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An overview of the new Starboard 2016 All Star

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This video gives a detailed overview of the 2016 Starboard All Star range, including the concept, target rider, shape and performance and conditions for the new 2016 Starboard All Star. For more information on Starboard SUP and the new 2016 Starboard All Star, check out Starboard Website: http://star-board-sup.com/ Starboard...

Brian Szymanski and John Becker talk about Lahui Kai at the Outdoor Retailers Expo

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Brian Szymanski and John Becker have recently joined Lahui Kai. Two of the standup paddle industry's most talented people have the opportunity to bring their dreams and aspirations for standup paddling to fruition though their partnership with SUPATX and Lahui Kai's Mick DiBetta. They...

SIC X PRO LITE 12.6 Review: First impressions

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I was shocked. Honestly. My first experience on SICs 2 years ago was that they nailed the downwind. BUT, the boards were big, sometimes heavy. This next generation laughs in the face of their elder predecessors. I took the SIC X PRO LITE 12.6 for a...

Brian Szymanski discusses the Lahui Kai Team Race 12’6″

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Brian Szymanski shaped paddle boards have won more championships in the last four years than any other boards. In this video, "Shizzy" explains design details for the Lahui Kai Team Race 12'6", the best performing boards at the 2014 Battle of the Paddle. More about...

Naish Mana 8.5 GT-Compact All-around Wave Review

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I had the opportunity to try out the Naish Mana 8'5" last weekend at the East Coast SUP Championships in Wrightsville Beach, NC. I actually didn't set out to demo a single board, but when someone asked me to swap boards in the lineup,...

Preview: 2015 The Starboard Nut

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"For the SUP long-board enthusiast, there’s no doubt this is a massive leap forward.” A variation of a theme from the 11’2”x30” Blend for those willing to look outside the box. Maintaining the excellent glide charcteristics of the blend, the unique outline shape greatly enhances...

Shaping 101: Mark Johnson from Hobie explains surf and SUP board rocker and foil

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We caught up with Mark Johnson at Surf Expo and asked some Shaping 101 questions on Rocker and Foil—what they are and why they are important. Mark also answers how these concepts differ from surf to Stand Up Paddleboards. Basic Definitions: Rocker: In its most basic...

Crossfit Games adds Prone Paddleboarding with help of Brian Szymanski

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Are you ready for a pop in the prone world? How about Crossfit Games adding 50 prone boards built by Brian Szymanski. CrossFit was interested in adding a new challenge and have always wanted to do something in the ocean sports realm. Dave Castro, CrossFit's...

Fanatic’s SUP/Surf Collection for 2015

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Looking for a new board? You're gonna want to take a look at Fanatic's 2015 line!   Waveboards: 2015 sees five brand new shapes being added to the ProWave line - the most extreme high performance Waveriding collection ever! The AllWave guarantees smooth Surfing. Coming in six sizes and available in LTD...

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...

Surf Expo 2016 Instagramable recap

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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...

The next BIG thing in SUP… Monster SUP Relay in Costa Brava Spain

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The Starboard crew unleashes the next BIG thing in the world of Stand Up Paddle at the World dealer meeting in Costa Brava Spain, September 2014.

Sponsor Spotlight: Riviera

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There would be no Mullet, Distressed or otherwise, without our advertisers. Riviera Paddlesurf has been an incredible supporter of Distressed Mullet, so we want to make sure you know a little bit more about them. We should start with the fact that they are so...

Check out this race board from Australia

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This board is called the Penetrator and it's made by Balmoral Boards. Check out the drainage and how forward the fin is... I emailed them for more information. I'm curious to see how the longer boards fit into the slot here on the east coast. In Hawaii, they...

Anna takes us for a tour of King’s Paddle Sports

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What goes into shaping a custom board?

Riviera Paddlesurf FishOn for 2016

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I got to take a tour of the 2016 Riviera FishOn at the Fall Surf Expo in Orlando. It has every tie-down and ram mount imaginable. Extremely stable and efficient hull design. 12'6" x 34 x 6, 350 liters. Fully equipped with 5 neoprene...

Laird Hamilton on Laird Standup Paddle Boards from the 2015 Surf Expo Part 1 of 4

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We had the pleasure of sitting down with Laird Hamilton at the 2015 Surf Expo in Orlando Florida to discuss the core philosophies of Laird StandUp paddle board line for 2015 and 2016. This is the first of four interview segments with Laird Hamilton. Laird discusses...

NCP heating up the Prone paddleboard molds and continues killer customs tradition

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If you are following Brian Szymanski on Instagram (@brianszymanski8560), you've been watching some seriously cool boards coming out of North County Paddleboards (NCP) (Instagram @ncp_paddleboards). If you are unfamiliar with NCP, you should look into them. They've been around for a LONG time and...

Riviera Paddlesurf 2015 Catalogue

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We saw the whole line at the 2015 Surf Expo in Orlando, FL earlier this month and the boards look great. Check out the Nugg, which is a blast to paddle. I also got to try the new downwind board. It's really worth checking...

Lahui Kai Team Training

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The Lahui Kai racing team training session in preparation of Battle of the Paddle 2014. They went on to place 2nd for Team Relay, only off first place by 2 seconds. They also had three placements in the mens' elite top 10!

Check out the C4 Waterman Opae Inflatable SUP at the USNWC

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This video is by Trey Knight at the US National Whitewater Center (USNWC) in Charlotte, NC. It looks like a lot of fun. I can't wait to go back. Waiting on my helmet and PFD. Any day now. The new C4 Waterman Opae is the board for...

L2Fish Stand Up Fishing Paddle Board from Live Watersports

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The L2 from Live Watersports looks like the mac daddy of all fishing paddle board crafts. I think you could take a family of 4 on this. It may have the most deck space of any of the fishing SUPs. It is substantial and...

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!      

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...

Packing a board

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Great time-lapse shots of packing a board for shipping and travel, notice how they wrap over the bag

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