosara Paddlesurf Hello Mother, Hello Father, Here I am at Camp Nosara (PaddleSurf) I never got to go to “sleep away” camp when I was a kid. So being here at Nosara Paddlesurf's weeklong, intensive, total immersion surf camp with Infinity’s Dave Boehne and...

Custom Board Candy: Anthony Maltese’s El Tigre from Riviera Paddlesurf

Riviera Paddlesurf El Tigre
This is Anthony Maltese SUP Surfing his Riviera "El Tigre." El Tigre is the custom model based on the the Nugg that Taylor and Brandon Rambo, Brennan Rose and Anthony Taylor have been using and making subtle changes in the past few years. It's still a...

Another OC-6 arrives in North Carolina

Puakea Unlimited Outrigger Canoe
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....

The Inland Paddler: Reconnecting with the Prone Zone

Rediscovering the Magic of Prone Paddling
Rediscovering the Magic of Prone Paddling Three years or so ago I started paddling prone, after being inspired by people like Julia Nicholls, Katie Elzer-Peters, Danielle Goldston,Chandler Bold and John Beausang.  I remember the first few times I tried to paddle my prone board in...

Reasons why standup paddlers are laying down

I know. It's just another thing. A trend on the end of a movement? Maybe not. Prone paddling was here first. So was surfing. This has nothing to do with anything, except that you'll see a post once in a while where paddlers who have...

Tim Ferriss, Laird Hamilton, Gabby Reece, Brian McKenzie Sneak Preview fourhourworkweek.com/podcast

Tim Ferriss sits down with Laird, Gabby, and Brian for his fourthhourworkweek podcast. Here's just a taste of what's to come. Tim Ferriss: http://fourhourworkweek.com/blog/

Video: Training your balance on the Surf Ski

It's all about the balance! If you think balance is only an issue for the standup paddler, well, you'd be wrong. In this video, James Smith explains how it comes in to play when you are in a sitting position, in a surf ski. And,...

Maui Jim’s Profile of Travis Grant

Profile of Travis Grant In advance of the Molokai to Oahu race coming up in just a few weeks, Maui Jim's has released this awesome video of NSP paddler and Paddle Monster Coach Travis Grant.  What a multi-faceted athlete!!  

Another Olympic Gold Medalist turns to SUP for cross training: Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan SUP
Alex Morgan from the US Soccer Women's National Team is another on a long list of celebrity athletes who have looked to stand up paddle boarding for cross training and fun. This first shot is of her having fun on Thursday afternoon on her Surftech Bark Contender. I...

Surf Ski Technique: Greg Barton on the Forward Stroke

How many times have you heard someone tell you to pull yourself to the paddle, not pull the paddle toward you? That's been a tenant of Greg Barton's forward stroke philosophy for years.  Barton is the Olympic sprint kayaker gold medalist and co-owner and...

Kelly Starrett & Laird Hamilton | 2015 CrossFit Games Prone Paddling Primer

This is the prone paddling primer for this year's CrossFit Games. Kelly Starrett gets legendary waterman Laird Hamilton's tips on prone paddling.

My personal experience laying down: Josue Delucca

We are starting to include more personal stories of prone paddlers. Today please welcome Josue Delucca with his account of trying and getting hooked on prone paddling! He hails from Puerto Rico!   ********** I love the water, I’m a physical therapist, and love to be on...

“Hut Ho”- 100 Miles on a Tandem SUP

Would you, could you paddle a 100 miles? The California 100 or Cal 100 takes place on the the Sacramento River. My plan this year was to participate in the Cal 100 as a relay team with some other paddle friends. Some of the...

Time to Toughen Up Your Paddle Hands!

This time of year we talk a lot about training....training our cardiovascular system in preparation for our planned races and events. Training our bodies with nutrition modifications. Strength training to increase our paddle power and complement our endurance.  Overall training and toughening up to be...

Preparing and executing a long solo offshore paddle by Surfsalt

Years ago, a super calm day fishing turned into a nightmare. A powerful front with tons of lightning and 70 mph gusts that flipped our boat. We were "lost" for 24 hours. Thank GOD we eventually swam to land and were able to live to tell about it. I...

Uluwatu 2014 Prone Paddleboard Surfing by Rhys Burrows

Video of Rhys Burrows lighting it up—cutback after cutback—while Prone Paddleboard Surfing in Uluwatu 2014 "Pretty much just cut backs, but oh well..twas fun. Excuse some of the filming, probably our drivers first time handling a camera." Music - Hilltop Hoods - Nosebleed Recharged - youcantleavethisempty Follow...

Video: What you should know about Paddling Outrigger Canoe

Outrigger Lifestyle 101 Thinking about getting into outrigger paddling? Just curious about what it's all about? the Southern California Outrigger Racing Association (SCORA) explains the culture, the ohana and the lifestyle that comes with paddling Hawaiian outrigger canoe in this video.        

Big Sur SUP from Vector Life

Aerial video of the California Kiteboarding team catching some waves with their SUPs! Check out our website here for more SUP fun: www.californiakiteboarding.com

The Other Maui Downwinder: The Kihei Run

Downwind Paddling - Kihei Side
Downwind Paddling - Kihei Side   It’s not always fun and downwinders on the North Shore of Maui. Contrary to the idealized notion that Maui’s weather is perennially perfect and so much more consistent than conditions anywhere else on the the planet, sometimes Maliko is a...

Paddle Monster’s Sports Nutrition Coach Launches Race-Specific Coaching

Victoria Burgess Sports Nutrition
Coach Victoria Burgess has just launched 1, 2, 3, and 4 month Nutrition Plans to help you prepare for your A races. Initial consult, including goals, macros, event planning, etc. Nutrition plan to match your physical training programming up to race day Pre race nutrition...

Outrigger Monday: The Yoga Epiphany

Yoga For Outrigger and Sup Paddling
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...
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