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Learn how to kayak and how to canoe with the wide variety of articles available on Paddling.com. Whether you are trying to figure out whether to buy a canoe or kayak, how to paddle, or perfecting a low-brace, these articles can help make you a better paddler.

What Happens If I Flip?

Paddlers often say that we're all "between swims." Flipping is always a possibility, and if you end up in th…

Tags: Video, Kayak, capsize, re-enter

Waterfall 'Beater' Reel

Watch as paddlers like Evan Garcia, Rush Sturges, Gerd Serrasolses and Galen Vlockhausen take some serious bea…

Tags: Video, Extreme, whitewater, waterfalls

The Benefit of Using Guide Books

I turned 76 in September.  No matter, I continue to think—and largely feel—like I’m 29&hellip…

Tags: navigation, canoeing

Mexico: Baja California Kayaking

The Sea of Cortez in Baja California, Mexico is an amazing paddling destination. Encounters with its wildlife …

Tags: Video, kayaking, wildlife, Baja, destination

The Sweet of the Year

The sun is returning to Canoe Country, and sweet sap will soon be flowing from the sugar maples. Do you think …

Tags: In The Sameboat, food, cooking, alimentary

Safe Cold-Water Kayaking

"One of the reasons there are so many terms for conditions of ice is that the mariners observing it were often…

Tags: Kayak, Weather, Safety

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Anna Levesque

Anna Levesque is a world-class kayaker who has a passion for inspiring and teaching women.…

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Anne Desjardins

Eating right is an important part of any paddling trip. Anne shares her expertise in eating well and enjoying …

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Becky Mason

Becky Mason is the daughter of canoe icon Bill Mason. She shares her family's passion for canoeing and the env…

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Brad Jennings

Brad Jennings is one half of the father-son team who run the website 'ExploreTheBackcountry.com' while explori…

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Christopher Crowhurst

Learning the Inuit paddle strokes, rolls and rescues is Chris' passion. He is equally passionate about passing…

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Cliff Jacobson

Cliff Jacobson is one of North America’s most respected outdoors writers and wilderness paddlers. He is a reti…

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Dave Rossetter

Dave is head of paddlesports at Glenmore Lodge in Scotland. He paddles / designs / tests and promotes for some…

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Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown is one of the world's top sea kayak coaches and holds the British Canoe Union (BCU) Level 5 Sea K…

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Jeff Herman

Jeff "Birdsnest" Herman is an ACA certified Instructor who found his way to sea kayaking through his love of f…

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Jeffrey Lee

Jeffrey Lee considers himself an "enthusiastic student" of the art of sea kayaking. He edits 'Superior Paddlin…

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Jerry White

Former Kayak Fishing Rep Jerry White shares tips and tricks for one of the fastest growing segment in paddlesp…

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Jimmy Blakeney

Jimmy Blakeney is an outdoor industry veteran with over 25 years of experience in all facets of the business. …

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John Chase

John Chase is an ACA certified kayak instructor and a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. John has taught hundred…

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Ken Whiting

Former whitewater champion Ken Whiting offers great technical articles focusing mainly on whitewater kayaking.…

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Kevin Callan

National Magazine Award winner Kevin Callan is sure to put a smile on your face as he shares his experiences i…

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Luke Rovner

Luke Rovner (AKA: the Kayak Hipster) is a sea kayak instructor, with a focus on rolling and traditional paddli…

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Mike Aronoff

Mike Aronoff teaches sea kayaking, river kayaking and safety and rescue skills as the owner/operator of Canoe…

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Nigel Foster

Nigel Foster is an English sea kayaker, kayak designer, instructor and author. He is the first and youngest pa…

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Paul Kuthe

Paul is an ACA certified whitewater instructor and a Level III BCU whitewater Coach and a 5 star sea leader. H…

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Tamia Nelson

From paddle trip-planning or camp cooking, outdoor photography or reading the water of a wild river, Tamia Nel…

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Tom Watson

An avid sea kayaker and award-winning outdoor writer, Tom writes on a variety of kayaking topics including his…

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Tony Kramer

Tony Kramer is an experienced guide, sea kayak instructor and founder of 'The Sea Kayaker' which is a kayak-to…

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Wayne Horodowich

Founder of The University of Sea Kayaking (USK) Wayne writes in-depth how-to articles for better paddling skil…

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