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Meet Jane Paddler: Holly Swanger, Asheville, NC

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Where you were born and where you live now? I was born in the tiny town of Canton, North Carolina. Now I live in the best city ever, Asheville, North Carolina! What is your occupation? I work as a veterinary technician, have a petsitting business, and in...

Everything in Moderation – Including Moderation

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Are you a moderator or an abstainer? Amy Beausang examines how discovering that personality trait can be a key to making sure your nutrition is dialed in as an athlete in her blog post "Why Eating in Moderation Might not Work for You." "I have...

TOPS Testing: Taking Three Paddlers through a Competitive Year

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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...

Paddling around a point, how to avoid the shallows

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We are constantly paddling in the eddies, along the edges of the waterways and right next to shore when going against the prevailing current. Unfortunately, there's always that fear and possibility that you will go too close to shore and have your fin or...

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...

The Inland Paddler: Paddling Through the Pandemic

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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...

Happy New Year! Now start paddling!

2016 100/100 sticker
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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. 100 Miles in 100 Days....

Jane Paddler: Meet Alexa Suess from Greenport, NY

Alexa Suess
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Where you were born and where you live now? I was born in Southampton, NY and raised in Greenport, NY. After moving to NYC for awhile I came back to Greenport. I just couldn't be away from the water. What is your occupation? I'm a silversmith, a...

Meet Joe Paddlers: Dylan and Jason Geiger, Satellite Beach, FL

Dylan and Jason
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If you live in Florida or have been at Chattajack the last two years, no doubt you know, or at least know of this father and son duo. And you've no doubt been inspired by their dedication and skill on the water in both...

Maui interview with Standup Paddleboard downwind instructor Jeremy Riggs

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Please Share Jeremy Riggs is one of the world's best downwinder specialists. Jeremy competes all over the world and has become one of the premier instructors specifically for downwinder or open-ocean surfing. His guide service, Paddle with Riggs, is based in Maui and takes paddlers...

Distressed Mullet 100/100 Team Riders at the Carolina Cup: Mark & Mercedes Baird

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I don't think Mark thought I would really post their racer profile. Mark has obviously not spent much time with me. Ha! Too late now, Mark! In addition to posting profiles of big brand team riders coming to the Carolina Cup, we're also posting profiles of...

Gear Review: Naish Kaholo Race LE Paddle

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I’m not one for trends; I sometimes even go out of my way to do the opposite of whatever is in style. When people started increasing blade size, I was skeptical. When people started cutting their paddles longer, I was skeptical. Then the trend...

Sonar Standup Paddleboard Report for September 11, 2013

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

Hobie Photo Shoot in Costa Rica with The Vanilla Gorilla, Kid Rock, and Colin

Hobie Raw SUP Surfboard
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Surf photos unless credited from James Rees at Blue Zone SUP About a month ago, I was “volun-told” that I would be heading down to Costa Rica for a Hobie Surf trip. Out of all of the things I’m volun-told to do, this was by far...

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...

The gator, the stand up paddle board, and homeland security

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Enough time has passed perhaps to tell you a little story about an-unplanned, ill-advised training run that nearly resulted in landing me and Jason from Carolina Paddleboard Company in jail for terrorism or even worse, gator rolled and fish food at the bottom of...

Travelogue: The Eastern Seaboard from NYC to NC

Paddling South from NYC
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Paddling South from NYC Thought I could start to lay out what I know of other places in the North East besides New York City, although I could write about the NYC waters in depth, and I will once we get our paddles wet on...

View from the Back: Home Waters

Wrightsville Beach, NC
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I try not to write when I think that all I have to say is something gloomy. People are writing to me "You seem quiet. Are you ok?" or "You're posting lots of song lyrics on Facebook." or "You haven't written in a while." Featured image...

Meet Jane Paddler: Nicole Iacovetta

Jane Paddler Nicole
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Where you were born and where you live now? From the Bronx, recently moved to Connecticut to be closer to my paddleboard! What is your occupation? Full time pastry chef, part time SUP instructor Where do you SUP the most? Westport, CT and Stamford,CT Do you have a favorite local...

View from the Back: Beach2Battleship Water Support

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I was supposed to paddle with Hector, a swimmer with one fourth of one arm. The swim started at 7:30 am. I didn’t see him until 10:30 pm. Iron Distance Every year, Distressed Mullet helps the WBFD organize water support for the Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon....

There’s Snow Place Like Home

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Ahhh winter. Frosty mornings breaking into crystal clear days. Subzero temperatures that hover on freezing. Still waters of casting mirror images of majestic mountains. Spectrums of color exploding in an early morning golden crust over the eastern ranges falling to shadows in the West. It’s Lake Wanaka and...

Joe Paddler: James Preston from Long Island, NY

Joe Paddler James Preston
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Where do you SUP the most? Long Island Sound, Nissequogue River, Shelter Island and surrounding waters...all Long Island, NY What board do you ride? 404 V3 14' Carbon What paddle do you use? Riviera Paddlesurf R8 Have you changed boards/paddles since you started? If so, why? Yes. Boards: 1st board was...

Why We Paddle

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We paddle for many of the same reasons. It's what makes paddling so unique. Follow the series. Follow the who series on Distressed Mullet Instagram:  http://instagram.com/distressedmullet Or on Twitter: @supmullet Or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DistressedMullet And start thinking about why you paddle, what you love, what makes it unique. #whywepaddle

Meet Joe Paddler: Ken Lambrecht and his cat, BUG, from Madison, WI

Ken Lambrecht, Bug, Madison,
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Where were you were born and where you live now? Born in California actually but moved away when I was way young (darn!) live in Madison, Wisconsin now. What is your occupation? I am a veterinarian; I own my own clinic with special interests in cats, pet...

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
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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...
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