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 Get on your Standup Paddleboard from a Dock

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How do you stand up on your standup paddle board from a dock without slipping off and hitting your head on the dock? It's easy. Here's how. 1. Put your board in the water and sit on the dock next to it. Put your feet...

Get on Board with Annabel Anderson: Lesson 1

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Lesson 1: Equipment and Safety

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...

Werner Rip Stick Surf Specific SUP Paddle footage from Santa Cruz

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This is a cool quick video of Jeramie Vaine and Fiona Wilde in Santa Cruz. That wave looks amazing! wernerpaddles.com/paddles/stand-up/sup-surfing The Rip Stick is the answer to what surfers want. More power from a smaller blade. Smaller blade size means a higher cadence for bursts of...

Larry Cain Paddle Stroke Video

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We had an amazing Larry Cain Advanced Clinic 2 weeks ago before the Surf to Sound Race. Classroom time, video analysis, and group heckling. I got a ton out of it. This video of Larry Cain was taken by Tania and Mike Metzger from...

Video: Surfski Self-Rescue

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How to Remount a Surfski Surfski is growing in popularity...as more and more paddle athletes are seeing its value as a cross training tool and are lured into it by the speed and the fun. (That's my excuse, anyway - I take possession of my...

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...

Gear Review: Skratch Labs Hydration Mix

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(image from www.skratchlabs.com) "Symptoms of hyponatremia include nausea and vomiting, headache, confusion, lethargy, fatigue, loss of appetite, restlessness and irritability, muscle weakness, spasms, or cramps, seizures, and decreased consciousness or coma." Well, thankfully, a year ago this week, I didn't end up in a coma or...

OC1 Care – Tips and Tricks to Prolonging the Life of your Canoe

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So you just bought a canoe, want a canoe, or have a canoe. Regardless of whether you belong in one of those three categories, knowing how to properly care for your outrigger is vital if you want to prolong the life of your craft....

How to Install 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...

Races are changing, here are some great tips for running and great race

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At one point early on, races were actually about the podium. If you were in a sport with 10 people, you could expect a top 10 finish. Hardware was cool and plentiful. Then, it was finishing high in the age groups. It worked for BOP,...

Board First Aid

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What to carry to fix pesky SUP dings Most of us keep some sort of first aid kit in our cars or packs for minor cuts and scrapes, but do you have a board or boat first aid kit handy? If not, you should. And here...

SUP instruction with Dave Kalama: How to Stand Up Paddle Board: Lesson 05 – Turning Around

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How to stand up paddle board. A SUP instruction with Dave Kalama. How to turn around on a stand up paddle board. Check out all of the SUP instructional videos at: www.naishsurfing.com

Shaping 101: Mark Johnson from Hobie explains surf and SUP board rocker and foil

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We caught up with Mark Johnson at Surf Expo and asked some Shaping 101 questions on Rocker and Foil—what they are and why they are important. Mark also answers how these concepts differ from surf to Stand Up Paddleboards. Basic Definitions: Rocker: In its most basic...

Fuel for Paddling: Are you eating?

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It's getting HOT in here! Summer is officially on and a lot of people are doing some hardcore training for longer races in the fall. If you started paddling last summer, you are probably starting to do longer paddles this summer. The key to jumping...

Book Review: How to Read Water – By Tristan Gooley

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We paddlers, we should be looking at water constantly.  Flat lakes, running streams, inlets, beaches, canals, channels, puddles, if you're paddling and you want to be efficient, you should be looking at the water.  All water. As paddlers, we need to understand the ever-changing medium on...

April Zilg: Race Day Diary

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6:00am Wake up to an alarm set for 4 hours before the race. Open only one eye enough to see the “dismiss” button on the alarm. Press “dismiss” and feel around for food on bedside table. Eat as quietly as possible so as to...

What is the future of SUP events?

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One popular SUP event model has been to build a race, then add events until it becomes a festival—a destination. Meanwhile, in the outdoor sports and whitewater paddle and river worlds, they have festivals that are adding SUP events. How and when will these worlds...

Quickblade: How a paddle shaft breaks

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Often we get the email from paddlers saying "I was paddling and my shaft snapped" - in about 99% of the cases, it was not the shaft randomly snapping..but something that could have happened long before. In this video, Jim Terrell shows how a...

How To Do Warrior 2 on a Paddleboard

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From San Diego Paddle Yoga, http://sandiegopaddleyoga.com

Standup Paddle Races: Standardized Distances?

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First, let's start with what's out there from the WPA and the PSUPA: From section 6A and 6B of the WPA Rule Book:  6. Race/Courses Defined a) Short Course – it is recommended that short course races should be conducted on a safe and manageable course free from...

SERIOUSLY, the Science of SUP Training

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My Disclaimer and Credentials First, I am neither a scientist nor a physician.  What I am, is a woman who became a wannabe athlete in my late 30’s and found the study of how to train whether it be running, biking, swimming, lifting, and now...

How To: Do a Warrior Pose on an SUP with BOGA Yoga

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We're having a little yoga week on Distressed Mullet, thanks to Boga! Now that the water is finally warming up, it's time to get back on your board. Learn more about BOGA >>

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,...
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