Health / Training / Techniques

Kayak Safety Tips: Wind and Tide

The thrill of kayaking is unlike any other. This water-sport pits you against powerful seas, lakes, and rapids, battling your way through, maneuvering your vessel against mother nature. Kayaking is safe and very easy to participate in even for first-timers. But Mother Nature is as kind and beautiful as she can be unforgiving, especially when not respected. The ocean can prove to be a constantly changing environment and the change could possibly be for the worst. Understanding such hazards beforehand prepares you for any eventuality and helps develop a safety conscious attitude that goes a long way in ensuring that you make the best decisions while on the water, decisions that ensure your safety above everything else.
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How To Paddle: Basic Paddling Strokes Kayaking

If you’re off kayaking and want to make sure you've got the basics down, there are a few basic paddling strokes that will give you the start you need. One of the first items kayakers upgrade is their paddle and this is all great once you’ve mastered the basic strokes. From learning to move forward to turning and controlling the boat, there’s a stroke for everything. 
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How to re-enter a sit on top kayak

Kayaking is an amazing sport. It’s full of opportunities to experience the beauty of nature. While kayaking can be a lot of fun, it can also be a little scary when your kayak flips over, especially if you are new to kayaking or simply don’t know how to correct yourself. So what do you do? How do you get back in?
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How to do an Eskimo Roll?

Every kayaker will flip over at some point in his or her early paddling career. Flipping over in a kayak is really just part of the game and can actually be fun, but there are other times when being upside down in a kayak can lead to a dangerous situation. For this reason, every kayaker should learn how to right themselves in these situations. The Eskimo Roll is a technique which is practiced in sit-inside kayaks. For non-sit-inside kayaks, then you will need to learn other techniques for re-entry.
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How To Build A Great Paddling First Aid Kit

When you head out on a paddling trip, there are a few things that can go wrong and accidents should never be left to chance. For example, your buddy could cut themselves after a clumsy fall or a friend could run into a group of angry wasps. That’s without mentioning the fact that first aid kit supplies tend to dwindle and are often forgotten about. So, whether you’re a guide or simply someone who’s heading out for the weekend it’s important that your paddling first aid kit is stocked and ready to go.
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How to launch and land your kayak

As a beginner kayaker, one of the first things you need to learn is how to launch and land a kayak.
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Shape up for the Summer

Things are starting to heat up. The days are getting longer and the sun is getting stronger and our summer senses are being aroused, awakened by thoughts of no more clouds, of sun drenched days on the warm sand, the sea air no longer a sharp and biting whip across our faces reminiscent of a cold and bleak winter, but now a tantalizingly, refreshing cool breeze that skips it’s way across our souls and flirts it’s way around our sensibilities evoking memories of beach days, pool days, holidays and happy days. And then, out of the blue, there’s a slight daunting feeling starting to creep in, a feeling that you can’t quite put your finger on, and you ask yourself how can such fond memories cause such a sinking feeling to seep in? And then it hits you, it hits you hard and smacks you, “Shit, I’m totally out of shape!”.
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Back to School and Work Special: the importance of a healthy routine.

There’s a slight nip in the air, a cool breeze coming in and as the sun starts to set on another summer thoughts of alarm clocks and school bells and homework and traffic jams start to seep in. Late nights, lazy mornings and frivolous days have been the order of things for the last months and that’s all about to change. The old ‘back to school’ routine is around the corner, and we need to prepare.
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The Health Benefits Of Kayaking: Twelve Reasons You Should Start Today

Kayaking is a superb way to keep fit and loose weight whether you are clenching white knuckles whilst white water rafting or cruising along a smooth glassy sea’s surface, this sport will pretty much work every muscle in your body, whilst shifting around 400 calories an hour. 
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