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A Simple Way to Improve Your Health – Today!

In Spotlight by Daniel

Did you know… Watching the sunrise or the sunset has a profound positive effect on your overall wellbeing… increasing your feel-good hormones and arousing deep gratitude for your life and the natural world? It’s true! Don’t believe us? According to Psychology Today, a recent study found, “A greater engagement with beauty was associated with higher levels of life satisfaction, gratitude, …

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That Time We Saw a Sea Cow

In Spotlight by Daniel

The paddling season is inching closer… So close, we can feel the warm sun on our faces, the wind in our hair, and the cold salty splash of the ocean (or cold freshwater splash of the lake or river if that’s your flavor) on our faces. And with it quickly approaching, it’s time for another SUP-centric workout to get yourself …

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These Two SUP Activities Should Be On Your 2021 New Years Resolution

In Spotlight by Daniel

SUP-related New Years Resolutions? Each year we tend to make plans to try and become a better version of ourselves. A worthy endeavor. This can include getting more exercise, eating healthier, making strides in business, and more! But what the team at Perfect Paddles is curious about is… Do you have a SUP-centric New Years Resolution you’re looking to fulfill …

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Is It Possible to Kite or Wingsurf on an iSUP?

In Spotlight by Daniel

This is a question that sooner or later every iSUP paddler asks himself when he looks around and realizes there are a lot of interesting things happening around him on the water. If not sooner, then when he realizes that he is powerless in high waves and stronger winds, while kitesurfers, windsurfers and, in recent years, especially wingsurfers are just …

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Hot or Cold- What’s January paddling like in your neighborhood?

In Newsletter, Spotlight, Video by Daniel

Happy New Year Paddlers! Question… In your area, is it hot or cold outside? No matter where you live seasonal changes may happen gradually while weather conditions can change in an instant. Whether you’re in Northern or Southern Hemispheres you’ll have different challenges to overcome and opportunities to enjoy so you can make the most out of our sport no matter what season …

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Water Hazards to Look for Before Heading Out for Some SUP Fun

In Spotlight by Daniel

SUP is meant to be experienced in the wild. Part of the fun is being entrenched in the elements, letting them test you, and making it out on the other side. But when it comes to Mother Nature, you must also know your limits. No matter how strong a paddler you may be, if you spend enough time on the …

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Featured Buddy Deal Location: Green Fin Paddle Co.

In Spotlight by Daniel

Green Fin Paddle Co. is an outfitter located in Santa Rosa Beach in the northwest section of Florida on the Gulf side near Destin.  Besides fine sunsets and clear blue waters, Green Fin offers visitors some of the best tours available in Florida.  Some highlights include their Eastern Lake Sunset and Sunrise Tour, a Hogtown Bayou Tour, a Miramar Beach …

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SUP Gear Review: SUP-Now Paddle Patch

In Spotlight by Daniel

Have you ever gone on a paddle and wondered where you were going to put your phone and keys? Next question… Have you ever tried to carry them in your pocket and fallen in? Or tried to stash them on the beach in hopes they would still be there by the time you get back? We understand. It’s a problem.  …

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How to Stay Safe in Cold Water Paddling

In Spotlight by Daniel

The sport of SUP is a fantastic way to connect with nature and rediscover your love of the water. But like anything else, it is not without its dangers. Especially as the water temperatures begin to drop. In the past, there have been instances where paddlers have been separated from their boards and caught in dangerous situations. Ones that have …

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4 Great Places to SUP in Norway

In Spotlight by Daniel

If we were to describe Norway in a phrase it would have to be, “beautiful cold nordic landscape.”  Notice anything about that line? If you’re interested in SUP, you probably picked up on the word ‘cold’ right away.  Not many people are interested in standing atop a SUP board when the temperatures reach below what you would experience on a …

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4 Fantastic Spots to SUP in Russia

In Spotlight by Daniel

You read the title correctly.  There is SUP in Russia. Is it that difficult to believe? It shouldn’t be. Because for anyone who has been paying attention to the sport, this isn’t news.  Over the last few years, Russia has actually become quite a hotbed for SUP with proof of consistent growth. And that’s great news!  For our fellow Russian …

