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Articles by Luke Rovner

Kayaking in Spring - Warm Air But Cold Water

Spring is here and the air is warm.  But just because the day is beautiful doesn't mean the water isn't s…

How to Handle Situations When Paddling in a Group

When a situation occurs while paddling in a group, conditions don't stop. Learn some pointers on how to handle…

How to Paddle a Kayak in a Straight Line

People generally think paddling a longer kayak will make them go straighter, but with proper technique you c…

Top 11 Kayaking Tips from 2018

Whether you were new to paddling in 2018 or you're an experienced paddler, you can never stop learning. Ever…

Our height and weight when choosing a kayak

Every kayak is different just like how every human is different. Some kayaks work for people and not for oth…

Discussing the Forward Stroke

So, what are our goals with paddling? First I want to thank everybody for all the fantastic feedback and al…

Paddling Decisions, Cascading Events & High Wind Exercises

Ever look back on a series of decisions that you've made while paddling and wonder how one slightly differen…

Kayaker Backyards EP.3: San Francisco

Earlier this year, before Matt, Chris and I headed up to Mendocino, we had the opportunity to spend a morning …

Launching a Kayak in Surf - Lessons & Tips

In this video I cover some lessons I learned from messing up and mistiming a surf launch and a surf landing. …

Rock Gardening & Surfing in Mendocino

From the Kayak Hipster:"I had the opportunity to join Matt Kane from Prime Paddlesports on a trip out to Mendo…

10 Tips For Paddling With A Group

Here's a list of ten tips that I found useful when paddling with different groups. Paddling group dynamics ar…