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Review: Black Project Hydro Paddle and Sonic Fin
Review: Black Project Hydro Paddle and Sonic Fin

I am not a natural paddler, nor am I physically gifted with a paddler’s body. I’m short (5’5”), I have a short reach, and I’m....

SUP How To: Falling
SUP How To: Falling

Falling the Right Way After our recent discussion on falling and not being afraid to, several folks suggested we follow up by talking about how....

The Inland Paddler: The Fear of Falling
The Inland Paddler: The Fear of Falling

Let’s talk about falling. Or, if you paddle outrigger, huli’ing. Or, if you paddle surf ski, capsizing or flipping. If you are a long-time paddler,....

Jeremy Riggs on Jumping the Bump
Jeremy Riggs on Jumping the Bump

If you want to learn downwinding, especially if your goal is a North Shore Maui Maliko Run, there is no one better to learn from....

Vet’s Find Balance Through Paddling: 4THE22 Raises Awareness, Provides Opportunity
Vet’s Find Balance Through Paddling: 4THE22 Raises Awareness, Provides Opportunity

Everyday 22 veterans, including active-duty service members across all branches, commit suicide. 22 people with parents, families, and people that love them. Every single day.....

The Inland Paddler: Reflections of Seven Years of Chattajacking
The Inland Paddler: Reflections of Seven Years of Chattajacking

Earlier this week, those of us registered for the 2020 edition of the 31-mile Chattajack race in Chattanooga received an email that wasn’t exactly unexpected....

Paddling with Purpose: Virtual Panda Paddle and Standup for the Cure
Paddling with Purpose: Virtual Panda Paddle and Standup for the Cure

In trying times, it’s easy to retreat inward, to make our world as small and manageable as we can. It helps us feel in control....

Dehydration Relief: DripDrop ORS to the rescue when you need it
Dehydration Relief: DripDrop ORS to the rescue when you need it

DripDrop ORS Review What is dehydration?  Simply put, it’s a fluid imbalance. But before we explain a troubled state, we’ll start with a happy one.....

The Inland Paddler: Oh Garmin! Don’t Fail Me Now!
The Inland Paddler: Oh Garmin! Don’t Fail Me Now!

I am a slave to the data.  I live and die by my metrics. And I am addicted to wearables. Even though there is clearly....

M(idwest) 2 Oahu
M(idwest) 2 Oahu

M2O a 32-mile race from Molokai to Oahu. It’s 4,000 miles from Molokai to the Midwest. For many, it would be the trip pf a....

Racing Halfway to The North Pole: 45 North Solstice Paddle Festival
Racing Halfway to The North Pole: 45 North Solstice Paddle Festival

About 20 degrees latitude north of the equator, you’ll find Hawaii, the epicenter of all things paddle related. However, if you keep heading north halfway....

The Inland Paddler: Paddling Through the Pandemic
The Inland Paddler: Paddling Through the Pandemic

It’s Day 136 of my Pandemic spring and summer…and I can report that in some ways, getting out to do a paddle workout it getting....

How time and intensity of training affects sleep quality
How time and intensity of training affects sleep quality

Do you think the time you exercise or the intensity of your exercise affects your quality of sleep? Thirty four men and women participated in....

Midwest Paddle Festival Recap
Midwest Paddle Festival Recap

Is it safe to return to the water? The ubiquitous two note theme song played, but that danger wasn’t a shark fin cutting through the....

Save A Session Kit: Items to Always Have on Hand Just in Case
Save A Session Kit: Items to Always Have on Hand Just in Case

Save-A-Session Kits If you’ve ever arrived at your paddle destination all excited for a workout or a surf with you buddies, only to realize someone....

Product Review: The SUP Hipster
Product Review: The SUP Hipster

When I first started paddleboarding, I lived maybe 100 yards from Lake Michigan. 50 yards up a dune, and 50 yards down a steep set....

Thoracic rotation and mobility in your SUP stroke with Coach Seychelle
Thoracic rotation and mobility in your SUP stroke with Coach Seychelle

Here is part of Coach Seychelle’s Wellness series with SIC where she discusses Thoracic rotation and Mobility in your Stroke The post Thoracic rotation and....

Seychelle on the most important part of the SUP Paddling Technique—the Catch
Seychelle on the most important part of the SUP Paddling Technique—the Catch

Seychelle, 2019’s World Champ and Paddle Monster Coach, talks about the most important part of SUP Paddling Technique and the paddle stroke… the catch The....

Essential Gear: In Praise of the “Buff” or the Neck Gaiter
Essential Gear: In Praise of the “Buff” or the Neck Gaiter

In the past, I have extolled the benefits of the neck gaiter, or by the popular brand name, The Buff, but usually as a part....

How to do a buoy turn with Coach Travis Grant: Video from NSP
How to do a buoy turn with Coach Travis Grant: Video from NSP

Paddle Monster Coach Travis Grant is a stand-up paddle athlete with several big titles under his belt, including Molokai, the Carolina Cup, King of the....

Extreme Social Distance: Paddling the entire 182-mile length of the Manistee River in Northern Michigan
Extreme Social Distance: Paddling the entire 182-mile length of the Manistee River in Northern Michigan

For the most part, paddlers are outdoor people, so when you tell them they have to stay indoors and not paddle in events, a little....

An Interview with VPL SUP World Leader Donnie Freens
An Interview with VPL SUP World Leader Donnie Freens

Netherlands Junior paddler Donnie Freens has been shaking up the Virtual Paddle League leaderboards since our launch in April 2020. Throwing down lightning-fast times on....

Kicks and Paddling: Let’s Talk Footwear!
Kicks and Paddling: Let’s Talk Footwear!

If You Have to Wear Shoes I’ve seen lots of folks on different platforms asking about footwear for paddling so I thought I’d weigh in.....

USCG 2019 Recreational Boating Statistics and Paddling
USCG 2019 Recreational Boating Statistics and Paddling

The U.S. Coast Guard has released its accident, injury and death statistics for 2019 and as always the results are interesting. Here are the top....

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