by Wayne Horodowich

A class by definition is finite. Knowledge is infinite, because it keeps increasing. Since we cannot teach everything in one class it automatically means that a class will have its limitations.

Encompassing over 1,000,000 acres, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is in peril from a proposed toxic copper mine on the park’s boundary. Patagonia ambassador Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate paddles through the northern Minnesota wilderness to give voice to a silent, pristine place.

There are two main questions that you should think about when buying a kayak. What do you see yourself doing in the kayak? And, how much are you willing to spend?

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I have 3 hard questions for you all. I just bought a used River runner Dimension, hdpe, 13 ft. No skeg. No rudder...

Trip Spotlight

by fssnowshoe
[New Market, NH] - A 9.5 mile paddle on an incoming tide from Hilton Park in Dover, NH to Schanda Park in Newmarket, NH. A leisurely 3 hour paddle with light winds and a few sprinkles.

Product Spotlights

by Delta Kayaks


"Have paddled it mostly in the SF Bay Area. The fittings are all top notch, as are the seat comfort and adjustability. The rudder system is a nice upgrade..."

by Advanced Elements


"Paddle two Class 3 rivers over weekend and thought it handled great. Low rock gets you a bit wetter than other IK."

by Buffalo Canoes


"Best Canoe ever !! Not only is the quality of the canoe excellent , but the staff and the owner take pride in each one that is made..."

by Pelican International


"We got two of these when our youngest daughter turned two years old. She and her sister have been paddling around the Gulf Islands of British Columbia on these things non-stop for more than 6 years."

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The Uncalculated Risk is the first film in an excellent whitewater safety series produced by the American Red Cross in the late 1970's. It's noteworthy for not sugarcoating the hazards, and it pulls no punches in laying out the fastest ways to get yourself killed in whitewater sports.

Watch as Ken Whiting, world champion kayaker, puts his paddling skills to the test as he trades in his kayak for a lesson in whitewater canoeing.

For many years I've been an avid sea kayaker who resisted the temptation to dehydrate my food before any given trip. Why? Simply because, as many among us, I was led to believe that it was a long, complex, difficult task that was messy, unsafe and, more importantly, did not yield palatable results.

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Mike Spr - Platte River, Upper Michigan

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

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If you've ever pondered the question, "If I were stranded alone on a desert island, what would I most want to have with me?", now is the time to give it some serious consideration.

Learn about tidal streams and how they affect you when kayaking. This short clip helps you to learn about how to best plan for tidal streams.

It's been a while, but the Buy 2 Get 1 FREE sale is back! Now is the time to stock up on the latest paddling shirt designs. Valid on ALL shirts!

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Looking for first tourer/ocean (Coastal) kayak. I have knocked it down to the Sitka and Castine 140/145.
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A nice view of what a flooded tandem Rec kayak looks like. Both paddlers were wearing PFDs. Fortunate to have the tour boat come by.

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The quality of your tarp and the skill of erecting one is more crucial on a trip than a tent. Learn a few pointers regarding rain tarps for camp.

Once you've inflated your SUP a time or two with the manual pump, you realize that's the most exhausting part. So unless you want the extra workout, it would be a big step up to consider an Electric SUP Pump.

Product Spotlights

by Stellar Kayaks


"I'm pleased with the S14 and have no regrets. Having my own, lightweight boat has been liberating."

by Current Designs


"Great fit! Sleek and trim line...I can fly in this boat. Also, unless the boat has taken on water, I can easily straddle the stern and hop back into the cockpit... "

by Sawyer Paddles and Oars


"Love, love, LOVE the Side Canyon! I've paddled it in the Southeast for a couple of seasons and it has saved my bacon several times."

by Swell Watercraft


"Really enjoying this boat for fly fishing on the Texas Coast. Narrow hull allows me to sit up out of the well with my legs over the side. "

Featured Articles

Sawyer Paddles has been based in Talent, Oregon for 33+ years. They were fortunate, but their local community needs our help after the devastating wildfires.

Should you tie everything into your canoe when you run rapids? Or should gear be allowed to float free in a capsize?

Paddling alone means dealing with surprises alone. This Point of View account shows the importance of paddling with a partner.

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