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View from the Back: Fathers be Good to your Daughters

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When I was a little girl, my dad drove me to horseback riding lessons every Tuesday night at a stable 45 minutes away from where we lived. He would sit in his car or in the drafty indoor ring and talk on his cell...

Trailblazers: It’s time to bring your own division

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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...

A little love note to Starboard

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Running up to Christmas, we're doing some "retrospectives" about the companies that sponsor the Mullet and make it possible for us to bring you all of the news on the latest gear, crazy shenanigans, new clothing, and board recommendations that we do. Today we...

Sonar Standup Paddle Report for October 25, 2013

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The Sonar Report is sponsored this week by Quickblade Paddles and the Surf to Sound SUP race and expo and was recorded in Wrightsville Beach, NC. This episode talks about the Chattajack 31, SUP Pocket, Wave Capz, and an interview with Jimmy Terrell holiday...

Personalize your safety gear with XM Surf Leash review by June the Machine

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Build your own personalize leash made to order right here in California with 3 year warranty. Cord Strap Neoprene Strap Webbing Strap Velcro Strap Pull Tab Rail Saver Webbing Rail Saver Velcro Labels Add Special Features (Power Clip, Tangle Free, Long Neck) ALL LEASH...

View from the Back: And now for something completely different

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At the beginning of September the  jellies appeared in the channels and waterways, large as dinner plates. Translucent pink and undulating. Fascinating and disturbing.  ------- Just a few weeks ago, my Mom said, with tears in her eyes, "I won't ever get over wishing that you...

Get on Board with Annabel Anderson: Lesson 1

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Lesson 1: Equipment and Safety

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...

April Zilg: The Paddler’s Playlist

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Everyone has been talking fin selection, blade size for your paddle, paddle length, board shape, cadence and the like. I don’t think a day goes by where I don’t learn a little more about how to get faster while paddling. Granted, it has more...

View from the Back: That’s What Friends are For

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After the Onslow Bay Challenge in 145 degree heat and over distances to which we were not accustomed, my paddle groupies and I started to get smarter about how we do things. Whereas previously we had no idea about hydration, electrolytes, or nutrition for...

View from the Back: So What Happens Now?

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(Above photo from Lisa.) So what happens now? I paddle off into the sunset. It's been a good year.  No, wait. I actually paddled off into the sunset last weekend. (Photo from Sharna.) Note to paddlers: If you take your headlamp out of your CamelBak, if you take your strobe...

The Carolina Cup 2014: Yee Haw!

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Southern Hospitality and a word from our friends from around the world.

Chattajack31: What I learned about how to run a great race

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Nothing can prepare you to run an event than going to other events and paying attention. Being a competitor will help you be a better race director. Every problem that you will face has been solved, somewhere, by someone else. Take note of the...

We are thankful for you

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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....

View from the Back: There Will Be Blog

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SPOILER: THIS IS A DRAMA-FREE (MOSTLY) BLOG. What? No disasters? No freak outs? No hospital visits? Where is Katie and what imposter is writing this View from the Back? How You Prepare for a 13.27 Mile Paddle You paddle 9.5 miles the day before.  Actually, that's not optimum,...

What’s at stake for top elite paddlers

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For top paddlers to get to events, with equipment, they need sponsors. Sponsors pay the bills. When a person wins or places in a race, they get exposure for their sponsors and prize money to help them support their dream. Every time Annabel wins, people...

View from the Back: Hell Fog

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"Y'all just looked like you were in heaven. Floating in the clouds."  The Chattajack race director Ben Friberg's Mom said that to Patty and me on Saturday night at the awards party.    She had a different take on the morning fog than I did. Before we...

Insta360-One R Camera Review: Capture your moment, swappable 360 & Wide angle lenses

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Most innovated module system that allows you to choose lens your want to use for your footage without owning two cameras.  Waterproof (IPX8) up to 16feet or use diving case for deeper depth.  Support IOS/Android. Insta360.com Production show in this video ONE -R Twin Edition  GPS Remote  Bullet Package...

View from the Back: Cosmic Merging

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I'm sitting in Whole Foods trying to calm down. There's so much going on this summer, this week, today. I've officially kicked off my "Riding Bumps" training for the Chattajack race that takes place on October 26. Prior to my program I spent Friday night...

Congratulations Sue Cooper, Lazy Dog Key West — Athena Award Winner

Sue Cooper Athena Award
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We just want to congratulate Lazy Dog owner and operator, Sue Cooper on receiving the ATHENA Leadership Award from the Key West Chamber of Commerce. The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to a woman ---or man--- who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women...

View from the Back: Form over Fun?

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Today, Bill Clinton's former physician got in a fight with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. I'm not going to get into a big debate here about politics. Life's too dang short. What were they fighting about? Chris Christie's weight--probably his appearance. I doubt that...

View from the Back: The Biggest Heart

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I arrived at the Blockade Runner at about 6:45 on Saturday morning--race day for the 2013 Carolina Cup--so that I could get a good parking spot and check out the ocean. Whether Lexy and I could do the Graveyard Course was going to depend...

The Inland Paddler: It’s a Virtual World

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Virtual Paddle Racing Like many of you, I started 2020 with a plan.  A race plan.  I was going to return to the Carolina Cup after a two-year absence and tackle what would have been my third Graveyard course in the surfski.  Then Paddle Imua...

Dehydration Relief: DripDrop ORS to the rescue when you need it

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DripDrop ORS Review What is dehydration?  Simply put, it’s a fluid imbalance. But before we explain a troubled state, we’ll start with a happy one. Picture yourself floating in a calm sea, surrounded on all sides by warm salt water. Happy, right? Well that’s how...

View from the Back: Stretch Marks Don’t Tan

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Last week I paddled 38 miles in eight days. That might not seem like a lot for a pro, or someone in serious training. It was a lot for me, though. I feel like, to paddle that much, at the expense of almost everything...
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