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How to Set your Garmin 310XT – The Basics

How to set your Garmin 310XT
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 We've had some questions on how to use a GPS watch. This is a repost of directions Kim Sutton created last year. There is a newer Garmin 910XT model, that Jenny Kalmbach reviews here on the Garmin Blog. Whether you are training for a big event,...

BEST ADVICE EVER from Johnny Puakea: You Need to Paddle Alone

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Why Take A Clinic? I am a firm believer in the biking quote, “it’s not about the machine, it’s about the engine.” With paddling that means, if my stroke is inefficient, it doesn’t matter what kind of board or paddle I have; I’ll tire faster,...

Stroke Rate, Distance Per Stoke and Paddling Efficiency

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I have been training with my Speed Coach for several months now and I have to say, I like it… a lot. There are some things I wish it had (like a download capability and maybe an ice cream dispenser), but overall I am...

How to Pack A Paddle for Air Travel

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Don’t Be Afraid to Fly with Your V-Drive The thought of packing my Quickblade paddles used to scare the living daylights out of me. But, after awhile, I got tired of borrowing blades or renting inferior ones and decided to invest in a good bag...

So You Think You Might Want to Race, Now what?

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Entering your first standup paddleboard race Chances are, if you just bought your first paddleboard and you've discovered you're addicted to it, the thought of entering a paddleboard race has crossed your mind.  Or maybe you've just discovered that sup racing is actually a thing...

Renegades will be banned for life: Key Lesson from the Maui to Molokai Race

Renegades will be banned for life
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I was reviewing posts yesterday about the Maui to Molokai and came across one of their rules and it struck a chord with me. It's brilliant and applicable and so well said that I needed to share it with race directors and paddlers alike....

PFD Exception for Prone – Traditional Paddleboards

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According to the Coast Guard, vessels propelled by hands or feet without the use of engines, sails, oars, paddles, propellers (the rule gives the full list) are excepted from the USCG life jacket requirement as per rule 33 CFR 175.11 (CFR stands for Code...

How to convert an insulated bike water bottle into one with a hose for paddleboarding

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This is a step-by step video tutorial on how to make an insulated Polar water bottle into one with a hose for prone paddleboarding. It is one of the amazing tips we learned at the AMAZING prone paddleboard clinic by Cynthia Aguilar in June...

SUP’s Bigfoot: In-Race Nutrition for Ultra-Distance Racing

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This is Part Two in a series from Steve Dullack about ultra-distance racing. Read Part One here. ******* Ultra-long SUP races are a completely different animal than your more traditional 4-8 mile, 1-2 hour SUP race. I like those type of race as well, but I LOVE...

How to put a Fin in a Standup Paddleboard

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 Bringing this back because it is useful info! Installing a fin is really pretty simple when you know which way everything goes. The most important thing to note is which direction the fin faces… the top points towards the back end of your board. The fin...

Top 9 tips for getting started on a SUP video

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Danielle DeForest from Werner Paddles goes over the top 9 list for getting started on a SUP. Watch each of these on the Werner TV video: Werner Paddles has some great tips in their Werner TV SUP Segments video library here Check out Werner Paddles here Find...

Another Casualty – Watch Over Your Ohana and Don’t Take Safety for Granted

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It's with incredible sadness that another friend in our paddle community, Josh Hensley, has passed. After another paddle death, the community world-wide mourns. We just can’t believe that it happened. Regardless if you knew Josh or not, you mourn. You wonder if it could...

Sup? A glossary of words related to Stand Up Paddling*

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If you're learning to stand up paddleboard you're going to need to learn some important jargon in order to talk with other paddlers. Here are the most important terms you memorize immediately. SUP dawg: A dog on a paddleboard. That is the only acceptable use of...

Gear Review: The New Speed Coach SUP2

Speed Coach SUP2
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By Steve Dullack I jumped on board the Speed Coach train when they first introduced the Speed Coach SUP last year. NK is an established American company with the rowing version of the Speed Coach being the standard in coxswain’s seats for decades now. The...

Surf Ski 101: Tips and Tricks for Getting out into the Ocean

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Surf Ski Skills: Open Ocean Thinking about taking your surf ski skills to the next level in the open ocean? Before you head out beyond the break, here's some great advice from the folks at Epic Kayak.  You can read the complete article here. Tips for...

Cynthia Aguilar’s favorite exercises for prone paddlers

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Here are two videos Cynthia shared with the Mullet that she loves for helping strengthen and stretch the muscles prone paddlers (an everyone else) use sometimes to extreme levels. The first (above) is from Foundation Training. Prone Decompression: another solution to back pain. Strengthen the anchoring...

Prone Paddleboarding 101 with Jack Bark

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Joe Bark's shapes are unmistakable.  Period. When I came to my first SUP race, six years or so ago (the Cold Stroke Classic) Bark SUP boards were pretty much all I noticed. They are unmistakable too, but when I think of a classic Joe Bark...

I have a prone, now where do I get bottles, cages, headrests?

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The newly launched Joe Bark store has an accessories section. They now carry water bottles, single and double bottle cages and head rests. Simple items that are great to have and pretty much mandatory for paddles over an hour. Single Water Bottle Cage: The black aluminum...

OC How To: Stay Safe and Carry an Extra Paddle

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Outrigger Canoe Safety Setup John Beausang of DistressedMullet.com / paddlemonster.com shares his outrigger canoe downwinding setup, including how he attaches his spare paddle to his OC1, his leash setup, and hydration method (and tells us why you don't want to carry a water bottle when...

Video: Paddling the V1 Rudderless

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Time in the V1 Rudderless Outrigger Vic Allen gets great coaching in this video in which he makes paddling the V1 Va'a outrigger canoe look easy!    

Avoid the Kook Zone: Sup Surfing Do’s and Don’ts

Safe SUP Surfing for the Beginner
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Safe SUP Surfing for the Beginner Slammed We all love the Kookslams Instagram feed, right? But precious few of us would really care to have a video of us posted there.  In fact, I live in abject fear of being a kook in the lineup. When...

How to Choose Your First Paddleboard: A Beginner’s Primer

How to choose your first paddleboard
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How to choose your first paddleboard Paddling season is here!  Maybe you tried SUP last year and have decided it’s time to take the plunge and get your own board. Maybe you just think it looks fun and cool and you want to give it a...

Reading the Water with Oscar Chalupsky – Downwind Surf Ski Technique

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Downwind Surf Ski Skills Reading the water and the bumps is a key skill when it comes to learning how to downwind - regardless of whether your are paddling SUP, OC or surf ski.  In this video from Epic Kayaks, surf ski icon Oscar Chalupsky...

Distance Racing and Nutrition-Part 3: Taper, Race Week, and Game-Time

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This is Part Three in a three part series about ultra distance race nutrition by Steve Dullack. Read Part One Read Part Two ***** Ahhhhh, the Taper Phase of training. The time when you can ease off the gas a little, recharge the batteries both mentally and physically,...

Prone board paddling technique video by Mick DiBetta

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Great technique video that really helps with knee paddling prone paddleboards For more information on Mick DiBetta and Paddle Power Trainer, go to: http://www.paddlepowertrainer.com/

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