Outdoors with Annabel: How to Avoid Rookie Mistakes

Annabel Anderson
“Why didn’t I remember to do that? We’ve all had that feeling at some point, either before, during or after an event that seemed like you were perfectly prepared for before the starters gun sounded. The feeling when you go, “I wished I’d remembered to pop some...

100/100 Summer 2015: Start Your Engines

New 100-100 Challenge
100/100 Paddle Challenge Starts a New Challenge April 23, 2015 to July 31, 2015 100 HOURS in 100 DAYS WHAT WHAT? The 100/100 is a vibrant Facebook community of paddlers who standup, prone, surf-ski, or outrigger paddle. Most of us race, a lot of us don’t. We...

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

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...

Go Paddle Race Profile: Cayuga Lake SUP Cup, in Ithaca New York on July 29th-31st

Cayuga Lake SUP Cup
We attended the race last year and it was everything that makes an event special: A great local community, a challenging course, great food, a wonderful cause, and a super-high aloha per square foot ratio. And there's camping. This year, I'm hoping to go back with...

I don’t care if you can swim or not, I’ll take you Stand Up Paddling.

harmony dawn
by Harmony Dawn I was born a water baby so it only makes sense that some of my best memories growing up include being with my family on the water at our cottage. I remember sitting on the dock fishing with my dad, learning to drive the...

The Inland Paddler: Teachable Moments

Inland Paddler
Anything can happen when you are on the water. It doesn’t matter what you are doing - you could be paddling standup, OC or an inner tube and something unexpected can kick off a chain of events that at the very least make good blog fodder....

Meet Jane Paddler: Mary St John Radtke, Holly, MI

Jane Paddler Mary St John Radtke
Where you were born and where you live now? Born in Detroit, MI & live in Holly, MI What is your occupation? Secretary of Operations & owner of SUP Edu Where do you SUP the most? Fenton, MI   Do you have a favorite local paddleboard shop? Blkboxsurf What paddleboard, surfski or OC...

Julia Nicholls: Hula Girls, Santa Clause, and a Sup Race in North Carolina NASCAR Country?

Above photo from Dashboards and Saddlebags. See the gallery here. “My Aloha Paddle and Surf” in Mooresville, North Carolina, organized the very first paddleboard race on Lake Norman this last Saturday benefitting the Catawba River keeper. They did everything right. Right for a great race...

Planning a road trip to a SUP race

Updated June 29, 2016 If you are hopping in your cars and heading for the nearest SUP event, here are a few things to remember: The first step: Cover the basics Register for the event Make a reservation at the event hotel or one close by ...

Who’s Your 100/100 Daddy? 2Fer Paddle Challenge Update

Chucktown Showdown Course
The 100/100 facebook training group is well into our third challenge with the thirty day marker coinciding with this weekend’s (Sept 13th) Chucktown Showdown in Charleston, South Carolina. There will be hundreds, thousands, millions of 100/100’s there! Ok, maybe only ten or twenty. One...

The Inland Paddler: Chattajacked Up Again

Inland Paddler
Whenever things seem overwhelming and insurmountable, I watch this video: Chattajack 2014 from Charles Coleman on Vimeo. It captures the feeling and spirit of my first Chattajack 31 race perfectly, and even though you can only see my back side for just a split second in the...

A Mullet in the Euro Tour: Week Three in St. Maxime, France

by April Zilg The SUP Race Cup in St. Maxime was a really fun race in a beautiful setting. And, with limited ways to get to St. Maxime, it has a bit of a small town feel. Even then, the city is alive with European...

Stand Strong: Know your Why

“Clarity is power. The more clear you are on exactly what it is you want, the more your brain knows how to get you there.” - Anthony Robbins Sometimes I work with athletes who are novices and need technique, strategy and dry land training advice....

Go Paddle Race Profile: Florida State Paddleboard Championship

Florida State Paddle Championships
Date: June 4, 2016 Location: Cocoa Beach, FL DOES YOUR EVENT BENEFIT A CHARITY AND IF SO, CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT It? All proceeds benefit the Florida Surf Museum which is dedicated to preserving Florida's Surfing history. Can you describe the different races and courses? The course...

Get on Board with Annabel Anderson: Lesson 1

Lesson 1: Equipment and Safety

Learning Moments: Sarah Callaham, know a paddlers true ability level

Sarah Callaham with Boga Yoga talks about when a normal day with a beginner paddler when things went bad quickly when the wind shifted offshore. What Sarah learned: Always know a person's real ability and always plan for wind when you're on Maui. For more information about...

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

Homies Relay teams
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...

Joe Paddler: Meet Corey Dolan

Corey Dolan
Where were you born and where do you live now? Born and raised here in Tacoma WA, move to Lake Tahoe for a little while and now back to the great Pacific Northwest, Tacoma WA. What is your occupation? Technically I am a Commercial and industrial Pipe...

Race Directors, Industry Manufacturers, Racers and Pro Athletes; I got some ideas!

Let me note, I’m a firm believer, in peace, love and harmony but this “lettidor” may sound a bit contentious. It is what it is and it’s not sour grapes. It’s not meant to call out any one person, race or brand out. It’s...

Winter Weather Doesn’t Have to Keep You off the Water

If you’re from some place warm and would never need to contemplate paddling in freezing, icy conditions you don’t need to read any further.  On the other hand, if you have some morbid curiosity about what it’s like for northern climate paddlers for a...

Go Paddle Event Profile: Seventh Annual Tyler’s Dam that Cancer

Go Paddle Event Tyler's Dam Cancer
Date July 11, 2016 EDITOR's NOTE: Due to current lake conditions and flood gate activity, The Flatwater Foundation has postponed the 7th Annual Tyler’s Dam That Cancer fundraising event to Monday, July 11, 2016. The event, a 21-mile course from Mansfield Dam on Lake Austin to Tom...

I am not a waterman

I am a man. I love the water. But I'm not a waterman. I looked it up. Or rather, I read its definition in an amazing book called Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade written by Peter...

Joe Paddler Family Edition: Meet The Hodges-Turner-Dandelski Team

Hodges-Turner crew
Where you were born and where you live now? Hal: Chattanooga TN, Signal Mountain TN Dottie: Chattanooga TN, Signal Mountain TN Kit: Chattanooga TN, Ringgold, GA/Signal Mountain TN Marshall: Atlanta, GA,  Signal Mountain TN What is your occupation? Hal: Engineering Manager for retail display company,Brown Industries in Dalton GA (get...

Jane Paddler: Meet Estelle Matheson, Vancouver, BC

WHERE WERE YOU WERE BORN AND WHERE YOU LIVE NOW? Born in Langley, BC ,Canada, now I live in Vancouver, BC,Canada WHAT IS YOUR OCCUPATION? I'm a pastry chef, although I hung up the apron on the full time gig and just teach pastry and baking classes...

SUP International: Annabel Anderson-Training to the Red Line

A great article in SUP International Magazine--an interview with Annabel Anderson. Read the Rest >> Psychologically, what are the warning signs of burnout? And can you suggest some tips to sort that out? There are many different signs of burnout and this is resonant of anything in...

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