Important SUP safety tips to combat offshore winds

One of the biggest dangers to stand up paddlers is offshore winds, which are the winds that blow from the land out to sea. These not only affect sea paddlers, but those on lakes and rivers too.   The wind can have a huge influence on where you are paddling, especially if you are new…

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Laird Hamilton shows what can be done on an SUP

  Legendary waterman Laird Hamilton is one of the world’s best SUP riders. In this video, he shows what tricks can be pulled off on boards like the inflatable SUP boards at Canoe and Kayak direct. Laird was one of the first people to start riding a stand up paddle board after he was teaching his…

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Two guys are kayaking from the Caribbean to Miami

Will McCreadie and George Parry must be gluttons for punishment, as they are currently embarking on a gruelling 2,000-mile trip from Grenada to Miami, via kayak!     The two men started their Golden Arc Expedition on October 1st and are aiming to reach the mainland of the United States by sometime in December. The…

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Be a part of I Am Team GB this bank holiday weekend

With the Olympics now over, the Team GB athletes who have dedicated their lives to training and competing in the events, will hop about flights from Rio to London to return with their faces full of glory.     As they return home however, their journey is not yet over, as they prepare to take…

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Learning the basics of paddling

A vital element of leaning to canoe is learning how to paddle correctly and effectively. There are three basic stokes to master, and here we will divulge into how to perform each stroke and a few handy tips on how to better your performance in the water:     Forward Stroke This is the most…

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How to recover a capsized kayak to the upright position

It is vital to learn the basics of kayaking to ensure that you are ready to take on your next challenge, and learning how to recover from a capsized kayak is one of them. Although you are most likely wanting to avoid capsizing, it is inevitable that it will happen, and practicing your recovery in…

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Getting outdoors is good for your health!

A recent study carried out at the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge has shown a strong link between those who spend more time in the outdoors and good mental health and sense of overall well-being. Viren Swami, the lead professor of social psychology in this study, conducted the research on a group of 200 men…

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Learn how to back deck roll in your kayak

So you’ve gone through the sessions on the water, training your body to be strong enough to paddle in most conditions and now you want to take the fun levels up a notch by learning a trick or two.  Well how about we show you how to learn a back deck roll?     The…

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