Top 10 Tips for Stand Up Paddleboarding Safely

Canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards were responsible for 20% of all paddlesport-related deaths last year (U.S. Coast Guard 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics). The ACA partnered with Anzovin Studio to create a video aimed at empowering stand up paddleboarders to take responsibility for their safety...

Biomechanics SUP Series #5 – Putting it all Together

The fifth video in KIALOA's Biomechanics SUP Series focuses on combining what we learned about posture, shoulders and legs. Learn with us how to paddle longer, paddle stronger.

Biomechanics SUP Series #4 – Legs

The fourth video in KIALOA's Biomechanics SUP Series focuses on getting the most out of your legs. Learn with us how to paddle longer, paddle stronger.

Biomechanics SUP Series 2 – Posture

The second video in KIALOA's Biomechanics SUP Series focuses on posture. Learn with us how to paddle longer, paddle stronger.

How to get on and off the dock without dinging your board or yourself

avoiding dock dangers
Now I understand this doesn't cover the obvious: BOATS. This just covers the structure. We'll talk boats next time. They're a whole other can of worms.  

DVD ALERT: Paddle like a pro with Danny Ching is out

PADDLE LIKE A PRO with Danny Ching
I just got my copy, but wanted to give you all the heads up that they are available at  Learn everything from the basics of stand up paddling to the advanced techniques of racing and buoy turns. Danny Ching has been paddling his entire life...

Tips: How to stay safe when paddling on the crowded waterways

How to stay safe while paddling
Here are a few tips to keep you safe on the crowded waterways: 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 to fight...

OluKai Demo Day Pro Panel Video 2015 from Suzie Cooney

OluKai Demo Day Pro Panel Video 2015: Archie Kalepa joined Suzie Cooney and panel of amazing champion paddlers such as Dave Kalama, Kody Kerbox, Andrea Moller, Danny Ching, Connor Baxter, Josh Riccio, Will Rechenstein, Jeremy Riggs and Scott Trudon; to kick off the amazing downwind...

Top 9 tips for getting started on a SUP video

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...

3 tips to get the most out of race timing

Get the most out of race timing
by Colin Hackman from Go Time, Race timing Race timing is a big part of your race budget. It's also a huge part of the way people perceive your race. If the timing is handled efficiently and accurately, paddlers will walk away feeling like they...

How to pump up an inflatable stand up paddle board

Varying technique on how to pump up an inflatable stand up paddle board from Red Paddle Company.

How to making your hydration colder

Add ice to your hydration pack to keep cool while stand up paddling
Spring is moving in and summer is close behind. Use this trick I learned a few years back at a race called the Gulf Coast Championships. The race is gone, but the tip stuck. Add ice After you put in your liquid, mix, or regular water, add...

How to Install a Fin in a Standup Paddleboard

 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...

View from the Back: How to be a good Beginner

Here are some great words of advice that we shared once before, but are more true than ever from Katie, even though since this post she's accomplished some amazing things including finishing the 31-mile Chattajack race... In some ways, I'm still a beginner. I'm not...

Three tips to make your stand up paddle race faster that don’t involve working out

Carolina Cup Stand Up Paddle Board Race
I know how exciting standup paddleboard races can be. Too exciting to pay attention. Too exciting to avoid common mistakes.  Sometimes doing well in a SUP race means not doing poorly. Here are three easy ways to avoid common stand up paddle board race mistakes...

How to read the Water: And what is an Eddy?

Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge Eddy
This is another non-expert description of terms you'll find as you learn how to stand up paddle. I am neither a geomorphologists nor a fluid dynamics experts, but I know how to stay out of the current and if you want to do well in...

How to install a fin in a stand up paddle board

This is a great walk-through by Hobie SUP on how to install fins in your stand up paddle board. It's the kind of thing everyone has to learn. This video will walk you through the basics of putting in and taking out fins. While this video...

Racing and Stand Up Paddle Board Clinics

We had a great question yesterday in one of our Facebook groups: Do I have to race to take a clinic? The shirt answer is NO.  The long answer: Clinics are for everyone. Pick a clinic that matches your level. If you are a beginner, make sure...

Get your head straight! Training Paddle Mindset by Dave Kalama

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...

Larry Cain dispelling myths and clearing up misconceptions in new blog post

Larry has had access to some amazing technology since he started working with the Canadian Canoe/Kayak Team last June. it's allowed him to better understand a paddler’s technique and provide paddlers with feedback far beyond that which you can provide by simply videoing them. Here is an excerpt...

QuickTips for Standup Paddling: Roll the Fingers

Dave Kalama discusses how rolling the fingers can help transfer the effort in standup paddling from your arms to your body, which is your source of power. Relaxing your arm helps you use your whole body to pull the board past the paddle. QuickTips...

QuickTips: Pre Standup Paddle Race Prep with Dave Kalama

This is the latest QuickTips How to standup paddle series from QuickBlade and Distressed Mullet. Learn tips on how to get ready for a race from Dave Kalama. For more QuickTips from Distressed Mullet and QuickBlade, go to: Visit us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: On Instagram: And...

Starboard SUP Racing Techniques with Titouan Puyo

This video features Titouan Puyo on the 2015 Allstar performing a basic race stroke technique, a sprint paddle technique and the step back turn on a race board. The testing is performed at Lake Taco, the Starboard HQ in Thailand. Learn more about Starboard SUP

How to correct a standup paddle race finish time and place

You've trained. (or maybe not). You've executed your race strategy (or maybe just paddled). You've battled it out with a few other competitors (or maybe just paddled by yourself most of the time). And you finished. Then, you look at the results and your time...

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

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...
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