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...

Video:: Millers Run from Massimiliano Fortunato

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I never get tired of Miller's Run Downwind videos. It's the stuff dreams are made of...

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...

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....

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...

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...

PFD Exception for Prone – Traditional Paddleboards

According to the Coast Guard, vessels propelled by hands or feet without the use of engines, sails, oars, paddles, propellers (the rule gives the full list) are excepted from the USCG life jacket requirement as per rule 33 CFR 175.11 (CFR stands for Code...

Video: Bad Magic by Valkyrie Downwind

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So You Think You Might Want to Race, Now what?

do the Cold Stroke
Entering your first standup paddleboard race Chances are, if you just bought your first paddleboard and you've discovered you're addicted to it, the thought of entering a paddleboard race has crossed your mind.  Or maybe you've just discovered that sup racing is actually a thing...

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