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Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by Manny Vargas I don’t know about you but my paddle board is an investment that I want to last. I do my best to take good care of it. With that being said, the first thing I now do with any paddle board that comes my way… put on the rail tape. I know some people may think it looks kooky or may hinder the performance but I say fooey. Below are my top five reasons why you should use rail tape too. Here we go: #5 Support Your Local Shop. Most shops now have their...

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 by Manny Vargas I’m 43 years young and this morning I was out at Terra Mar catching some fun three footers. But then it happened. I was paddling over a wave and the lip was able to hit my back foot as my upper body was moving forward. Now, I’m laying on my living room floor as I type this. I’m doing my best to ease my sore lower back which is on the verge of seizing up. I know I have to make some changes to my life to adjust to my new desk job. Sitting on my ass...

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Party. As you know, I run weekend surf trips to Northern Baja. And one thing that I can say for certain is that SUP surfers know how to have a good time. A recent Baja Weekender trip with the Salty Sistas confirmed this theory. The things that the group understood and took full advantage of was that they had a personal designated driver, bodyguard, tour guide and surf guide for the entire weekend. What would you do with that kind of knowledge? Here’s just a few things that got my seal of approval for the now Baja Weekender veterans… Surf Til...

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Totally. I’m not going to talk about the tech stuff that goes into the Quickblade V Drive. If you want all that, head over to West Coast Paddle Sports and they’ll give you all the deets. What I am going to talk about is my experience with the V Drive. Quickblade V Drive Okay, it started back in the summer 2014 when my buddy Byron was talking about this new paddle he wanted to get. He rambled on about the techy stuff, why it’s awesome this and why it’s awesome that. Then, he mentioned how much it costs. I just...

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