Marina Andriola
By Marina Andriola First, a disclaimer. This blog post pokes fun. It is not my intent to discourage you from your personal paddling goals. Truth is, I’d rather be stand up paddling than writing. Which is saying a lot, because I love writing more than exercise. That was until I discovered these giant rafts of...
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Marina Andriola Karin Horen of New Zealand was devastated to discover a cancerous lump in her right breast. Only 26 years old, Karin had to undergo a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, before returning to live as normal of a life as possible. Vigilant about her health, she began encouraging everyone who would listen to her...
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by: Marina Andriola How difficult is stand up paddling? Part of the appeal of stand up paddling is that it is a relatively easy activity to learn for people of any age or fitness level. If you can stand up on land, you will be able to stand up paddle. Variables like wind, chop and...
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Why a sup leash is so important
by: Marina Andriola Why you need a sup leash, and what to do if you find that you’re not in Kansas anymore. 
Perhaps one of the most important pieces of equipment is the leash, the thing that connects you to your board. For any paddler, this little item can literally mean the difference between life...
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where the boys are
by: Marina Andriola Get schooled on Surf Etiquette by a Standup Woman Is aggression in the water a gender issue or a surfer issue? Is localism practiced equally by both sexes? Are water-women more evolved than their surfing brethren at maintaining peace and order in a crowded line-up? Below is an actual conversation from a...
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