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Stay the Course! Using A Range to Determine Position by Mitch Mitchell

In the past two articles we talked about wind – both the effects of fetch, as well as what effect wind has on our kayak. This time we are going to talk about how to tell what the wind or...

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Know Your Fetch! by Coastal Kayak’s Mitch Mitchell

Of all of nature’s elements wind is probably the one that most often effects us as paddlers. Living in a coastal environment means lots of interaction between land, air, and water. The dramatic differences between the temperatures of the ocean,...

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How to Dress for Paddling this Spring

It’s that time of year again, finally! The days are getting longer, the sun is getting stronger, the water is winking at you, beckoning you to come on out. But wait! What exactly are you wearing?? Believe it or not,...

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7 Reasons to Take a Kayak or Paddleboard Lesson

The great thing about kayaking and paddleboarding is how beginner-friendly these activities are. Manufacturers have made equipment that is so stable and comfortable that nearly anyone can grab a paddle and a lifejacket and hit the water with no previous...

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The Perfect PFD

The Perfect PFD So you got some money for Christmas and you want to put it towards your paddling habit. How best to spend it? Of course your best option is to use it on professional paddling instruction from Coastal...

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