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Julia Nicholls: Hula Girls, Santa Clause, and a Sup Race in North Carolina NASCAR Country?

Above photo from Dashboards and Saddlebags. See the gallery here. “My Aloha Paddle and Surf” in Mooresville, North Carolina, organized the very first paddleboard race on Lake Norman this last Saturday benefitting the Catawba River keeper. They did everything right. Right for a great race...

Camaraderie, Commitment, Consistency Trifecta: Three Peat, Triple Crown Third Year in a Row “100 hours in 100 days” Paddle Challenge

100/100 Challenge
Camaraderie Three times is a charm. For the third year in a row, the Facebook group “100/100 Paddle Challenge” is taking up the gauntlet where each member will strive to achieve 100 HOURS in 100 DAYS. Why? Because we can and because it’s free and...

The Risks and Rewards of Mixing It Up: An Experiment of One

First, let me say, do not take this blogpost as serious heavy duty training advice. This is just me, Julia Nicholls from the 100/100 Paddle Challenge Facebook group. It’s just me, it’s “Hi, my name is Julia and I’m an Overtrainer” and I need...

We Made Something Awesome! 100/100 Paddle Challenge Ending and New Beginnings

In the Beginning… Three years ago, I started the 100/100 facebook challenge paddle group simply to find training partners for a new to me sport, standup paddling. I was clueless on what to wear, how fast or far to go, and didn’t know what an...

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...

Gear Review: Season Five Kiowa Hoodie

On November 8th, I broke the rule of “never try anything new on race day” and have lived to tell about it. In fact, I am thrilled with my deviation from THE golden rule. Having just finished the Chattajack 31 mile race on a...

Gear Review: CamelBak 70 oz 2L Molokai Hydration Pack

Molokai CamelBak Review
The Camelbak Molokai 70 oz hydration vest was designed specifically for kayaking or standup paddling. I bought one last year to use for long distance paddling where I needed to bring not just sufficient hydration, but also nutrition that I could access easily. When...

New 100/100 Challenge: “POGO” (PADDLE ONE, GET ONE FREE)

SUMMER SPECIAL : “POGO” (PADDLE ONE, GET ONE FREE) And a Challenge within a Challenge Surprise NEW 100/100 PADDLE CHALLENGE STARTING AUGUST 15, 2015 The 100/100 paddle challenge group is like a motorcycle gang, but cooler. Our obsession of choice is water; our "rides" are standup paddle...

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...

And Another Thing with Julie Nicholls: “Paddlesourcing”

There’s crowd-sourcing, out-sourcing and bob-sourcing; now there’s paddle-sourcing. It may not be an actual Webster defined term, but who cares, I just made it up. By my own definition, it’s the act of using online SUP resources to figure out how-to and where-to paddle...

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