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Skills

Skills

a man standing next to a car with a standup paddleboard sitting on top.

How To Transport A SUP

Transporting your first kayak or paddleboard on top of your vehicle can be scary. Are you tying it down right? Do you need more straps?…

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A man standing on a bridge with kayak over his shoulder.

Why You Shouldn't Reach For The Impossible

I got really frustrated the day I heard about Colin O’Brady. The guy obliterated The Explorers Grand Slam World Record. The Explorers Grand Slam is…

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A man standing knee deep in water, launching a kayak.

How To Launch Your Kayak In Rough Conditions

Launching your kayak from a rough shore and in rough weather conditions can be dangerous. But with a little practice, you can feel safe launching…

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Remember to dress for immersion

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Keep Kayak Fishing Safe -Dress for Immersion

Bob is a kayak fishing enthusiast who loves gear. He wants every advantage he can get on the water, but sometimes he forgets that what…

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Always wear your lifejacket.

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Keep Kayak Fishing Safe - Wear your Lifejacket

This is Ted. Ted is a kayak fishing enthusiast. For Ted, efficiency and speed always come first, but this leaves Ted unprepared for his kayaking…

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Bring a buddy when out on the water

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How to Paddle a SUP Safer: The Buddy System

It may seem adventurous to go out on the water alone, but this leaves you without help when something does go wrong. Having a paddling…

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How To Paddle A SUP Safer: Don't Paddle Impaired

There are few things better than relaxing after a long day and having a few drinks with friends. But paddling impaired is dangerous. Take Jeffrey…

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WATER SPORTS FOUNDATION INC.

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How To Paddle A SUP Safer: Dress For Immersion

Everyone likes to look cool. But don't let your desire to be cool overweigh your need to be safe. When paddling a SUP, be sure…

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How To Paddle A SUP Safer: Check The Forecast

So you're a SUP enthusiast. We get it, we are SUP enthusiasts too. But, like Sterling in the video below, it is easy to be…

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How To Paddle A SUP Safer: Wear A Leash And PFD

This is Randall. Randall is a standup paddleboard enthusiast. But Randall gets easily distracted.  We know, like Randall, you are a standup paddleboard enthusiast. You…

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A SUP paddler paddling in calm water.

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How To Paddle A SUP Safer: Know Your Limits

We all know the feeling, you are the proud owner of a new kayak or SUP. You want to get on the water immediately. But…

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A group of kayakers paddling near a barge.

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How To Share The Waterways

As summer gets closer and more boats are hitting the water, it is important for everyone on the water to be aware of others sharing…

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A stranded kayaker calls for help over a radio on a rock beach.

Tips For Safer Paddling

Safety comes first when you’re out on the water. Whether you’re in a kayak, canoe, SUP or fishing kayak, it’s imperative to know the rules…

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