Stick Art for Stickers!

100/100 paddle challenge 2015
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THE BIG REVEAL 2015 100/100 Paddle Challenge Sticker Under the cloak of darkness, away from the prying eyes of ninjas and zombies, the 2015 covet-worthy 100/100 Paddle Challenge sticker has been under construction. White noise, sealed room, bunny outfits, a team of mulleteers has worked...

Tanvi Jagadish: Winning Races and Breaking Down Barriers!

India's First Female SUP Racer
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India's First Female SUP Racer! What if...you lived in a place where you were told you couldn't paddle or paddle surf because "that's not an activity for your gender." Would you have what it takes to follow your dreams? And if you did, how far...

Q&A with Tanvi Jagadish, India’s SUPer Girl

India's SUPer Girl
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Last month, we posted about Tanvi  Jagadish and her efforts to race in this year's Carolina Cup.  In order to participate, let alone compete in paddle racing, Tanvi has to battle cultural conventions that hold girls shouldn't surf or SUP.  That's not stopping her, though....

UPDATE: Outer Banks Officials Still Looking For Owner of Washed-up SUP

Outer Banks, NC Rescue Officials Searching for Paddleboarder
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Outer Banks, NC Rescue Officials Searching for Paddleboarder The Kill Devil Hills Fire Department and other search and rescue authorities on North Carolina's Outer Banks are still trying to find out who belongs to a board and paddle found on the sound side of town...

Restube turns to Kickstarter campaign to raise money for US Coast Guard-certification process and production ramp up

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Restube is working its way through the U.S. Coast Guard certification process. If approved, Restube will be the smallest approved life jacket on the market, at about 270 grams and the size of a dollar bill.   RESTUBE IS NOT A CURRENTLY APPROVED PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE...

Starboard Team Riders at the Carolina Cup

Starboard SUP Team at the Carolina Cup
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One of the Most. Awesome. parts of the Carolina Cup is getting to meet the various pros in attendance. Yeah, that person you saw on the pages of your favorite glossy magazine or in the live feed from the surf competition on the other...

Blockade Runner to reopen Valentine’s Weekend, Awesome News

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Blockade Runner Beach Resort, a historic landmark and oceanfront icon of North Carolina for 55 years, announced it will reopen in time for Valentine’s Weekend. Blockade Runner closed in September to repair substantial damages sustained from Hurricane Florence. “The reopening will be in two major...

Distressed Mullet Tent: Your 100/100 HQ at the Carolina Cup

100-100 Headquarters at the Carolina Cup
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The Distressed Mullet will have a tent on the Blockade Runner ocean side lawn during the Carolina Cup. In addition to vending fabulous Mullet gear, this tent will also be a place for 100/100 paddlers to pick up their custom pre-ordered shirts, grab a...

$10,000 purse cancelled for the Cape to Cape “Crossing”

Cape2Cape
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First of all, no one is making money off these events. The best example of making money that I've seen is on the charity event side. Some races are raising enormous amounts of money for worthy causes. When it comes to for-profit companies trying...

Congratulations on your new website, Werner!

werner paddles website
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact Danny Mongno-Marketing Manager 425-314-6539 [email protected] www.wernerpaddles.com Werner Paddles launches latest website. 11/04/14. Sultan, WA, USA The Werner Paddles story is a unique one, family owned, handcrafted in Sultan WA, a pursuit of performance born from and carried on from a love for paddling. Today we are honored to...

Kayak Tour, Civil Trial to Focus on Formosa Plastics’ Pollution of Texas Waterways

Plastic pellets from the Formosa Plastics plants line Cox Creek in Texas
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Citizen-activists who exposed Formosa Plastics’ rampant pollution of Texas waterways with plastic pellets and debris and will lead a kayak tour to its Point Comfort plant on Saturday, and supporters will hold a press conference before Monday’s opening arguments in the company’s civil trial....

Body of Missing Paddlerboarder Recovered

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Sad news out of Minnesota this morning.  The Associated Press reports the body of Andy Stifter who went missing November 26 has been found.  Here's the story: WACONIA, Minn. (AP) — The body of a missing paddle boarder has been recovered from Lake Waconia. Thirty-five-year-old Andrew...

Plastic Tides Movie Premier in Wilmington, NC tonight!

