The Inland Paddler: Reflections of Seven Years of Chattajacking

Earlier this week, those of us registered for the 2020 edition of the 31-mile Chattajack race in Chattanooga received an email that wasn't exactly unexpected or a surprise. Due to the pandemic, the physical race is cancelled.  Across the paddle world, well, at least the...

Midwest Paddle Festival Recap

Is it safe to return to the water? The ubiquitous two note theme song played, but that danger wasn’t a shark fin cutting through the water surface, but rather the far more silent and deadly sickness that has already victimized and torn to shreds...

REVIEW: Backfire Ranger X2 Electric All-Terrain Longboard

The Backfire Ranger X2 The pandemic has given me the opportunity to re-connect with longboarding and land paddling - a great cross training activity that is a fun complement to paddling- especially paddle surfing - even when we are not in some sort of lock-down....

Paddle Logger – The Official Paddlesports Tracker of The Virtual Paddle League

Paddle Monster and Paddle Logger are excited to announce their partnership in support of the 2020 Virtual Paddle League global race series.  Paddle Logger, with its PaddleLIVE capability as well as its race distance and time tracking functions, is the recommended app for safety...

Gentle Yoga for Paddlers session with Coach Seychelle

Coach Seychelle hosts a paddle lovers yoga session on Facebook Live. #yoga #paddle #seychelle #paddlemonster

Quick Note about Home Program + Some Training Ideas using only a Towel

Hey Monsters, Since we opened up the home program to everyone on All-Access Membership I thought I would make a quick note. It was originally designed for people with no to minimal equipment, and primarily novice athletes (2 sets X 2 days per week). This...

The Inland Paddler: Lucky Number Six – Reflections on Chattajack

Chattajack 2019 - Lucky Number Six Holy crap! It is hard to fathom that this year, I will have paddled up to the start line of the Chattajack river race six times.  In a row.  When I did that for the first time back in...

Chattajack Season is Upon Us!

October is Chattajack Season Forget pumpkin is the time for neoprene, or maybe not, for Tailwind, CarboPro or Roctane, and for stressing over weather forcasts and CFS projections!! Chatta-time! We are less than two weeks out from the Inland Molokai to Oahu!! And what...

The Inland Paddler: Sitting Down and Returning to Paddling Roots

Sitting Down and Returning to Paddling Roots About 20 years ago (gasp!) a dear friend and I decided to buy kayaks. We both chose Ocean Kayak sit-on-tops as our entry into the paddling world. I wasn’t interested at all in sit-in boats - my friend...

What’s In Your First Aid Kit?

We all know we should have one, and maybe you carry a first aid kit (FAK) in your car, or you have one in your backpack, or maybe under the sink at home. But trust me, you will never realize how much you need...

Labor Day Weekend Sale from Adventure Sports on the Mullet Market: Boards starting at $499!

Adventure Sports is having a Labor Day Sale, with boards starting at $499. Check them out here on the Mullet Market: DEALS LIKE THIS!! 2014 Imagine SNAP 8’2″ KALAMA $1,839.99 $499.99 SHOP NOW

Virtual Panda Paddle :: August 24th

WWF's Panda Paddle Virtual Event
You, WWF, a paddle board. On a mission to save the planet's wild waters and natural places. On August 24, 2019 you can join with nature lovers all over the country by standup paddle boarding on your favorite body of water at WWF's Panda Paddle...

It’s A Gorge-ous Time of Year! Summer Downwinding!!

Summer Downwinding Season
Summer Downwinding Season in Hood River This week, the SIC Gorge Paddle Challenge kicks off in the iconic Columbia River Gorge. It’s the culmination of the racing part of the summer downwinding season in the Oregon water sports Mecca of Hood River. I would be...

Midwest Paddle League Completes 4th Race of Season: The Great Lakes SUP Challenge

2019 Great Lakes SUP Challenge - DericCurtis
by Harrison Withers, photos by Deric Curtis The East Coast and West Coast are great, but this last weekend, it was the third coast that was alive with paddle stoke. Yeah you heard me right, the third coast. Turns out that Michigan has more coastline than...

2014 Throwback Video: Brian Szymanski and John Becker talk about Lahui Kai at the Outdoor Retailers Expo

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...

OABI 2019 is cancelled

"For our families and yours OABI has become one of the highlights of the summer in Detroit. For the past 7 years we were thrilled to carry the awesome responsibility of producing an event that lived up to such great expectations. However, market forces...

New Divisions to be added to most major events: Standupsitdownmutlipaddler

Designed and posted on Facebook by Matt Walters in the MR340 Facebook Group. This is where legends are forged. Considering how few race categories we have in SUP races, this could add some much needed podium space.(sarcasm) Love this.

Starting Memorial Day Weekend :: Join ALL ACCESS to kick off your Summer Training

Paddle Monster Summer Training
It's Memorial Day weekend and June is almost here. We're rapidly approaching the thick of the SUP summer racing season. If you're excited about racing this summer the time to start doing something about it is now. Although our Paddle Monster Summer Program started a...

This happened when young Kira Buchanan finished the Graveyard Race

Every year, something magical happens at the Carolina Cup. This year, at the end of the Carolina Cup race day, the last two racers headed to the finish. One of these was Gorge paddle athlete and cancer survivor, Kira Buchanon. As they approached the...

Mullet Memories

Carolina Paddleboard Company
This is from 2012 when Carolina Paddleboard Company had jus stocked up on Surftech Bark race boards in advance of the Carolina Cup. I remember having trouble getting to the back of the store, through all the boards and paddles. Joe and Jack Bark,...

Kai Wa’a – Hawaiian Ocean Canoes has developed a new surfski called the Vega

Kai Wa'a Vega Surfski
According to Paolo Ameglio via Facebook, "The Kai Wa'a Vega brings together years of boat design experience to hand shape a sleek Surfski that is built lighter and stronger to go fast and in accordance with the ocean. The Vega design features a sharp...

Watch a myosin protein carry his paddleboard along a filament to the parietal cortex to create happiness

myosin protein dragging an endorphin along a filament to the inner part of the brain’s parietal cortex
What you see is a myosin protein dragging an endorphin along a filament to the inner part of the brain’s parietal cortex which creates happiness. Happiness. You’re looking at happiness — Physics & Astronomy Zone (@ZonePhysics) December 12, 2018

Congrats to the Desatnick Foundation, organizers of the Cape to Cape for their Good Neighbor Award

Chad DeSatnick
Chad Desatnick honored today in Atlantic City at the New Jersey Realtors Triple Play Convention. Chad is the 2018 Third Place Recipient of the New Jersey Realtors Good Neighbor Award for his community support of helping locals who have suffered spinal cord injuries. A...

What they Never Tell You: What happens and what should you do AFTER Chattajack

Self Care After Chattajack It is that time of year when we - well most of us - are obsessing about everything Chattajack.  There's even a special language that goes with it. Much has been written - here on the Mullet and elsewhere - about how...

Water Quality Update from the Coastal Federation for the NC coast

Water pumped out of a flooded Emerald Isle street. Photo: Town of Emerald Isle Facebook
Photo: Water pumped out of a flooded Emerald Isle street. Town of Emerald Isle Facebook This was just released by Kerri Allen, Coastal Advocate for the North Carolina Coastal Federation Good morning,   I hope this finds you well! As you may know, the Coastal Federation collected water samples at Wrightsville...
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