Gear Review: Surf-Fur WaterParka

The last couple of weeks here in North Carolina have definitely been Autumnal. Leaves are changing, even falling, there’s a pleasant lack of humidity in the air, the nights have dipped into the 40’s. And most sadly, my local lake temp has dipped below...

The Inland Paddler: Selecting a New Board & Finding That Perfect Dance Partner

My first love… she was a gorgeous blonde beauty with long lines, a smooth glide and a distinctive tattoo marking her lineage…it was a Naish Nalu 11’6”…and she slid me across a choppy Lake Crabtree like no other watercraft I’d ever paddled. It was...

April Zilg: Cayuga SUP Cup Recap

Cayuga SUP Cup
Aerial yoga, SUP yoga, log rolling, adaptive races, clinics, movies, and parties are just a few of the activities available at the Cayuga Lake SUP Cup that was held August 16th in Ithaca, NY. I knew I would be visiting family in the area...

SUP Roundup for the week of June to July 1

Proud Glory Stand Up Paddleboard Tells a Story of Sacrifice (Hobie) Registration for the Pacific Paddle Games Is Open (and It’s Going to Close Early…) (supracer) SINGLE-BAMBOO DRIFTING IN RURAL CHINA (Facebook) Events cancelled due to dangerous clinging jellyfish (NJ.com) SURFING AMERICA ANNOUNCES 2016 USA SUP...

Meet Jane Paddler: Paige Bakhaus, Englewood, Florida

What's your Name? Paige Bakhaus aka Mama Starfish or Head Hooker Where you were born and where you live now? I grew up in Georgia but I've always felt like a Florida girl, which is where I live now. Englewood, Florida...it's a small beach town south of...

Go Paddle Event Profile: On Board, Welland, Ontario, Canada

On Board Charity Paddle
On Board Charity Paddle Date July 2, 2017 Location Welland, Ontario, Canada Can you describe the different races and courses? On Sunday July 2, 2017 Madeline LeBlanc will be paddling 10km down the Welland Canal and is encouraging others to join her. At 2:00 pm the paddling journey will start...

These past few weeks have been a whirlwind

We're early, we know. It's by design. From now on, CHUM Newsletters will arrive on Wednesdays to reflect on the past weekend's events and give you time to jump last minute into next week's events. The weather has a funny way of cancelling or changing...

New WPA Surf Drafting Rules

Drafting in the surf has gotten out of hand as of late. An incident at the Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race this past weekend prompted swift and definitive World Paddle Association action. In the above photo by Chase Kosterlitz, Brody Welte is in clear violation. Boards will...

Meet Joe Paddler: Tony Fajardo, San Diego, CA

Joe Paddler: Tony Fajardo
Joe Paddler: Tony Fajardo Where you were born and where you live now? San Diego and San Diego What is your occupation? Workplace Wellness Professional Where do you SUP the most? Mission Bay and San Diego Bay Do you have a favorite local paddleboard shop? West Coast Paddle Sports What paddleboard, surfski or...

Dealing with post paddle aches and pains

Aches and pains still annoying you after a full summer of paddling or racing? More and more research is pointing to inflammation as the culprit. Amy Beausang offers some great suggestions for reducing inflammation in her blog post Five Healthy Ways to Quash Inflammation. In a...

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