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Kayak Low Brace Stroke

One of our all-time favorite strokes is the anti-capsize stroke (pretty important!); a stroke and a maneuver t…

Tags: Video, Kayak, basics, Strokes

On Going Alone

We all like to think that we're sensible, and we know that sensible paddlers don't venture onto the water alon…

Tags: In The Sameboat

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…

Tags: Kayak, stretches, exercises, Health

Sea Kayak Surfing Basics

I've been asked a lot of questions on a video I've done a while ago that was on the basics of kayak surfing.…

Tags: Video, Kayak, surfing, basics

Tips for Paddling Through Rapids on SUP

Let's discuss how to improve your chances of making it through rapid standing up on your paddle board. So afte…

Tags: Video, SUP, whitewater, technique

Kayaking for Fitness

Kayaking is one of the best sports for fitness purposes and is becoming a popular fitness tool. It complements…

Tags: Video, Kayak, fitness, exercises

The J-Stroke and Canadian Stroke

Kyla, my 10-year-old, took position in the stern on our last canoe trip. Her friend, who tagged along, took th…

Tags: Paddles, Canoe, Strokes

Life Jackets in the New World Order

Tom Watson reviews some of the changes that are in store for defining “Life Jackets” and “PFDs”? It’s called “…

Tags: PFD, Safety, gear

Kayak Beach Slide

In July 2015, I went backpacking probably for the last time in my life. My plan was to join my friend Tom for …

Tags: Kayak