Chase, Belar and Arthur survive a close call on the Oregon Coast

Chase Kosterlitz, Belar Diaz, and Arthur Daniel had a harrowing experience on the Oregon Coast this week. These are three incredible capable, intelligent and experienced watermen who survived a really dangerous situation. To know something like this can happen to anyone is a lesson for us...

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

Chucktown Showdown Course
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...

Annabel Anderson: Paddling for Humanity

Like most things, it’s more fun when you do it together. For this very reason Paddle For Humanity has always been on my favorites list ever since I accidentally ended up at my first one in Washington DC back in 2011. My DC experience was so...

The Inland Paddler: Of Forecasts, Cell Phones and Death Toads

Sometimes we get complacent. We've paddled the same spot so many times without incident that we could do it with our eyes closed. The one hour workout is so routine, we needn't worry about anything, especially the what ifs. How many times have we...

Lessons from the Water: Archie Kalepa at TEDxMaui 2013

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This is a repost for this weekend, but one I LOVE. Recently inducted into the Hawai'i Watermen's Hall of Fame, fifth-generation Lahaina resident and Lahainaluna graduate Archie Kalepa is one of Hawai'i's greatest ocean sports pioneers. A legendary big-wave surfer, Archie is one of a...

Detroit: The next SUP hotspot?

In early 2014, while the City of Detroit struggled through the largest municipal bankruptcy in the history of North America, the gutsy entrepreneurs behind Green Veil Outdoor: Joe Choma, Larry Balone and Shawn Riley decided to double-down and invest in a boutique beach fest...

Inland Paddler: Lisa Schell on her Falls Lake Adventure

I whine a lot about living inland.   No surf, no current, no ocean chop, no downwinders. Can’t really practice for the “real” paddling and racing that takes place on the coast.  Can’t just run out the front door and be on the water in...

Dispatch from the Midwest from Deb Klapperich

Please welcome Deb Klapperich to Distressed Mullet with some pictures and a recap from the recent Stand up Paddle People Battle was held in Zion Il at the Illinois state Park on Saturday. It was part of the Midwest Standup Paddleboard series.Www.midwestsup.comThe weather wasn't great--very foggy, but...

It’s Called A Challenge For A Reason

Jodi Caplan Cape Cod Bay Challenge
This is my first year on the “racing” scene. It started as photographer for Surftech for the Carolina Cup, and swiftly led into “I wanna do that!” as I watched so many strong, brave, badass women push themselves to the limits of endurance and...

Throwdown at the Showdown

Annabel Anderson Ultimate SUP Showdown
It had the makings of a SUP promoter's dream. Combine surfing with racing, pit the world’s best of both, set it on the stage of Queens at Waikiki Beach in front of the Duke Kahanamoku statue in August and have it added to the Dukes...

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