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2 Races. 1 Weekend. Florida. ROAD TRIP!!

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In a few weeks, we have 2 races coming up on the same weekend. When winter lifts it's heel off your throat, run to your car and drive or fly south. If you want to jump on a plane, there are boards to rent. It's totally worth the effort. Treasure...

Overuse Injury Care in Stand Up Paddle Boarding

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For most of us stand up paddle boarding is a very safe sport for fun, fitness and competition. Excluding surf style stand up paddle boarding, acute traumatic injuries are rare. Overuse injuries to the shoulder, elbow and low back are more common. For those involved in seasonal competition, these...

Merging Forward!

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“What can take place without change?” - Marcus Aurelius Some 10 years ago or so, I discovered Stand Up Paddling.  I was a die-hard expedition sea kayaker, and I was at a regional paddle symposium learning how to roll my boat with a long, skinny Greenland paddle and learning about leg-drive...

Travis Grant discusses Koa Nui

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With multiple Koa Nui crowns under his belt, Travis still anticipates the toughest competition in the unique Koa Nui racing format. Register, train, and be there. From PA'A Hawaii Facebook.

The 5 Fundamentals of SUP Technique

There are 5 fundamentals that we are all trying to achieve while paddling, each in our own way. From Coach Larry Cain
Paddle Monster Merger

Paddle Monster and Distressed Mullet are Merging into the New Paddle Monster

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I have news. But first, some quick background... For the past 12 years, I have been publishing posts about paddling on the Distressed Mullet. In that time, we’ve produced over 13,000 posts celebrating paddling, the people who paddle, the places they go and the gear they use. It’s truly one...

The 24 – Trailer 1 from Fin Film Company

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This is a group of paddlers who have taken on the charge of paddling for 24 hours to help families battling cancer.
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2020 Key West Classic: Destination Racing When You’re Completely Done with the Cold Weather

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April 30 - May 3, 2020, Key West Florida The Key West Classic is a race that's close to our hearts at Paddle Monster. I believe I've been to the last 5 and it never disappoints. Run by the Lazy Dog Key West, it's one of the crown jewels of...

30-Day Nutrition Challenge, Step 1: Reboot and Relearn -March 1

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This is the same 30-Day Nutrition Challenge with Paddle Monster Sports Nutrition Coach, Victoria Burgess, PhD ran in January. If you missed it, this is your chance. If you completed the challenge, congratulations. We'll have a level 2 program in the coming months and will reach out to you...

Improve your reach and rotation

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by Coach Seychelle Webster
Midwest Paddle League

Paddle Monster and Midwest Paddle League Team Up for 2020

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Paddle Monster and The Midwest Paddle League are pleased to announce a new kind of partnership that promises to become the new standard in the paddling community. Under this new partnership, the Midwest Paddle League will further expand on its mission to put community first while helping to build...

Why Everyone Can Benefit from Training Camps

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Training Camps Work for Everyone Last weekend, just a few miles south of Vero Beach, Florida where many Major League Baseball teams come to shake off the cobwebs of the offseason, 14 paddle athletes converged to do the same thing. It was the first of two Paddle Monster spring training...

Video: PNW Outrigger Canoe Downwinding Vibes on Bellingham Bay

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Collin Smith’s video compilation of outrigger canoe downwinding sessions on Bellingham Bay captures not only the feel of OC paddling in the Pacific Northwest but the ohana, too.  Fun way to kick off some day-dreaming on this February day!  
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Saltwater Hydralight

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#Energy💡from saltwater!via @techinsider #Innovation #Renewables #Sustainability @alvinfoo @TopCyberNews @chboursin @mvollmer1 @NevilleGaunt @Julez_Norton @AkwyZ @JoannMoretti @Fabriziobustama @sarbjeetjohal @DigitalColmer @enricomolinari @kalydeoo @labordeolivier @robvank pic.twitter.com/kTeMN1ctlt— Franco Ronconi (@FrRonconi) February 10, 2020
Paddlecast Travis Grant

Paddlecast 009: Coach Travis Grant on SUPracer

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Our friends at SUPRacer just interviewed Travis Grant for their Paddlecast podcast. 4x Molokai champ and all-round legend of the sport Travis Grant dropped by the Paddlecast studio and shared insights into the early days of SUP, life in Hawaii, what motivates him to compete and if he’ll even be...
Sue Cooper Athena Award

Congratulations Sue Cooper, Lazy Dog Key West — Athena Award Winner

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We just want to congratulate Lazy Dog owner and operator, Sue Cooper on receiving the ATHENA Leadership Award from the Key West Chamber of Commerce. The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to a woman ---or man--- who is honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional...

Time to Toughen Up Your Paddle Hands!

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This time of year we talk a lot about training....training our cardiovascular system in preparation for our planned races and events. Training our bodies with nutrition modifications. Strength training to increase our paddle power and complement our endurance.  Overall training and toughening up to be able to best handle the...
Larry Cain Warmups

Improved performance can be as easy as extending your warm up and cool down

A new post by Coach Larry Cain Getting a little extra distance in each workout has a big impact on your paddling over time. What may seem like insignificant extra distance on a particular day, if repeated daily or even just semi-regularly will yield big returns over the course of...

“Again!” Danny Ching and Kaimana Fly the Ama!

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This is the best thing we’ve seen on the internet in a long, long time.  Bookmark it, put it in your Favorites file and watch it whenever you need inspiration or a smile. We love Danny Ching and this video with his three-year-old daughter Kaimana sitting in his lap,...
Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition Plan

2020 Carolina Cup Nutrition Program with Victoria Burgess, PhD

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The 2020 Carolina Cup Nutrition Program with Victoria Burgess, PhD, CISSN certified Sports Nutritionist, includes: $80/month In-depth customization for nutrition based on current training plan for the 2020 Carolina Cup Nutrition Program Constant guidance in nutrition and supplementation to help increase performance up to and throughout event Any nutrition/supplement questions...
2020 Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition Program with Victoria Burgess

The 2020 Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition Program with Victoria Burgess, PhD

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The 2020 Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition Program with Victoria Burgess, PhD, CISSN certified Sports Nutritionist, includes: $80/month In-depth customization for nutrition based on current training plan for the 2020 Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis Constant guidance in nutrition and supplementation to help increase performance up to and throughout event ...

Larry Cain’s Spring Competitive Program Launches THIS WEEK on Paddle Monster

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For those with consistent access to open water and racing major early season events like the Carolina Cup at the end of April, this phase begins on January 27. Here is where we start to ramp up work on the water, with anywhere from 4 to 6 paddling sessions...

Anyone Missing a Paddleboard? And What’s going on in Flathead?

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This is from the Police Blotter in Flathead, Montana. At first, I was interested in the found paddleboard. But then, I looked at the entirety of Jan 21, 2020 in Flathead and I simply rejoiced in humanity. This is one hell of a day. I have a so many...

First Look: Vaikobi VXP Race PFD

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New Life Jacket from Australia’s Vaikobi! First off, whilst we’ve been advised that the US Coast Guard actually prefers the term life jacket now, Vaikobi’s official name for this new vest is “PFD.” Since that’s what the manufacturer is referring to it as, so shall we call it that for...
Equihen Plage

I think I found a place for us all to live: Equihen Plage

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I came across a post on a friend's timeline (thanks Grant!) of a village in Northern France called Equihen Plage where residents live in upside-down boats. This article in UnusualPlaces.org outlines how they construct the houses and some of the history. As so many of us binge scroll #vanlife,...

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