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The Local Section

The Local Section

My Home River, The Barwon River finally has water. It’s been so long since we had proper flood stage flows in this short punchy section. honestly, it has to be my top 3 favorite sections iv ever done. the shuttle is short the white water is epic and the stoke is...
Big Water Technique – How to Paddle High Volume Rivers

Big Water Technique – How to Paddle High Volume Rivers

photos: Safari Par Excellence Despite the common misconception, Big Water doesn’t actually mean difficult water. It doesn’t directly mean hard rapids. Big water refers to the high volume whitewater found on high volume rivers. Big Water kayaking...
Pro Tip: What to Wear While Paddling, especially in the Winter

Pro Tip: What to Wear While Paddling, especially in the Winter

With more and beginners learning how to kayak, the question keeps coming up: what do I wear in the winter? It may sound like a stretch, but maximizes your time on the water and your comfort in your kayak can dramatically boost your learning curve. Typically, when this...
How to Control Your Freefall – Waterfall Technique part 2

How to Control Your Freefall – Waterfall Technique part 2

Occasionally in whitewater we are blessed to have vertical ledges that are taller than the length of our kayaks, and for many of us, these waterfalls offer the pinnacle of the kayaking experience in freefall, flow, and technical difficulty. Kayaking waterfalls is one...
An Introduction to Waterfalls

An Introduction to Waterfalls

Occasionally in whitewater we are blessed to have vertical ledges that are taller than the length of our kayaks, and for many of us, these waterfalls offer the pinnacle of the kayaking experience in freefall, flow, and technical difficulty. Kayaking waterfalls is one...
How to survive and thrive with your significant other as your paddling partner

How to survive and thrive with your significant other as your paddling partner

I was originally going to call this blog post the pros and cons of your significant other being your paddling partner. Then I built out my pros/cons list and had: PRO: they are always there to provide feedback CON: they are always there to provide feedback And...
Launching the ACA River Kayak Hand Paddling Curriculum

Launching the ACA River Kayak Hand Paddling Curriculum

Paddling with your hands? What’s that all about? Probably a decade ago, I was presented with a silly contraption at a pool session that was made from plastic, strapped to your hands, and made it super easy to hand roll a whitewater kayak. Someone called them hand...
Outfitting Advice for Smaller Kayakers

Outfitting Advice for Smaller Kayakers

I recently had a video request that would give some suggestions to help smaller kayakers outfit their kayaks. With my brand new Jackson Kayak Rockstar 5.0 (Small), I took this as a perfect opportunity to do a quick walk through video of some of the things I like to do...
5 Nutrition Tips to improve your kayak performance

5 Nutrition Tips to improve your kayak performance

submitted by Andi Brunner In this Blog I am showing you 5 easy nutrition tips that might help you getting a stronger kayaker. They only take very little preparation and effort but can have great benefits to your fitness! 1) Regular protein intake Other than fat and...