Reading a river is no different than reading a book -- you just need to have the correct vocabulary. In this video, Eric Jackson introduces all the different types of features in a river.

As the season turns over and fall sales arrive, it’s a good time to inspect, upgrade and replace the most important piece of safety equipment you own - your PFD or personal flotation device.

Previously, we looked at strengthening your Forward Stroke using the pilates ball. This exercise will train the abs for good form when doing J leans. While doing this routine, squeeze your abs to hold the position. Go for the burn!

Message Board of the Week

My wife likes to kayak, but she has trouble getting in and out of a kayak. So we’re thinking of getting a sit on top kayak and then modifying it to raise the seat. Has anyone actually done this? How much does it affect the stability?


Product Review Spotlights

393rl RazorLite™ Kayak

Sea Eagle Inflatables
I have been using the 393 Razor Lite in Florida waters for about 3 years now. I have run over sunken metal, shoals, branches and trees, rocks and…
I was using my old bicycling gloves when I first bought my kayak. There were adequate but I knew there had to be more comfort when paddling. I have…
I'm a disabled veteran and I've had 7 shoulder surgeries and I never thought I would be able to kayak but thanks to the versa paddle I'm able to.…

Help out the community by submitting a review and sharing your experience!

Trip Spotlight

by PresenceVideography

[Washington State] - Highlights from our kayaking trip to Hope Island Marine State Park in Washington State just west of Olympia, Washington, with video in 4K UHD with spectacular aerials. See Video.



Sponsored in part by:

by Aqua Bound

by Spirit Of The West Adventures

by Rave Sports

Featured Articles

by Ken Whiting

Ken Whiting of PaddleTV explains the purpose of rudders and skegs, and whether or not you need one on your kayak.

Proper storage for your SUP is critical in protecting it when not in use. You'd be surprised at how many different ideas and options you have for SUP storage. From freestanding racks to hoister systems to wall racks or protective covers, you're sure to find an option or two that work for your storage needs!

This series of specific exercises for paddlers encourages the use of the Pilates Ball to help improve balance. When learning the art of sea kayaking, the main focus for beginners and novice paddlers is the ability to maintain balance while in the kayak.

Photo of the Week

Deanna Egeland - Crescent Beach, Surrey, BC

Each week a winning photo will be selected from the many pictures that have been submitted by paddlers around the world!

Featured Articles

Ready for your long weekend paddling adventure? Whether you paddle calm water or white water, an inflatable kayak offers a lightweight, accessible boat that is easy to transfer and ready for any adventure! Check out our top 15 picks based on your reviews and editor's picks.

by Tom Watson

One of the most regarded luxuries of a kayak is its use as a means of "escape", a chance to ply quiet waters; far from the madding crowd; at one with nature — or one's self. It's also a wonderfully spontaneous means of sneaking away for an overnight of remote shoreline or backcountry camping.

This Point Of View account of the decisions made prior to an outing visibly shows the importance of always dressing for immersion.



Sponsored in part by:

Eddyline Kayaks
Touring Kayaks

AIRE
Packrafts

Starboard Paddleboards
Inflatable Paddle Boards

Go Paddling

Find paddling near you!

Access to over 48,000 paddling locations worldwide on the go, all the time.

Sweepstakes

  • Win a 10' Marlin Foam SUP from California Board Company
  • Win a Voodoo Kayak from Kaku Kayak

August Sweepstakes winners have been contacted and will be posted on the Sweepstakes Winners page.

Explore the Message Boards

I have a factory rack on my 2010 Rav4 but added a Yakima rack when I bought the vehicle so I could carry multiple boats for shuttles, as well as a full, heavy roof top box for long road trips. I just discovered my cross bars are peeling and rusting. I’m thinking of just removing the Yakima rack for now and attaching my various carriers to the factory cross bars. They have a weight limit of 100 lbs, which I will not exceed. But should I trust the factory rack?
No matter what I try to do, my kayak always turns. I know it is a cheap kayak, but I thought it would be easier than it is to at least go where I want to go.
I think we’ve covered equipment in the past. I want to cover behaviors. From when you leave the house to when you get back. What habits do you try to establish every time you go out?

Featured Articles

Bass Pro’s Fall Hunting Classic sales event is here! From August 19 to September 8, 2021, you’ll be able to shop amazing deals on kayaks, paddling gear and accessories, as well as camping and fishing essentials.

This Point Of View account of the decisions made prior to an outing visibly shows the importance of checking the weather forecast every time you paddle.

by Moulton Avery

If you capsize and have to swim back to shore, swimming with your paddle will be a lot easier and faster. In this video, Moulton Avery demonstrates the best way to swim with your paddle, and explains why the backstroke is the preferred style.

Product Review Spotlights

Moki-Lite

Kokopelli Packrafts
My Moki Lite is wonderful. The kayak is easy to inflate. She tracks very well especially with the skeg. The Moki is very stable and I do not feel…
Can't beat this throw bag for the price! PROS: Under $40!, Compact size for smaller vessels/rivers, Long line, Floating high visibility polypro…

This pump is a well designed product and am very pleased with my purchase.

Help out the community by submitting a review and sharing your experience!

Featured Articles

This Point Of View account shows the importance of staying sober while paddling. Some of the most important decisions you make while boating happen before you even leave shore—like whether or not to knock back a few beers.

Shop the best inflatable paddle boards for your upcoming Labor Day beach or cottage trip. We've chosen 11 of the best inflatable SUPs for all kinds of paddlers and paddling adventures. See you on the water!

by Tom Watson

For paddlers, prone to explore beyond the nearby headland or back along out-of-the-way beachheads, the reality of being put into a survival situation should be a real concern. Would you know what to do and when or how to perform the right tasks to survive?

Recent Articles

Reading a river is no different than reading a book -- you just need to have the correct vocabulary. In…

Nathan Joel Rich of Southern Salt Kayak Fishing goes over the 6 most common mistakes people make in a…

As the season turns over and fall sales arrive, it’s a good time to inspect, upgrade and replace the…

Ken Whiting of PaddleTV explains the purpose of rudders and skegs, and whether or not you need one on…