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The Best Paddleboard Spots in Southern California

The Best Paddleboard Spots in Southern California

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California has long been celebrated for its music, food and laid-back culture. Closely tied to all these elements are the state’s hundreds of miles of gorgeous coastline, presenting a seemingly endless array of beach experiences. While the saltwater gets most the love, California is also home to thousands of freshwater lakes and reservoirs. Some are small mountain gems, while others sprawl for miles through historic river gorges. The common denominator for these ocean hotspots and their lesser-known freshwater cousins is that they are great for paddleboarding. And many of the state’s best SUP destinations are in the southern half of...

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Summer SUP Contest 2017 - Win your own Hornet SUP Paddle

Summer SUP Contest 2017 - Win your own Hornet SUP Paddle

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The Contest Has Ended - Thank You All for Participating We'll draw the winners during the first week of August and they will be notified personally via email. Good luck y'all! SUBSCRIBE AND SUP WITH STYLE Last month, we treated dragon boat enthusiasts with a paddle raffle but this time it’s all about SUP. The rules are (still) simple. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to get a chance to win your very own Hornet SUP paddle. We will draw one winner among the 2017 newsletter subscribers (if you've subscribed this year, you're already in - not sure, subscribe again, we'll...

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PADDLECHICA: The Seven Deadly Sins of Paddling and How You Can Avoid Them

PADDLECHICA: The Seven Deadly Sins of Paddling and How You Can Avoid Them

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This article was originally published on Paddlechica.com.   1. Not Warming Up Properly Too many paddlers jump into a boat for a training session or even a race without a sufficient warmup. Dynamic stretching at least 15- 45 minutes before hitting the water is crucial to get your muscles well-lubricated and ready to fire. A light run is beneficial to raise your total body temperature and get your body ready for vigorous activity, but you also need to be doing active stretches. Shoulder circles, hip circles, leg swings, squats, lunges, jumping jacks, etc. all help get your body loosened up and prepared...

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Beginner's Guide to Dragon Boat Racing

Beginner's Guide to Dragon Boat Racing

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As long as there have been boats on this earth, there have been paddles. And different cultures developed their own versions of propelling watercraft over the centuries, from the outrigger canoes of the Pacific Islands to the ornate dugouts of the coastal tribes in Alaska. In China, dragon boats reigned supreme. Short History of Dragon Boats Dragon boats made their debut on the Yantze River in China about 2,500 years ago. As the name suggests, these weren’t casual watercraft designed for pleasure cruises. They were precision boats designed to take part in rituals and festivals in honor of the Chinese...

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Love is In the Water: SUP as a Dating Activity

Love is In the Water: SUP as a Dating Activity

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Sick of going to dinner and a movie for date night? Yeah, us too. As a lover of the great outdoors, you want to stay outdoors – not get holed up in a dark movie theater for hours. And chances are, the person you attract will feel the same way.  If you’re looking for a shake up to your current date night (or date day) routine, consider SUP as a dating activity. SUP is Romantic SUP isn’t just meant for adrenaline junkies. Many people love to paddleboard on calm waters while enjoying some blissful quiet and alone time. If you...

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