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7pm Thurs Apr. 28th, Ironclad Brewery, Wilmington, NC https://www.facebook.com/events/552549748247102/ Two men. Two SUPs. Ten days. 240 miles. The Plastic Tides team launched on November 9th from Ithaca, NY with hopes to reach Albany via the Erie Canal. Just days into the expedition a winter storm warning...

The 24 -Relay paddle against cancer

24 hour paddle to raise awareness and funds for families wrestling with cancer
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This is from our friends at Monsters at Sea: The 24 is a 6 man relay paddle from 7 a.m April 4 to 7 a.m April 5th to raise funds to help families arm wrestling with cancer. Our goals are simple. Encourage people to go because you...

Karen Wrenn to set out on Channel Islands crossing

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SUP News Karen Wrenn to Complete First Ever 150 Mile Channel Islands Crossing Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 3 February, 2011 : - - Newport Beach -- Stand up paddler Karen Wrenn will become the first person to paddle between all 8 of the Channel Islands, consecutively,...

Standup Paddler Bumped off board, bitten by Shark in Hawaii

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Paddleboarder Bitten off the Big Island This story has been making the rounds this weekend from the Big Island of Hawaii....the beach where it happened has been reopened following the standard closure in the wake of the incident.  A 25-year old and his father were...

Gone Paddling Expedition Update: Tomahawk and Lake Mohawksin

Gone Paddling Jesse Hieb Update
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Earlier this week we told you about filmmaker Jesse Hieb's 430-mile self-supported paddle down the Wisconsin River. He is raising awareness of water quality revitalization work.  We caught his Facebook Live video this morning, and he's doing well. He paddled through the town of Tomahawk,...

A Date with the Straight Paddleboard Movie Before the Carolina Cup

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World Champion open water athletes Zeb Walsh, Jack Bark, and Brad Gaul set a world record by paddling from mainland Australia to Tasmania across the treacherous Bass Strait on paddleboards. See it here first whilst enjoying some of the healthiest, tastiest, pre-Carolina-Cup-fuel ever. Sponsored...

Cousin Mullet Reviews the World (of SUP): Event Websites

Round the Rock
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Alrighty folks. I've been thinking a lot about this lately, primarily because I write about and promote events here on Distressed Mullet. I also go to a fair number of events on my own dime, so I'm usually scouring websites for information so I...

We say goodbye to a friend and paddler: Bent Ulrik Niss

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It’s with extreme sadness that we learned today of the passing of Bent Ulrik Niss. Many of you know Bent as an amazing human being with who we are all grateful to have crossed paths as we shared time with him on this earth. He...

Jenny Kalmbach in Outside Magazine

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Above screenshot from Outside Online. Yep, there's a paddleboard under Jenny somewhere. We love it when mainstream media picks up on SUP. Except for creepy stock photos like exhibit A, below. Back to what we're talking about. Jenny Kalmbach is featured in Outside Online right now. Read...

Surf and paddle report for Wrightsville Beach, NC

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Weather Forecast: Wunderground Wrightsville Beach, NC Tides: Wrightsville Beach tide times and tide charts for today from tideschart.com Wind Forecast: Ventusky: Wrightsville Beach Surf Report: Swell info forecast: http://www.swellinfo.com/surf-forecast/wrightsville-beach-north-carolina.html Buoy Weather forecast: http://www.buoyweather.com/wxnav6.jsp?region=SE&program=nww3BW1&grb=wna&latitude=34.25&longitude=-77.5&zone=-4&units=e

Lahui Kai at BOP

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Cool video from Lahui Kai at Battle of the Paddle Learn more about Lahui Kai

Dave Boehne joins Hippostick Paddles

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Dave Boehne Joins the Herd at Hippostick San Juan Capistrano, CA – January 6, 2016 – Hippostick is proud to welcome the talented and creative mind of Dave Boehne to the Herd: Dave AKA: “the Brown Blurr” is widely known for his unique style and...

Standup for the Cure Announces Inaugural Atlanta Event

Stand up for the cure atlanta
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Atlanta, Georgia – After five successful years, Standup for the Cure, alongside its national sponsor, Ambry Genetics, announce Standup for the Cure, Atlanta to benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta. The team, led by National Event Director Dan Van Dyck, will be hosting the...
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