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Cali Paddler is the joining of Outrigger Canoe, Surf-Ski, Stand-up Paddleboard, Prone Paddlers, Dragon Boaters and Kayakers in California. We are a community that paddles in lakes, rivers, harbors, bays and along our ocean's coastline.
In addition to offering epic shirts, hats, sweatshirts, jerseys and stickers, we work to unite our different paddling COMMUNITIES, help environmental CONSERVATION efforts (5% of all sales are donated to non-profits), and CONNECT all the various regions of our awesome state and the businesses who support what we love to do...paddle!
It doesn’t matter your experience level, your craft, or where you paddle. For Paddlers. By Paddlers. Cali Paddler!
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Cali Paddler is excited to announce San Diego CoastKeeper is the newest recipient of the Paddle Pledge.
For those of us who paddle, whether it’s on a bay or lake, on a river or out in the giant blue ocean we know how important clean water is, not only to us but to the rest of the environment. As a community of paddlers, we are aware of the problems our waterways face when it comes to pollution. My home turf(water) is Mission Bay in San Diego. Anyone who knows San Diego knows about the trouble Mission Bay has had over the years with pollution. Nothing like being out on the bay in a canoe our on a SUP and thinking to yourself, “I’ll be fine as long as I don’t fall in”. That’s not the way I want to paddle. That’s why CaliPaddler is proud to partner with San Diego CoastKeeper.
Learn more about, and join Cali Paddlers throughout the state for our 3rd Annual Cali Paddler Cleanup. Find a location near you, or let us help you create on!
- For many years now, I have wondered what was on the other side. Beyond the little pocket town of Avalon and gates to dirt roads and bison. Far past the waters where the half day fishing boats stop. Catalina Island marked to me a giant body of land begging to be explored by water. I just knew there were coastlines with giant mountains and cliffs, pocket beaches that may not have ever had people walk upon, and of course, crystal clear water teaming with sea life. So when I became friends with Ernie after the Salton Sea Race and the CP Retreat in March, I asked him if he had paddled the islands perimeter since he moved there this past year. And when he answered "no", the next question was immediate...“would you like to?”
[Cali Paddler is always inspired by those who take on big challenges in paddling, and share their experiences with the rest of us, so that we can succeed in our own challenges and push the envelope in paddling. We recently reached out to Carter Graves, 2-time Molokai 2 Oahu Prone Champion (women's open stock), and asked her to share with us her biggest take-aways from this race. So that perhaps more of us here, can someday accomplish such great feats. Thank you Carter! ~CP ]
For me, the unpredictable and crazy nature of the conditions attracts me even more to come race M2O. The crossing is so much more than a race, but an opportunity and challenge to test not only your physical capabilities, but your mental and psychological as well. I have learned so many things through my three crossings that I have been able to relate to the rest of my life. First, the race has taught me...
- Every been curious about what it is like to paddle an inflatable SUP? Want to know the impressions of one from someone who is used to fast race boards and traveling far on paddles to explore as much as possible? Well, look no further, because we just finished a 10 day trip with lots of paddling, various conditions, and all sorts of water types. Check out our impressions of the 10' XTERRA board. What did we like, and not like? And did it pass 'the family test'?
[ CP Fitness welcomes again Shanimal Fitness to help us find solutions for shoulder pain caused by impingement. Enjoy! -CP ]
Paddlers and athletes who have shoulder impingement a lot of times will have surgery to unhinge or release the shoulder. Shoulder impingement is when a paddler lifts the arm and the humerus bone impinges or pinches the rotator cuff muscles under the coracoarcromial arch. This can cause tears in the rotator cuff. Usually if you go to a surgeon they want to do surgery, that is their job. Basically, the surgeon destabilizes the shoulder by removing very important structures at the top of the shoulder. So you have a shoulder that no longer impinges, but is now unstable as this ligament holds the top of the shoulder bones together. This then sets up a new problem that also beats up the rotator cuff.
Join us as we explore one of Southern California's most scenic lakes to paddle. Nestled among beautiful alpine backdrops and with a wonderful town beside it to quelch your post-paddle hunger, this SoCal Inland lake is as special as any place we have found. Take a gander with us the multiple launch spots, and great inside tips to ensure you have a great paddle experience here!
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