Video: Training your balance on the Surf Ski

It's all about the balance! If you think balance is only an issue for the standup paddler, well, you'd be wrong. In this video, James Smith explains how it comes in to play when you are in a sitting position, in a surf ski. And,...

Surf Ski Technique: Greg Barton on the Forward Stroke

How many times have you heard someone tell you to pull yourself to the paddle, not pull the paddle toward you? That's been a tenant of Greg Barton's forward stroke philosophy for years.  Barton is the Olympic sprint kayaker gold medalist and co-owner and...

The PE2EL Race: Are You Tough Enough?

Toughest surf ski race in the world Imagine four days of surf ski racing in the open ocean...along one of the most rugged coasts, with sizable surf, in the world.  The Port Elizabeth to East London Challenge (PE 2EL) is a total of  155 miles that...

Saturday Morning Surf Ski Video: Maliko Run, Maui

Sit, back, grab that cup of Joe and paddle along with Kenny Howell as he chases down the locals in an Epic V12 prototype on Maui's North Shore. We can't stop watching the spray off the bow!!

Video:: Millers Run from Massimiliano Fortunato

I never get tired of Miller's Run Downwind videos. It's the stuff dreams are made of...

Shark V. Surfski Encounter in South Africa

Scary moments for some surf ski paddlers in South Africa, where The Landlord is kind of known to be a bit too attentive, if you get our drift. Oh, and in case you're wondering - 4 meters is a little over 13 feet. This story...

Hong Kong delivered downwind conditions :: Watch this clip posted by Mackenzie Hynard

This was posted on Facebook by Mackenzie Hynard and it looks insane. Dream bumps

Funny moments filming Surfski videos

During the filming of our Masters of Surfski and Downwind Pro Online video course videos, we had a good few chuckles and funny moments, especially when Jasper and I couldn't quite agree on a point or two.

Gorge Downwind Championships :: Let the Recap Videos Begin :: Volume 1

Gorge Downwind Championships
Here is the first installment of the recap videos that are starting to filter in from the 2018 Gorge Downwind Championships #1: Gorge Downwind Champs 2018 - The B Team Gorge 2018 from Great Dane on Vimeo. Kai’s tip for the weekend: paddle...

Surfski Wednesday: Downwinding off Reunion Island

Surf ski Downwind Run Near Madagascar Reunion Island is one of the small islands near Madagascar. That in and of itself makes this downwind run pretty darn epic. Video by Arnaud Delerive      

Surfski: Video Recap of the North Shore Cup Paddlesport Race 2016

The North Shore Cup is a Kayak and Paddlesports Race on the North Shore of Lake Marion in Clarendon County SC. It includes both 12 and six-mile race categories. <a href="https://paddlemonster.com/surfski-kayak-coaching-coach-teneale-hatton-updates/"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-57670" src="https://distressedmullet.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/9.png" alt="training surfski teneale hatton" width="600" height="90" /></a>

Surfski Event Calendar

surfski calendar
This is a preliminary Calendar of worldwide Surfski Events compiled by Teneale Hatton of Think Kayaks for Paddle Monster and Distressed Mullet. If you have any additions, let us know at [email protected] January 101 Surf Sports paddle race #2 – Redwood city – 21/1 Cockatoo Cup –...

Photos: Austin Kieffer and Carter Johnson insane Downwind Conditions 2 hours N of San Francisco

Vortex Events / Carter Johnson
Carter Johnson, race director of the Gorge Downwind Championships in Hood River just posted these shots of his downwinder adventure with Austin Kieffer. The downwind run was from Salt Point to Duncan, 2 hours North of San Francisco. According to Carter, "...this was big. I made...

The World of Surfski: Epic Kayak’s Jasper Mocke

Two-time World Surfski Champion Jasper Mocke is driven. The South African Epic Kayak team rider excels in river and flat water marathons, but he says exploring new downwind routes is what gets him going. "The adrenalin of a sketchy situation where you are forced to...

Surf Ski Transport Hack: Using a Ladder Rack to Load and Carry your Ski

This is one of those things that makes you scratch your head and say, "Now why didn't I think of that?" Epic Kayay's James I. Smith show us how he has retrofitted his van with a Kargo Master Ladder Rack to provide assisted loading...

Surfski Monday: The Doctor Downwind Race 2017 Edition

The Doctor Downwinder As a fan of the long-running BBC TV show “Doctor Who”, the title of this race has always grabbed me...but it’s definitely a Bucket List race for all the right reasons, the name aside.  Here’s a look at last year’s course from...

Valkyrie Downwind :: Warrior Daze Surfski Video : Gorge Downwind Championships

Hood River Oregon
The Valkyrie crew at the 2018 Gorge Downwind Championships Hood river Oregon, in EPIC CONDITIONS

Introduction to Surfskis and how to pick the right surfski with Jasper Mocke

This is an excellent series by Epic Surfski with a basic description of a surfski, what it is and how they vary from model to model.

Sneak peak at THINK KAYAK’s Foil Surfski

Surfski Foil Think Kayak
"Given the rising popularity of foils in kitesurfing, windsurfing and sailing it was only a matter of time before they were adapted to paddle sports. With the cooperation of Warren Bruce at Surfski Baja the Think Ion Foil has been perfected and is ready...

M2M: Maui to Molokai Results and Footage

Maui to Molokai
photo from Maui to Molokai Instagram This is one of those bucket list downwinder races, by all accounts, one of the most fun, challenging and consistent downwind runs on Earth. Don't drool on your phone or keyboard. Here is the official Maui to Molokai Website Here is...

Video: Bad Magic by Valkyrie Downwind

Moody downwind love on Valentine's Day Subscribe to Valkyrie Downwind on Youtube for their latest videos

Video:: Surfski trip in BC, Canada (Summer 2018) Beautiful!

Ignacio Soler Fabre
Posted by Ignacio Soler Fabre on youtube. Music thanks to: https://www.sallywallick.com/ https://www.facebook.com/sallywallick... https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/sa... https://open.spotify.com/artist/7tkwK... https://soundcloud.com/sallywalick/ My social media profiles: FB: https://www.facebook.com/Seaward94/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/nachosoler94/ Proudly presented by : http://thinkkayak.com/ https://www.vaikobi.com/

10 Questions With Teneale Hatton (Actually 11 but who’s counting)

Teneale Hatton
Meet Teneale Hatton Fans of the Mullet and Paddle Monster are going to be seeing a lot of Teneale Hatton in the next day or two.  She's the newest coach to join the  Paddle Monster team.  She will be offering online coaching for surf ski and...

Paddle Monster announces launch of Surfski/Kayak Coaching with 6x World Champion Teneale Hatton

surfski Teneale Hatton
In a few weeks, a limited number of paddlers will be able to join Paddle Monster Surfski/Kayak Training to be coached by one of the best paddlers in the world, Teneale Hatton. Paddlers in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres can get online coaching with...

Made the Mullet :: Jason Hjelseth from Chattanooga, TN

Made the Mullet : Jason Hjelseth
It seems appropriate that this Made the Mullet is Jason Hjelseth seeing that it's Chattajack week and, incidentally his birthday (yesterday). Jason's hilarious and if there's one person I can count on to post something funny, paddling related or not, it's Jason. I can...
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