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SUP Gear Review: Duk Gear Waterproof Cell Phone Case

In Spotlight by Daniel

  There are plenty of waterproof cases available on the outdoor market these days.  We’ve all seen them. Maybe on the boardwalk, you’ve noticed the thin plastic bags with the zip lock on top. Or in other paddling outfitters, a similar product that has the name of the shop printed in the corner.  These products may work. For a time. …

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Featured Buddy Deal Location: Moxie Unleashed

In Spotlight by Daniel

To paddle with Sasha and the team at Moxie Unleashed is to transform into a full-blown adventurer. Their home is based in Sussex, United Kingdom near Brighton but has the ability to take visitors wherever the adventure takes them.  Or as Sasha puts it, “After the initial SUP Intro session(s) on relatively calm water and once the basics have been …

Connection in Costa Rica

In Spotlight by Daniel

I sat on the beach in Nosara.  My first time on the sands of Costa Rica. The weather was warm and the air smelled of a pleasant fresh salt like only coastal towns could smell. Down the narrow dirt road, fresh papaya was being passed from the street vendor to happy customers and the bright red shade of the fruit …

What is a Downwinder?

In Spotlight by Daniel

Have you ever heard the term “downwinder”? Maybe a fellow paddling enthusiast said it one day in passing, or your friends mentioned a run they did a few months ago, or maybe you picked it up online. Did it leave you wondering what it meant? Or what participating in a downwinder entails? Or how to prepare for one? Or if …

5 Fantastic Spots for SUP in Morocco

In Spotlight by Daniel

5 Fantastic Spots for SUP in Morocco Across the globe, there are places lying in wait to discover. Beautiful places with warm sandy beaches, distinct cultures, friendly people, and a chance to experience beach life on a SUP.  Most names we’ve heard before. Costa Rica, Hawaii, Bali, New Zealand. These are all fantastic spots to hop on a place and …

4 Fun Places to SUP in Sweden

In Spotlight by Daniel

4 Fun Places to SUP in Sweden If Sweden isn’t in your travel plans for the summer of 2021, then you might want to reconsider.  Go for the food, the architecture, the people, the culture, and the beauty of the natural world that surrounds their burgeoning cities.  And go, of course, for the opportunity to SUP in a new location.  …

5 Great Places to SUP in Indonesia

In Spotlight by Daniel

Over the course of the last five to seven years, Indonesia, and in particular, Bali, has become a desired destination for yogis, surfers, and adventurers.  The reasons to visit the tropical shores of the islands are plenty. But it can include the welcoming culture, the fantastic food, the beautiful natural surroundings, and in the case of surfers and paddlers, the …

5 Great Places to SUP in South Africa

In Spotlight by Daniel

One of the many great aspects of SUP is the ability to travel the world and still discover new and interesting locations to paddleboard.  In our articles, we have covered ground from around North America, spots in Central America, Asia, Europe, and now we wish to focus on the wonderful locales in Africa with a starting point in South Africa.   …

5 Great Places to SUP in Thailand

In Spotlight by Daniel

To see the craggy cliffs lining the beaches of Thailand is a pleasure everyone must enjoy at least once in their lifetime.  The beaches are open and sandy, the sun is warm on your face, and the water is cool and clear.  And while we know for certain that Thailand has some of the best places to SUP in the …

5 Great Outfitters in Australia for SUP Yoga

In Spotlight, SUP Activity Recommendations, SUP Location Recommendations by Daniel

5 Great Outfitters in Australia for SUP Yoga Australia is home to some of the best spots to paddle in the world.  Their varied wildlife, crystal clear water, and breathtaking coastline make for a fantastic time on the water.  But maybe you’re more of the introverted type. Or just want to relax and rejuvenate your body.  The outfitters in Australia …

4 Fantastic Outfitters for SUP Surf Lessons in Australia

In Spotlight, SUP Activity Recommendations, SUP Location Recommendations by Daniel

