Buy Local Shop Profile: Lake Powell Paddleboards, Page, AZ

Lake Powell
Lake Powell Paddleboards is a family owned and operated Stand Up Paddle (SUP) shop located in downtown Page, Arizona, just minutes from Lake Powell. Location 836 Vista Ave, Page AZ 86040, mailing address is P.O. Box 2187, Page AZ 86040 (post office doesn't deliver to our...

Pacific Northwest Report: Top 10 Winter Fails

Top Winter Paddling Fails
Editor's Note: Many of us are starting to dig out of the cold and are enjoying spring.  In Hood River, it's been a long, hard winter and it's still on the chilly side. Our Pacific Northwest Correspondent Jhacoli Yang from The Village of Stoke...

Custom Board Candy: Joe Bark Unlimited SUP built for the SEVENTY48 Race

Dean Burke, Joe Bark Custom
Specs This is a custom Joe Bark UL SUP. "Purpose built" for the SEVENTY48 race. Length: 17' Width: 25" Tail: Square/ 10" wide Nose: Displacement entry....but....has some rocker AND is a bit more rounded on the bottom edges. The entry and the rails were an important discussion point in making this...

Paddleboarder drowns in Whangamata and a discussion on leashes

We read this tragic story from the stuff.co.nz website about the death of paddleboarder Amie Russell whose leash got stuck under the keel of a boat, she was held under, couldn't release her leash from her ankle and drowned. According the the article, Amie fell off her board. The...

Gear Review: Optrix by Body Glove Waterproof iPhone Case

Optrix iPhone Case
Before I start, let me be perfectly clear. There is no such thing as a foolproof waterproof phone case. Operator error makes that impossible. Natural degradation of materials - in particular rubber seals and gaskets - makes that impossible. That's not necessarily the fault...

Drysuit Comparison: Starboard All Star SUP Suit v. Ocean Rodeo Heat

Cold Weather Options
Dress for the Water: A Comparison of Cold Weather Options The days are starting to get longer, and here in the South we've had some extremely unseasonably warm weather lately, but the water is still cold. My flatwater paddling venues still are well below the...

Buy Local SUP Shop Profile: Carolina Paddleboard Co.

Carolina Paddleboard Co.
Carolina Paddleboard Company is located in Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington, NC, one of the most popular standup paddleboard and paddleboard hubs in the world. Their connection to the community and continued investment in the sport make them one of the top SUP shops in the US. They...

Cold Weather Paddling: Motivation to Get out There!

Paddling In the Winter
How to Get Paddling In the Winter when you'd rather not In an ideal world, NYC would be a tropical place. And less crowded and less noisy, cleaner, etc. Not the point. It’s winter and it snows and it stays below freezing for weeks sometimes....

Joe Paddler: Meet Jeremy Cass “J.Cass” from South Berwick, ME

WHERE YOU WERE BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW? I was born in Cleveland Ohio, but have lived most of my life in Maine. WHAT IS YOUR OCCUPATION? I am a licensed Clinician and help young people to face life’s challenges. I also teach paddling and...

Gear Review: Ion Products Hydration Vest Comp

Gear Review Ion Hydration Vest
Hydration. Next to our PFDs and leashes,  our onboard, on bod water supply system might just be one of the most important pieces of gear we carry with us. And while CamelBak and others have been producing a variety of great hydration packs for...

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