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One of the greatest things about the paddling community is the camaraderie. Paddlers are in it together, whether on the water or online. At Paddling.com, we are very proud of our community's culture and want to step up and acknowledge that, even in these unusual times, we are in it together.

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One of our all-time favorite strokes is the anti-capsize stroke (pretty important!); a stroke and a maneuver that will stop you from capsizing or falling over in your kayak.

Many industries have been dramatically affected by COVID-19 and tourism is certainly a big one. While many paddling guides and outfitters have shuttered their business, some, like Everglades Area Tours, have quickly adapted to this new ecosystem in order to stay afloat (pun intended).

Forget paddles and forget pedals, there is a new way to get from Point A to Point B in your kayak: Jet. Check out this homemade kayak modification that turned an average whitewater kayak into essentially a one-man RC boat.

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By now, the term social distancing is something we are all familiar with and learning to adopt. As a paddler, it may have occurred to you that all of your years paddling and enjoying your favorite hobby were simultaneously preparing you for social distancing.

Ramps are not off-limits to paddlers, but paddlers should be considerate of bigger boats and work cooperatively with them so that everyone can efficiently and safely launch and land.

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Dane Jackson, one of the top whitewater kayakers in the world, drops a 130+ ft waterfall in Chile. He is the first ever kayaker to paddle this waterfall and he may be the last as a dam is planned upriver which will make this waterfall just a drip.

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