So You Want to Paddle Outrigger? A Quick Guide to Getting Your First Canoe

learning how to paddle an outrigger
Outrigger canoes are gaining in popularity on the East Coast and more folks are interested in learning how to paddle an outrigger.  I've lost count of the number of times someone has asked me about mine or has outright expressed more than a casual...

2019 Carolina Pro-Am:Returning to Wrightsville Beach, NC April 20-21

Carolina Pro-Am SUP Surf
South End Surf Shop proudly announces the Salt Life Carolina Pro-Am to be held on April 20-21, 2019 at Wrightsville Beach, NC. The fifth annual SUP Surf event brings together the top amateurs and the world's best sup surfers to North Carolina. This contest...

Don’t be duped by store-bought “healthy” green drinks

Green Drinks
Don’t be duped: discover what’s lurking in “healthy” green drinks—why reading the BACK of the container is more important than ever My, my, how the times have changed. Wasn’t that long ago that drinking anything green was totally left up to those “tree-hugging, health-nut, yogi”...

A Wind (and other relevant conditions) Primer

Deciphering the Wind Forecast
Deciphering the Wind Forecast Wind. It can either make a great paddle, like when it's ripping toward the West Maui Mountains and the Maliko Downwind run is firing, or it can break us, like the 2016 version of Chattajack, when 25 mile per hour plus...

OC1 Care – Tips and Tricks to Prolonging the Life of your Canoe

Outrigger canoe care
So you just bought a canoe, want a canoe, or have a canoe. Regardless of whether you belong in one of those three categories, knowing how to properly care for your outrigger is vital if you want to prolong the life of your craft....

QuickBlade launches new stand up paddle board to devour existing brands

QuickBlade Gator
One of the keys to the success of this board is it helps paddlers go from the stock division to 14, to unlimited in 2-6 seasons. The board grows with the paddler.—Jimmy Terrell The QB Gator comes in a 12'6" which grows to a 14' in 2...

Nutrition Review: Laird Superfood Creamers

Laird Superfood Creamers: Surprisingly Good I didn’t want to like these. When Laird Hamilton and his wife Gabby Reese began marketing these coffee additives, I thought it was kinda gimmicky. And, I have not added cream to my coffee in years. I fancied myself a...

StrongRabbit: Kill Cliff Recovery Drink Review

First of all, Kill Cliff Recovery Drink is not an “energy drink”.  This is an important distinction, and I’ll get to that later in the post. Second, I have to admit that when the Mullet asked me to write about Kill CliffTM Recovery Drink, I...

Paddle Monster’s Sports Nutrition Coach Launches Race-Specific Coaching

Victoria Burgess Sports Nutrition
Coach Victoria Burgess has just launched 1, 2, 3, and 4 month Nutrition Plans to help you prepare for your A races. Initial consult, including goals, macros, event planning, etc. Nutrition plan to match your physical training programming up to race day Pre race nutrition...

SUP Camping 101

Standup Paddle Camping Basics Most people are at least somewhat familiar with kayak touring...using a longer kayak with water tight hatches to stow gear to essentially camp out of. But  a lot of folks don't realize you can tour with your paddleboard as well...with some...

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