4 Fantastic Outfitters for SUP Surf Lessons in Australia Australia is known for its many traits. The beautiful landscapes, the clear waters, the wild outback, the giant spiders, the aggressive snakes, the kangaroos and koalas, and surfing.  The fantastic beaches that line the coast of the continent have produced some of the biggest names in the sport. This is because …

SUP Gear Review: Surfco Hawaii Rail-Tape

In Spotlight, SUP Activity Recommendations, SUP Location Recommendations by Daniel

Surfco Hawaii has some of the best accessories available in the SUP market. They offer paddlers the chance to acquire high-quality aftermarket fins, ding repair kits, handles, deck-rigging kits, and what we are reviewing today…rail tape. Have you ever seen a used paddleboard? Or do you own one? Are the rails chipped away, torn up, and scarred? Most likely…they are. …

Buddy Deal Spotlight: Amelia Adventures

In Spotlight, SUP Activity Recommendations, SUP Location Recommendations by Daniel

Along Florida’s Atlantic coast, there lies a chain of islands called the Sea Islands. One island that belongs to this chain is Amelia Island. Amelia boasts beautiful views, luxurious hotels, sandy beaches, and some of the best paddleboarding spots on the coast. Thomas and Catherine Oliver, owners of Amelia Adventures, recognized the potential the island held for SUP adventures and …

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How to build a wooden Paddle Board

In General, Spotlight by Perfect Paddles

How to build a wooden paddle board In this series of videos, You’ll be taken you through the entire process of building a Wooden SUP using a kit from http://www.DIYsurfboardkits.com.au In this first video, I show you how to assemble the frame kit using minimal tools that almost any DIYer would have.

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Make a New Buddy – The Lessons & Rentals Issue

In Newsletter, Spotlight, SUP Activity Recommendations, SUP Location Recommendations by Perfect Paddles

Give Code Summer19 to a friend for a discounted lesson and make a new paddle buddy, today! (code valid until July 1st) Do you remember your first time? Some people like to dive in at the deep end of things when it comes to SUP’ing — just grab a paddle, jump on any old board and head on out…inevitably getting …

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Wandersurf Board Company Spotlight

In Spotlight by Perfect Paddles

Meet Jason Gonzales of WanderSurf Board Company in San Diego, California Hi Jason, could you tell us a little bit about yourself? Coming from a corporate job where I just got burned out with the corporate lifestyle, I wanted to do something different and and decided to return to my roots – 30 years of surfing – and start a …

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Sunset Stand Up Paddle

In Spotlight by Perfect Paddles

Meet Erin O’Malley of Sunset Stand Up Paddle in Laguna Beach, California Hi Erin, could you tell us a little bit about yourself? Erin O’Malley, the owner, was born and raised in the Eastern Sierras and was on the US Snowboard Team through her late teens and early 20’s. Her focus and passion has now turned to paddle boarding. Sunset …

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Green Fin Paddle Company

In Spotlight by Perfect Paddles

Meet Ryan Marcell of Green Fin Paddle in Destin, Florida Hi Ryan, could you tell us a little bit about yourself? I started in a corporate setting with a vacation rentals business and found that the company I was working for didn’t focus on customer service so we created our own beach gear rental company right on the beach and …

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Lublu Sup & Wellness Spotlight

In Spotlight by Perfect Paddles

Meet Seth Bloomgarden. Founder of Lublu Sup & Wellness in Miami, Florida and Vice Chair of Surfrider MiamiHi Seth, could you tell us a little bit about yourself? Seth Bloomgarden – is a waterman and adventurer. He swam competitively, was a life guard, and a sailor in his younger years. He has been a lifelong outdoor adventure and fitness enthusiast. …

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August 2, 2018 – Weekly Newsletter

In Newsletter, Spotlight by Perfect Paddles

Rubicon Adventures Spotlight with Bill MashekRubicon Adventures is a Tour Operator and Whitewater Outfitter We believe in direct passenger participation in your adventure. Our River trips are a great fun way to access wilderness and to teach and challenge you with a new experience. Anyone in reasonably good physical condition will enjoy a whitewater voyage. There is very little “hard” …