Paddling Education

How to Keep Your Kayak or SUP Paddle in Tip-Top Shape
Even the toughest paddles in the industry appreciate a little love. At Aqua Bound, we know our paddles perform best when they receive the proper care.
Going fast with my Aquabound Whiskey paddle
I got a new kayak a month ago. It's a Rebel Ilaga, a narrow and long kayak that I mainly is going to use for rolling and short day trips. It has been a long and cold winter and I have been out every week kayaking but not with the Whiskey paddle. It's a too nice a paddle to break the ice with!
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…
5 Unique Types of Kayaking

The type of kayaking you want to do will determine the kind of kayak and kayak paddle you’ll want to buy…

Kayak Quebec’s Iles de la Madeleine [Video]

This episode of Paddle Tales takes us to a destination Ken Whiting has been wanting to kayak more than any other: Quebec’s “Iles de la Madeleine”…

The Beauty of Winter Kayaking

ProStaffer William McCluskey recently experienced the thrill of having a Facebook video go viral, with tens of thousands of views. That short video takes us along with him on a paddle in Norway, showing the beauty of winter kayaking…

Choosing the Right Kayak

Are you looking for your first kayak? Or maybe you’ve owned a ‘yak’ for years and are now in the market for something new. Here are some basics to consider as you research your purchase…

“What Type of Kayak is Best for Me?” [Video]

The type of kayak that’s best for you depends on how you want to use it and where you’ll be kayaking—the type of water environment. Our friends at Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK) produced this video that gives a great overview of the five main types of kayak…

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…
Kayaking in Bas Saint Laurent, Quebec [Video]

Paddle Tales host and Aqua-Bound ProStaffer Ken Whiting takes us to Quebec’s Bas Saint Laurent region for some kayaking and canoeing adventures in gorgeous wilderness waters…

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…
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…

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).
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…
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.
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…
Explore the Newfoundland Coast by Kayak

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

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…

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…

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.