Great SUP Resources

There is a wealth of information on SUP out there on the web so to help you filter it out here is our short list of personal favorites that we keep up with and appreciate for quality content, good writing & solid information.  

Distressed Mullet – Weird name eh? Distressed Mullet is easily the most witty, entertaining & prolific site on all things SUP.  The writing team of John Beausang & Katie Elzer-Peters are a little “out there” in a good way. Distressed Mullet dedicated to creating and finding the best information on stand up paddleboard, sup boards, SUP, paddle boards, standup paddle, how to stand up paddle, stand up paddles, stand up paddle boards, with stand up paddle board reviews, answering questions on what is paddle boarding, how to sup, how to stand up paddle board and how to sup surf with articles and videos. They also have an extensive blogroll with timely and well written articles on almost every aspect of Standup Paddling.

SUP Connect The Facebook of the Standup Paddling community, includes a wide assortment on everything SUP, including free Membership to help you connect with other avid SUP people around the country and around the world! It includes, Race & events calendar, industry news, features & Live or near live updates from most major North American races, events & trade shows.

Performance Paddling – Candice Appleby & Anthony Vela are two of SUP Standup Racing’s very best racers & race training instructors who run advanced paddle technique clinics and workshops at some of the larger events on the race calendar.  Additionally Candice & Anthony have started their own Performance Paddling Youth Team whom they mentor and coach to help develop and bring along the next generation of Standup Racing’s talent.  They also run the Junior Pro & Youth SUP Fiesta every May, in Huntington Beach, CA which is the leading professional prize money competition that showcases the largest field of competitive U17 youth racers from across the U.S. & abroad.

Wai Nani SUP & SUP Tribe- Based out of scenic Lake Minnetonka MN, Wai Nani Surf & Paddle is the leading Twin Cities Full Service Stand Up Paddleboard Sales and Service Provider offering some of Minnesota’s best and most popular paddleboards for sale in addition to rentals, lessons, paddleboard fitness and yoga, guided excursions and tours, advanced SUP training and racing, custom group events and community.  One of the top selling SUP “shops” in Minnesota, specializing in high quality Beginner and Intermediate stand up paddleboards. Wai Nani Surf & Paddle is also the largest SUP ATX retailer in the Midwest. Call us today to see what makes SUP ATX is the #1 paddleboard maker worldwide!

Dave Kalama – is a Waterman’s Journal by legendary Hawaiian Waterman Dave Kalama. Dave Kalama along with Laird Hamilton is often credited for the re-birth of modern SUP in the “early days” which is in the early 2000’s. Yes, “modern SUP ” is a very young sport. His informative and insightful site covers “Adventures in StandUp Paddling, surfing, ocean voyaging, and life.” in his own true to character, soulful & laid back Hawaiian style.

Zen Waterman  * Surfing and Stand Up Paddling as Zen arts. Co-written by Robert Stehlik (stand up paddling) and  Len Barrow (surfing). Focus and paying attention to technique, equipment, mental aspects, the interplay with nature and others.

Check back in here from time to time as we do add & update this list. 

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