Paddling Education

Apostle Islands Kayaking
The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a protected area along Lake Superior in northwestern Wisconsin. It’s become hugely popular with sea kayakers—both the islands themselves and a stretch of sea caves in the mainland nearby.
How to Get In and Out of a Kayak [Video]

Our friends at Aquabatics put together this short video demonstrating how to enter and exit a kayak easily.

Safety First: Wear a Life Jacket When You SUP

Whether you think of them as life jackets or the more official term of personal flotation devices (PFDs), they’re meant for one thing: saving lives.

Kayaking the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area
Once established, the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area will be the largest protected freshwater marine area in Canada.
The Shred Carbon Paddle for Whitewater Kayaking [Video]
More than any other water sport, whitewater kayaking demands a comfortable and high-performing paddle. It’ll take a lot of abuse, so you’ll want the best one you can afford.
Why Spend More on a SUP Paddle?
When it comes to buying a stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) paddle, the rule of thumb is to buy the lightest one you can afford.
Kayak Paddles: High-Angle vs. Low-Angle
When you’re brand-new to kayaking you might think: A paddle is a paddle. But before long you’ll learn there’s a big difference in the types of paddles available. Some of that difference has to do with the kind of kayaking you want to do.
Choosing a SUP Paddle - Part 2
Choosing a stand-up paddle to accompany your board is an important decision that’ll affect your enjoyment of paddleboarding. There are three main considerations when selecting the right paddle for you and your board:
The Forward Paddle Stroke in Kayaking

Get the most from your paddling adventures by learning the proper forward paddle stroke in kayaking. In this video, Ken Whiting explains and demonstrates the proper forward stroke technique.

Proper Paddling Technique in Kayaking

A very important part of kayaking is learning good technique. Good technique will help you paddle more efficiently and help you avoid injury…

How to Choose a Kayak Paddle

While it’s true that almost any paddle can get your kayak moving, there are a lot of great reasons to take the time to choose the right paddle for the type of kayaking you want to do…

 

Florida Panhandle Vacation Fishing
My cousin got married in Santa Rosa Beach, FL last month, which provided my family a great opportunity to go on a week long beach vacation. Baton Rouge has been pretty chaotic lately so it was nice to get out of town for a while.
31 Tips for Cold Weather Paddling (Not Including "Move to Hawaii"!)
In 2010, Rob Casey, a long-time stand-up paddler and instructor, wrote the first comprehensive guide to stand-up paddling, titled, appropriately enough, Stand Up Paddling. In that book, Rob provides tips on how to extend your paddleboarding season into the cold weather months.
Choosing A Stand Up Paddle
Just like any paddle sport, if your paddle is weak, it doesn't matter how nice your boat or board are. The paddle you choose can truly impact your SUP experience, so making sure you get the right one is worth the research.
Choosing A Kayak Paddle
If you're new to kayaking or would just like to learn more about some of the different types of kayak paddles, this is a great place to start…
10 Tips for Getting Really Good at Paddleboarding
Paddleboarding, or SUP, is the fastest growing sport in the US. Paddleboarding offers a fun, relaxing way to play on the water and get some exercise.
RAPID MEDIA ACQUIRES SEA KAYAKER MAGAZINE READERS FOR ADVENTURE KAYAK
Palmer Rapids, ON, February 26, 2014 – Rapid Media boosts paid circulation of Adventure Kayak by acquiring subscribers of recently discontinued Sea Kayaker magazine. Adventure Kayak is now the only North America-wide magazine delivering the 100-percent kayaking editorial these enthusiasts...
Inflatable SUP Boards

Inflatable stand-up paddle boards are a major player in the overall SUP market, and for good reason. Let’s take a look at why an inflatable SUP may be the best choice for you…
 

How to Best Handle Wind and Current when on the Water.

Wind and current are two natural elements you’ll face often on the water. Learn to work with them—and know when it’s just not worth it—and you’ll enjoy your paddling more…

Extreme Kayak Fishing
With the blow up of kayak fishing and the evergrowing improvements to kayaks and kayak fishing gear it was only a matter of time before someone had the bright idea to launch through the surf and chase the bluewater monsters that have always been out of reach of the land based angler.
Surge Carbon Paddle
I've been very impressed with my Surge Carbon Paddle since I got it a few weeks ago. It's a beautiful paddle.