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Best Beach Cart Reviews – 2018 Buying Guide

Best Beach Cart Reviews – 2018 Buying Guide

Beach carts make going to the beach so much easier.  It may seem like something you might want to skimp on, instead of spending the money, but the price is well worth it if you ...

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Best Beach Tent Reviews – 2018 Buying Guide

Best Beach Tent Reviews – 2018 Buying Guide

A beach tent is very similar to a regular tent used for camping, but most feature one main difference: an open front to let you easily enter and exit the tent while enjoying your ...

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Best Beach Umbrella Reviews – 2018 Buying Guide

Best Beach Umbrella Reviews – 2018 Buying Guide

When you’re outdoors, the sunlight on your skin can be just what you need to warm up and relax.  But if it’s too hot, the sun can quickly become uncomfortable and dangerous.  ...

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Best Beach Chair Reviews – 2018 Buying Guide

Best Beach Chair Reviews – 2018 Buying Guide

The feeling of relaxing at the beach, a cold drink in your hand, is something that just can’t be beat.  It’s the ultimate way to blow off steam.  Everything is perfect: the warm ...

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Proper Treatment for Shoulder Dislocation

Proper Treatment for Shoulder Dislocation

As usual, I will try to keep this somewhat generalized and avoid med-speak, but will also try to appease my fellow health care-practitioners with specificity. Also as usual, do ...

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The Stern Squirt

The Stern Squirt

The stern squirt is a smooth probing into what's going on under the water on those swirly interfaces between eddies and main current, where with just a little effort one can ...

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The importance of feathering in paddles

The importance of feathering in paddles

  Feathering allows you to do strokes with a vertical paddle shaft on both sides of the boat without having to slip your grip while the blade is 'loaded'. To see this in ...

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Transitioning from novice to an expert paddler

Transitioning from novice to an expert paddler

As we progress from beginner to intermediate, or from intermediate to advanced paddling, we go through a number of 'graduations', where we 'step up' a level in challenge, and ...

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Essential gear for paddlers

Essential gear for paddlers

We've all invested a goodly amount into our gear, our boats, paddles, PFDs, Helmets, and for some of us, a significant amount of other stuff- but by and large, it appears that ...

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The proper way to bow stall your kayak

The proper way to bow stall your kayak

The bow stall is one of those useless tricks that just seems soo cool that you have to do it from time to time.  Learning this maneuver is good practice for other tricks as well- ...

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How to Brace Effectively while kayaking

How to Brace Effectively while kayaking

Bracing is one of those things we tend to learn early and then forget exactly how we're doing it- it's sort of like the roll in that respect, but it's very much like the roll in ...

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Abs exercises for paddlers – Feel the burn

Abs exercises for paddlers – Feel the burn

A constant observation among new boaters is that they're discovering new muscles they didn't know they had- boating makes physical demands on us that require the strengthening and ...

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Paddling With a Group – All the info you need

Paddling With a Group – All the info you need

Dealing effectively with groups of people is a skill that will serve us in all areas of our lives.  It can also be a challenge- because people as individuals tend to have their ...

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How to perform a blunt with your kayak

How to perform a blunt with your kayak

A blunt is a move done on a wave feature, usually a shoulder, that involves a 180-degree change in direction and is usually an 'elevated' move. a 'flat' blunt, one that doesn't ...

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