Safer Paddling Series, Episode 7: What if I Flip?

Safer Paddling Series, Episode 7: What if I Flip?

Kayakers have a saying: We’re all between swims. Here paddling instructors Paul and Kate Kuthe show you how to get back in your kayak if you capsive. This is Episode 7 in our Safer Paddling Series.

Safer Paddling Episode 6: Traffic Rules for Paddlers

Safer Paddling Episode 6: Traffic Rules for Paddlers

Harbors and marinas have plenty of protected water to explore, and can be great places to launch a small boat. With all sorts of activities from boats big and small, there are lots of interesting thin[...]

Safer Paddling Series: Plan Your Trip

Safer Paddling Series: Plan Your Trip

We all want to get out there and start having fun. But a little bit of trip planning can really help you avoid mishaps and make your day much safer and more enjoyable. It’s never a good idea to [...]

Safer Paddling Series: Basic Strokes

Safer Paddling Series: Basic Strokes

You need to do three basic things in your boat: go forward in a straight line, stop or go backwards, and turn. There's a stroke for all three.

Safer Paddling Series: What to Wear

Safer Paddling Series: What to Wear

To stay safe and comfortable, it's important to dress for the water temperature, not just the air temperature. Kayak instructors Paul and Kate Kuthe discuss how to dress for a paddling trip in Episode[...]

Need to Know Episode 5: Keeping it Safe

Need to Know Episode 5: Keeping it Safe

Episode Five of Pelican Kayaks' five-part beginner's guide to your first kayak tour covers checking weather conditions and your route, as well as checking that you've got the right gear, including con[...]

Need to Know Episode 4: Get Moving

Need to Know Episode 4: Get Moving

Episode Four of Pelican Kayaks' five-part beginner's guide to your first kayak tour covers paddle orientation, seating posture, stroke positioning, control-hand mechanics, torso rotation and the best [...]

Need to Know Episode 3: Launching Your Kayak

Need to Know Episode 3: Launching Your Kayak

Episode Three of Pelican Kayaks' five-part beginner's guide to your first kayak tour covers transporting your kayak from your car to protected waters and the all the considerations for a safe launch.

Need to Know Episode 2: Transporting Your Kayak

Need to Know Episode 2: Transporting Your Kayak

Episode Two of Pelican Kayaks' five-part beginner's guide to your first kayak tour covers all the basics of getting your kayak onto your car and securing it safely.

Need to Know Episode 1: Make Your Pick

Need to Know Episode 1: Make Your Pick

Episode One tackles the main, first question for intrepid beginner touring kayakers, namely, if they should be looking for a sit-on-top or a sit-inside kayak.

Viva Colombia

Viva Colombia

An international paddling tribe gathers in the Antioquia region of Colombia to celebrate the beauty and power of the free-flowing Samana River.

How to Paddle Whitewater with Kids

How to Paddle Whitewater with Kids

By Annabell Plush In this series, we’ve covered why kids should be kayaking, and how to get them hooked on flatwater paddling. We know that being outside and spending time in nature will help them [...]

“Why We Teach You” — Lessons from the River

“Why We Teach You” — Lessons from the River

Last year, we ran a moving Father's Day letter from Christian Knight (C&K Contributing Editor and proud paddling father of three) to his daughter, Eleanor, explaining why he is teaching her to kayak .[...]

5 Ways to Hook Kids on Flatwater Kayaking

5 Ways to Hook Kids on Flatwater Kayaking

By Annabell Plush Getting kids outside is important. Spending time in nature helps kids learn many valuable lessons such as body awareness, risk-reward analysis, and nature appreciation. Anyone who ha[...]