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...

Tracking your board straight – Part 4: Using the paddle face with Coach Larry Cain on Facebook Live

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Paddle Monster Coach Larry Cain discussed how to use the paddle face for steering. This originally aired April 17, 2020, at 3:00 PM ET on Facebook Live To train with Larry Cain, please go here Paddle Monster :: #TRAININGWORKS See more Facebook Live sessions here : https://www.facebook.com/paddlemonster  

How To Do Warrior 2 on a Paddleboard

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

How to Put your Paddleboard in the Water and Get it Out

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So, you just bought a shiny new paddleboard! How do you put it in the water and take it out so that you don't break it? How do you avoid getting a ding (What IS a ding? We'll cover that later.) How to put your...

How to Hold a Paddleboard Paddle Correctly

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It's the most basic part of standup paddleboarding: how to hold the paddle. Yet so many people do it wrong.  We aren't necessarily talking about how far apart your hands should be, though the pictures below give a good approximation.  We're talking about starting at square...

Congratulations Fiona Wylde, winner at Sunset Beach Pro

Fiona Wylde
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After a dramatic and challenging day of competition, Fiona Wylde has been crowned Sunset Beach Pro Champion for 2019. In the lead up to the event, Fiona was looking quietly confidant and self assured in the tricky line-up at Sunset Beach, rapidly gaining respect...

Seychelle SUP – Superb Tips Episode 2

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Welcome to Seychelle SUP - Superb Tips Episode 2. This week Seychelle talks to us about the best body position for optimal paddling successes. Learn awesome paddling tricks and tips from your 2019 World Champion always on Seychelle SUP - Superb Tips

QB The Very Important SUP Paddle Stroke – Pt. 2 With Jim Terrell

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Based on the success and questions raised by the first video called The Very Important SUP Paddle Stroke by Jim Terrell - we made an additional video to help answer those questions and show a new perspective on the Stand Up Paddle Stroke. In...

How to stay safe on the crowded waterways

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Here are a few tips to keep you safe on the crowded waterways this summer: Look at the weather Check the radar for storms. Lightning isn't fun, either is hail. Hail dings. Check the wind report and forecast. You don't want to get caught offshore and have...

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...

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...

Cover your paddle

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How much does your paddle cost?  Yep.  A lot! You have a case for your camera. You have a case for your laptop. You have a helmet for your melon.  GET A BAG FOR YOUR PADDLE. I just brought mine back from the Key West Classic. It's the Quickblade...

How To Do Sun Salute ‘A’ on a Paddleboard

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From San Diego Paddle Yoga For more information, go to: http://sandiegopaddleyoga.com

Get your head straight! Training Paddle Mindset by Dave Kalama

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This is part of the QuickBlade QuickTips series by QuickBlade Paddles and the Distressed Mullet. In this episode, Dave Kalama talks about going out for an exercise paddle. Start out 50-60% energy and 100% technique. From the first stroke that you concentrate on technique, you...

First SUP Steps: Learning to surf a race board by Jeramie Vaine

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A lot of us think or believe that we could never ride a board, never mind a raceboard, in the waves. The truth is we can. And here are a few tips to check out. 1. Start on a small day. And when I say small...

Leashes For River SUP

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This is a great river Leash video from Nikki Gregg

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,...

Biomechanics SUP Series 2 – Posture

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The second video in KIALOA's Biomechanics SUP Series focuses on posture. Learn with us how to paddle longer, paddle stronger. http://www.kialoa.com/biomechanics

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...

So you want to try prone paddling: nine things to keep in mind

Prone Paddleboard Wrightsville Beach, NC shot by Dave Baker
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So you want to try prone paddling Prone boarding is pure.  It’s challenging.  It’s fun.  You get to lie down. The first time I tried it, Katie Elzer-Peters let me climb aboard hers…I almost didn’t give it back. But, it does come with it’s own idiosyncrasies. Balance...

Stand Strong: Fail Fast

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“The biggest mistake you can make is the fear of making one.” It comes as a surprise to some of the athletes I coach when I tell them to “fail fast." As fall approaches and most major events are over, now is a perfect time to...

QuickTips: How to generate more speed through hand position on your standup paddle

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Find out how to generate more power and more torque by moving your bottom hand lower on the standup paddle. Jimmy Terrell walks us through how long a stand up paddle should be and where to have your hands.  Faster, stronger, less effort. Find out...

How to stay visible and safe on a standup paddleboard

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I don't care if you like or dislike the way trucker hats fit your melon, they can save your butt. When you are paddling in conditions, downwinding, or even out with a large group, a bright hat can keep you safe.   Last weekend, a...

SUP-Getting Started in the Waves: Part 2

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How to SUP surf: More instruction from our friends at Werner! Start surfing! Part of our stand up paddle instructional series, this segment introduces us to the surf zone and the precautions we should take as we venture into the ocean with our SUP board.

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...
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