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Personalize your safety gear with XM Surf Leash review by June the Machine

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Build your own personalize leash made to order right here in California with 3 year warranty. Cord Strap Neoprene Strap Webbing Strap Velcro Strap Pull Tab Rail Saver Webbing Rail Saver Velcro Labels Add Special Features (Power Clip, Tangle Free, Long Neck) ALL LEASH...

The Inland Paddler: My Covid-19 Non-Paddling Life

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Perhaps I need to change the title of my posts here to “The Inside Paddler” since the Stay At Home Orders where I am have closed the lakes where I would normally be training. So, like many of you, I have turned to other...

Listen to your favorite music with safety in mind: Aftershokz Bone Conduction Technology headphones review

June the Machine
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Aftershokz is one of the innovated company specialized in “Bone Conduction Technology” headphone. Offers IP67 rating  which is perfect for all waterman Products mentioned in the video is below three and featured product is “Aeropex” Aeropex  (IP67 / 8hrs run time / one size) https://aftershokz.com/products/aeropex Air (Sweat proof...

The Inland Paddler: Diversions in the time of Covid-19

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Not gonna lie, today is hard. It is taking a lot to not go down the bunny hole of despair, given the most recent turn of events. And I am finding it hard to practice some of the things I have talked about doing...

Merging Forward!

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“What can take place without change?” - Marcus Aurelius Some 10 years ago or so, I discovered Stand Up Paddling.  I was a die-hard expedition sea kayaker, and I was at a regional paddle symposium learning how to roll my boat with a long, skinny Greenland...

Paddle Monster and Distressed Mullet are Merging into the New Paddle Monster

Paddle Monster Merger
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I have news. But first, some quick background... For the past 12 years, I have been publishing posts about paddling on the Distressed Mullet. In that time, we’ve produced over 13,000 posts celebrating paddling, the people who paddle, the places they go and the gear...

Congratulations Sue Cooper, Lazy Dog Key West — Athena Award Winner

Sue Cooper Athena Award
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We just want to congratulate Lazy Dog owner and operator, Sue Cooper on receiving the ATHENA Leadership Award from the Key West Chamber of Commerce. The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to a woman ---or man--- who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women...

Anyone Missing a Paddleboard? And What’s going on in Flathead?

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This is from the Police Blotter in Flathead, Montana. At first, I was interested in the found paddleboard. But then, I looked at the entirety of Jan 21, 2020 in Flathead and I simply rejoiced in humanity. This is one hell of a day....

The Inland Paddler: New Year, New Things!

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Winging in the New Year Sometimes, I get bored. I get bored quite frequently, actually, when work, weather, whatever, keeps me having to paddle on my local training lake too much.  I am a paddler who needs variety. Too much flatwater and I itch for...

The Inland Paddler’s Holiday Gift Guide

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The Inland Paddler’s Guide to Holiday Gifting for Paddlers It’s that wonderful time of year when, as paddlers we probably have a long list of gadgets and gear we’d love to receive. Or maybe not. If you need to jumpstart your wish list, or just...

Gear Review: O’Neill Hyperfreak Wetsuit

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The Surprising O’Neill Hyperfreak Wetsuit This is a review I never in a million years would have expected to write. If you know me at all, or have followed my posts here on the Mullet, you know I have always bemoaned the advent of neoprene season....

The Inland Paddler: Lucky Number Six – Reflections on Chattajack

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Chattajack 2019 - Lucky Number Six Holy crap! It is hard to fathom that this year, I will have paddled up to the start line of the Chattajack river race six times.  In a row.  When I did that for the first time back in...

The Inland Paddler: Sitting Down and Returning to Paddling Roots

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Sitting Down and Returning to Paddling Roots About 20 years ago (gasp!) a dear friend and I decided to buy kayaks. We both chose Ocean Kayak sit-on-tops as our entry into the paddling world. I wasn’t interested at all in sit-in boats - my friend...

The Inland Paddler: The End of a Season

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The Inland Paddler: Outdoor Instructor Life When you are passionate about something, there is nothing more rewarding than introducing someone to the thing you love the most. And for almost every weekend during the warm months over the last five years, I have been fortunate...

What I Learned on My Summer Vacation: Traveling Cross Country for a SUP Race

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Traveling Cross Country to Race Why on earth would anyone want to load up a 14 foot downwinding board on top of a Honda Element and drive over 2,400 miles for a paddle race? One word: Adventure! After the Mullet did it last year, towing a trailer...

The Mullet is Now a Starboard Dealer!!!

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The Big Announcement! Today, The Mullet announces the next step in our expansion to serve our paddle community. We're very excited to announce that we're now An Official Starboard  Dealer. The entire Mullet team is so excited about adding Starboard equipment to the list of products...

Ohio quarter celebrates Perry’s 2013 Paddleboard victory

Ohio Quarter
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I was sorting through my change this weekend and spotted this celebratory paddleboard quarter. I had no idea how mainstream SUP had become, how popular SUP had become in Ohio. Congrats Perry! Was from Blazing Saddles or Riverfest? No matter. It's impressive. I can...

Welcome to the latest version of Distressed Mullet

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You may have noticed some changes in the Mullet recently. We recently upgraded the Mullet to include a base foundation for some very exciting things to come. You’ll Notice That There Are Numerous New Features Including A ”Who’s Online” Function, A Messages Function, A Very Detailed...

Lessons and Tours: Are you paying attention to your favorite customers?

Homies Relay teams
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A friend with a successful SUP tour and rental business recently shared his success story with me. It was strikingly simple and while I can't share the specifics of who he targeted, I can surely share the how so you can create your own...

What does a cat litter scientist and Charles Barkley have to do with paddling?

shirley wang
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I came across this article a few weeks ago and it struck a chord with me. If you haven't read it yet, Shirley Wang of WBUR, a public radio station in Boston, tells the story of the unlikely friendship between her dad, Lin, a cat...

Eight years ago, I rented a Smart Car and went to BOP :: What’s your worst kookslam moment?

Mullet BOP
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Every once in a while, a Facebook memory throws you down a rabbit hole. I had been publishing the Mullet for a few years at this point and was starting to gain traction with the website. I'd been there the year before with friends who...

Custom Board Candy: Joe Bark Unlimited SUP built for the SEVENTY48 Race

Dean Burke, Joe Bark Custom
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Specs This is a custom Joe Bark UL SUP. "Purpose built" for the SEVENTY48 race. Length: 17' Width: 25" Tail: Square/ 10" wide Nose: Displacement entry....but....has some rocker AND is a bit more rounded on the bottom edges. The entry and the rails were an important discussion point in making this...

If your lower back hurts, you might not be rotating

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I did not stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, which means I'm not qualified to diagnose your injuries or analyze your technique. That said, I learned something interesting that came into play today on my paddle workout: lower back pain and it's reflection...

Paddling around a point, how to avoid the shallows

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We are constantly paddling in the eddies, along the edges of the waterways and right next to shore when going against the prevailing current. Unfortunately, there's always that fear and possibility that you will go too close to shore and have your fin or...

Make friends with your local authorities

Marine Patrol
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From Larry Cain: Tip of the week: get to know your local Marine Police. We see these guys out on the water every day. They know us and we know them. They know we’ve always got our safety gear, are all competent paddlers, usually paddle...

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