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MTI Journey: Is Simple Better?

Gear Review: MTI Journey PFD This review is the first in a series of articles testing and reviewing a selection of MTI PFDs suitable for...
Vaikobi, Ocean Racing PFD, SUP Examiner, Stand UP Paddling, OC-1, Paddlesports, PFD, water safety, personal flotation device

Gear Review: The Vaikobi Ocean Racing PFD – One Year On

Strictly speaking it has been a year and a half since I first reviewed the Vaikobi Ocean Racing PFD. Since that time I’ve got...
Matt Chebatoris, SUP examiner, shelta hats, onyx m-16 belt pack pfd, gear review, electric sunglasses, kuhl mutiny shorts, king harbor redondo beach

Gear Review: The Onyx M-16 Belt Pack PFD

The Onyx M-16 belt pack PFD is a well thought out, comfortable and attractive, low profile design which provides the necessary degree of safety...

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Kelly Margetts, paddleboard & outrigger races, sup examiner, onit pro, quickblade, quickblade paddles, sunova, sup, standup paddling, golden gate bridge, battle of the bay, san francisco

The Week Ahead: Paddleboard & Outrigger Races and Events

The Week Ahead is a weekly column listing paddleboard & outrigger races and events across North America and select events from around the world....
OnIt Pro, Pacific Paddle Games, Quickblade Paddles, Match Stick, Father and Son, SUP Event, SUP Racing, Dana Point, Doheny State Beach

Tips from the Top: Paddling Tips Gleaned from the Pacific Paddle Games

Making the Most Out of the Pacific Paddle Games Major SUP events are always a great opportunity to pick up a few tips from other...
xshot mini tripod, sup examiner, phone gear, camera accessories

Gear Review: A Mini Tripod That Holds It Own

The XShot Mini Tripod Sometimes you need to prop up your phone to take a shot. Selfies, maybe, or a group shot? Unless you want that...
Danny Ching, Anthony Vela, Performance Paddling, Mike Muir, paddle clinic, Dana Point, SuP clinic, outrigger training, 404 SUP, 404, 404 basecamp, hippostick paddles

Danny Ching: A Paddler’s Coach

Danny Ching shares insights into his passion for coaching paddlers Many of Danny Ching’s accomplishments are widely documented. His consecutive wins at the Battle of the...
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Why an Inflatable SUP is the Right Choice for You

Examining the benefits of an inflatable SUP Inflatable standup paddleboards (SUPs) have come a long way in the past 10 years. The initial models were...