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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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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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Seven PFDs or lifejackets hang on a line in a forest in the sun.

Manky PFD? How To Know When It's Time To Replace

Rapid’s staff spend a lot of time wearing PFDs. Some of us are guilty of using the same manky PFDs on every single river outing…

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A whitewater section of a river and forest along the river banks.

6 Ways For Whitewater Kayakers To Save Money

We love everything about whitewater kayaking. We love packing the car, loading the boats, the first snap of pulling a skirt on and the butterflies…

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A group of kayakers surround one who has a broken back and is covered with a blanket.

7 River Safety Essentials To Take On The River

Responsible river runners usually take some formal swiftwater rescue training. At the end of the course they then purchase rescue gear to carry on the…

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Two whitewater kayakers race down a foamy set of rapids.

Like A Glove: How To Perfectly Fit A Kayak

I don’t try clothes on before I buy them. If the waist and length measurements of a pair of jeans is in the ballpark with…

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A kayaker holds a yellow coil rope in front of them.

Key Safety Skills For Whitewater Paddlers

Whitewater paddling is one of the most exciting and fun activities you can do, in our completely unbiased opinion. Close calls, bad swims and river…

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A kayaker surfs a wave in a green playboat.

9 Most Important Skills For Whitewater Paddlers

You can never stop developing your skills in whitewater paddling. That's one of the reasons whitewater is so addictive. Changing seasons, varying water levels and…

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A kayaker in a red boat drops down a large waterfall as his friend looks on.

How To Supercharge Your River Running

Running rivers is one of the best ways to spend a day. From excitement at the put-in to battling butterflies before a challenging new feature…

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A raft guide takes a group of paddlers downstream.

Top five places to work as a river guide this winter

Turquoise water, tropical canyons, an international trip lined with world-renowned rivers—it’s what whitewater dreams are made of. If you’re like most raft guides, however, a…

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A kayaker rides some big waves.

7 Tips For Great Whitewater Etiquette

Every sport has subtle rules of etiquette that participants expect of their teammates and partners. Some of these rules of thumb are obvious, and some…

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A kayaker in a playboat goes surfing on a wave

Park & Play: 7 Essentials To Bring To Your Surf Spot

Heading to your favorite surf wave with your friends for a playboating session is a great way to enjoy a dynamic river feature. Park and…

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A kayaker demonstrates a roll.

10 Things That Will Happen When You Learn To Whitewater Kayak

Learning to whitewater kayak is a huge feat. Maybe you are a new paddler beginning the process this season, or perhaps you are a waterlogged…

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