News and Features News and Features en-us Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Latest news and features from Expert tips for beginner sea kayakers <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Cathy Piffath, a certified kayak instructor for over 20 years and the creator of the ACA's Coastal Kayak Program, has six tips to paddle by for newcomers to the sea. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Kayaking for Fitness <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This short video looks at a few of the benefits of adding kayaking to your regular exercise regiment and shares a few tips on how to get the most of your training on the water. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 -0400 New Product: Vapor PFD by NRS <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Its action-cut design leaves your arms free for unrestricted paddling and rowing. With the easy-on side entry, six adjustment points and soft, conforming foam, the Vapor gives you "I forgot I had it on" comfort. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Canoeing heaven in Alamoosook, Maine <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The undeveloped northern end of the Dead River is part of an idyllic canoe outing originating from Alamoosook Lake in Orland, ME. The trip promises sights aplenty and a variety of wildlife Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Trip Report: Woolverton Trail (FL) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Thanks to Ed Woolverton and his 30 years of trimming the mangroves, the trail makes a great kayaking destination near Placida, Florida. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Feature Canoe - S-12 by SOAR Inflatables <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:15:00 -0400 Store Feature: Paddle Faster, I Hear Banjo Music T-shirt <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The infamous line: "Paddle Faster, I hear Banjo Music" from the movie Deliverance is featured on this charcoal grey t-shirt! Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:00:00 -0400 Cooking in the Wind <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Wind is the camp cook's worst enemy. And what's the best defense? A windscreen, of course. Tamia describes some of the more common ways to blunt the wind's cutting edge in this article. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:00:00 -0400 Trans-Atlantic kayaker arrives after 6,000 mile journey <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Polish adventurer Aleksander "Olek" Doba paddled into New Smyrna Beach Marina (FL) on Saturday after a more than 6,000-mile journey across the vast Atlantic Ocean alone in a kayak. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:00:00 -0400 From the Archives: Preventing Shoulder Injury <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>The shoulder dislocation is to kayaking, what a blown ACL is to skiing. Why is this injury so dreaded? This article from the archives discusses how to keep shoulders safe. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Gear Spotlight: Pro Cooler by IceMule <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This is absolutely the world's most portable HIGH-CAPACITY, high-performance cooler. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:00:00 -0400 NYC Kayak Fishing Tournament <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>For three days in the middle of May, the Kayak Fishing Classic at Jamaica Bay draws hundreds of kayak anglers from across the country to the southern inshore waters of Brooklyn... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:00:00 -0400 1,000-Year-Old Native American Canoe <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>New testing revealed this week that a dugout canoe displayed at the small Pioneer Museum in Long Lake, MN is 1,000 years old. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:00:00 -0400 New Sweepstakes! <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Register to win one of 4 great boats in the NEW Sweepstakes. Enter once a day, every day for your best chance to win... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:58:00 -0400 Trans-Atlantic kayaker journey near completion <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Appearing weather-beaten but determined, trans-Atlantic kayaker Aleksander Doba paddled into Port Canaveral (FL) on Thursday night and vowed he will be in New Smyrna Beach within days. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Feature Kayak - Cuda 14 by Jackson Kayak <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="" BORDER="0"></A> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:16:00 -0400 Kayak Surfing Bore Tide in Alaska <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Kayak surfing the tide bore of Turnagain Arm in Cook Inlet, Alaska. A wonderful ride using a natural phenomenon in Anchorage's backyard. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:00:00 -0400 Feature Trip: Luxury Base Camp Kayak Tour (BC) <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>This remote wilderness luxury base camp is located in the Discovery Islands, British Columbia. The central location allows you to explore three unique provincial marine parks and return to the comfortable base camp each evening. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:00:00 -0400 How to Paddle Backwards in a Canoe <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>Get tips on paddling straight back by watching this short video which discusses the technique for both a tandem canoe and a solo boat. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:00:00 -0400 Product Review: Ultimate 12 kayak by Native Watercraft <A HREF=";rss=1"><IMG SRC="" align="left" border="0"></A>It's an excellent little boat, very stable and safe and good to fish from. It loads easily into the back of my short bed pickup truck. I have used it in rough water with no problems. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:30:00 -0400