SUP International: Annabel Anderson-Training to the Red Line

A great article in SUP International Magazine--an interview with Annabel Anderson. Read the Rest >> Psychologically, what are the warning signs of burnout? And can you suggest some tips to sort that out? There are many different signs of burnout and this is resonant of anything in...

Chase, Belar and Arthur survive a close call on the Oregon Coast

Chase Kosterlitz, Belar Diaz, and Arthur Daniel had a harrowing experience on the Oregon Coast this week. These are three incredible capable, intelligent and experienced watermen who survived a really dangerous situation. To know something like this can happen to anyone is a lesson for us...

Weekend Fun! (We Stole your Pictures!)

Above: Lena Augaitis from SIC kicked butt in Croatia. ****** I was so daggone excited to jump out of bed today (ok, limp) and go paddling that I plumb forgot to put a Mullet post up. It looks like y'all were out paddling, too, by the...

Suzie Cooney, of Suzie Trains Maui, in action on a Naish SUP

Suzie Cooney, Naish team rider and lifestyle guru behind Suzie Trains Maui, shows us what she (and we!) can do on an SUP. Footage shot by Suzie with her GoPro camera attached to a Naish board. Awesome! For more about Suzie: suzietrainsmaui.com

Outdoor Retailer Expo– The inside pulse of what we’re really going to see in 2015

Above photo from Village of Stokehttps://www.facebook.com/villageofstoke Like flies to a honey pot, the usual outdoor crowd descended upon the mountains of Utah this week for the annual OR Summer Fair (that’s Outdoor Retailer for the uninitiated). Once the domain of Teva sandal clad PCT trail walkers,...

Travelogue: The Eastern Seaboard from NYC to NC

Paddling South from NYC
Paddling South from NYC Thought I could start to lay out what I know of other places in the North East besides New York City, although I could write about the NYC waters in depth, and I will once we get our paddles wet on...

How to create momentum while standup paddling by Dave Kalama

PLEASE ACCESS THIS WITH A WIFI NETWORK. The Audio can be a problem on mobile phones with only a cellular internet connection. If Dave's Voice sounds garbled, it's because the video is playing before it is fully downloaded. Dave Kalama discussed tips on how to...

Video: A Paddleboarding Journey at Moraine State Park

Paddle and Explore Paddleboards can be great vehicles for exploration, at any level. This video from Wild Excellence Films takes us on a journey through a beautiful, 16,725-acre state park in Pennsylvania and reminds us that paddling connects us to water and nature....      


I have a demo kit of the XSUP sac at home, but with a broken leg, it's not the best time to try it out. Even after I get out of my cast, it's going to be a while, so I'm going to take...

This Weekend in SUP: Land crabs, rain, and records!

Again, you guys were busy busy bees this weekend! If you want to be featured in the weekend roundup, post to our Facebook wall or tag us on instagram (@distressedmullet) Top photo: Julie, Bill, and Sloan go for a prone/prone/SUP paddle **** Erik Lumbert from Paddleboard New...

Take a tour through Outdoor Retailer

The Mullet is somewhere in Idaho, I think. He had a fantabulous time catching up with everyone, checking out the new gear, greeting you, taking your pictures, and asking for swag for us to review so that Mullet Nation knows what to love and what...

And Another Thing with Julie Nicholls: “Paddlesourcing”

There’s crowd-sourcing, out-sourcing and bob-sourcing; now there’s paddle-sourcing. It may not be an actual Webster defined term, but who cares, I just made it up. By my own definition, it’s the act of using online SUP resources to figure out how-to and where-to paddle...

The Other Point of View: Lexy speaks on the near untimely demise

NOTE: This is a response to April's piece here.  Let me preface this with a few important points: ~ I love my friends (even when they’re crazy-pants) ~ I love paddling and paddle surfing! Devastating Loss: Setting the Scene Raise your hand if you’ve ever lost a four-legged furry...

Extreme Social Distance: Paddling the entire 182-mile length of the Manistee River in Northern Michigan

For the most part, paddlers are outdoor people, so when you tell them they have to stay indoors and not paddle in events, a little crazy starts to happen. Now there is regular crazy, when you tear the “do not remove” labels off your...

And Another Thing: Throwback Thursday–Paddling Pep Talk

Throwback Thursday pictures on social media have become incredibly popular (and sometimes kinda scary.) I was posting photos of my past "life's"; looking at what I was, what I do today, and what I think my future is. Never would I have imagined I'd be paddling,...

Missouri River – travel the entire 2300 miles in about a minute from Scott Mestrezat

I snapped a series of pictures each day as I travelled the length of the Missouri River during the summer of 2013. The resulting video is made up of approximately 1600 still images.

Fitness Onboard Certification

FITNESS ONBOARD CERTIFICATION:    BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN FITNESS AND SUP   The Fitness Onboard Certification (FOC) is a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) fitness program designed by fitness professionals. Developed to bridge the gap between the sport of SUP and traditional fitness programs, the FOC will provide instructors...


The more we get together, Together, together, The more we get together, The happier we'll be. -Raffi On Sunday, I found myself paddling along and humming this tune by the famous Raffi. Of all the songs to get stuck in my head, this Pre-school chart topper was pretty random because my...

The Case for Inflatables: Why You Should Have One in Your Quiver

Benefits of Inflatable SUPs I still have my first inflatable paddleboard.  It was one of the first “isups" produced - by SurfTech.  I found it in an REI garage sale, where it had been returned.  I quickly discovered why - it was extremely difficult to...

The Inland Paddler: Of Forecasts, Cell Phones and Death Toads

Sometimes we get complacent. We've paddled the same spot so many times without incident that we could do it with our eyes closed. The one hour workout is so routine, we needn't worry about anything, especially the what ifs. How many times have we...

Yukon SUPDate: RACE IS ON!

Kim and Ben got to Whitehorse in the Yukon at around 2am EST after a full day of traveling on Friday. She said "It was 11 pm our time and the sun was still out!" She also said "I feel like I'm on the...

100 miles/100 days Paddle Challenge

Above Photo from the Blockade Runner Welcome one of our favorite new columnists, Julie Nicholls! (Her new author tag is JuliaN!) Why do you Paddle? Some people paddle for profit and prizes.  Some people paddle because it makes them physically pretty.  Some people (including myself) paddle because...

Detroit: The next SUP hotspot?

In early 2014, while the City of Detroit struggled through the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of North America, the gutsy entrepreneurs behind Green Veil Outdoor: Joe Choma, Larry Balone and Shawn Riley decided to double-down and invest in a boutique beach fest...

View from the Back: Fitness with Chris

Chris Aguilar Prone
[EDITOR'S NOTE: I share my column space with only one other person. My brotha from anotha motha, Chris Aguilar. Please welcome him back, writing-wise. Great story! ~Katie) Yesterday my mom was telling me about two of her staff who just got into SUP and that...

Photos from Day 2 of the 2014 Carolina Cup

Friday at the Carolina Cup 2014 was epic, and it wasn't even race day! There were demos, clinics, a Paddle Out for Bob Risner, a Senior Prom, and more!  Check out the gallery here.   Great photos from Kelsey Callahan

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