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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...

And Another Thing: The Day I Earned My (Pizza) Pie

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We Are Connected By Water Sounds so trite, but it’s true, “we are connected by water.” Saturday October 11th, paddling support for the third annual Swim the Loop in Wrightsville Beach, I was responsible to be out front of the lead swim pack for the...

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...

BEST ADVICE EVER from Johnny Puakea: You Need to Paddle Alone

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Why Take A Clinic? I am a firm believer in the biking quote, “it’s not about the machine, it’s about the engine.” With paddling that means, if my stroke is inefficient, it doesn’t matter what kind of board or paddle I have; I’ll tire faster,...

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...

100/100 Paddle Points Challenge Starts Sunday!

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Featured photo from Leslie Maclin The 100/100 2Fer Challenge Comes to an End On November 22nd, 2014, the 2Fer Challenge comes to an end, the third in a series of 100 day paddle challenges for 2014. We did 100 miles, we did 100 hours and we...

Gear Review: CamelBak 70 oz 2L Molokai Hydration Pack

Molokai CamelBak Review
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The Camelbak Molokai 70 oz hydration vest was designed specifically for kayaking or standup paddling. I bought one last year to use for long distance paddling where I needed to bring not just sufficient hydration, but also nutrition that I could access easily. When...

And Another Thing: Getting Schooled

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Above, Kate from Stand Up Outfitters Getting schooled means getting your clock cleaned, getting the stuffing beat out of you, and eating a big piece of humble pie. Yup, all those things and cupcakes too. With paddling, it’s being willing to listen, try, fail, get...

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...

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...

Gear Review: Season Five Kiowa Hoodie

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On November 8th, I broke the rule of “never try anything new on race day” and have lived to tell about it. In fact, I am thrilled with my deviation from THE golden rule. Having just finished the Chattajack 31 mile race on a...

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,...

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

100/100chattjackers
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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...

Julia Nicholls: Jumping From Eddy to Eddy is Not What You Think

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There are certain markers when you know that you have become a StandUp Paddleboarder. You don’t have to do the Graveyard at the Carolina Cup or the Battle of the Paddle in California. You don’t have to own more than one board or 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...

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...

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...

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

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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....

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...

Moving this sport forward by a back of the packer

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This blogpost really should read “Letter to the Editor” as it’s my opinion on how all of us can help move the paddle sport we love so much forward. Whether we standup, surf sup, prone, boat in an outrigger, surfski or whitewater, we all...

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,...

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...

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,...

Stick Art for Stickers!

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THE BIG REVEAL 2015 100/100 Paddle Challenge Sticker Under the cloak of darkness, away from the prying eyes of ninjas and zombies, the 2015 covet-worthy 100/100 Paddle Challenge sticker has been under construction. White noise, sealed room, bunny outfits, a team of mulleteers has worked...

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