Paddling Education

Kayaking: Technique vs. Power [Video]
One of the reasons kayaking is such a great water sport for so many is that finesse—good technique—is more important than power…
How to Kayak in Ocean Surf
ProStaffer Peter Lavigne loves kayaking in the ocean surf near his home in Saint John New Brunswick, Canada. If you’d love to try this, too, keep reading as Pete shares his best tips with us…
Learning to Stand-Up Paddle
There are many reasons why stand-up paddleboarding has been one of fastest growing outdoor recreation activities in recent years: it’s easy to learn and great exercise…
Kayak Safely in High-Traffic Waters [Video]
If you plan to kayak in high-traffic waters, you’ll need to learn the “rules of the road.” Kayak expert, Ken Whiting, shares his tips with us in this video…
Kayak Touring: Getting the Right Gear [Video]
Kayak expert, Ken Whiting, shares with us the gear you need to get started kayak touring in this instructional video…
3 Techniques All Kayakers Should Know
One of the great things about kayaking is that anyone can grab a paddle and a kayak, put it in the water and start paddling…
How to Roll a Kayak [Video]
In this video, kayaking expert, Ken Whiting, explains the two most common methods to roll a kayak.
Ocean Kayaking Tips for Beginners
Are you eager to try an ocean kayaking adventure? If you’re a beginning kayaker, there are some important things to keep in mind when considering paddling in the ocean.
Kayak Paddle Feathering: What is It and Why does it Matter?
“What is paddle feathering?” That’s a question we get all the time. If you’ve been wondering what paddle feathering is and why it matters, here are the basics…
How to Paddle a Tandem Kayak
A tandem kayak—a kayak built for two—can be a great way to get out on the water both for a recreational paddle and for a longer touring excursion.
SUP Yoga Basics
Stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga combines the peace, centeredness and full-body engagement of yoga with the fresh air and natural connection found on the water.
SUP Technique—The J-Stroke
For those now standing up on the paddleboard and getting the hang of the balance and motion involved in stand-up paddling, the J-stroke is a great addition!
Kayak Paddles 101
When choosing a kayak paddle, there are three main things you’ll be looking at: it’s length, what it’s made of, and any extra features it has. Let’s take a look at each one of these…
Talk the SUP Talk
Learn stand-up paddleboarding language
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Alex DePue Goes Class 5
Alex DePue, Aqua-Bound whitewater sponsored athlete from New Brunswick, NJ, shows off his skills in preparation for Moosefest. Alex uses the Shred Carbon paddle: