Gearing Up: The Top 5 Springtime Kayaking Essentials

Gearing Up: The Top 5 Springtime Kayaking Essentials

March 08, 2021

By February or March, recreational kayakers across the colder regions of the world are staring at their daily calendars, counting the hours until it’s warm enough to safely to put in and shove off on another adventure. Dreams grow more vivid of paddling in the sunshine, making memories with friends and family, and exploring nature.

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Winter Blues? Time to Plan a Kayak Adventure!

Winter Blues? Time to Plan a Kayak Adventure!

February 22, 2021

It’s happening. Again. There you are, sitting in traffic, waiting for the light to turn so you can get home and back into the dreaded daily grind. You’re tired. The sky is gray. It’s been a long, cold winter. And yes, you’ve got those good-old fashioned blues. Suddenly you notice another car roll by, two bright yellow kayaks strapped to the roof. Your mood instantly lifts.

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In Turbulent Times, Kayaking Heals

In Turbulent Times, Kayaking Heals

February 02, 2021 2 Comments

By taking a few minutes to do some easy, deep breathing exercises before beginning to paddle, you will calm your mind and send increased volumes of oxygen to all areas of your body. Instantly, your mind will become noticeably more sharp. Thoughts about worrisome things begin to fade as you gaze out to the water, your paddle in hand and plans in place for your journey. 

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Ready to Escape? Start Kayaking Today!

Ready to Escape? Start Kayaking Today!

January 27, 2021 3 Comments

If one truly great thing happened in 2020, it would probably be that tons of people around the world discovered kayaking for the first time – and now they’re hopelessly in love with this amazing sport!

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Kayaking: The Very Best Medicine

Kayaking: The Very Best Medicine

January 18, 2021 2 Comments

No matter what your skill level as a kayaker – beginner, intermediate, or experienced – the feeling you get from recreational paddling is amazing. For many of us, being on the water in a kayak brings a deep sense of calm and relaxation. It’s the perfect solution for anyone looking for peace of mind, clear mental focus and a temporary escape from life’s challenges.

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A (Very) Brief History of Kayaks

A (Very) Brief History of Kayaks

December 29, 2020 2 Comments

Designed and built by native people about 5,000 years ago, the first kayaks were used exclusively for hunting prey on frozen seas and inlets. Across Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Siberia, paddlers would sneak up on animals in the water and, with luck and skill, take them onboard for use in feeding and clothing the community. 

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Health and Fitness Benefits of Recreational Kayaking

Health and Fitness Benefits of Recreational Kayaking

December 29, 2020

By now, most people know that kayaking has become a thing. Certainly, the need to maintain safe social distances in the shadow of COVID-19 has prompted thousands of people of all ages and skill levels to get outside and head for water in a ‘yak. A result? Many of these paddlers are quickly discovering the range of positive physical, mental and spiritual effects that kayaking can produce.

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The 7 BEST Kayaking Safety Rules

The 7 BEST Kayaking Safety Rules

December 20, 2020 1 Comment

Stories about recreational kayakers caught in serious danger are not uncommon in the news. And while high seas and bad weather are always a threat, paddling mishaps can happen even in mild weather conditions. Happily, with some solid advance planning, most can be avoided. So, here are the Seven BEST Kayaking Safety Rules to keep in mind before you grab your paddle and hit the water for a seasonal, recreational day trip:

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Drips From My Paddle

Drips From My Paddle

November 09, 2020 5 Comments

Out on the water, in the middle far from shore, is a quiet stillness unlike anything else. Looking around at the beauty of creation surrounding on every side, the gentle rhythm of the water forming ripples around me and rings radiating out from the drips off my paddle, the world suddenly feels in that moment that it has righted itself for just a while. 

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Debbie's Story

Debbie's Story

October 27, 2020 1 Comment

Eventually I needed to go back to work. I did what I had to do with no intention of really living. There was a truck in the parking lot that always had kayaks loaded up. I knew nothing about kayaking, so I asked my coworker Steve about it and one afternoon he invited me to join him in his two-man kayak.

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Paddling Through Covid

Paddling Through Covid

October 14, 2020 1 Comment

Kayaking allows us to escape and forget.

It brings clarity to our minds and heals our souls.

The peacefulness of paddling helps us digest the current circumstances and make sense of it all.

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Kayak Roof Rack Pads by Best Marine

Kayak Roof Rack Pads by Best Marine

August 20, 2020 2 Comments

You recently purchased a new kayak, paddle and PFD, and you’re all ready for some relaxing time on the water. You have everything you need and you’re officially considered a kayaker! 

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