100/100 Non-Challenge: DeTrain/DeStress/DeTox/Move Your Body

100/100 Challenge
Oh No, Ho Ho, the winter NOT a paddle challenge season is upon us! It’s time for the 100/100 Paddle challenge group, to NOT paddle. WHAT WHAT?! Paddling is a sport, and most of us raced both short/fast and long/endurance events this last year....

View from the Back: Lest we forget

Waking up everyday just a little bit changed While it breaks over us like waves Long live beauty; short live pain Lust for wonder and hunger pangs Face your fear, but do not shame: It doesn't end; it just wears away But leave the lights on Cause it might be nighttime...

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 Fido Paddler: Zipi, Manhattan, New York

Meet Fido Paddler Zipi
Where you were born and where you live now? I was sent to a high-kill shelter in South Carolina when I was little, but someone rescued me and gave me a ride to Westchester (just north of NYC) and now I live in Manhattan. What is...

The CHUM for July 14, 2017

John Beausang and Lisa Schell discuss the latest on Distressed Mullet for the week ending July 14th in this week's CHUM. Safety, The Gorge, SEA Paddle, OABI, Great Peconic Summer Books, and more...

SUP Cross Training Paddler Poll Results

How do you mix it up? So here we are, midway through this year’s race season. Whether you’re a recreational racer or a serious podium contender, chances are you know that all paddling and no “play” can make for a dull ache in your arms,...

Gear Review Redux: Another Look at a Classic – Bluesmiths Kanaha Shirt

Bluesmiths Kanaha
Three years ago, Cousin Mullet extolled upon the Mullet Nation the virtues of the Kanaha long sleeved paddle shirt from Maui-based Bluesmiths. But, after spending nearly three weeks just about living in one, I am compelled to take another look at it.  In three...

Paddleboard Terms Glossary: What you Won’t Find in the Dictionary (and some terms you will)

Sometimes a whole new vernacular emerges when a group of people hangs out together, paddles together, laughs and even cries together. Some of us just recently noticed that there is a whole new language in use on the 100/100 paddle challenge Facebook page (and...

Goodbye old friend, hello new ones

I said goodbye to a friend on Wednesday. No, nobody died. Nobody moved away. I sold a board. I stopped to get gas at a truck stop just south of Wilmington in the early-morning twilight. I saw the board strapped to my roof for the...

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

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...

Celebrating under 17, over 50 paddlers and categories with less than 3 competitors

Results. Wow. Let me tell you about race results. From a race director's point of view, they often are the hardest part of running a race—especially when they are trying to tackle timing and results on their own. Putting race divisions into perspective Here are 12 common...

Gear Review: Optrix by Body Glove Waterproof iPhone Case

Optrix iPhone Case
Before I start, let me be perfectly clear. There is no such thing as a foolproof waterproof phone case. Operator error makes that impossible. Natural degradation of materials - in particular rubber seals and gaskets - makes that impossible. That's not necessarily the fault...

View from the Back: Our Boards, Our Cars, Ourselves

If my car ended up parked overnight at the mall, it would probably be towed because someone would think a homeless person lived in it. What's in my car? Screwdriver Locking straps Board lock Non locking straps Long straps Dog life jacket People life jackets (2) Adjustable paddle Regular paddle Rash guards Beach towels Duct tape Vinegar Surf...

Love, Loss, SUP

“It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” ― Rose Kennedy   Last summer one of my friends, an...

Dear Mullet I’m Distressed: April Answers your questions

mullet fish
Dear Mullet, I'm Distressed Q: You said due to being busy, some weeks you've had to cut down to a bare minimum of 3 workouts. (hey, I can relate)! The roughly "one hour race pace" I totally get. However, I was wondering about the other...

How to convert an insulated bike water bottle into one with a hose for paddleboarding

This is a step-by step video tutorial on how to make an insulated Polar water bottle into one with a hose for prone paddleboarding. It is one of the amazing tips we learned at the AMAZING prone paddleboard clinic by Cynthia Aguilar in June...

Buy Local Shop Profile: Sobe Surf & Paddle, Merritt Island, Florida

Sobe Surf and Paddle
SoBe Surf and Paddle is a surf and stand-up paddle instruction and equipment  company in the Cocoa Beach area, offering surfing lessons, stand-up paddle lessons, SUP nature Tours, and equipment rentals in Merritt Island. Location 635 S. Plumosa St., Merritt Island, Fl 32952 What board companies do...

Welcome to the latest version of Distressed Mullet

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...

View from the Back: The Ocean Giveth and the Ocean Taketh Away

Last weekend Hurricane Sandy hovered 300 miles offshore of Wilmington, NC/ Wrightsville Beach, my hometown. Well, I was born in Indianapolis, which I guess you could say is my hometown. I lived there until college. Wilmington is my town now, though, and it would take...

The Inland Paddler: Paddling Through the Pandemic

It’s Day 136 of my Pandemic spring and summer...and I can report that in some ways, getting out to do a paddle workout it getting easier. I have chosen to be extremely conservative during this time.  I absolutely do not want to get sick, and...

Sonar Standup Paddleboard Report for September 11, 2013

Paddle for Humanity DC, Standup for Soldiers, Chucktown Showdown, PaddleFit, ESA, Eastern Surfing Championships, Standup paddleboarding, SeaSucker, and SUPPocket

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

Mullet BOP
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...

Go Paddle Race Profile: The Great Peconic Race, Shelter Island, New York

Great Peconic Race
Date September 9, 2016 Location Shelter Island, New York   Can you describe the different races and courses? The Great Peconic Race is an advanced recreational and elite paddle race circumnavigating Shelter Island , N.Y. This race offers paddlers three options : The premier 19.5 mile event, a 9 mile...

The Inland Paddler: Finding that Moment

Inland Paddler Finding the Moment
In the best races, there is always that moment. That moment when you just know. When you realize that no matter what you are paddling through, against or with, you are going to make it. You are going to accomplish your goal. And then some. Last...

CHUM Video Update for July 28, 2017

Discussion on the drowning by a paddler who was wearing, but did not deploy his belt PFD, a series of videos by Travis Grant, the arrival of our Kumo Board, upcoming races, and more for this last week in July.
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