Meet Joe Paddler: Scott Jorss, Washington, D.C.

Joe Paddler Scott Jorss
Where you were born and where you live now? Born in Washington, DC, raised in Bethesda, MD, living in Washington, DC now. What is your occupation? Director of Standup Paddling at Potomac Paddlesports Where do you SUP the most? Potomac River Do you have a favorite local paddleboard shop? East of...

Go Paddle Event Profile: 5th Annual Triple Crown of the Upper Keys, Key Largo, FL

Go Paddle Race 5th Annual Triple Crown of the Upper Keys
Date September 17, 2016 Location Key Largo, FL Can you describe the different races and courses? Saturday rounds 1 & 2 Round 1 - Flying mile – 11:00 AM start. Mass paddle out to the start and the finish line will be back at the beach. NO DRAFTING FOR THIS...

Go Paddle Event Profile: Boerne Paddle Battle, Boerne, Texas

Go Paddle Event Profile Boerne Paddle Battle
 Location Boerne City Lake, Boerne, Texas Date October 1, 2016 Can you describe the different races and courses? Race Options: FUN 5k Open Race (For beginner to advanced, recreational or amateur paddlers) * Any Paddle Craft Elite 10k SUP Race (For intermediate to advanced SUP paddlers who want to win MONEY...

Joe Paddler: Meet David Walker form Falmouth, Cornwall, UK

Joe Paddler David Walker
Where you were born and where you live now? Born and grew up in London, UK - Currently living in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK What is your occupation? I am studying for an MbyRes in Geography at the University of Exeter alongside this I run a small paddle...

Dominion RiverRock: Under the Radar, Exceeding Expectations

Quite possibly one of my favorite events every year passes without much noise in the SUP world. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t kinda like it like that, though. The event is far from small, recording over 100,000 guests over the three-day...

Joe Paddler: Meet Craig Stepnowski a FDNY Firefighter in Massapequa Park, NY

Joe Paddler Craig Stepnowski
Where you were born and where you live now? Born Oceanside, NY. Now Residing in Massapequa Park, NY What is your occupation? I am an FDNY firefighter and owner an SUP outfitter company called Perfect Cadence Paddle Fitness Where do you SUP the most? I mostly paddle out of...

Meet Jane Paddler: Jennifer Yan, Columbus, MS

Jane Paddler Jennifer Yan
Where you were born and where you live now? Tampa, Fl & Columbus, MS What is your occupation? Yoga Instructor and Studio Owner Where do you SUP the most? Mostly here in Mississippi but I sneak over the border and paddle in Alabama and escape often to my beach...

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....

View from the Back: Take a SUP Lesson

Standup paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. It's basically the next gold rush of sports. That makes it a ripe market for shysters selling anything to anyone. Everybody wants a piece of the action-the money. You can rent...

We are thankful for you

We're thankful for the manufacturers We've seen a reorganized shakeup on the industry side in spite of continued growth in SUPs popularity. We've seen a renaissance in all watercrafts like outriggers and surfskis just as the last few years brought a resurgence in prone paddling....

TOPS Testing: Taking Three Paddlers through a Competitive Year

For the upcoming 2015 SUP season, the team at Carolina PaddleBoard Co. is voluntarily becoming guinea pigs. TOPS Athletics, a Wilmington based all-you-could-need gym/lab is going to observe paddlers through off season preparations, pre-race training, and competitive seasons while creating specific programing that improves...

View From the Back: Off Season Prone with Chris Aguilar

Chris Aguilar Off Season Prone Paddle
With the end of the BOP many people start talking about the “off season”. I got curious about why that is and what that really means. Especially for paddling. Ok, certainly there are fewer races - especially in places where they have that white...

Meet Joe Paddler: Chip Bock, Melbourne Beach, Florida

Where you were born and where you live now? Born: Scarsdale, NY - Now: Melbourne Beach, FL What is your occupation? Director National Accounts - Argon Medical Devices. Where do you SUP the most? Indian River Lagoon behind home/Shark Pit surf break in front of home. Do you have a...

April Zilg: Keep Calm and Enjoy the Taper

For those training for the Carolina Cup, the essential tapering weeks are almost here! If you’ve been training for the Carolina Cup and you’re wondering, “what’s tapering?” then you may be new to training. At about 2 weeks out from your goal event, you’ll start...

Best of The Mullet Instagram Stream this week

Here are some of the great photos and videos from the Distressed Mullet Instagram Feed. These are some great people to follow on instagram. Frank Lundy on the downwind in VB No Waves, No Worries A post shared by Franklin Lundy (@franklinlundy) on Jul 7, 2018 at...

Cold Stroke Classic, Where is the current?

On Saturday, January 21, 2017 low tide is at 08:34 AM The Race begins at 10am and is being put on by Coastal Urge Therefore, the tide will be going from low to high or the tide will be coming in. That means, water...

Trailblazers: It’s time to bring your own division

I've been around events for a long time and there seems to be a consistent theme. With 80,000 potential divisions, people end up paddling a craft, age group, and/or gender that sets them in their own category. Inevitably, they are left out of the awards...

Lina Augatis on paddling and pregnancy

Lina Augatis 7 months pregnant
2014 Battle of the Paddle and World Series Champion and 2015 Lost Mills Champ, Lina Augatis, is enjoying time with her husband Andrew in anticipation of their first child. Werner Paddles caught up with her for a few questions. How far along are you? We are...

View from the Back: Onslow Bay Challenge–Choose Your Own Adventure

Pre Race Photo Once Saturday, June 30th slipped into the 10 day view on the weather forecast, everyone’s eyes were peeled. Would it really be 120 degrees? Would we have head-high swell or nothing? How about wind?  I know I wasn’t the only one obsessively...

View from the Back: Operation-Graveyard

  I almost went to the graveyard last Thursday. The actual graveyard. At our paddle clinic with Jeremy Riggs on Saturday we got stickers from Quickblade that say “I’m not here for a long time. I’m here for a good time.” While I like that...

Gear Review: Nathan Zelos 2-Liter Hydration Vest

Nathan Zelos 2-Liter Hydration Vest
This is part of Hydration Week on Distressed Mullet and the "Kevin Woodin Reviews Everything" column.  Nathan Zelos 2-Liter Hydration Vest Pros Lightweight Very comfortable Love the blue bright color and yellow, THINK SAFETY Also like the lighter color fabrics because we all know that the Sun is drawn to...

River Dancing–with Annabel Anderson at the Payette River Games

Man-o-man…welcome to Kook Central. You may normally expect such a place to be situated nearer the coast, but this week Kook Central is definitely as far from the ocean as you could potentially get. Yes, we’re in the middle of America, transplanted in the ‘blink-and-you-miss-it’...

Go Paddle Race Profile: Howe Sound International Outrigger Iron Race, Gibson’s, BC, Canada

Howe Island outrigger race
Location Gibsons, BC, Canada Date August 13, 2016 Can you describe the different races and courses? The weekend includes a Friday night check in with paddler blessing. Saturday will be a 14km short course, followed by a 23km women's distance with the 23km men and mixed race in the...

April Zilg talks ACA SUP Instructor Certification

April Zilg recaps her experience with ACA ------- Two years ago, I first heard that the ACA (American Canoe Association) was going to start offering Stand Up Paddle lessons and instructor certifications. I was skeptical. At that point I realized that most watersport businesses saw the...
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