Safety Checklist for the Carolina Cup

Safety Gear for Paddle Racing First time doing the Carolina Cup, or any race this year? Not sure what to bring? Here's our checklist for safety gear essentials. All Races/All Craft: Leash - coiled so that it will stay out of your way and out of...

Board Review: Comparing Bullets

Board: SIC Bullet Series Our Man in The PNW - Joel Yang - loves to geek out on boards and gear as much as we do.  The Stoke on the Water Gorge Guide put this comparison of the classic SIC Bullet series, on which he...

Board Review: SIC Bayonnet 2018

 SIC Bayonet 2018
 SIC Bayonet 2018 Our Man in The PNW - Joel Yang - loves to geek out on boards and gear as much as we do.  The Stoke on the Water Gorge Guide put this review of the new SIC Bayonet together for us, after a...

Book Review: Zane Schweitzer’s Beneath the Surface

Schweitzer’s Beneath the Surface
Zane Schweitzer’s Beneath the Surface Athlete autobiographies and memoirs - ghost written or not - are a dime a dozen.  Sometimes, most times, they are overblown with ego, peppered with tales of celebrity success and excess if not debauchery, with maybe a little inspiration thrown...

Hobie Polarized from Surf Expo 2018

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We looked at one of the best polarized options for under $100 for paddling at Hobie Polarized during the 2018 Surf Expo in Orlando Florida.

Gear Review: Active Skin Repair

Skin Repair and Protection for Outdoor Athletes
Skin Repair and Protection for Outdoor Athletes So, after putting 27 stitches in my left calf this summer, I think I know a little bit about skin repair. I learned a TON during my bi-monthly sessions at the UNC-Rex Hospital wound care clinic about how...

John Kleintop interview at Pukka Custom Headwear, Shirts and Sweatshirts: 2018 Surf Expo

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Custom Hats By Pukka Pukka Headwear makes all our hats and we love the level of customization coupled with the low minimum orders (48) that can then be broken up into different styles in groups of 12. They also have shirts and sweatshirts and you...

Gear Review: Surf Fur SurfCheck Hoodie

Surf Fur's SurfCheck Hoodie
Surf Fur's SurfCheck Hoodie Makes Winter Better It's already been a super cold winter here in North Carolina - Mullet Central. So cold I haven't been doing much surfing.  Something about uber-thick wetsuits with hoods is just not appealing  So I have not been using...

Gear Overview: Knives for Paddling

Knives for Paddling:  A good Idea I distinctly remember the first pocket knife my blade-obsessed father gave me.  It was a small pen knife, with a faux bone handle and a very small blade.  Much to my mother’s horror, he showed me how to open...

Werner to offer LeverLock across their entire SUP Line

Werner Paddles Zen
Werner just made a huge move across their whole line by offering LeverLock across their whole SUP paddle line. The technology adds 16" of adjustment to every paddle, so the days of fixed shafts in the recreation and surf, perhaps even race, might be...

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