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Articles by Anna Levesque

The Basics on How to Read Whitewater

The power of water can be intimidating, especially fast moving whitewater. Humans tend to fear what we don’t u…

Wet Exit and Confidence in Whitewater

In my opinion, the wet exit is the important overlooked skill in kayaking because it can really help people …

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Stretching for Paddling Longevity

If you're like me you've heard that stretching is good for you. That it reduces stiffness and helps to preven…

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How to Put On a Kayak Sprayskirt

Sprayskirts are made from neoprene and are designed to keep water out of the inside of your kayak so that you …

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Moving Around on SUP

I've found paddleboarding to be a great complement to kayaking. It takes less time, it's a full-body workout, …

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Hamstring Stretches for Paddlers

Many kayakers believe that forward folding to stretch the hamstrings is a good way to protect their low backs …

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Myth-Busting: Paddle Strokes for Women

I have met recreational paddlers who express to me that they already know how to paddle, have never taken and …

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Essential Paddle Strokes for Women

Now I'll try and describe how to do the strokes you need to make your boat go where you want to take it. Once …

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Lift, Carry and Load your own Kayak!

Lifting, loading and carrying a kayak seems to be one of the biggest concerns women have when they're getting …

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Choosing a Kayak for Women

Spring is here, the weather is warming up and it's a great time to shop for a new kayak. There are so many goo…

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The Yoga of Kayaking

As kayakers we have the unique ability to spend a lot of time close to water and observe the qualities and ene…

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Basic River Running

Almost anyone can point their kayak straight down a class two, and even class three river, and paddle down suc…

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