Sponsor Spotlight: Riviera

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...

Great overview of the Surftech Bark Vapor from Kathy Summers

Surftech Bark Vapor
Note from the editor (The Mullet): Kathy has been a Mullet contributor and is the first one in our group who has had extended time on the Surftech Bark Vapor. Kathy has been paddling in the Washington DC area, organizing events and instructing for years,...

Starboard Airborn Review from the 2014 OR

This is an overview of the design features and benefits of the Starboard Airborn from the 2014 Outdoor Retailers Expo in Salt Lake City, UT.  This is the 8'8" model for big guys who want that short-board feel, but comes in 3 sizes for all...

Riviera Paddlesurf is experimenting again, this time with a prone prototype

Riviera Paddlesurf prone paddleboard protoype
It looks like the Rambo lab in San Clemente, CA is churning and bubbling out some new shapes including a stock prone design for Thomas Maximus Shahinian and Rob Rojas. (The black one is Thomas' new race board. It is a flat deck prototype, full nose, wide deck,...

A few of my favorite things from 2014: Starboard Astro Stream Inflatable

I love and own Starboard Astro Stream Inflatable. Perhaps I am a coastie with lofty whitewater aspirations. I can own that. Yes. I want to do more whitewater. I had a few sessions this past year and it was insane, a combination of bullriding...

Crossfit Games adds Prone Paddleboarding with help of Brian Szymanski

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...

Lahui Kai Annabel Anderson High-Performance Fitness Board for 2016

This is a sneak peak at the Annabel Anderson high-performance yoga and fitness board for 2016. This triple-carbon yoga board is as good for yoga and fitness as it is for general touring and paddling. It comes with the LiftSUP handle and ConnexSUP components. That's all...

Art of the Paddle

One thing that I think is pretty cool is seeing the different graphic designs that paddle-related businesses come up with. (Wow, that's a clunky sentence, but you know what I mean.) Of course, function is paramount, but it doesn't hurt to have something pretty...

Naish Mana 8.5 GT-Compact All-around Wave Review

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,...

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

NSP DC 17'10" Travis Grant Molokai
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...

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

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...

Introducing BlkBox

We are excited to welcome a new advertiser to Distressed Mullet. You've seen their boards around, and several of the 100/100 paddlers have them, including Deb K. up in frigid Wisconsin. They're going to be at Surf Expo and the Neptunalia Challenge (as are...

Sneak Peek: Riviera Paddlesurf Whirling Dervish Standup Paddleboard

Ryan Helm walks us through the Whirling Dervish Stand up paddle board designed to be surfed with normal fins as a normal SUP surf board, or with small or no fins to be able to spin the board and do tricks. It comes in...

Big Sized Family Fun from Fanatic

Fanatic Flay Air L
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...

The Borneo Headhunter SUP Trip

A stand up paddle trip through the deep jungle of Borneo using the latest survival equipment, such as COREBAN Bear Grylls inflatable SUP boards, QUICKBLADE Paddles, VIRUS sportswear and NTC sport Salomon hydration packs.

Check out the C4 Waterman Opae Inflatable SUP at the USNWC

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...

Rivera Paddlesurf Timmy Patterson Rising Sun 9’2″ Review

Riviera Paddlesurf Rising Sun is a great standup option for shortboarders looking to standup paddle. It’s hard to say who would be perfect for this board because it depends on weight and experience. The heavier a paddler is, the more volume you would expect...

Board Review: Comparing Bullets

Board: SIC Bullet Series Our Man in The PNW - Joel Yang - loves to geek out on boards and gear as much as we do.  The Stoke on the Water Gorge Guide put this comparison of the classic SIC Bullet series, on which he...

Board Review: SIC Bayonnet 2018

 SIC Bayonet 2018
 SIC Bayonet 2018 Our Man in The PNW - Joel Yang - loves to geek out on boards and gear as much as we do.  The Stoke on the Water Gorge Guide put this review of the new SIC Bayonet together for us, after a...

First look at the 2015 BIC SUP Tracer paddleboard series

BIC SUP’s new TRACER series (“Touring-Racer”) excels as both a performance race board and an all-purpose touring board. Designed for riders who want speed and glide as well as comfort and stability, these new shapes are heavily influenced by the RACE-PRO series of high...

Riviera Paddlesurf 2015 Catalogue

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...

California SUP Surf Session Video – Ryan Helm & Brandon Rambo

Here's a video of Riviera's Ryan Helm and Brandon Rambo SUP surfing in San Clemente...  Ryan is on his Riviera pro model The Whirling Dervish 7'6 which is available now. http://www.rivierapaddlesurf.com/collections/sup-surf/products/whirling-dervish For more information on Riviera Paddlesurf, go to: Website: http://www.rivierapaddlesurf.com/ Dealer Locator: http://www.rivierapaddlesurf.com/pages/dealer-locator On Twitter: https://twitter.com/rivierapaddle On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rivierapaddlesurf On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RivieraPaddleSurf1 On Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/rivierapaddlesurf On Instagram: https://instagram.com/rivierapaddlesurf/

Riviera Paddlesurf FishOn for 2016

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...

Naish releases specs on 2017 Malolo SUP Foilboard and Malolo Hydrofoil

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...

Exploring Lake Tahoe on the Riviera 10’6 Inflatable

Thomas Maximus, Riviera Team Rider, Explores Lake Tahoe on the new 10'6" Inflatable Paddleboard Thomas 'Maximus' exploring in Lake Tahoe, CA on the Riviera Inflatable. The Riviera Inflatable is light & small enough to take almost anywhere! For more information on Riviera Paddlesurf, go to: http://www.rivierapaddlesurf.com Here is the...
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