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Web Editor/Assistant Editor Wanted

Rapid Media is the world’s leading paddlesports media company. We produce Adventure Kayak, Rapid and Canoeroots, which are now united inside Paddling Magazine. Paddling Magazine includes…

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8 Books Every Paddler Should Read

8 Books Every Paddler Should Read

Need some quality reading material for the winter months? In no particular order—and recognizing that there are countless other intriguing paddling books—here are eight inspiring…

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Standup paddleboarders walk down a path carrying their gear.

Five Common Mistakes When Buying SUP Gear

BUYING FROM A BIG BOX STORE Earlier this year, I was shopping for home supplies when I came face-to-face with a paddleboard display outside of…

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A sea kayaker paddles into a small cove on Georgian Bay.

Emerging Trends In Sea Kayaking

FIONA HOUGH INSTRUCTOR TRAINER & GUIDE, BRITISH COLUMBIA “I think we’ll continue to see a movement towards more technical paddling skill development versus traditional journeying…

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A standup paddleboarder packs a dry bag by headlamp.

Six Accessories Every Standup Paddleboarder Needs

GPS device Have you ever been curious how far you’ve gone, how fast your average or top speed was and how long you’ve paddled? Stop…

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A woman surfs a standup paddleboard on an ocean wave.

Standup Paddleboarding Trends

Since exploding in popularity a decade ago, paddleboarding continues to be the wunderkind of the paddlesports world. More than three million Americans paddleboarded last year,…

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Two sea kayakers paddle on a high mountain lake.

Opinion: Mountains Are The Future Of Sea Kayaking

Whenever I stop for gas with a sea kayak on my car, I get the same questions. “Is sea kayaking relaxing? Is it scary? Can…

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A sea kayaker paddles on a still lake under a starry sky.

Benefits Of Weekend Sea Kayaking Trips

I recently had the rare experience of getting away for a solo kayaking trip. Rare because responsible and gainfully employed fathers of young children do…

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A standup paddleboarder surfs on a wave in the sunlight.

Why You Need To Paddle In The Morning

Every morning, along your local shoreline, some brave soul is pioneering the day. Cooking up miles for breakfast is a powerful way to start the…

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SUP racers rush out of the starting line during a SUP race.

Learn How To Win A SUP Race

At my last SUP race, I stormed off the finish line and threw my paddle on the ground. “How’d it go?” my wife asked.
“Terrible,” I…

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A sea kayaker paddles into big waves on the open ocean.

Opinion: Slow Change Is Good For Sea Kayaking

Rene beams at his new kayak like a proud parent. We take turns hopping between his ride—this year’s hot new ocean play kayak—and my 18-year-old…

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A sea otter floats on its back near ocean surf.

Preserving The Wilderness Has Costs And A Price

With a theatrical flourish, the man whips off his towel and stands facing the lake, naked and defiant, before diving into the water. He exits…

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Olly Hicks and George Bullard hold up large fish for the camera.

Who Is Sea Kayaking Adventurer Olly Hicks?

Olly Hicks is no stranger to breaking records. Once the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic and the first to row across the…

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