Battle of the Bottles: Avex and Fifty/Fifty Product Review

Fifty/Fifty Bottles
Once I find a product I really, really like, I will be the first to admit that my mind closes like a bear trap to anything else that competes with it.  At the same time, something new and shiny (ooh shiny shiny!) with appealing...

Supskin Dry Suit (or Starboard All Star Suit) vs. Xcel Dry-lock Wetsuit

As many of you may have seen on social media, I recently received a care package from Supskin Elementary Waterwear (www.supskin.com). I’d been waiting for a package from Starboard bringing me their new All Star Suit, but it hadn’t arrived yet and Wolfgang Otfried...

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...

Wing-Surfer questions and answers with Robby Naish

Naishvideo
Robby Naish posted this video to facebook. It answers many of the most frequently asked questions about the Wing-Surfer, a hand-held kite that paddlers, foilboarders can use to leverage the wind in their downwinders.

Gear Review: Yakima SUPDawg Paddle Board Carrier

A Close Look at the Yakima SUPDawg
A Close Look at the Yakima SUPDawg When Yakima came out with their new paddle board carrier last summer, I got excited.  I was hoping that this new, beefed up board carrier would be a viable alternative to Thule's SUP Taxi. We've all heard horror...

Is Kai Lenny’s Giant Downwind Carrot Strapped to His Back the Future?

I LOVE that Kai continues to experiment—to try anything—including strapping a huge inflatable carrot from Lou Wainman to help propel him forward on his foil. Video by Ryan Johnson “RJ” (@ryanjohnson.mov on Instagram) "Supposedly," Kai says in this instagram video post, "it catches the wind and...

Cynthia Aguilar Prone Paddleboard: The Gear

Wonder Bracket from Coastal Eddie holds two water bottles and a gps, gel bottle, etc. $69.99
We had an amazing prone Paddleboard clinic with Cynthia Aguilar last week. There were so many parts and so much knowledge to take away that we decided to break it apart into a series. This is part 1: The Gear. Water Bottles Any bike water bottles...

How to put a Fin in a Standup Paddleboard

 Bringing this back because it is useful info! Installing a fin is really pretty simple when you know which way everything goes. The most important thing to note is which direction the fin faces… the top points towards the back end of your board. The fin...

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...

Gear Review: Camelbak Tahoe Model Hydration Pack

I'm a heavy drinker. Of water. When I paddle. GET YOUR MINDS OUT OF THE GUTTER. I have a 70 oz Camelbak and a 100 oz Camelbak. The 100 oz version is made for cyclists and it is pretty bulky, but it is good for...

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