Inland Paddler: Last minute paddleboard gift-giving guide

Maybe it’s too late and your holiday shopping is done. But it you’re still looking for ideas, or just want to treat yourself, here are some suggestions. First, please buy at your local shops. Second, buy from the mullet. Anything ordered today ships Monday. Third, buy direct from the companies. If that’s not an option, buy at any online retailers. And if there are affiliate links, that means a percentage of your purchase will go to support the Mullet. You won’t pay more, but a small percentage will go to help support us in our effort to bring you cool SUP stuff and services like the free classifieds, CHUM Newsletter, and all the fun SUP stuff you enjoy each day.

Suzie CooneySuzie Cooney’s Book

This is THE SUP training bible.  Treat the paddler in your family who is just starting out or who wants to take his or her racing to the next level – whether that’s to the podium or just beating his or her own time.  This book covers technique, training on and off land, nutrition and the all-important mental piece.  A fantastic gift that really will keep on giving. (Yeah, I said that. So what?)

Buy directly from Suzie:

Olukai Moloa/Nohea Slipper

Soft shearling wraps your tootsies in the the kind of comfort Olukai is known for…so nice to slip into after a cold winter’s session.  The slippers are perfect for sliding into after a paddle, walking the dog or running errands.  There’s a nice leather sole, and they don’t scream Old Person Slippers so they aren’t relegated to inside duty. They look good enough to wear with jeans.  Men’s version is the Moloa, women’s is the Nohea. Find a local Retailer:

Buy Here at Olukai or here at Amazonolukai

Sup Pocket

If you don’t already have one of these mesh and suction cup “storage bags” for  atop your board, what are you waiting for???  They are perfect for training sessions when you need to store nutrition, your phone (in waterproof bag or case) and your flip-flops. They are great for long distances races too. The suction really works on most surfaces and the profile of the bag is slim.  Get one. Just do it.  Buy it here


Season Five Anything

If there is any risk of rain, or rain and cold temps, Season Five is the bomb.  Warm but lightweight, it will keep you comfy whether you paddle SUP or OC.  And when the rain starts to fall, you will be mesmerized by the way the water beads off of it and by how fast it dries.

First, buy locally– Shop Finder:

Or buy online:

Bluesmiths Windpro Kula Hoodie:

Yes, it is pricey. But once you put one of these babies on, you will never, ever, ever want to take it off.  Ever.  And this is coming from a technical jacket snob.  Well-made, hydrophobic, warm…but most of all IT WILL BE THE MOST COMFORTABLE soft-shell jacket you will ever wear. It is like butter.  And it still does the job. Wear it alone or use it to layer under a hard-shell jacket.

Bluesmiths Kula Hoodie

Skratch Labs Apples and Cinnamon

This is the HOT offering from the amazing folks at Skratch.  Yes, a HOT hydration drink.  And it is good enough to drink when you aren’t working out.  Perfect for those winter early mornings, both before, during and after.  Perfect when you want a little something hot.  You can even make a toddy with it if you are so inclined.  And it tastes really yummy.  Make it a bundle and get one of Skatch’s cool storage containers with it to keep the mix from clumping up.

Store Locator:

Skratch Labs:

From Amazon:

HydroFlask anything

Thermos, bottle, pint glass…whatever.  These products just rock.  Keeps things super cold. Or super warm.  And they look awesome. What you should carry your Skatch Labs in.

Mullet Hoodies

hoodie01Mens and Womens. Made out of bamboo by a company in my favorite Southern town of Charleston, you will live in this hoodie.  Soft, doesn’t scream “TECHNICAL FABRIC WORKOUT SHIRT” and yet they will keep you warm or cool depending on what you need. 

A stylish V-neck with custom button closure, thumbholes, and natural UV protection add extra functionality to an everyday favorite. And nothing beats the luscious softness of bamboo. – See more at:

Mullet Insulated Water Bottles

These 24 ounce insulated Polar Water bottles are great for prone paddlers, surfski or OC, or cyclists. They come with a sample of OX ENDURANCE. $12.99 Buy Here Use Coupon Code: OXENDURANCE for 15% off the bottles. Mullet Insulated Polar Water Bottle

Mullet Trucker hats

$10, Super comfortable. Not as high as a trucker or as low as a baseball hat. Just right! Buy here

mullet trucker hat

Stocking Stuffers

NKS Speed Coach

Data powerhouse. Configurable for so many functions, it’ll make your head spin.

NKS Speed Coach

Velocitek Makai

Speed and distance. Awesome Screen and accuracy, hydrodynamic design Buy here

Velocitek Makai

Garmin 920XT

We love this. Never take it off. Buy here


Extra tie-down straps, we love the FCS Premium versions: Find them here


A packet of fin screws and washers

Stickers from your favorite shop – ‘cause who doesn’t love stickers?

Email us [email protected] for stickers. We’ll send you one free.