Battle of the Bottles: Avex and Fifty/Fifty Product Review

Fifty/Fifty Bottles
Once I find a product I really, really like, I will be the first to admit that my mind closes like a bear trap to anything else that competes with it.  At the same time, something new and shiny (ooh shiny shiny!) with appealing...

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...

Lessons and Tours: Are you paying attention to your favorite customers?

Homies Relay teams
A friend with a successful SUP tour and rental business recently shared his success story with me. It was strikingly simple and while I can't share the specifics of who he targeted, I can surely share the how so you can create your own...

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...

Gear Review: Starboard All Star Dry Suit

Starboard Dry Suit
Top TEN Reasons I bought a Starboard All Star SUP Drysuit Carolina Paddleboard Company in Wrightsville Beach had them in stock. Immediate warmth, repeat, IN STOCK. They know me and helped me size appropriately (can’t do that online.) I could, in turn, show my financial loyalty and spend...

Whitewater SUP and Leashes

Leashes in whitewater
by Trey Knight The topic of leashes in whitewater paddling on a SUP is complicated, unique and a personal choice. I hope to bring some new perspective to people’s view on this and help them increase their sphere of awareness on the river. This article...

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...

April Zilg: Keep Calm and Enjoy the Taper

For those training for the Carolina Cup, the essential tapering weeks are almost here! If you’ve been training for the Carolina Cup and you’re wondering, “what’s tapering?” then you may be new to training. At about 2 weeks out from your goal event, you’ll start...

Buy Local SUP Shop Profile: One Love Beach

OneLoveBeach
Owners Chris and Blake Dowling met on the water. With a shared vision to supply their community with a meeting place for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, One Love Beach was created. More than just a place to rent and buy paddle boards, One...

Go Paddle Event Profile: Key West SUPFest January 28-31st

lazy dog supfest
I'm not sure if you're as cold as I am, but the thought of Key West sounds amazing to me right now—especially when facing down the first major storm to hit the East Coast. It's warm there. Really warm. Like board shorts and bikinis, cruiser...

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