Paddling Education

How Minnesota has Led the Way in River Clean-Up

Minnesota is well-known as The Land of 10,000 Lakes. For several decades now, a strong movement at the state level has been in place to care for those lakes, along with the hundreds of miles of rivers and streams…

Urban Packrafting: Let the Adventures Begin

Packrafting began in remote wilderness areas. But why should packrafters stay there? Why not bring these versatile little boats into urban areas, too? Filmmaker and outdoorsman Neil Irwin agrees…

The Adventures of #littleboatbigtide on the Shubie

What draws us to the ocean? In the words of Gordon Brown, “The oceans are the most hostile and dynamic environment on earth. By journeying and playing on the surface of the ocean we are placing ourselves at its mercy and have to do so on its terms.”

Kayaking in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Quebec [Video]
ProStaffer and Paddle Tales host Ken Whiting takes us with him as he kayaks the waters of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region in southwest Quebec…
ProStaffer of the Month: Ivan Bartha
Our ProStaffer of the Month for November 2018 is paddling and outdoor instructor, Ivan Bartha. Let’s meet Ivan…
Meandering the World with the 4-Piece Whiskey Fiberglass

Canadian travel writer and international tour guide, Rachel Bertsch, brings us along with her to northwest British Columbia where she put the Whiskey Fiberglass to the test…

5 Keys When Introducing Your Children to Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Some children may be a bit timid about jumping into the world of stand-up paddleboarding. With the right instructions and moral support, though, any child can quickly fall in love with this popular water activity…

American Canoe Association: 140+ Years of Service to the Paddling Community

The American Canoe Association has been “making the world a better place to paddle” since 1880…

How to Have a Health and Wellness Getaway in the Southern Finger Lakes Region
With glistening glacial lakes, vast expanses of pristine forest, bountiful family farms, and charming towns, the Southern Finger Lakes region of New York is the ideal place for a one-of-a-kind health and wellness getaway.
Testing my new paddle
The people who now me also know that I mostly paddle with a Greenland paddle. But sometimes I need something with some more "punch" inte the paddle, mostly when surfing and rock hopping.
NEW PRODUCT: Bent Shaft & 4pc Breakdown Kayak Paddle Options
Last year we launched the Whiskey and Tango compression molded kayak paddles, and they were the lightest, smoothest paddles we’ve ever made at 23 oz. (Carbon) and 26 oz. (Fiberglass).
Beginner’s Guide to Kayak Fishing Gear [Video]

Are you getting started in kayak fishing? This helpful video from Aquabatics Calgary will point you in the right direction for all your gear…

 

A Paddling Guide to the Poconos: What to Know, Where to Go
Boasting 150 lakes and 170 river miles, the Pocono Mountains in eastern Pennsylvania is an incredible spot for watersports enthusiasts. From the rapids on the Lehigh River to the flatwater of Lake Wallenpaupack, you’ll find find lots of places to enjoy kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and stand-up paddleboarding.
What’s So Cool about Packrafting?

Packrafting is our fastest growing sport here at Aqua-Bound. Virtually unknown outside the paddling world—and even inside it, until recently—here’s why people are starting to notice this cool paddle sport…

Explore the Newfoundland Coast by Kayak

Quirpon Island in Newfoundland offers spectacular kayaking for both experienced and beginning paddlers.

Paddling Terminology: From Aft to Yaw
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, does that means a word is worth 1/1,000 of a picture?
Sea Kayaking in the Fjords of Norway

Aqua-Bound ProStaffer, Tomasz Furmanek, has been kayaking and photographing the fjords of his native Norway for many years. Let’s go on a photo tour of the areas near Aurland and Bergen in southwest Norway…

Fishing the Devils River - From a Pau Hana Endurance
There are many different rivers in the state of Texas that I enjoy fishing, but one river has consistently set itself apart from the others – the Devils River...
How to Choose a Recreational Kayak Paddle [Video]

You can choose a recreational kayak paddle easily with the suggestions from our friends at Aquabatics Calgary. Their video will tell you everything you need to know…

Why You Need Aqua-Bound’s BilgeMaster Pump

Unless you always paddle within easy swimming distance of the shore, a bilge pump should be a must-have accessory on all your paddling excursions…

The Complete Guide to Keuka Lake
The Finger Lakes Region of New York is filled with natural beauty, from gushing waterfalls cascading down deep gorges to wineries dotting rolling, green hills—and at the heart of it all lies Keuka Lake.