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How Two Women Are Bringing SUP To The People

It’s a warm fall day in my hometown of Toronto. The sounds of sidewalk life, traffic and streetcars filter through the door of the cafe…

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Water Sports Foundation Safety

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Making Paddling Safer

Paddlesports has a safety problem. The number of paddling related deaths in the United States has increased every year for more than a decade —…

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The Courage To Live Better

“Frank Goodman is dead.” I paused for a second, phone pressed to my ear. “Hi there, can I ask who is calling, please?” I said.…

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Luke Rovner, The Kayak Hipster, looking cool and colour-coordinated

5 W's With Luke Rovner a.k.a. The Kayak Hipster

Chances are, if you post sea-kayaking photos or videos on Instagram you will eventually see a  (heart-eyes emoji) from the Kayak Hipster. Luciano "Luke" Rovner…

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Freya Fennwood and her women's rolling teammates at the Greenland National Kayak Championships give a big thumbs up

Sisters of the Paddle

"A low-key Olympics for Greenland kayak junkies" AT THE GREENLAND NATIONAL KAYAKING Championships in Sisimiut there were all sorts of events. It’s kind of like…

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Connelly with his canoe and kayak at the completion of his PaddleQuest 1500 expedition

5 W's With John Connelly

John Connelly became the first person to link the Northern Forest Canoe Trail with the Maine Island Trail during a 1,500 mile, 75-day solo expedition.…

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Web Editor/Assistant Editor Wanted

Rapid Media is the world’s leading paddlesports media company. We produce Adventure Kayak, Rapid and Canoeroots, which are now united inside Paddling Magazine. Paddling Magazine includes…

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8 Books Every Paddler Should Read

8 Books Every Paddler Should Read

Need some quality reading material for the winter months? In no particular order—and recognizing that there are countless other intriguing paddling books—here are eight inspiring…

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Five Common Mistakes When Buying SUP Gear

BUYING FROM A BIG BOX STORE Earlier this year, I was shopping for home supplies when I came face-to-face with a paddleboard display outside of…

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Emerging Trends In Sea Kayaking

FIONA HOUGH INSTRUCTOR TRAINER & GUIDE, BRITISH COLUMBIA “I think we’ll continue to see a movement towards more technical paddling skill development versus traditional journeying…

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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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