Hurricane Florence Aftermath: Want to Help?

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Hurricane Flo is still with us Hurricane Florence maybe a memory for most now but not to the folks in Eastern North Carolina still cleaning up after the devastation.  It will be some time before our coastal communities are back to some semblance of "normal." ...

Stay out of the water until we get water testing results and the go-ahead

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We are waiting for results from water quality testing in North and South Carolina. Anyone who has been affected by Florence floodwaters should remain out of the water until they get the green light. The Floodwaters and runoff will have tons of pathogens (bacteria,...

Hurricane Florence Update from Standup Outfitters in New Bern, NC

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Charlie Lewis posted this update from Standup Outfitters in New Bern, NC with an update following the biblical flooding from Hurricane Florence. He and Kate run this amazing family business. Charlie, Kate and their girls had 3 feet of water come through the shop....

We are on Hurricane Florence Alert at the Mullet

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As many of you know, we are based in Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington, NC. That means we boarded up, packed up and left in advance of what was first thought to be a category 5 storm. When we zoomed in, we could actually see our house...

Hurricane Florence :: If you are getting off the coast, get your reservation

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We just tried to get reservations in Asheville and they booked up as we watched. We ended up getting rooms in Winston Salem. Book it through here and you can help the mullet: https://www.booking.com/s/12_6/77aead75

Rescue Dogs head out on Paddleboards with Tommy and Karen Allen

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For those of you who've been to Wrightsville Beach and paddled in and around the waters of the ICWW have probably seem Tommy Allen out there. He's got more water miles than almost anyone I know. There's a REALLY cool article in the Star...

Coast Guard wastes “billions” following up on unmanned Kayak Reports

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An alarming report came out of NBC Boston about the incredible amount of time and resources wasted on tracking down the owners of unmanned kayaks found on waterways around the country. Every time an unmanned kayak is reported, the USCG has to treat it as...

A Chicago girl battling cancer fulfills wish to standup paddleboard in the ocean

Cancer Patient Paddleboard
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Reposted from Global News: A 12-year-old Chicago girl battling a form of bone cancer got the opportunity to fulfill her dream of paddling in the ocean. Ailani Banuelos was brought to Deerfield Beach, Fla. by her parents at the beginning of July to give her that...

SUP Connect Awards Announced, The Mullet is up for Blog of the Year: Vote

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Thank you for your support. Here are some stats on the Mullet Free Classifieds for paddlers. We have 5-10 people sign up to list or buy used paddleboards, OCs, Surfskis and accessories on the Mullet Classifieds every day.  With your help, we're looking to make some...

Cody Iorns

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This is not the kind of story we like to report.  In fact, we are stunned. The Washington Post reports that Cody Iorns, the amazing double amputee who impressed all of us with his paddling skills and determination died last night in the Chesapeake...

One Way to Beat the City Traffic!

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Paddling Across the Hudson to Make a Meeting Raise your hand if you'd like to commute via SUP everyday! Well, apparently last Friday, Jersey City resident Scott Holt was running a bit behind, so he figured he'd jump on his board - suit and briefcase and...

Stand Up Paddle Competition at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle

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News from Standup Paddle Athletes from Special Olympics Florida June 19, 2018 (Key West, Florida) – Special Olympics Florida is preparing to send five athletes and one coach to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games where they will be joining athletes from Washington (5), Arkansas...

Stoke on the Water OnLine

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Stoke on the Water in Hood River If you are looking for guides or downwind instruction specific to the Columbia River Gorge, you can now more easily connect with Stoke on the Water, the Hood River- based team of Joel Yang and Russel Peart.  They...

Happy 20th Birthday Lazy Dog!!

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Lazy Dog Sup and Kayaks Celebrates 20 Years of Paddling Twenty years ago, Sue Cooper and the good folks at Lazy Dog set up shop in Key West.  And, as they say, the rest is history.  Since that time, Sue and her team have become...

Atlantic Paddler: Larry Cain on Consistency, Longevity, Recovery and Continuing to Be a “Paddle Monster”

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Larry Cain Interview on Atlantic Paddler If anyone is the visible personification of the saying "age is just a number" it's probably our friend and Paddle Monster coach Larry Cain. Sure, he has, as this article from the Atlantic Paddler blog points out, stayed in top...

Adrian’s Channel Paddle Board Challenge for Niece

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Editor's Note: Adrian Angell is a UK citizen who lives in Ohio and who was inspired to do distance sup paddles after he saw Chris Aguilar's video, "Destination 3 Degrees." One of it's stars, Jenny Kalmbach, connected Adrian with ocean paddling/downwinding master Jeremy Riggs...

Paddle Monster Becomes the Official Coaching Platform of The Paddle League

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Paddle Monster And The Paddle League Paddle Monster, Inc. has teamed up with The Paddle League to be it’s official training platform, providing training and technique expertise for the 2018 season for all paddle levels from the novice paddler all the way up to the...

South Shore Paddleboards: Rising Like A Phoenix

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South Shore Sup Shack Open for Business! We are happy to learn from Facebook that after a devastating fire in a paint store adjacent to her shop, Karen Martin and Store of the Year South Shore Paddleboards has set up shop for the summer! Here's...

GoFundMe Set up to Help Kauai Flood Victims

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Laird and Gabby Help Kauai Flood Victims News of the recent flooding on the Hawaiian island of Kauai reached an apex in the paddling world when uber-waterman Laird Hamilton rescued a California family from the rising waters.  Well, now, his wife Gabby Reese is one...

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...

What we can learn when an epic downwinder turns into misunderstanding and fines

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Downwinders in Maryland were pulled off the water when emergency services received a report of paddlers in distress. Here is a quick summary of what happened: Five experienced paddleboarders went on a downwind paddle in EPIC conditions during Winter Storm Riley on the Severn River Someone...

Steinfath Makes Second Attempt to Cross the Skagerrak

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Steinfath's Viking Challenge is on NEWS RELEASE World Champion Steinfath seeks rematch against Viking Gods: Will cross treacherous ocean in arctic temperatures: Cold Hawaii, Denmark: The calendar might say March, but the Scandinavian winter is relentless and showing virtually no signs of slowing down. But even blizzards...

Yoga in Thailand with Kelly Huck, Starboard Ambassador

SUNRISE SUP YOGA IN CHUMPHON
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Editor’s Note:Seems like yoga has enraptured, rejuvenated and inspirated many paddlers lately, and rightly so.  Here’s the experience Starboard SUP Yoga Ambassador Kelly Huck of SoCal Paddle Yoga in Mission Viejo, CA had on a recent trip to Chumphon, Thailand, where she took a break from her...

Stop the Virginia Key Mooring Field: Water Access Alert

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Water access is a huge issue for the Distressed Mullet and all our water people. We got this alert this morning from one of our good friends Paolo Ameglio, an outrigger and dragon boat paddler from Miami, Virginia Key in downtown Miami has been a natural...

Victoria Burgess To Paddle from Cuba to Key West: 2018 Surf Expo Interview

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The Chica Libre Crossing South Florida standup paddleboarder Victoria Burgess will attempt to paddle across the Straits of Florida from Cuba to Key West. Dubed the Chica Libre SUP Crossing, the world record attempt as the first female to standup paddle (SUP) across the Straits,...
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