paddling instruction

Why "Keep Your Paddle in the Water" is Bad Advice for Beginners

Have you ever stopped to consider what the phrase ‘keep your paddle in the water’ actually means? If you did you wouldn’t ever recommend it to a beginner whitewater paddler. The paddlers and instructors who give this advice are well intended and what they are really expressing is: “Keep paddling to maintain your stability through

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Dear Diary: How Journaling Improved My Kayaking Then and Now

  By Anna Levesque “Dear Diary…  My summer is going really well! I’ve made some excellent friends and I’ve had amazing experiences. My latest trip was whitewater kayaking yesterday down Family Rapids on the Rouge River (Class II).  I flipped while in the rapid and it was one of the scariest experiences of my life! 

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Silver Surfers a.k.a. Advanced Kayaking Clinic

by Mary Frances Hansford On Monday morning when our Advanced Kayaking clinic met at 8:30 am for the first time, we all noticed that most of the six women who had signed up were older than your average kayaker. During introductions, as everyone shared their experience on the water and goals for the 4-day clinic,

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