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The Ghost Paddler

Don't Be That Guy (or Gal)! #1

November 23, 2015

So, I just watched a commercial that inspired this new series of articles. As paddle sports continue to grow in popularity, they have become popular imagery and backdrops for advertising as companies try to hitch their product to popular and growing sports like kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP). With that said, I'm sitting here on the couch, overheating my laptop as I work on implementing a new update for our website. I hadn't been paying any attention to the TV, or even the fact that it was on as Christy has it locked down on the Hallmark Channel until Christmas! Plus, it was muted since she's been on conference calls. Suddenly, I'm distracted in my peripheral by what turns out...

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Adventure on the Graveyard

April 13, 2015

Yesterday was an adventure in nearly all sense of the word. This is a lengthy story. Sorry in advance. A lot of lessons were reaffirmed and learned anew yesterday. I've been trying to get to Wrightsville for a couple months now and the logistics of running a new water sports shop, plus life, have taken priority.  Last year, I was on the ocean 7-8 times before the Carolina Cup. Yesterday was my second this year. My friend, Mike and I met up with the always enjoyable, John, with plans to paddle the Graveyard and get comfortable on our new boards (Infinity Blackfish and Starboard All Star) and learn some insight from John's local knowledge. This would be my 4th time circumnavigating the...

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