Bewitched by the Rayvolt solar powered eBikes

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...

Gear Review: Mocke Life Line Craft Leash

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...

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...

The Quest for the Perfect Bag: Boreas Gear Erawan Pack

Gear Review Boreas Erawan
The search for the perfect bag is a thing with me. It's a quixotic thing...like Don Quiote chasing after those windmills, I am always chasing after the better bag- the better bag for everyday carrying, for gear, for travel, and especially for travel with...

Gear Review: Deckbagz Retro Sup Deck Bag

Gear Review DeckBagz
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: Reflekt Unsinkable Polarized FLOATING Sunglasses

Reflekt sunglasses
It's well-known that the bottoms of Falls and Jordan lakes, as well as many other aquatic substrates are littered with things that belong to me. And some things that don't, like a sup yoga 10-pound anchor I lost Sunday (sorry Outdoor School!) But, usually...

Gear Review: Geckobrands Waterproof Sports Series All Sport Backpack

Geckobrands Allsport Backpack
So....were you at the Carolina Cup this year?  Did you do the Graveyard Race? On SUP? Well, let me just apologize to you now for making you wait for your turn to go through the shorebreak carnage.  I was the one outrigger who huli'd...

Paddle Monster is a week away, but you can get the Garmin watch face now

Paddle Monster Watch face
In a week, a limited number of spots available for Paddle Monster's Online Training Community. The first ones who will get a crack at the spots will be the ones on the waiting list here: http://www.paddlemonster.com In the meantime, Stare into the face of training! We thought you...

100/100 Paddle Challenge Gear is here until Sunday

GET YOUR 2016 100/100 Paddle Challenge gear until Sunday. We have bamboo long and short sleeve, hats, and stickers. https://distressedmullet.com/shop/ The sale goes until April 9th. It is a PRE-SALE. You can either get free shipping to your home. Or free pickup at the Carolina...

Gear Review: Expedition/Touring Dry Backpacks

Dry bags
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...

Gear Review: The Virtues of a Good Pint (Glass)

Pint Glasses
Here at the Mullet, not only are we gear geeks, but we have an appreciation for elegant design as well.  If you’ve ever seen the Mullet himself walking around with his cool retro-looking Fuji X100T camera, you know what I mean.  We are definitely...

Reflekt Polarized Unsinkable Sunglasses with loss warranty

One of the finds at Surf expo was an entire line of sunglasses that float from Reflekt. I reflected back on losing expensive glasses over the years. My Maui Jims. My Revos. There's a very stylish flounder enjoying about $400 in sunglasses somewhere in...

Sneak Peak at the Futures SUP Fins Redfish Race Fin

The Redfish is one of Futures SUP fins new race fins for 2016. Jeramie Vaine walks us through the design and his go-to fin for racing in all conditions.

The AtlanticSUPerGirls review the Kokatat Bahia Tour PFD

Louanne Harris walks us through one of the most critical safety elements of their adventure from New York City to Key West: the Kokatat Bahia Tour PFD Lifejacket. The reason Jules and Louanne chose the Kokatat Bahia Tour PFD is because it has a ton of...

Supskin Dry Suit (or Starboard All Star Suit) vs. Xcel Dry-lock Wetsuit

As many of you may have seen on social media, I recently received a care package from Supskin Elementary Waterwear (www.supskin.com). I’d been waiting for a package from Starboard bringing me their new All Star Suit, but it hadn’t arrived yet and Wolfgang Otfried...

Surf Expo 2016 Instagramable recap

surf expo
Make sure to follow the Distressed Mullet on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/distressedmullet/ A certain Mulleteer we know absolutely fell in love with this touring board from @lahui_kai_paddleboards at #surfexpo!! @annabelanderson @lischell A photo posted by Distressed Mullet (@distressedmullet) on Jan 16, 2016 at 5:16pm PST They can't steal your...

Surf Expo 2016 Winter Show SUP vendors and a plan of action

Surf Expo Gear
We're looking forward to the Surf Expo in Orlando. Lisa Schell, Mark Colino are all here on team Mullet getting looks at the latest board and paddle lines and gear, gear, gear. It's like going to Disney for a SUP monkey like myself, except...

Winter Training-NK Speed Coach SUP2 and Paddle Power Training

NK Speed Coach SUP2
When I think of winter training, my mind isn’t usually flooded with positive images of sun and fun and races and friends and races. Why? Because it is cold here in Virginia Beach (not as cold as other places thankfully), and windy, and cloudy,...

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....

Delorme InReach Explorer global satellite communicator overview

This is an overview of the global satellite communicator now has built-in navigation with waypoints and routing. The Atlantic SUPergirls, who are in the second half of their epic journey from New York City to Key West, Florida walk us through the Delorme InReach Explorer,...

Falling Short: Thule Atmos 5X iPhone 6/6s Case Review

Thule Atmos 5X iPhone 6/6s Case
It's inevitable. Some day, somewhere, somehow, you are going to destroy your smartphone. Maybe you flood it in some sort of yard sale fall on the Maliko downwind run, or you leave it on top of your car as you check your tie-downs and drive...

Winter Weather Doesn’t Have to Keep You off the Water

Larry Cain
If you’re from some place warm and would never need to contemplate paddling in freezing, icy conditions you don’t need to read any further.  On the other hand, if you have some morbid curiosity about what it’s like for northern climate paddlers for a...

SUPerGirls on must-have gear for Standup Paddleboard Adventures

In this interview, SUPergirls Julieta “Jules" Gismondi and Louanne Harris talk about the critical gear for anyone planning an overnight or longer standup paddleboard adventure. They talk about what they find important and suggest what gear to bring and what to leave at home. Every...

Inland Paddler: Last minute paddleboard gift-giving guide

Maybe it’s too late and your holiday shopping is done. But it you’re still looking for ideas, or just want to treat yourself, here are some suggestions. First, please buy at your local shops. Second, buy from the mullet. Anything ordered today ships Monday....

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: http://www.velocitek.com/makai/

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