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The Official Distressed Mullet Holiday Gift Guide Part III

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Mullet Gift Guide Part III This is it, the final chapter in our guide for paddler gifts for 2017. For the BookWorm Giving good books, and certainly receiving them, has always been one of my favorite things. These stick out as great additions to any paddler’s library. Beneath...

Interview: Aussie Pro Angie Jackson and One SUP

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Angie Jackson - One SUP We had the opportunity to meet Australian paddle champ Angie Jackson in Hood River this past week and Distressed Mullet's Pacific Northwest Correspondent Jhacoli Yang of the Village of Stoke interviewed her about her new line of paddleboard - One...

Kern River on an Inflatable Prone!

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Shredding the Whitewater on a prone paddleboard Jack Bark.  He just makes everything look easy. And fun!  Love this video featuring the prone master taking on the whitewater in the Kern River on the new Bark inflatable prone!      

The Case for Inflatables: Why You Should Have One in Your Quiver

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Benefits of Inflatable SUPs I still have my first inflatable paddleboard.  It was one of the first “isups" produced - by SurfTech.  I found it in an REI garage sale, where it had been returned.  I quickly discovered why - it was extremely difficult to...

How to Choose Your First Paddleboard: A Beginner’s Primer

How to choose your first paddleboard
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How to choose your first paddleboard Paddling season is here!  Maybe you tried SUP last year and have decided it’s time to take the plunge and get your own board. Maybe you just think it looks fun and cool and you want to give it a...

Starboard All Star Showdown – The 2016 14’ x 25” All Star vs. the 2015 14’ x 25” All Star

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I remember seeing a few internet posts in the winter in which there was some speculation on whether the 14’ x 25” 2016 Starboard All Star was as fast as the 2015 model in flat water. I’m here to put any speculation to rest....

Big Sized Family Fun from Fanatic

Fanatic Flay Air L
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Now doesn't this look like fun for the whole family?! Fanatic has just announced the latest addition to its Fly Air inflatable line - the new Fly Air L.  It's the smaller brother of the Fly Air XL  and it's designed to take up...

Naish releases specs on 2017 Malolo SUP Foilboard and Malolo Hydrofoil

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Naish has just released the specs on the 2017 Malolo SUP Foilboard and Malolo Hydrofoil. It looks like the race continues between Kai and Connor. The official launch date is early Fall 2016, but they hope to have more images and video to share in the next...

Can Annabel extend her streak at the Carolina Cup?

Lahui Kai Press Release Carolina Cup
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Press Release: Lahui Kai looking to new prototypes, continued success at Carolina Cup

What’s in Starboard’s Carbon Sandwich?

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What's in your Sandwich? Starboard plays off the popular TV show Iron Chef to demonstrate how their Carbon Sandwich construction is uniquely designed and created with more high quality materials compared to other boards on the market. Utilizing the highest grade materials and strategically...

Hobie Mirage Eclipse creates an entirely new class of SUP (stand up pedal)

Hobie Eclipse
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Standing. pedaling. How many more divisions are there? Is it a biathlon? Whatever it is, it's going to be at the Carolina Cup to try. Like a segway? Whatever gets you on the water. Go for it. Riding the Eclipse is as easy as walking....

Gear Review: NSP 9’8″ Elements SUP Surf Board

NSP Element
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Looking for a board to up my skills I bought the NSP Elements 9’8” as a vacation board. I’m a very casual surfer. Big waves make me nervous, but I was hoping to change that. The only thing I’ve had for the surf so far...

Hala Gear first to incorporate ITC (Inflatable Composite Technology) into their inflatable SUPs

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(Quick Note: Sorry about the audio. We're investing in better sound equipment. Turn up the volume.) We had an impressive demonstration of the new Hala Gear ICT, the inflatable standup paddle board to incorporate Inflatable Composite Technology (ICT). ICT is a high-modulus carbon-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic stringer...

Congratulations KIALOA: Celebrating 25th Anniversary

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It's so cool to see this. I knew Kialoa had been making paddles for a long time, but had no idea they'd been at it for 25 years. Dave and Meg Chun were two of the first people I ever met in the industry...

April Zilg walks us through the Hobie Venture

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Comes in a 10'4" and a 12'4" and at 30" wide, the 10'4" is incredibly stable. Square rails in back with flat bottom under rider and a rounded out displacement nose. The matt finish on the bottom increases speed by reducing friction. Flat deck pad...

Walk through of the Annabel Anderson’s 11’6″ Touring Board with Brian Szymanski

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Brian Szymanski walks us through the Annabel Anderson's 11'6" Touring Board from Lahui Kai. Brian, Annabel and John Becker collaborated on the design of this all-around touring board that features "excellent stability, speed, tracking, control, carrying capacity and comfort in all conditions." Annabel Anderson's 11'6"...

NSP DC 17’10 Travis Grant Molokai model was just released

NSP DC 17'10" Travis Grant Molokai
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AROONA RELEASES NSP 17’10 TRAVIS GRANT – MOLOKAI SUP SYDNEY, Australia – Aroona Group the official Australian distributor for NSP is ecstatic to present details of the long awaited 2015 Molokai to Oahu winning board to the market. The NSP DC 17’10 Travis Grant Molokai model...

Hobie and QuickBlade collaboration with matching custom boards and paddles

Hobie Performance Lab and QuickBlade Match Sticks
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In a world of paranoid competition and shrinking markets, how do two companies like Hobie and Quickblade come together for an artistic and craftsmanship collaboration? How the houses of two craftsmen came together Jimmy Terrell from QuickBlade reads an article in the LA Times (Great article: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-made-in-california-hobie-20151023-story.html). Jimmy calls Sean...

Naish Maliko 2016 Stand Up Paddleboard Review

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The Carolina Paddleboard Co. crew reviews the 2016 Naish Maliko. With a rounded nose that releases water, it is a fun and stable board to paddle in the flats. Although, its generous volume, straight rails, and rockered nose make it a great board for...

Surf Expo 2016 Instagramable recap

surf expo
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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
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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...

2016 STARBOARD SUP “HYPERNUT” 6’9 23″ 69L/ SUP TOMO

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STARBOARD Dream Team "SUP TOMO" riding on STARBOARD "HYPER NUT" 6'9 23" 69L. Super fun at small waves condition!!

Standup Paddleboard Nearshore Dive Vehicle (NDV) -patent pending

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This technology is a converts inflatable standup paddleboard to a dive vehicle and dive buoy so that divers can reach near-shore jetties or reefs. It is to reach the sites that are just out of swimming range. Small trolling motor, cut down and modified, controlled from...

Custom Board Candy: Ian Balding Albatross Standup Paddleboard

Ian Balding Albatross Standup Paddleboard
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We're restarting our customs series to help support those craftsmen who are making new and cool boards and paddles. The Ian Balding Albatross Standup Paddleboard The idea to shape the board was to make a downwinder or a board that could be taken out to the...

2016 Imagine Angler Polyethylene SUP Fishing Board

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Any video where they start by cast-netting mullet gets our attention. Something I LOVE about this board and videos: Snap in fins, fish hold, fold up seat. They mention how important it is to wear a life vest and wear a leash because you never know when...

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