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Skills

Skills

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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A sea kayaker, in a blue kayak, surfs on the ocean.

Understanding Weather-Cocking And Skegs

Bill Vonnegut is an ACA Level 5 instructor and teaches for River & Ocean, including regular rock garden classes and ocean rolling. He likes to get out on…

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It's important for new paddlers to be smart, be safe, and have fun.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Safer Paddling

It’s important for new kayakers to know how to paddle safely. Here is a list of tips and tricks to help any beginner get started.…

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A woman sitting on the ice during the winter in Eastern Canada wearing a snowsuit and hat

4 Yoga Poses For Kayakers In The Off Season

Slippery sidewalks, days and nights spent inside, and constant daydreaming about the summer paddling season too often define the cold winter months. As this pattern…

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A kayaker does a pose while a dog sneaks underneath her.

4 Awesome Yoga Poses Every Kayaker Should Know

A deep breath with eyes closed, feeling the intricacies of the sounds and smells floating on the breeze. Taking the time to slow down and…

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So many kayaks, so little time.

How to Choose the Right Kayak

What kayak should I buy? It’s the first question a kayaker asks—and the hardest to answer. The trick is finding the boat that’s perfectly suited…

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A sea kayaker paddles into a large wave.

7 Most Important Skills For Sea Kayakers

1. Learn how to make a bilge pump  Having a method for emptying a flooded cockpit is essential. Some kayakers use foot-operated bilge pumps, while…

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Almonds, banana chips and cranberries in a glass jar.

8 Healthy Snacks For Paddling Trips

1. Energy balls All kinds of healthy and delicious ingredients can be incorporated into these delicious bundles. Most contain nut butters, nuts, dried fruit and…

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A kayaker paddles on open water in foggy weather

Top 5 Ways To Stay Visible And Safe On The Water

A group of kayakers in Manhattan had a collision with a ferry on August 30. Nine clients of the Manhattan Kayak Company and one guide…

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The sculling brace for kayak stability.

5 Strokes That Will Improve Your Kayaking

1. The Bow Rudder The bow rudder is an extremely effective tool to use when you need to change direction while travelling at speed. It…

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Kayakers in a single and tandem boat paddle on a lake in Ontario, Canada.

How To Buy A Used Kayak

There are a number of reasons why you may be looking to buy a used kayak. Perhaps you are new to the sport and don’t…

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A group of sea kayakers on a bright day.

Part 2: Strength Training For Kayakers

In the last Paddle Strong article we covered the theory behind strength training for kayak performance and outlined what paddle athletes should focus on during…

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Kayakers enjoy paddling on an Ontario lake.

6 Questions To Ask Before Your Next Kayak Rental

1. What style of kayak should I rent? Kayaks may all look pretty similar to the newbie, but there are actually multiple different kayak designs…

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