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Kayaking Technique Guide: Stand Up Paddling

One of the most useful techniques you can learn is stand up paddling or SUP. In fact, manufacturers are now making kayaks specifically for SUP. It is one of the fastest growing water sports in the country. It provides a good, low-impact, full-body workout and it is

Kayaking Safety – The Essentials

When you go kayaking, you must have respect for the water and Mother Nature. Here are a few essential tips to help you stay safe. While it’s fine to go kayaking alone if you are experienced, it is a better idea to go with a friend. It

How to Stop your Kayak from Flipping

The most stable type of kayak are the touring kayaks. These yaks are longer and more stable than sea or white-water kayaks. The low centers of gravity help them track well in harsh, rough waters. However, even touring kayaks are prone to capsizing. Learning how to prevent

How to Kayak with Kids

You may think that kayaking with your kids would be a big hassle but you would be wrong. Kayaking with kids is incredibly fun and a great learning experience for both you and the children. It will take some planning and flexibility but it is worth the

Proper Kayak Maintenance

If you want to get the most use out of your kayak, you will need to spend some giving it a little TLC and maintenance. The best reason to take good care of your kayak is safety. Weather can change for the worse in literally minutes and

Re-Entering a Sit Inside Kayak

Once a kayak flips and the paddler makes a wet exit, they will have a few choices to make before they can continue on their journey. One of those choices is deciding how to get back into the kayak. There are a few different ways of re-entering

How to Use Rudders or Skegs

When shopping for a touring or sea kayak, you will inevitably be faced with a hard decision: rudder or skeg? Today, just about every sea kayak on the market will come with one or the other. Why do some come with skegs while others come with rudders?

How to Get In and Out of a Kayak

At one time or another, every kayaker has had problems trying to get in or out of a kayak. However, that doesn’t mean that they are any less embarrassed when it happens to them. There are many things you can do to lower your risk of ending