How can a paddle race with 100 people have 3361 divisions? Let’s do the math

This mathematical exercise is based on a comment that suggested we as a sport adopt standard marathon age groups and recognize every division in each race We are going to take the Myrtle Beach Marathon which had 1805 participants in the full marathon as our model for age groups. We...

Let’s talk about safety, because someone has to

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At first I thought, "Is it too early for an article on this?" Then I realized on some levels it's too late. Nevertheless, it's a conversation we need to have. Are we safe when we stand up paddle board? The warning shot It started when Zbigniew Moryn,...

Competition or Personal Accomplishment: A thought on race courses

This is an observation for race directors looking to get more people to come and enjoy their races. When you have a challenge that goes beyond a simple 5K or 10K race, one that has obstacles that transcend a straight line, a start and a...

How to be happier: Find a charity and donate time or money—Great Options

Giving makes you happier. It's scientific. It's psychology. The 201o Do Good. Live Well Survey by United Healthcare surveyed more than 4,500 American adults and found that 68 percent of those who volunteered in the past year report that volunteering has made them feel physically healthier. Volunteers agree...

Danny Ching talks Hippo Sticks

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The paddles have two shaft configurations: One for race and one for surf. Check out the video. Let me know if you have any questions.

Why We Paddle

We paddle for many of the same reasons. It's what makes paddling so unique. Follow the series. Follow the who series on Distressed Mullet Instagram:  http://instagram.com/distressedmullet Or on Twitter: @supmullet Or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DistressedMullet And start thinking about why you paddle, what you love, what makes it unique. #whywepaddle

Trailblazers: It’s time to bring your own division

I've been around events for a long time and there seems to be a consistent theme. With 80,000 potential divisions, people end up paddling a craft, age group, and/or gender that sets them in their own category. Inevitably, they are left out of the awards...

Safety Discussion from the Surf Expo

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"We need to take responsibility for the safety of the people in our sport." Tyler callaway leads off the stand up Paddleboard manufacturer's safety meeting at @surfexpo. On Friday, September 9th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida manufacturers, media, and representatives from the...

What’s at stake for top elite paddlers

For top paddlers to get to events, with equipment, they need sponsors. Sponsors pay the bills. When a person wins or places in a race, they get exposure for their sponsors and prize money to help them support their dream. Every time Annabel wins, people...

July 21 CHUM Update from the Mullet

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