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How To Learn To Love Bad Trips

I’m sitting under a tarp in the pouring rain, just smiling. I’m lit up with a pure spontaneous happiness I can’t really explain. Except I’m…

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The Future Of SUP

Is the Hydrofoil Revolution real? It’s highly technical, so it may be here to stay but only among a small crowd of expert athletes. As…

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Video: Back Deck Carry With Swimmer Assisted Tow

It’s always fun to play around in kayaks, jump into the water and try various ways of doing things. While doing so, we learned that…

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Steve Ruskay’s Arctic Ice Paddling Kit

Paddlers have been navigating icy waters since Inuit hunters created the sea kayak thousands of years ago. Paddling from ice shelves presents an interesting set…

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Yoga For Paddling: Must-Do Pose For Paddlers With Low-Back Pain

Here’s an astonishing number for you: People in the U.S. spend over 100 billion dollars per year on low back pain relief (trying to get…

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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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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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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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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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