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...

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...

The Inland Paddler: Let’s not Lose our Aloha

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Trying to Share the Stoke In the Time of Corona Last Saturday, I got up early and headed out to Lake Jordan, one of the watershed water supply lakes just southeast of Chapel Hill, NC and southwest of Raleigh. Since it was the weekend, I...

Save the Date: Picking the Right Board with Coach Larry Cain 5/21 at 3PM EST on Interactive Session on Zoom

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Coach Larry Cain will be hosting an interactive discussion on Zoom about Picking the Right Board this Thursday at 3:00 PM ET.  This session is available for all Paddle Monster All Access and Basic Members. If you are not members, join all access coaching...

The Inland Paddler: These are a few of my Favorite Things

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My favorite things and what I am looking most forward to Post-Covid-19 Last week, I wrote about paddling for the first time in several weeks because of the pandemic. I wrote about how for 80 minutes things felt normal.  At the time, that felt wonderful. But...

The Inland Paddler: Getting Back to the Water

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Getting Back in the Water I am a rule follower...as a rule. Maybe it’s because as a child I was afraid of getting in trouble.  Maybe it comes from being a public servant for years. Both? Anyway, I have been observing our state’s stay at home...

The Inland Paddler: My Covid-19 Non-Paddling Life

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Perhaps I need to change the title of my posts here to “The Inside Paddler” since the Stay At Home Orders where I am have closed the lakes where I would normally be training. So, like many of you, I have turned to other...

June the Machine Gear Review: Stay Healthy Using a Heart Rate Monitor

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Start your 2020 season with Heart Rate monitor using Paddle Monsters how to setup the heart rate zone!

The Inland Paddler: Diversions in the time of Covid-19

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Not gonna lie, today is hard. It is taking a lot to not go down the bunny hole of despair, given the most recent turn of events. And I am finding it hard to practice some of the things I have talked about doing...

Merging Forward!

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“What can take place without change?” - Marcus Aurelius Some 10 years ago or so, I discovered Stand Up Paddling.  I was a die-hard expedition sea kayaker, and I was at a regional paddle symposium learning how to roll my boat with a long, skinny Greenland...

The Inland Paddler: New Year, New Things!

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Winging in the New Year Sometimes, I get bored. I get bored quite frequently, actually, when work, weather, whatever, keeps me having to paddle on my local training lake too much.  I am a paddler who needs variety. Too much flatwater and I itch for...

The Inland Paddler’s Holiday Gift Guide

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The Inland Paddler’s Guide to Holiday Gifting for Paddlers It’s that wonderful time of year when, as paddlers we probably have a long list of gadgets and gear we’d love to receive. Or maybe not. If you need to jumpstart your wish list, or just...

Dressing for a Winter Paddle in Canada

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Here's what we wear in -17 degrees Celcius on Lake Ontario

Gear Review: O’Neill Hyperfreak Wetsuit

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The Surprising O’Neill Hyperfreak Wetsuit This is a review I never in a million years would have expected to write. If you know me at all, or have followed my posts here on the Mullet, you know I have always bemoaned the advent of neoprene season....

The Inland Paddler: Lucky Number Six – Reflections on Chattajack

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Chattajack 2019 - Lucky Number Six Holy crap! It is hard to fathom that this year, I will have paddled up to the start line of the Chattajack river race six times.  In a row.  When I did that for the first time back in...

The Inland Paddler: Sitting Down and Returning to Paddling Roots

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Sitting Down and Returning to Paddling Roots About 20 years ago (gasp!) a dear friend and I decided to buy kayaks. We both chose Ocean Kayak sit-on-tops as our entry into the paddling world. I wasn’t interested at all in sit-in boats - my friend...

The Inland Paddler: The End of a Season

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The Inland Paddler: Outdoor Instructor Life When you are passionate about something, there is nothing more rewarding than introducing someone to the thing you love the most. And for almost every weekend during the warm months over the last five years, I have been fortunate...

What I Learned on My Summer Vacation: Traveling Cross Country for a SUP Race

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Traveling Cross Country to Race Why on earth would anyone want to load up a 14 foot downwinding board on top of a Honda Element and drive over 2,400 miles for a paddle race? One word: Adventure! After the Mullet did it last year, towing a trailer...

Board Shopping and Selection Tips and Info

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So youve decided you need a new board. Perhaps to replace an older one you are riding or perhaps to add another board to your quiver. Here are some things to keep in mind that should help you with the selection process. Lots of info to educate you on different board designs. This article is mostly geared toward race boards, but Ive included some general information when looking at all types of boards.

Paddle Monster Champion Hoodies are back in stock

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I just got the samples in and they are amazing. This isn't a pre-order. We have stock. Ships out in 2-3 days.

$50 off SpeedCoach SUP or Version 2 OC for Paddle Monsters

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We got a group discount from NK Sports.

The Inland Paddler: Amor Fati

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Live Like Cody I have not been seriously hurt that often - a torn MCL longboard skating and then 27 stitches in my calf thanks to a sup surf fin. After each of those incidents, I was admonished on more than one occasion to rethink...

The Inland Paddler: Getting Back to the Roots

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Paddling is Paddling It’s funny how we sometimes define ourselves by what we paddle - what craft - SUP, OC, Prone, Ski - or by what kind of blade we use - single, double, none. My gateway to paddlesports was sea kayaking. I picked up my...

RELEASE YOUR INNER VIKING 100 PADDLE CHALLENGE SHIRTS PREORDER

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THIS IS A PRE-ORDER of the Paddle Monster 100 Winter Paddle Challenge on Facebook. THIS IS A 7-DAY SALE ENDING MAY 18 AT 11:59 PM EST. WE ARE ORDERING AS A GROUP ORDER. WE WILL PRINT THE ORDER WITHIN 12 DAYS AND SHIP BY THE 8TH of JUNE.

2018 Paddle Monster Hats

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