Paddling Education

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 SUPing

Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is a super way to get out on the water, get some exercise and have some fun. Did you know there are five unique types of SUPing?

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…

A Trip to the South Llano River - Post Flood Condition
In October of 2018 Texas was hit with a tremendous amount of rainfall. Due to the massive amounts of rain, rivers were rushing far beyond their capacity and reached historic levels.
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…

Stand-Up Paddleboarding Basics

Stand-up paddleboarding is an awesome experience. It's easy to learn, great exercise, gets you outside, can be very therapeutic, and can be enjoyed with others or alone…

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…
Protecting Your Wrists - Tendinitis Prevention for Paddlers

Tendinitis from paddling? What? Know your wrists, your risk and how to recover!

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…

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…
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…
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…