10 of Adventure Kayak's Most Popular Stories From 2016 | Adventure Kayak Magazine | Rapid Media

Adventure Kayaks most viewed stories in 2016

1. Video: Gnarly Ocean Play in California

Obviously, this story made an impression on paddlers everywhere. Our most viewed story from 2016 is a video compilation of Neptune Rangers’ ocean sea kayaking action, documented back in 2015.

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2. Video: Kayaker Chased by Shark

 Back in September, kayaker Drew Trousdell experienced a daunting encounter with what was believed to be a blacktip shark. 

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3. Video: Orca vs. Paddle Board

Another close encounter with an all too efficient predator.

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4. Video: How to Launch and Land Your Kayak

 This skill video includes tips from Dympna Hayes and James Roberts from Ontario Sea Kayak Centre.

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5. News: Hobie Introduces new Mirage Eclipse Stand Up Pedal Boards

 It’s always exciting when new products hit the market. Hobie’s press release for their Stand Up Pedal Board generated some serious interest.  

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6. 7 Most Important Skills for Sea Kayakers

Everything from staying visible, to constructing a towline, these skills will keep you safe and sufficient on the water. 

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7. Learn to Surf Kayak Technique

This article breaks down the anatomy of the surf zone and gives you the insight needed to improve, or start your kayak surfing career.

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8. Video: The Hazards of Filming Ocean Kayaking

“Like the videographers of other extreme sports, I am aware of and accept the fact that there is risk involved to get the shot.”

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9. Quiz: Where Should You go on Your Next Kayak Trip?

Perhaps, this quiz can help you pick a destination for 2017.

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10. Kayak Construction: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

This article breaks down the materials used to make kayaks, and what positive and negative factors might determine your next boat purchase. 

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