Paddling Education

Kayaking in Milford Sound, New Zealand

“Innumerable waterfalls descending down unscalable cliffs.” How’s that for a dramatic description of New Zealand’s Milford Sound? Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?

Retailer Spotlight: Alpacka Raft, Colorado
The folks at Alpacka Raft have one focus: Design and handcraft the world’s most innovative, premium packrafts…
One Woman's 53-day Journey on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail
In the summer of 2015, at age 53, Laurie Apgar Chandler became the first woman to solo thru-paddle the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail. How inspiring is that?!
Aqua-Bound Kayak Paddles in Las Vegas
Las Vegas-based Evolution Expeditions loves bringing their guests to the most beautiful kayaking destinations in their neighborhood…
How to Find a Water Trail Near You
Are you looking for a new paddling spot near you? Here’s a resource to find your next favorite water trail…
The Brand New Whiskey Kayak Paddle
Aqua-Bound’s newest high-performance, high-angle kayak paddle is the Whiskey, released on September 1, 2017…
The Brand New Tango Kayak Paddle
Aqua-Bound’s brand new high-end, low-angle kayak paddle is the Tango, released on September 1, 2017…
Aqua Bound’s Low-Angle Kayak Paddles
If you’re a recreational or touring kayaker looking for a relaxed kayaking experience, explore our full line of low-angle kayak paddles.
SUP: The Fastest-Growing Outdoor Rec Activity in the US
Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) has been growing faster than any other outdoor recreational sport in the United States.
Are You Up for a Marathon Paddle?
Marathon paddling…adventure paddling…distance paddling. Call it whatever you like, it's unlike any other adventure you can experience. If you’ve ever put your body through a long trip on the water, you know what I mean.
SUP- 10 Rookie Mistakes
So you’ve decided to dive into the world of SUP. You’ve got your new SUP board and Aqua-bound SUP Paddle and are ready to hit the water…or are yo
Aqua Bound’s Most Packable Paddles
Do you need your paddle to fit in your backpack? In your luggage on the plane? On your bike rack? You got it! Here are our most packable paddles…
"Why I Love to Paddle" Customer Stories
We all have our reasons for being on the water, whether on a stand-up paddleboard or in a kayak. Here are some of the many reasons why our customers love to paddle…
Which SUP Board Should I Buy?

You don’t have to be in the world of stand-up paddleboarding long before you realize there are several different types of boards. How do you know which one you should buy?

AB Which SUP Board

Are Kayaks Stable? [Video]

One of the questions new kayakers always ask is: “Are kayaks stable?” The answer is: Yes, for the most part they are. But any kayak can tip, so you want to use the right kayak for the right conditions.

AB Kayaks Stable

Why Invest in a Carbon Stand-Up Paddle?
A carbon stand-up paddle—like Aqua-Bound’s Malta Carbon— costs a pretty penny. So why invest in it? Let’s take a look…
Kayak & SUP Paddling Safety Essentials
Paddling is a wonderful way to enjoy nature, get some exercise, socialize, challenge yourself and have some adventure. Know basic paddling safety and you’ll be paddling for years to come.
An Endurance Paddling Event Unlike Any Other: ChattaJack31
The ChattaJack31 is arguably one of the most unique and impressive paddling events to enter the endurance racing stage in recent years. Traveling 31 miles from downtown Chattanooga through the incredibly scenic Tennessee River Gorge to Nickajack Lake, this event—now...
A Paddler's Guide to Leaving No Trace
There are few things out there as memorable or rewarding as an overnight river trip. It doesn't matter the river type—whether it's full of technical rapids or deep, languid flat water—there's just something about paddling to a campsite that can't...
Tellico River - White Water Paddling

The Tellico River is a magnetic place for many reasons that become obvious before you even exit the car. Depending on recent rain, the mist of Bald River Falls at the Tellico River confluence will sometimes dot your windows as you cross the bridge.

Chances Are, You're Paddling that Stand-Up Paddleboard Wrong
I owned a paddleboard for almost two years and never knew I was paddling it wrong. To me, riding a stand-up paddleboard was all about tooling along, taking in the view from high above the water. If you were really...