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100/100 Pictures Speak for Themselves

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January 1st, 2015; the 100/100 Paddle Challenge Face book Group started our now annual 100 miles in 100 days base building, deadline April 10, 2015. Then “Ice-A-Nado” made itself known with a gusty and bone-chilling THUD. Unless you live in California or Florida; have...

Camaraderie, Commitment, Consistency Trifecta: Three Peat, Triple Crown Third Year in a Row “100 hours in 100 days” Paddle Challenge

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Camaraderie Three times is a charm. For the third year in a row, the Facebook group “100/100 Paddle Challenge” is taking up the gauntlet where each member will strive to achieve 100 HOURS in 100 DAYS. Why? Because we can and because it’s free and...

100/100 Hits the Reset Button

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We are hitting the RESET button for our 100/100 Paddle Challenge. We’re not quitting, because slow and steady wins the race; but we are taking it up a notch, we are going to hurt your PANCREAS (thank you Steve Dullack!) We are going to...

New 100/100 Challenge: “POGO” (PADDLE ONE, GET ONE FREE)

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SUMMER SPECIAL : “POGO” (PADDLE ONE, GET ONE FREE) And a Challenge within a Challenge Surprise NEW 100/100 PADDLE CHALLENGE STARTING AUGUST 15, 2015 The 100/100 paddle challenge group is like a motorcycle gang, but cooler. Our obsession of choice is water; our "rides" are standup paddle...

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

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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...

And Another Thing with Julie Nicholls: Injured!

Julia Nicholls Chattajack Stand Up Paddleboarding
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Disclaimer: I’m not a pro-athlete and I’m not a medical professional. I’m just someone who has chosen stand up paddling as her sport of choice and now I’m injured. This is just my journey, not advice or direction. Just my story. I’m Injured-CRAP! Sorry, no nice way...

100 miles/100 days Paddle Challenge

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Above Photo from the Blockade Runner Welcome one of our favorite new columnists, Julie Nicholls! (Her new author tag is JuliaN!) Why do you Paddle? Some people paddle for profit and prizes.  Some people paddle because it makes them physically pretty.  Some people (including myself) paddle because...

SERIOUSLY, the Science of SUP Training

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My Disclaimer and Credentials First, I am neither a scientist nor a physician.  What I am, is a woman who became a wannabe athlete in my late 30’s and found the study of how to train whether it be running, biking, swimming, lifting, and now...

Julie Nicholls: PRE.RACE.CRAZY. OWN.IT.

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I saw a TV program the other day discussing a study on “productive” crazy. They had a pie chart with 5 or 6 “crazy” categories and which one was the best to have. I’ve decided to use their study as a stamp of approval...

And Another Thing: Throwback Thursday–Paddling Pep Talk

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Throwback Thursday pictures on social media have become incredibly popular (and sometimes kinda scary.) I was posting photos of my past "life's"; looking at what I was, what I do today, and what I think my future is. Never would I have imagined I'd be paddling,...

And Another Thing with Julie Nicholls: Careful What You Wish For

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Recently there was a birthday video by Chris Aguilar (QuickBlade Paddles and Fin Film Company) which included a clip of “to be a tough dude, you have to do tough dude shit.” Well, for some unknown reason (middle age crisis?), I want to be...

Dave Kalama Clinic Recap: Silver Bullet? Magic Beans? Brooms & Sticks?

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Having just finished the Molokai 2 Oahu in 4:24:44, Dave Kalama’s credentials in the water world are unquestionable. He’s a big fish in a big pond, a real deal. Signing up for his clinic at The Carolina Paddleboard Company, I wasn’t looking for a...

100 MILES IN 100 DAYS: 100/100 PADDLE CHALLENGE STARTS JANUARY 1ST 2016

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To be a paddler, you have to paddle. Simple. Doesn’t matter if you’re a pro prize money winning athlete or a recreational cruiser. You’re a paddler, if you paddle; and if you WANT to be a paddler, paddle you must. The most basic and...

100/100 You Did It! Stick Art by Julie

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The “History” of 100/100 Stick Art by Julie First off, that’s tongue in cheek, to say there is a “history” of 100/100 stick art. The history lies in what the 100/100 Paddle Challenge facebook group is. WE are a group of mulleteers who paddle, pros...

Julia Nicholls: EAT.SUP.LOVE

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Above photo from Kelsey Callahan The more I get involved in racing, social media groups, or just hanging out on the water; the more impressed I become at the innate “goodness” I see in the world of SUP. It’s like there’s these unwritten Golden Rules...

Homestretch for the 100/100 Challenge

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As spring arrived (at least on the calendar) and we were still having North Pole conditions, this group continued to have paddlers surpassing the 100 mile mark, the 200-300 mile marks, going on epic expeditions, and those just getting out of the “I Suck...

Gear: Bark 12’6″ Contender Review

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I recently purchased a Bark pro-elite 12'6" Contender from Carolina Paddleboard in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. I had been riding a Bark pro-elite 12'6" Competitor. Before that a Hobie 12'6" elite standup paddleboard.   Surftech BARK Contender Specs I've been paddling as an "Average Jane" for a...

100/100 Just Paddle Challenge July 24 to October 31st: Starts today!

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They Know About Us Three years ago I started the 100/100 Facebook paddle challenge group simply to find training partners for a new to me sport, standup paddling. I didn’t have any clue or perspective for paddling. Was an hour long, was 4 mph fast...

And Another Thing with Julie Nicholls: “Paddlesourcing”

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There’s crowd-sourcing, out-sourcing and bob-sourcing; now there’s paddle-sourcing. It may not be an actual Webster defined term, but who cares, I just made it up. By my own definition, it’s the act of using online SUP resources to figure out how-to and where-to paddle...

And Another Thing with Julie Nicholls: Winter Woes with 100/100

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The 100/100 Paddle Challenge Group has just passed the 30 day mark for our first 2015 challenge. Most of us have the winter woes. Paddling a mile a day for 100 days seems easy until you live someplace where there’s nothing but snow, ice,...

WE WANT YOU in 2015! 100/100 Paddle Challenge starts January 1st

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All I wanna do is have a little fun, I have a feeling I’m not the only one, the party has just begun….. What? The 100/100 Paddle Challenge starts January 1st. I want you to paddle 100 miles in 100 days WITH me. You, and you,...

Why NOT to do a Standup Paddleboard Race

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Why shouldn’t you do a StandUp Paddleboard race? I’ve started a list of some of the reasons why you should NOT to do a Standup Paddleboard race, can you add to it?   1.     You’ll wear spandex and mini-bottoms on your not-so-mini bootie, you’ll sweat profusely,...

The 100/100 Starts Their Race Season at the Carolina Cup

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We all know that pro’s are amazing. They are focused, well-trained, with skills often developed over a lifetime. Many start, lead and finish races with full on Braveheart game faces. Water warriors. While most race coverage will be about the men and women in...

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

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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...

100/100 Summer 2015: Start Your Engines

New 100-100 Challenge
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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...
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