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Johnny Puakea talks about the new Puakea Designs Catch 22 Paddle

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As you've seen by the latest posts and videos, SUP ATX is compiling a pretty impressive team of board and paddle builders  and racers. Johny Puakea is the latest all-star to join the group and his new paddle, the Catch 22, got a really good...

Why to buy an adjustable standup paddle with Dave Chun

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I got to sit down with Dave Chun at Kialoa Paddles and talk about adjustable paddles. Here are just some of the reasons why adjustable standup paddles are great option: You are new to paddling and you do not know what length paddle is right...

Why standup paddle blades are at an angle with Kialoa’s Dave Chun

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Dave Chun from Kialoa Paddles discusses why paddles have a bent shaft (or offset blade) and some trends and considerations for establishing that angle. For more information on Kialoa Paddles, go to http://www.Kialoa.com

Riviera Choke Hold Paddle Grip and Surftech Bark Excursion

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I got a chance to take out the Riviera Choke Hold Paddle Grip on the bump paddle and surf the Surftech Bark Excursion in Newport, Oregon. It was awesome. For more information about Riviera and the Choke Hold paddle grip, go...

Diapers and Paddles: Kialoa Paddles uses recycled materials

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Shane from Kialoa Paddles talks about recycled materials used in paddles. The post-comsumer, post-industrial materials that Kialoa Paddles uses to make their standup paddles comes from a diaper company.

What’s new with Werner Paddles in 2015

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What to expect in 2015 from Werner Paddles. Check out Werner Paddles at

Quickblade: How a paddle shaft breaks

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Often we get the email from paddlers saying "I was paddling and my shaft snapped" - in about 99% of the cases, it was not the shaft randomly snapping..but something that could have happened long before. In this video, Jim Terrell shows how a...

Gear Review: Quickblade Trifecta Paddle

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Today we welcome Mullet friend and 100/100 paddler Corey Taylor with his review of the Quickblade Trifecta. Welcome, Corey!   *****   About a week ago I snapped my Werner Grand Prix paddle. The paddle that I have raced every race and surfed with. As paddlers these paddles...

Quickblade FAQ: how to make your paddle shorter

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Short Description Jimmy Terrell tells you how to do it.

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...

Cover your paddle

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How much does your paddle cost?  Yep.  A lot! You have a case for your camera. You have a case for your laptop. You have a helmet for your melon.  GET A BAG FOR YOUR PADDLE. I just brought mine back from the Key West Classic. It's the Quickblade...

Cousin Mullet Reviews the World (of SUP): Patty Reviewing the Quickblade V Drive

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This is not actually my review of the V Drive paddle. It is my review of my friend Patty reviewing the V Drive paddle. Patty gets 1 out of five paddles for the specificity of her review (not thorough). But she gets five out of...

“Have Fun” -Dave Kalama and Jimmy Terrell – The Quickblade V Drive Paddle

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Dave Kalama talks about working with the mad scientist Jim Terrell at Quickblade Paddles on their new paddle design for Stand Up Paddle. The V Drive. An innovative paddle that is a collaboration between this legendary waterman and Olympian, Paddle Designer and innovator -...

Taking the Hippo Stick for a spin

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Fast, light, and perfect for Halloween

2014 Riviera paddles brighten up the waterways

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These are full carbon, light, durable amazing paddles from Riviera Paddlesurf. This was the most visually arresting display at the Outdoor Retailers Expo. I really liked the chamo, but could see my buddy, the rainbow tornado grabbing the rainbow version. These are not decals....

Johnny Puakea on SUP paddling and his new Puakea Hawi Standup Paddle design

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On the Puakea Hawi, by SUP ATX: The Hawi Standup paddle was designed after the Tahitian style blade, putting more surface area down at the bottom of the blade to allow a good bite when you enter the water. I went with a very slight...

New Riviera Bump Paddle

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The grip on this paddle is totally unique. When it gets wet, it tacks up and gets grippy. It's perfect for surfing and super comfortable. The Riviera "BUMP" Paddle comes in 2 blade widths 8" and 8.5" and is the most technical paddle Riviera has...

Quickblade: Quick Shift Discussion

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In this episode of Lunch with Jimmy - Morgan Hoesterey stops by and gets a lesson in the benefit of the "choke down" paddle stroke and is introduced to the new "Quick Shift" paddle grip coming from Quickblade. Featuring a new instrumental from the...

Danny Ching talks Hippo Sticks

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The paddles have two shaft configurations: One for race and one for surf. Check out the video. Let me know if you have any questions.

Lesson 1: Determining the right paddle length

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How to find the right paddle for you. A SUP instruction with Dave Kalama. How to paddle on a stand up paddle board. Check out the Naish 2011 stand-up paddling collection at: naishsurfing.com

Starboard interchangeable paddle system video with Mark Colino

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Mark Colino talks about the Starboard interchangeable stand up paddle and shaft system designed by Dan Gavere. Great for traveling, lays flat in a suitcase and allows you to swap blade sizes. Image by Distressed Mullet via Flickr Image by Distressed Mullet via Flickr Related articles Starboard's NRG...

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