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Leashes 101: It’s that Time Again

It’s time to talk about leashes. Why we need them. What kind to use. What kind not to use and how to take care of them. Again.  Lots of new folks...

USCG 2019 Recreational Boating Statistics and Paddling

The U.S. Coast Guard has released its accident, injury and death statistics for 2019 and as always the results are interesting. Here are the top takeaways overall: Number of Accidents: 4,168 Number...
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Inflatable PFDs – Practice Deployment Might Just Save Your Life

You may have read in a past Paddle Monster (Mullet) article about safety and knowing your paddle ohana - that something as simple as knowing how to or having used your...

Strap It Down! Tips for Racking Your Paddle Craft

Ways to Help Avoid Roof Rack Catastrophes Last week I did something I have done a thousand times: loaded my surfski and my 9’4” SIC Fish sup surfboard onto the top of...

Another Casualty – Watch Over Your Ohana and Don’t Take Safety for Granted

It's with incredible sadness that another friend in our paddle community, Josh Hensley, has passed. After another paddle death, the community world-wide mourns. We just can’t believe that it happened. Regardless...

Staying Safe on Holiday Weekends with examples for Wrightsville Beach

Holiday Weekends are dangerous for paddlers. Mostly because people have an easier time getting a 32-foot motorboat into the water and up to full throttle than they have to adopt a...

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Bone Island 6-Mile Paddle Race, Lazy Dog Key West This weekend!

I'm not sure if you're as cold as I am, but the thought of Key West sounds amazing to me right now—especially when facing down the 12+ feet of snow or freezing cold rain we've had in the past few weeks....

Zoom Session – Winter Paddling

A ZOOM discussion with Coach Larry Cain on Wednesday, February 17th at 3 PM EST Coach Larry Cain will be discussing winter paddling. If you want to learn to, improve, or get Larry's tips on paddling in the cold, join Larry for...

The Valentines Day “I Love Paddling” Challenge

The Next Paddle Monster Paddle Challenge The Paddle Monster Challenges are back for 2021 with a series of shorter challenges designed to keep everyone motivated and provide a chance for those that miss the start of a particular challenge to not feel...

New VPL, Race and Paddle Challenge Short-Cut Menu

The Paddle Monster team is excited to announce our new short-cut to all Paddle Monster and community races. From this side menu, you can reach Virtual Paddle League, Paddle Challenge, registration, upload, and leaderboard lists as well as all physical races...

2021 Virtual Paddle League – The February Five

The Virtual Paddle League is Back The Virtual Paddle League is back this year with a series of virtual events with shorter windows. Leading off is "The February Five", a free, 5 km out and back race to help you get a...
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