What Not to Wear (While Paddleboarding)

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Hopefully Stacy and Clinton from What Not to Wear will never show up at my house with a camera. I guess being a freelancer means the only "coworker" who could turn me in is my dog, and she likes to go naked, anyway, so...

Cynthia Aguilar Prone Paddleboard: The Gear

Wonder Bracket from Coastal Eddie holds two water bottles and a gps, gel bottle, etc. $69.99
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We had an amazing prone Paddleboard clinic with Cynthia Aguilar last week. There were so many parts and so much knowledge to take away that we decided to break it apart into a series. This is part 1: The Gear. Water Bottles Any bike water bottles...

Lifeproof Nuud Case for the iPhone 6 and 6+ bug needs special setting to work

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This is just a heads up. I'm testing out the Lifeproof Case for the iPhone 6+ and have noticed a real problem when making calls. No one can hear me. The first test of a phone case is can you make a call. It didn't...

Warehouse Sale: OC-6 and SUP Trailers, Paddles, Boards and Accessories

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Aloha, Y'all Carolina Paddleboard Company is clearing out its warehouse and THE MULLET is helping liquidate the inventory through our STORE. And when we say liquidate, we don't mean throwing everything into a giant Vitamix. We mean sell it ALL at TAKE-IT-NOW prices. SHOP HERE All sales...

How to convert an insulated bike water bottle into one with a hose for paddleboarding

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This is a step-by step video tutorial on how to make an insulated Polar water bottle into one with a hose for prone paddleboarding. It is one of the amazing tips we learned at the AMAZING prone paddleboard clinic by Cynthia Aguilar in June...

Gear Review: Deckbagz Retro Sup Deck Bag

Gear Review DeckBagz
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I am always looking for a better way to carry my stuff on my deck when I paddle.  I try to minimize the amount of accoutrements I take with me but there are those times when I find I need cargo capacity.  Maybe it's a...

Gear Review: The New Speed Coach SUP2

Speed Coach SUP2
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By Steve Dullack I jumped on board the Speed Coach train when they first introduced the Speed Coach SUP last year. NK is an established American company with the rowing version of the Speed Coach being the standard in coxswain’s seats for decades now. The...

Whitewater SUP and Leashes

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by Trey Knight The topic of leashes in whitewater paddling on a SUP is complicated, unique and a personal choice. I hope to bring some new perspective to people’s view on this and help them increase their sphere of awareness on the river. This article...

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...

I have a prone, now where do I get bottles, cages, headrests?

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The newly launched Joe Bark store has an accessories section. They now carry water bottles, single and double bottle cages and head rests. Simple items that are great to have and pretty much mandatory for paddles over an hour. Single Water Bottle Cage: The black aluminum...

Gear Review: Mocke Racer PFD

Low-Profile PFD Does Not Restrict Motion
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Low-Profile PFD Does Not Restrict Motion First of all right out of the gate I have to say that this PFD is NOT US Coast Guard approved.  It does, however carry a number of international certifications. Use at your own discretion. After this summer’s discussion...

New Gear: Hydro Holder: Great alternative to a water bottle cage

Hydro Holder: I chose a spot between where my chin rest would go and the vent plug and bottle cage fin box is.
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I finally had the chance to test out the Hydro Holder water and was thoroughly impressed. The simple system, touted as "The most secure and easiest way to attach a drinks bottle to any water going craft," lived up to all the claims on...

Flatwater Futures Fins: What you Need to Know

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So, do fins confuse you? You're not alone! Trying to decide which fin to put in your board for that perfect balance of speed, ease of turning, going straight, surfing, etc.? You're going to want to read this. Put together by one of the...

New Prone Source: Cynthia Aguilar Prone Paddleboard Accessories

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If you're looking for bottle cages, GPS Watch holders, bottles with hoses, Cynthia Aguilar, the same one who has paddled twice from Cuba to Key West, is now carrying them. Go to: https://www.cynthiaaguilar.com/accessories

Gear Review: Catalyst Waterproof, Shockproof Case for iPhone 7

Catalyst iPhone 7 Case
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Catalyst  iPhone 7 Case Several iterations of iPhones ago, I tried a Catalyst case and found it lacking. Bad sound quality was the overall problem.  But I have been impressed with Catalyst’s Apple Watch Case and so when the case for the iPhone 7 came...

Gear Review: Camelbak Tahoe Model Hydration Pack

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I'm a heavy drinker. Of water. When I paddle. GET YOUR MINDS OUT OF THE GUTTER. I have a 70 oz Camelbak and a 100 oz Camelbak. The 100 oz version is made for cyclists and it is pretty bulky, but it is good for...

GoPro Hero Session is out and Chuck Patterson is at the Dentist to have it removed

Chuck Patterson GoPro Hero 4 Session
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Introducing the GoPro HERO4 Session, the smallest, lightest, most convenient GoPro yet. Its rugged, waterproof design eliminates the need for a separate housing, while a single button powers on the camera and starts recording automatically. With 1080p60 video, up to 100 frames per second and 8MP...

Gear Review: Mocke Life Line Craft Leash

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At this year's ChuckTown Showdown, a fellow OC-1 racer  showed me his leash, the Mocke Life Line Craft Leash.  I was immediately intrigued. And being the gear geek I am ...I quickly purchased one. Here's why it's a great option if you paddle OC, or surfski...

Garmin 310XT – How to set up custom data fields & basic intervals

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Here is a repost of an article Kim Sutton wrote for us about how to set up custom data fields and basic intervals on the Garmin 310XT. Before reading this article, make sure your watch is already set up with your personal information and...

Gear Review: Sailcloth Bags from Sailbags Maui and Mafia Bags

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Repurposing Materials: Sailcloth and Sustainability One of my new favorite things is gear bags made of recycled, or rather repurposed sail cloth from a couple of our “sister sports” - windsurfing and kiteboarding.  Sails and kites can rip, and when they do, apparently, they are pretty...

Gear Review: Expedition/Touring Dry Backpacks

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If you've never gone camping via your paddleboard, you're missing a real treat. If you like camping, that is. And maybe even if you don't. But touring and camping a la sup requires a little bit of a twist in thinking when it comes...

Bewitched by the Rayvolt solar powered eBikes

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Pedal Paddle Pedal That's what's on my mind. After riding all the amazing boards at Starboard meeting, with our boards in hand, we looked to a wonderful surprise and it's a electric bike. Yes, we are stoked on the boards and can't wait to paddle.  But after...

CONNEX SUP

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Check these out. CONNEX SUP connects all your accessories: cameras, straps, coolers, GPS, fish finders, iPod's, iPad's, PFD's, or whatever you can imagine. So smart. Loved these at Outdoor Retailers Expo. This is our universal solution with the flexibility to use ever kind of mount. Brilliant...

Futures Triangle Cutaway 44 Review

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My go-to fin this year has been the Futures Triangle Cutaway 44. I have a review on the mullet right now. It’s 7 ½” high with an 8” base and an area of 44.00 square inches. Buy Now I like it because it tracks, its great...

Gear Review: Body Glove Chest Wedge Paddle Vest

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I did crunches, sit-ups, V-ups, bicycles, and still, no dark side 6-pack. But finally, with the help of Body Glove, I have what always wanted: Darth Vader Abs. The Body Glove Chest Wedge Paddle Vest The goal of this odd looking neoprene vest is to use a custom eva chest...
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