Surfski Monday: The Doctor Downwind Race 2017 Edition

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The Doctor Downwinder As a fan of the long-running BBC TV show “Doctor Who”, the title of this race has always grabbed me...but it’s definitely a Bucket List race for all the right reasons, the name aside.  Here’s a look at last year’s course from...

Prone Paddleboarding 101 with Jack Bark

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Joe Bark's shapes are unmistakable.  Period. When I came to my first SUP race, six years or so ago (the Cold Stroke Classic) Bark SUP boards were pretty much all I noticed. They are unmistakable too, but when I think of a classic Joe Bark...

Stories We Love: Another Wildlife Rescue Via Sup

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SUP Rescue of An Entrapped Goose Editor’s Note: Even in an urban aquatic environment like what you find in the tidal basins around Washington, D.C. you can have wildlife encounters.  Our friend Veronica Lee’s recent experience with a Canada Goose, caught in fishing line underscores...

Photo Gallery: Winter Wonderland

Winter Paddle Warriors The members of the Paddle Monster 100 Day Paddle Challenge Facebook group are a hearty bunch! Here are just a few examples of these paddle warriors battling the elements on what has already been called one of the coldest winters in quite...

Paddling Through Cold and Flu Season

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Cold and Flu Season and Paddling Last year, I managed to get through the entire winter without a single cold.  I chocked it up to good self care: resting when I needed to, along with using essential oils and other natural strategies to stay healthy. Apparently...

The Other Maui Downwinder: The Kihei Run

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Downwind Paddling - Kihei Side   It’s not always fun and downwinders on the North Shore of Maui. Contrary to the idealized notion that Maui’s weather is perennially perfect and so much more consistent than conditions anywhere else on the the planet, sometimes Maliko is a...

Surfski Monday: Epic Kayaks in Hawaii

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Surfski Life We will admit it: we are dragging just a little bit on this Monday morning.  But this video from Epic Kayaks gets our blood going.  Watch for the shot of the ski on the wave at about :30 seconds in, with the surfer. ...

Video: Na Wahine Ikaika

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Outrigger Racing: Na Wahine Ikaika Once a year, the Kanaka Ikaika Racing Association holds the Na Wahine Ikaika. This is a women-only event, open to all crafts, and is more than just a race. Being held the day before the Molokai Hoe - a race that...

Video: Cast Your Fate To The Wind

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Prone Downwinding   We l0ve this video edit of the prone downwinding by Frank Lundy!        

Infographics: Leashes and PFDS

Quick References for Key SUP Safety Gear The American Canoe and Kayak Association has come up with some handy infographics to quickly and clearly communicate how and why and which leashes and PFDs should be used for stand up paddling.  Take a look, and pass...

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