Video: Surfski Self-Rescue

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How to Remount a Surfski Surfski is growing in popularity...as more and more paddle athletes are seeing its value as a cross training tool and are lured into it by the speed and the fun. (That's my excuse, anyway - I take possession of my...

Outrigger Saturday: Feeling the Paddle…from a Unique Perspective

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An Inspiring Outrigger Paddle Review We stumbled onto this amazing video by Hawaii filmmaker Ann Allen and OC paddler Vic Allen of Blindfaithmac.com in which Vic, who is blind, reviews the Kialoa Hoku Paddle. Vic's description of the feel of the paddle are amazing, and so...

The Top Ten Things to Love About the Off Season

Time Off From Paddle Training Yes, we all really know that there is no such thing as the "off season." Even taking a scheduled break is really part of training. It is as necessary as those intervals and drills are.  And I for one, am...

Surfski Tuesday: Dawid Mocke and the Falkland Sound Crossing

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First Downwind Surfski Run Across the Falkland Sound Dawid Mocke is an amazing surfski racer and design innovator....as well as pioneer. Three days ago, he left the Falkland Islands after becoming one of the first surfski paddlers to cross the Falkland Sounds.  You can read...

Safety: It Doesn’t Stop With SUPs

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A Safety Tale of Three Paddlers This summer, we wrote quite a bit about accidents involving paddlers who did not wear PFDs or leashes - but almost all of those stories involved people on standup boards.  Many of them were new to the sport.  But...

Op-Ed: How Many SUP Board Classes Should There Be?

How Many SUP Board Classes Should There be
Editor's Note: More thoughts on board lengths and classes from marketer and co-founder of Ke Nalu paddles Bill Babcock How about NONE. None is a nice round number. Why do we even have board classes? Before you start explaining hydrodynamics to me, or what airlines will...

How To Video: Surf Ski Rescue

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Assisted Surf Ski Rescues Helping a fellow paddler is something we all will likely have to do at one point or another.  Knowing how to use your craft to rescue someone in the water is essential knowledge.  Here's a great video from  Alex Matthews and...

Cape Cod Great White Sightings Prompt Myriad of Responses

Cape Cod Shark Sightings Two days ago we posted about a SUP paddler who's board was bitten by a Great White Shark off the coast of Cape Cod.  As news reports indicated, seals were in the vicinity and indeed beach goers had apparently witnessed sharks...

Is My PFD Safe? What does it all mean?

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...

Gear Review: Mocke Racer PFD

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Low-Profile PFD Does Not Restrict Motion First of all right out of the gate I have to say that this PFD is NOT US Coast Guard approved.  It does, however carry a number of international certifications. Use at your own discretion. After this summer’s discussion...

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