Hobie Outdoor Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard Series

San Juan Capistrano, California, July 15, 2014 – Hobie Stand Paddleboards announces the release of its Outdoor Inflatable Series of stand up paddleboards.  The series features two new innovative designs that cater to the stand up paddling needs of the all-around outdoor enthusiast. The 10’9”...

Ocean Safety is Ocean Safety – No Matter Where You Are

This Winter on Maui has been big, even already this early in the season, and recent incidents there prompted our friend Suzie Cooney to write a great post on her Maliko Run blog about safety.  Her advice is solid no matter where you paddle,...

Who’s Your 100/100 Daddy? 2Fer Paddle Challenge Update

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The 100/100 facebook training group is well into our third challenge with the thirty day marker coinciding with this weekend’s (Sept 13th) Chucktown Showdown in Charleston, South Carolina. There will be hundreds, thousands, millions of 100/100’s there! Ok, maybe only ten or twenty. One...

Yukon Ho! Kim and Ben jet to Whitehorse for the Yukon 1000

Alrighty folks. Over the next two weeks you're gonna wanna stay tuned right here to Distressed Mullet for the exclusive coverage of Kim and Ben while they embark on the Yukon 1000 race in Canada and Alaska. When I said "Let's go for a 1,000...

100/100 Paddle Challenge (Almost) March 2014 Update

(Above photo from Coral Hine) We have a Winner! Our paddle challenge, 100 miles in 100 days, has taken on a life of its own. Even though it’s an unofficial event, we already have a winner! Susan Beck Ballenger of South Carolina reached 100.93 miles on...

Shaping 101: Mark Johnson from Hobie explains surf and SUP board rocker and foil

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We caught up with Mark Johnson at Surf Expo and asked some Shaping 101 questions on Rocker and Foil—what they are and why they are important. Mark also answers how these concepts differ from surf to Stand Up Paddleboards. Basic Definitions: Rocker: In its most basic...

Stroke Rate, Distance Per Stoke and Paddling Efficiency

I have been training with my Speed Coach for several months now and I have to say, I like it… a lot. There are some things I wish it had (like a download capability and maybe an ice cream dispenser), but overall I am...

Duke Kahanamoku Surfing 1939 COLOR Stand Up Paddleboard SUP

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This is some RARE footage of Duke surfing his paddle board at Waikiki Beach along with an outrigger flipping over and more surfing. And we can obviously continue to BLAME LAIRD for modern SUP. And underwater pool workouts. It's no secret that they were using...

100 miles/100 days Paddle Challenge

Above Photo from the Blockade Runner Welcome one of our favorite new columnists, Julie Nicholls! (Her new author tag is JuliaN!) Why do you Paddle? Some people paddle for profit and prizes.  Some people paddle because it makes them physically pretty.  Some people (including myself) paddle because...

And Another Thing: Throwback Thursday–Paddling Pep Talk

Throwback Thursday pictures on social media have become incredibly popular (and sometimes kinda scary.) I was posting photos of my past "life's"; looking at what I was, what I do today, and what I think my future is. Never would I have imagined I'd be paddling,...

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