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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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