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Kayak Pros Tell All - 13 Whitewater Freestyle Tricks They Were Most Proud Of Learning

I learned to handroll in 1973 or 1974. At that point, at least around the Chattooga, it was a rare enough stunt my friends would…

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What If I Flip?

What If I Flip? | Safer Paddling Series: Episode 7 | Rapid Media In partnership with the U.S. Coastguard and the Water Sports Foundation, instructors…

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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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Turn Your Kayak Like a Pro

The first thing you learn when paddling a kayak is extra strokes on the left turn the boat right, and extra strokes on the right…

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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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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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Skills: Free Ways To Improve Your Kayak Skills

Being a paddling addict can be a bit hard on the wallet—there’s always a tempting new piece of gear to acquire, another course to take,…

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Video: How to Repair a Kayak on the Water

Offshore rocks are magnets for paddlers, but one mishap can mean a damaged kayak. If you are paddling where there are no suitable landings, the…

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Video: Master the Bow Rudder for Fast and Precise Turns

Brian Pettinger from White Squall Paddling Centre shares his tips and techniques for making smooth and quick turns using this simple, stationary kayak stroke. Turning…

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Video: How To Sea Kayak Sculling Brace

James Roberts from Ontario Sea Kayak Centre shows you how to do controlled, graceful sculling braces in your kayak. Sculling for support is a key…

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Video: How To Re-Enter and Roll Your Kayak

Dympna Hayes from Ontario Sea Kayak Centre shares step-by-step tips that make performing a re-enter and roll in your kayak simple and straightforward. If you've…

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Video: How To Edge Your Kayak

Brian Pettinger from White Squall Paddling Centre shares his top tips for holding a dynamic and stable edge in your kayak, increasing your comfort, balance…

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Exclusive New Adventure Kayak Skills Videos

In between shoots, James Roberts is sweeping drifts of colorful leaves from the cedar deck overlooking Ontario Sea Kayak Centre's (OSKC) waterfront on the Seguin…

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Get on the Water Faster

Leon Sommé and Shawna Franklin of Body Boat Blade International practice this technique with their students and just about every time they leave the beach.…

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Frozen Oceans

It only took three hours once I witnessed the first bits of ice being pulled into the fjord by the relentless ocean currents. This morning,…

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