Connor Baxter on the Maui 2 Molokai Race and the Velocitek Makai

SUP Racing World Champion Connor Baxter paddles with the Velocitek Makai. Connor tells us how he used the Makai to help him win the Maui 2 Molokai Race. For more info, go to Velocitek:

Don’t stank your seats any more with right kinda covers

Staying fit and working out is great for your body but can be terrible for your car, truck, and home. Dry Rub anti-sweat seat protectors, seat belt covers, and gym backpacks are designed to keep you cool and organized and your vehicle and home...

Gear Review: Body Glove Chest Wedge Paddle Vest

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...

Kathy Summers demonstrates the SUPSKIN Diabolo Race Review

Kathy Summers (paddlDC) demonstrates the ultra light, highly breathable dry suit, SUPSKIN Diabolo Race Review in a very cold 36 degree DC. I was waiting for her to take the plunge, but props for going in as deep as she did. The only thing I...

Gear Review: Vaikobi Ocean Racing PFD

Low Profile Vaikobi PFD
The Low Profile Vaikobi PFD Like the Mocke Racer PFD,  the Australian Vaikobi is a lower-volume,  inherently buoyant PFD that is gaining in popularity as paddlers look for more options to the waistbelt inflatable PFD. Like the Mocke, it is NOT US Coast Guard approved...

Hyperice Hypervolt Review: Be your own personal masseuse

Hyperice is one of the leading brand in  manufacturing percussion massage device and others.  Company recently acquired “NormTech” adding  to the products line and growing strong Hypervolt -    (Shown in a video) DIMENSIONS5.23” x 3.25” x 10” WEIGHT2.5 lbs. BATTERY LIFE3 hrs. Hypervolt Plus- DIMENSIONS 5.23”...

Music On the Water: Sneak Peak at a New Way to Take the Tunes Along

Gear Preview Fusion StereoActive
Several weeks ago, Mullet Central got an email inviting us to take a first look at a new audio device that its makers said was destined to change the way we think about music when paddling. I admit, I was skeptical. But definitely intrigued. I sometimes...

Atlantic SUPer Girls review dry bags for their NYC to Key West Expedition

Jules Gismondi of the Atlantic SUPer Girls review dry bags for their NYC to Key West Expedition. They are using a 60 liter Sealline dry bag and a 30 liter sealline dry bag which keeps their food and a 20 liter that keeps their kitchen stuff....

Futures Fins new line of SUP fins

Here is a first look at the Manta, Red Fish, Small Triangle Cutaway, and Flexible Polyurethane River and Rental fins from Futures Fins for 2015/2016 from the Outdoor Retailer Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information about Futures Fins Go to your local Futures Dealer or check them...

Restube: Non-USCG-Approved Floatation Aid a great future option

One of the really great gear finds at the Surf Expo was Restube. This is a twist on the belt PFD in that it trails behind you on a 5-foot lead—like an inflatable lifeguard rescue can. You inflate it in the same way that you...

Gear Review: Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest

Adventure Racing Hydration For Paddle Sports
Adventure Racing Hydration For Paddle Sports It's a well-known fact that I have a bag problem, and that I am always searching for that perfect messenger bag, carryon, and, it seems, hydration pack. I thought I had found it in the Osprey Rev series, but...

Gear Review: Shower Toga – The Perfect Changing System

The Perfect Post Paddle Changing System I am always looking for the perfect changing poncho or system or strategy for making getting out of wet paddling clothes and into dry clothes easier. And let’s face it - the guys have it so much easier in...

Cheapest Gear Bag that’s not a bag: It’s a bucket

Home Depot Bucket
The problem with paddling is that you have to bring a lot of gear that inevitably (hopefully) gets wet. How do you carry your gear to the car and what do you do with it when you're done? Do you stick it in the backseat and risk having it...

Stomp Box: Retractable River SUP Fin and Fin Box for Inflatable SUPs

Hala Gear
Pavla from Hala Gear walks us through the Stomp Box retractable river SUP fin and fin box for inflatable stand up paddle boards. When a board goes over a shallow section or a submerged rock or structure, the fin retracts into the board and fin...

Gear Review: Mountainsmith Modular Hauler 3

This past weekend, I traveled to Ultimate SUP Challenge in Ottawa, Canada. It's a whitewater and flatwater camping event nearly 1300 miles away from North Carolina. THAT MEANS LOTS OF GEAR on top of my other gear, in lieu of my other other gear,...

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

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...

SUP Think Tank: A Veteran-Owned Business

Lift Sup
This just came across my desk from Matt at Sup Think Tank: "New for 2015 SUP Think Tank is introducing colored handles. In honor of veterans day our first samples include the colors of “Old Glory”…. red, white and blue (shown here). The colored handles will have...

GoPro HERO4: The Adventure of Life in 4K

All around the world, GoPro users are capturing incredible experiences, from the heart-stopping to the heartfelt. Into the caldron of an active volcano, the neon streets of Japan, a refuge for wild mustangs, scaling an iceberg, the world’s biggest dance party, or a whale...

Gear: NK SpeedCoach

Please welcome Mark Colino with a writeup about SpeedCoach. And hit him up in the comments with any questions you have! ***** Ok, I’ll admit it, I’m a tech dinosaur. Want proof? In Rocky 3 I was stoked to see Rocky training in a barn, basically...

Gear Overview: Knives for Paddling

Knives for Paddling:  A good Idea I distinctly remember the first pocket knife my blade-obsessed father gave me.  It was a small pen knife, with a faux bone handle and a very small blade.  Much to my mother’s horror, he showed me how to open...

RunOff Waterproof Phone Case Review – Protecting your smartphone and others

RUNOFF® WATERPROOF PHONE CASE RunOff revolutionizes waterproof protection. This unique soft case protects phones from water, dust, and sand with a slim design that fits in pockets or can be attached to the included lanyard. Clear, touchscreen friendly material allows use of apps and front/back...

Garmin Forerunner 920XT: Wearable Water Tech

Garmin has launched their latest multisport watch, the Garmin Forerunner 920XT. This latest iteration of the series which includes the popular 310XT and 910XT modes, still crosses over from swimming, biking, running, and paddling. What's interesting is the "smartwatch" functionality, which allows you to get notifications for...

Study: Vibram FiveFingers Lead to Greater Risk of Foot Bone Injury

From Runner's World By Scott Douglas:   In a 10-week study, 10 of 19 runners who transitioned to doing some of their mileage in Vibram FiveFingers showed signs of foot bone injury at the end of the study, compared to one of 17 runners who continued...

Fin Box Lock: Simple, Brilliant Surf and Paddle Board Security

This is one of the coolest and most simple surf board and paddle board security gear must-haves we've seen. It is simply two pieces of metal that fit into your fin box and once the cable is fed through the two holes, it can...

Product Review: The SUP Hipster

When I first started paddleboarding, I lived maybe 100 yards from Lake Michigan. 50 yards up a dune, and 50 yards down a steep set of stairs. Needless to say, I pretty quickly started looking for an easier way to carry the board to...
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