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SUP Safety

Three SUP paddler deaths so far in Washington: Keeping Safety Top of Mind

We saw this alert today: "Washington state sees uptick in stand-up paddleboard deaths" "SEATTLE — Three people using stand-up paddleboards have drowned in western Washington this year and the Coast Guard says many...

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...

SUP Safety: One Paddle Shop’s Perspective

Taking SUP Safety Seriously As our regular readers know, we've focused a lot on safety this summer, in light of what seems like a high number of SUP-related drownings.  And we've had...

Restube: Non-USCG-Approved Floatation Aid a great future option

One of the really great gear finds at the Surf Expo was Restube. This is a twist on the belt PFD in that it trails behind you on a 5-foot lead—like...

How to Organize a SUP Race: Water Safety Planning

Maps Use Google Earth to draw a map of your race course. You will need that for water permits. You can also post it on your website so that participants can familiarize...

Tips: How to stay safe when paddling on the crowded waterways

Here are a few tips to keep you safe on the crowded waterways: Look at the weather Check the radar for storms. Lightning isn't fun, either is hail. Hail dings. Check the wind report...

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The February Five – VPL Results

February is over and the results of "The February Five" 5k VPL race are in!  Congratulations to all racers! It's exciting to see where people are, how they have maintained after a few months hiatus and where they have improved. Again, having...
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Challenge and Race Results Submission Upgrade

To all VPL and Paddle Challenge Participants Today we upgraded the Paddle Challenge and VPL submission forms on the Public PaddleMonster.com site! You can now select all the challenges for which you are participating when you submit your distances. This new feature will...

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...
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