How to Launch a Sit-On-Top Kayak from the Beach in Shore Break by Mitch Mitchell

Fishing, paddling with the dolphins, enjoying the serenity, getting a workout – there are many reasons that you might want to paddle in the ocean. Regardless of the reason though, the one thing that everyone must do in order to...

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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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Wind Part II by Mitch Mitchell

In the first part of our wind article we talked about the effect fetch has on the wind and more importantly the water’s surface. In this article we are going to talk about how the wind effects our kayak. I...

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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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What Kayak Should I Buy?

What kayak should I buy? I get asked that question literally thousands of times over the course of the summer. Unfortunately there is no “one” perfect kayak. If there was, everyone would have one and this article would be about...

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