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New Gear: Hydro Holder: Great alternative to a water bottle cage

Hydro Holder: I chose a spot between where my chin rest would go and the vent plug and bottle cage fin box is.
I finally had the chance to test out the Hydro Holder water and was thoroughly impressed. The simple system, touted as "The most secure and easiest way to attach a drinks bottle to any water going craft," lived up to all the claims on...

Where we print our hats, why and how you can get free shipping by using our link

Pukka Custom Hats
Pukka That's right. Pukka. They make amazing hats and we've used them for Distressed Mullet and Paddle Monster to create some or our favorite all-time hats. Why do we use Pukka Headwear? Low minimums You can order 24 hats, divide it into two...

NK Sports Launches Version 2 of the OC Speed Coach

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I'm using this with my OC and it's amazing. It is so much more accurate than my Garmin, with a bright, readable screen. The original on-the-water OC performance monitor, the SpeedCoach OC 2, offers athletes accurate, high contrast information about speed, cadence and glide in...

Hobie Polarized from Surf Expo 2018

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We looked at one of the best polarized options for under $100 for paddling at Hobie Polarized during the 2018 Surf Expo in Orlando Florida.

John Kleintop interview at Pukka Custom Headwear, Shirts and Sweatshirts: 2018 Surf Expo

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Custom Hats By Pukka Pukka Headwear makes all our hats and we love the level of customization coupled with the low minimum orders (48) that can then be broken up into different styles in groups of 12. They also have shirts and sweatshirts and you...

Gear Overview: Knives for Paddling

Knives for Paddling:  A good Idea I distinctly remember the first pocket knife my blade-obsessed father gave me.  It was a small pen knife, with a faux bone handle and a very small blade.  Much to my mother’s horror, he showed me how to open...

Gear Review: Sailcloth Bags from Sailbags Maui and Mafia Bags

Repurposing Materials: Sailcloth and Sustainability One of my new favorite things is gear bags made of recycled, or rather repurposed sail cloth from a couple of our “sister sports” - windsurfing and kiteboarding.  Sails and kites can rip, and when they do, apparently, they are pretty...

Chatta-Hands: Protecting your Digits and Palms on Long Paddles

If you paddle 15 miles or more in any given session, you'll likely feel it in your hands in one way or another. If you have paddled the 32-mile Chattajack race down the Tennessee River Gorge, then you know about the blisters you'l start...

Falling Back: You’re Gonna Need Some Light On the Subject

Paddling with Lights
Paddling with Lights In just a few weeks, we will all do that one last thing that means Summer is truly over - well, most of us will -- we will turn the clocks back an hour and resume "Standard Time." Non-paddlers and folks who...

Gear Review: Vaikobi Ocean Racing PFD

Low Profile Vaikobi PFD
The Low Profile Vaikobi PFD Like the Mocke Racer PFD,  the Australian Vaikobi is a lower-volume,  inherently buoyant PFD that is gaining in popularity as paddlers look for more options to the waistbelt inflatable PFD. Like the Mocke, it is NOT US Coast Guard approved...

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