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For some people, the mention of kayaking in cold weather is enough to make their hair stand on end and send shivers down their spine. That’s understandable. But for others, the colder months have a special appeal: The snow-covered landscapes, the crystal clear water, the peacefulness that comes with having … Read more
So, you’ve decided to give paddle sports a try this summer? That’s great news! I have it on good authority that paddling is incredibly beneficial – not just for your body but for the mind, as well. Have you actually thought about the kind of paddling you’re interested in trying, … Read more
There’s a lot to love about inflatable kayaks – their portability, compact size, and lightweight hull – but the fact that they can develop punctures and leaks is not one of them. That’s the reality of owning an inflatable ‘yak, I guess. Should you let a little leak ruin your … Read more
One thing you probably appreciate about hard-shell kayaks is their zero-effort, hassle-free setup process. I know I do. Then again, they do take up an insane amount of space and, at times, feel like they weigh a ton. The alternative? Inflatable kayaks. When it comes to portability and storage-friendliness, there … Read more
Stand-up paddle boarding is a great workout in and of itself – one that will engage pretty much all major muscle groups in your body. And trust me, you are going to feel the burn EVERYWHERE, especially if you’re new to paddling sports. Even if you’re an experienced paddler, you … Read more
No two kayaks are ever the same. Why am I pointing that out? Deciding which kayak you should go with will depend on what kind of outdoor experience you’re hoping to get out of it. The same applies to choosing between a sea kayak and a river kayak. The two … Read more
In a perfect world, the weather would always be warm and sunny, and you’d never have to worry about unexpected rain showers and thunderstorms. Real life is far from perfect, though (I’m sure you’re aware of that) – and you can’t always have it your way. The weather is a … Read more
One question I hear a lot from kayaking newbies is: “Why do some kayaks come with a bulkhead? They’re already pretty buoyant.” Consider this: How will you keep your stuff dry and safe and ensure that your sit-inside ‘yak doesn’t completely fill up with water? If you capsize your kayak … Read more
Whether you’re a novice or seasoned paddler, understanding kayaking rules and regulations is crucial for a safe, legal, and enjoyable time on the water. Getting started on the wrong foot could dampen your paddling adventures before they even begin. From personal flotation device requirements to boating under the influence laws, this comprehensive guide outlines key state, federal, and local regulations all kayakers should know.
There are many things to love about kayaking. But capsizing – and finding yourself upside-down, underwater, trapped in a kayak – is not one of them. On that note, how do you avoid getting trapped in the event of a capsize? When it’s time to abandon ship, performing a kayak … Read more
You probably have an itch only a good kayaking session can scratch. I get it. If it were up to me, I’d go kayaking year-round – but Mother Nature usually has different plans for the winter months, so I’m forced to put my paddling gear away until spring rolls around. … Read more