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Infographics: Leashes and PFDS

Quick References for Key SUP Safety Gear The American Canoe and Kayak Association has come up with some handy infographics to quickly and clearly communicate how and why and which leashes and...

Gear Review: Mocke Racer PFD

Low-Profile PFD Does Not Restrict Motion First of all right out of the gate I have to say that this PFD is NOT US Coast Guard approved.  It does, however carry a...

NY Paddler Death: PFD Was Apparently Worn

Long Island Man Drowns in Upstate NY Lake Last weekend on Lake George, New York, another paddler drowned.  According to the local news, the Post Star, Michael Butler was wearing a PFD...

California Man Dies After Falling off SUP In Harbor

SoCal Paddleboarder Death With No PFD More details on the 26-year old man who died in Southern California earlier this week when he fell off his paddleboard. He was in the Huntington...

Paddler Drowns In Florida

Key Biscayne Paddler's Body Recovered after Search We are again saddened by news, this time out of Florida, that someone renting a paddleboard didn't make it back in safely.  Here's the full...

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

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...

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SUP Downwinding Checklist: Catching Bumps and Staying Safe

SUP Downwinding Checklist - What You'll Need to Start What is Downwinding? Downwinding is a specialized form a paddling that can be done on a sup, prone paddle board, or in an outrigger canoe or surf ski.  And it might be some of...

So You Want to SUP Surf? What To Know Before you Go

So You Want to SUP Surf? Yes, you can surf a standup paddle board! It is super fun and in some ways, easier to learn than prone surfing.  Here’s why: You don’t have to pop up.  In paddle surfing, you are already...

Beginning Racing: Your First Chattajack Race

Your First Chattajack Race Guessing that a whole host of first-time Chattajack racers  are signed up for this year’s 32-mile sojourn down the Tennessee River Gorge in October. SUP paddling is booming because of the pandemic and the race was cancelled last...

Paddle Monster Viewers Guide to Canoe-Kayak at the Olympics

A Viewers Guide to Canoe-Kayak at the Tokyo Olympics It’s hard to believe but the 2020 Olympic Games are finally upon us, a year late in 2021.  Of course, that means from August 2 – 7 we’ll see Olympic canoe-kayak competition for...

Paddling Awareness: Understand the Risks of Standup Paddling

Editor's Note: It should be obvious that all of us at Paddle Monster LOVE paddling - we want everyone to love it! But if you have a bad experience on the water, especially one where your are injured or have a...
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