Stroke Rate, Distance Per Stoke and Paddling Efficiency

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...

PFD Exception for Prone – Traditional Paddleboards

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...

Video: Bad Magic by Valkyrie Downwind

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Downwinding With Joe and Jack Bark

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This might very well be the video that piqued my interest in paddling prone. It features Joe and Jack Bark, Steve Shlens, Joel Pepper, and Reno Caldwell getting some training in several years ago, and it's shot by the extremely talented folks at Fin Film Company,...

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

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...

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.        

13 tips for Stand Up Paddle surfing for the first time

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...

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.

On the Water 2: Video for A Cold Winter’s Day

"It's more than just about going fast....it's that connection you get when you put your paddle in the water..." Exactly. This is a beautiful video from Makana Denton and Open Ocean Outrigger and SUP and it pretty much sum it up.  File this under Things We...

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

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...

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