Everything has to align just right, and if you blink you could miss your chance, but when it all comes together, North Carolina downwinding can be pretty rad. Sarah Muir Westbrook discovered that for herself just before the New Year.
If you paddle in the ocean, or on big water of any kind, this checklist from Suzie Cooney will help keep you safe.
In this video, Distressed Mullet Editor Lisa Schell, traveled to Maui this past week and had the opportunity to paddle with and talk to Jeremy Riggs.
Just when you thought the trade winds were gone and summer was in full glow in Maui, Jeremy is dropping into bombs in Maliko.
Looks like Lachie Lansdown and Jack Bark were having a blast on the North Shore doing downwinders on their Bark Commander Stock Prone Paddleboards.
Check out this vdeo of Josh Riccio in all time condition this day with the wind consistently blowing 25mph plus
Killer footage of gale-force downwinder in Cape Town South Africa
What happens when you get talked into an open ocean downwind on a red flag day?
Because Katie was busy.
Morgan Hoesterey took me out with some of the Surftech crew to test the Surftech Bark Downwinder in Hood River Gorge