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So You Want to Paddle Outrigger? A Quick Guide to Getting Your First Canoe

learning how to paddle an outrigger
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Outrigger canoes are gaining in popularity on the East Coast and more folks are interested in learning how to paddle an outrigger.  I've lost count of the number of times someone has asked me about mine or has outright expressed more than a casual...

QuickBlade launches new stand up paddle board to devour existing brands

QuickBlade Gator
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One of the keys to the success of this board is it helps paddlers go from the stock division to 14, to unlimited in 2-6 seasons. The board grows with the paddler.—Jimmy Terrell The QB Gator comes in a 12'6" which grows to a 14' in 2...

OC1 Care – Tips and Tricks to Prolonging the Life of your Canoe

Outrigger canoe care
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So you just bought a canoe, want a canoe, or have a canoe. Regardless of whether you belong in one of those three categories, knowing how to properly care for your outrigger is vital if you want to prolong the life of your craft....

StrongRabbit: Kill Cliff Recovery Drink Review

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First of all, Kill Cliff Recovery Drink is not an “energy drink”.  This is an important distinction, and I’ll get to that later in the post. Second, I have to admit that when the Mullet asked me to write about Kill CliffTM Recovery Drink, I...

SUP Camping 101

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Standup Paddle Camping Basics Most people are at least somewhat familiar with kayak touring...using a longer kayak with water tight hatches to stow gear to essentially camp out of. But  a lot of folks don't realize you can tour with your paddleboard as well...with some...

The PE2EL Race: Are You Tough Enough?

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Toughest surf ski race in the world Imagine four days of surf ski racing in the open ocean...along one of the most rugged coasts, with sizable surf, in the world.  The Port Elizabeth to East London Challenge (PE 2EL) is a total of  155 miles that...

Stroke Rate, Distance Per Stoke and Paddling Efficiency

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I have been training with my Speed Coach for several months now and I have to say, I like it… a lot. There are some things I wish it had (like a download capability and maybe an ice cream dispenser), but overall I am...

Video:: Millers Run from Massimiliano Fortunato

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I never get tired of Miller's Run Downwind videos. It's the stuff dreams are made of...

13 tips for Stand Up Paddle surfing for the first time

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THIS WAS POSTED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, BUT IT IS ALL STILL RELEVANT! These are small tips for stand up paddle surfing, not huge tips. I'm not a pro, but I've been listening and living and showing up to races and breaks. If just...

SUP Fatalities By The Numbers: A look at 2016 USCG Stats

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Dissecting the USCG SUP Accident numbers Good news and bad news this week on the safety front. The bad news Another paddler, a doctor from Toronto, died on Lake Huron over the weekend.  According to news reports, witnesses said 39-year-old Dennis Bowman fell into the water at...

Is My PFD Safe? What does it all mean?

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USCG v ISO Personal Flotation Devices We recently reviewed two very popular low-volume/profile PFDs that have international safety certifications and are considered safe for use in countries like Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Both have been popular in the surf ski community and are...

Standup Paddlers dominate 2015 World Cup Soccer

USA Women win World Cup from FOX Sports : http://www.foxsports.com/soccer/fifa-womens-world-cup
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CONGRATULATIONS TEAM USA!!! Amazing win last night. Could it be all the paddling? Here are Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath & Kelley O'Hara from the US Soccer Women's National Team for a paddle in Redondo beach.   And of course, everybody falls. Even pro athletes. Just...

Photos: Austin Kieffer and Carter Johnson insane Downwind Conditions 2 hours N of San Francisco

Vortex Events / Carter Johnson
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Carter Johnson, race director of the Gorge Downwind Championships in Hood River just posted these shots of his downwinder adventure with Austin Kieffer. The downwind run was from Salt Point to Duncan, 2 hours North of San Francisco. According to Carter, "...this was big. I made...

PFD Exception for Prone – Traditional Paddleboards

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According to the Coast Guard, vessels propelled by hands or feet without the use of engines, sails, oars, paddles, propellers (the rule gives the full list) are excepted from the USCG life jacket requirement as per rule 33 CFR 175.11 (CFR stands for Code...

So You Think You Might Want to Race, Now what?

do the Cold Stroke
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Entering your first standup paddleboard race Chances are, if you just bought your first paddleboard and you've discovered you're addicted to it, the thought of entering a paddleboard race has crossed your mind.  Or maybe you've just discovered that sup racing is actually a thing...

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

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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 if you knew Josh or not, you mourn. You wonder if it could...

2019 Carolina Pro-Am:Returning to Wrightsville Beach, NC April 20-21

Carolina Pro-Am SUP Surf
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South End Surf Shop proudly announces the Salt Life Carolina Pro-Am to be held on April 20-21, 2019 at Wrightsville Beach, NC. The fifth annual SUP Surf event brings together the top amateurs and the world's best sup surfers to North Carolina. This contest...

Cold Water Safety is No Joke

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The days might be getting warmer as we inch closer to spring but this video is a good reminder of why we really need to dress for the water temperature, even if it means extra sweating and getting funny looks. Cold water safety is...

Gear Review: O’Neill Hyperfreak Wetsuit

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The Surprising O’Neill Hyperfreak Wetsuit This is a review I never in a million years would have expected to write. If you know me at all, or have followed my posts here on the Mullet, you know I have always bemoaned the advent of neoprene season....

OC-6 Video: Breaking Down the Tahitian Stroke with Johnny Puakea

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If you have ever seen the Tahitian teams race six-man outrigger, you know how fast and powerful they are.  Master OC coach and canoe designer Johnny Puakea breaks down the secret of the successful Tahitian technique in this must-see, must-study video.        

Sup? A glossary of words related to Stand Up Paddling*

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If you're learning to stand up paddleboard you're going to need to learn some important jargon in order to talk with other paddlers. Here are the most important terms you memorize immediately. SUP dawg: A dog on a paddleboard. That is the only acceptable use of...

Prone Paddleboarding 101 with Jack Bark

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Joe Bark's shapes are unmistakable.  Period. When I came to my first SUP race, six years or so ago (the Cold Stroke Classic) Bark SUP boards were pretty much all I noticed. They are unmistakable too, but when I think of a classic Joe Bark...

430 Miles Down the Wisconsin River to tell a “Good News Story”

Jesse Hieb Wisconsin River
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When I talked via smartphone to Jesse Hieb, he had only been off the Wisconsin River for about an hour or so, after a full day of paddling 32 miles. It was his second day on the water and he was trying to make...

Video: Bad Magic by Valkyrie Downwind

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Moody downwind love on Valentine's Day Subscribe to Valkyrie Downwind on Youtube for their latest videos

Introduction to Surfskis and how to pick the right surfski with Jasper Mocke

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This is an excellent series by Epic Surfski with a basic description of a surfski, what it is and how they vary from model to model.

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