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A standup paddleboarder packs a dry bag by headlamp.

Six Accessories Every Standup Paddleboarder Needs

GPS device Have you ever been curious how far you’ve gone, how fast your average or top speed was and how long you’ve paddled? Stop…

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Standup Paddleboarding Trends

Since exploding in popularity a decade ago, paddleboarding continues to be the wunderkind of the paddlesports world. More than three million Americans paddleboarded last year,…

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Two sea kayakers paddle on a high mountain lake.

Opinion: Mountains Are The Future Of Sea Kayaking

Whenever I stop for gas with a sea kayak on my car, I get the same questions. “Is sea kayaking relaxing? Is it scary? Can…

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A sea kayaker paddles on a still lake under a starry sky.

Benefits Of Weekend Sea Kayaking Trips

I recently had the rare experience of getting away for a solo kayaking trip. Rare because responsible and gainfully employed fathers of young children do…

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A standup paddleboarder surfs on a wave in the sunlight.

Why You Need To Paddle In The Morning

Every morning, along your local shoreline, some brave soul is pioneering the day. Cooking up miles for breakfast is a powerful way to start the…

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SUP racers rush out of the starting line during a SUP race.

Learn How To Win A SUP Race

At my last SUP race, I stormed off the finish line and threw my paddle on the ground. “How’d it go?” my wife asked.
“Terrible,” I…

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A sea kayaker paddles into big waves on the open ocean.

Opinion: Slow Change Is Good For Sea Kayaking

Rene beams at his new kayak like a proud parent. We take turns hopping between his ride—this year’s hot new ocean play kayak—and my 18-year-old…

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A sea otter floats on its back near ocean surf.

Preserving The Wilderness Has Costs And A Price

With a theatrical flourish, the man whips off his towel and stands facing the lake, naked and defiant, before diving into the water. He exits…

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Olly Hicks and George Bullard hold up large fish for the camera.

Who Is Sea Kayaking Adventurer Olly Hicks?

Olly Hicks is no stranger to breaking records. Once the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic and the first to row across the…

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Army Vet Josh Collins holds his paddle for a portrait

Profile: One Army Vet's SUP Journey Raises Awareness for PTSD

Less than two years ago, the highlight of Josh Collins’ day was when his cup of medication would arrive. After more than 20 years in…

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SUP race competitor paddles river

Editorial: How I Lost My First Standup Paddleboard Race

Hot sand between my toes is usually a great feeling on a mid-summer Saturday morning. Except the sound of the air-horn blast indicated my toes…

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Two Kayakers on lake on a sunny fall day

Editorial: Stop Thinking, Buy the Kayak

My friend, Larry, pined over the purchase of a new kayak for more than two years. We spoke about it every Wednesday evening. One night…

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A Justin Case Kayak leans up against a tent in the woods

Justin Case Kayak Aims High For The Lightest Kayak

Justin Case Kayak launches Kickstarter campaign to fund their portable kayak. Have you ever thought of taking a kayak on a plane as a carry-on?…

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