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How to Paddle Faster on Your SUP

How to Paddle Faster on Your SUP

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This article was originally published on Hornetwatersports.com. The beauty of SUP is that speed is often optional. In many case, simply being on the water is pleasure enough. In fact, many paddlers feel the slower you go, the more you can enjoy your surroundings. The more meaningful the experience becomes. That being said, there are times when you’re trying to cover a large distance in a limited time and faster speeds are needed. Competitive races are the obvious examples of this, but it could also be as simple as trying to paddle back to your car in time to make...

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How to Do SUP Fishing

How to Do SUP Fishing

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This article was originally published on Hornetwatersports.com. Fishing has long been a hobby known to relax and replenish the mind, soul, and spirit. Grandparents would load up grandkids in their boat, head to the middle of the lake, and teach them how to cast off into the water waiting for that exciting moment when the fish bite.  Now, fishing has become more exciting. Today’s new fishing scene includes SUP fishing boards alongside the traditional boats from our grandparent’s days. And the sport has caught on like wildfire. If you’re new to the world of SUP fishing, there are a few...

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Introducing: New Paddle Artwork in Partnership With Gareth W. Smith

Introducing: New Paddle Artwork in Partnership With Gareth W. Smith

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This article was originally published on Hornetwatersports.com. “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller Have you ever found yourself scrolling mindlessly through pictures on Instagram, when one image made you stop, sit upright, and take notice? That’s what happened when Jason, one of our partners at Hornet Watersports, saw the artwork of Gareth W. Smith on Instagram. Take a look at his feed and you’ll see why we were instantly impressed. His designs are intricate, yet simple. There’s flow and color, combined with a subdued, natural look. Although unique, what’s more impressive...

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5 Amazing Paddleboard Yoga Poses

5 Amazing Paddleboard Yoga Poses

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  This article was originally published on Hornetwatersports.com. In Sanskrit, “yoga” refers to a connection or union.  And for SUP yogis, this union is elevated when you add fresh air, sunlight and the weight-altering power of water. With a fluid surface, the burdens of life have less effect on you and gradually dissipate into the gentle waves. Of course, it’s not all about the heavenly moments. Paddleboard yoga also involves a fair amount of falling. And that’s part of the appeal. Ungracefully splashing into the water is simply another rejuvenating aspect of the practice. One more element of the union....

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How to Keep Your Paddles Safe While Traveling

How to Keep Your Paddles Safe While Traveling

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  This post was originally published on Hornetwatersports.com. Packing the sunscreen is easy, but traveling with your paddleboard equipment can be a logistical nightmare. It can be such a hassle that many forgo carrying their paddleboard gear altogether.  Paddleboards and their paddles are cumbersome in size. If you’re flying, many airlines have strict restrictions you must adhere to when packing something shaped differently than a suitcase or duffle bag. Renting at your destination is one option, but what’s the point of owning your own gear if you can’t enjoy it?  Using your own gear is important for serious sports enthusiasts...

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