View from the Back: Our Boards, Our Cars, Ourselves

If my car ended up parked overnight at the mall, it would probably be towed because someone would think a homeless person lived in it. What's in my car? Screwdriver Locking straps Board lock Non locking straps Long straps Dog life jacket People life jackets (2) Adjustable paddle Regular paddle Rash guards Beach towels Duct tape Vinegar Surf...

How to Buy a Board

First let's start with how NOT to buy a board: One: If you want to take up standup paddleboarding, do not go into a surf shop, or even a paddleboard shop, and buy the prettiest board there. Oh, you will want to. Believe me. And...

Review: Yolo Yak Stand Up Paddleboard

The Yolo Yak could quite possibly be the toughest SUP on Earth. It's heavy duty, made of roto-molded polyethelene. It's a beast. It is hard to paddle in strong currents and wind, but super stable. You can fit 5 kids on this thing as a...

What Not to Wear (While Paddleboarding)

Hopefully Stacy and Clinton from What Not to Wear will never show up at my house with a camera. I guess being a freelancer means the only "coworker" who could turn me in is my dog, and she likes to go naked, anyway, so...

Starboard interchangeable paddle system video with Mark Colino

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Mark Colino talks about the Starboard interchangeable stand up paddle and shaft system designed by Dan Gavere. Great for traveling, lays flat in a suitcase and allows you to swap blade sizes. Image by Distressed Mullet via Flickr Image by Distressed Mullet via Flickr Related articles Starboard's NRG...

Waterproof Bandages—Nexcare works

Nexcare Waterproof bandages—If you've ever taken out a new paddle or have a problem with death grip or monkey grip with your paddle, then you've had blisters. I took out a great new paddle the other day and unfortunately, went too hard for too...

PUMA/LAIRD BOARD SELECTED FOR GEAR OF SHOW AWARD BY OUTSIDE MAGAZINE

BOSTON, MA (August 8, 2011) –Outside editors named their favorite 10 outdoor gear products from Outdoor Retailer, held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the PUMA/Laird Board was the lone watercraft to make this year’s list. Laird Hamilton stands in front of the PUMA/Laird Board...

Ron House toe-hold

By the end of next week, there'll be at least 5 Ron House race boards here in NC. I have a 14' coming. It should ship today. There's a 12'6" carbon race board on its way and possibly a second 12'6"This is just another...

Check out this race board from Australia

This board is called the Penetrator and it's made by Balmoral Boards. Check out the drainage and how forward the fin is... I emailed them for more information. I'm curious to see how the longer boards fit into the slot here on the east coast. In Hawaii, they...

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