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How to Sweep Roll a Kayak (Video)

Watch this 5 step video for tips on mastering the sweep roll!
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Coaching notes from Taiwan
   October 28, 2017

Coaching notes from Taiwan


by Kelly Marie Henry

Lessons learned from teaching sea kayaking without speaking the language.

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   October 28, 2017

Coaching notes from Taiwan


by Kelly Marie Henry
How to Run Rapids Using Cross Current Speed (Video)
   October 11, 2017

How to Run Rapids Using Cross Current Speed (Video)


by Aquabatics Calgary

In this video, we aim to take basic skills such as s-turns and eddy turns and help you use them as tools to slow your downstream momentum, (by generating cross current speed and using eddies and other features) and in turn, to give you better position control and more ‘time’ to plan your descent.

In this video, we aim to take basic skills such as s-turns and eddy turns and help you use them as tools to slow your...

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   October 11, 2017
   10/11/17

How to Run Rapids Using Cross Current Speed (Video)


by Aquabatics Calgary
   July 17, 2017

How to Boof - 3 Basic Components (Video)


by Aquabatics Calgary

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   July 17, 2017
   07/17/17

How to Boof - 3 Basic Components (Video)


by Aquabatics Calgary
Aquabatics Calgary
A Review of the new Supernova Angler made with GORE-TEX®
   July 02, 2017

A Review of the new Supernova Angler made with GORE-TEX®


by Drew Gregory

In every scenario this paddling suit has made my time on the water safer and definitely more comfortable!

In every scenario this paddling suit has made my time on the water safer and definitely more comfortable!

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   July 02, 2017
   07/02/17

A Review of the new Supernova Angler made with GORE-TEX®


by Drew Gregory
   June 27, 2017

How to Pack a Kayaking First Aid Kit


by Diane Gaydos-Brasuell

First aid and survival kits are an important part of paddling safety. Here's some advice on important items to pack in your first aid kit.

First aid and survival kits are an important part of paddling safety. Here's some advice on important items to pack in your first aid kit.

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   June 27, 2017
   06/27/17

How to Pack a Kayaking First Aid Kit


by Diane Gaydos-Brasuell
Diane Gaydos-Brasuell
Travel with a Paddle
   May 26, 2017

Travel with a Paddle


by Anna Levesque

Traveling with a paddle provides opportunities for adventure, self-knowledge and expanding our paddling community.

Traveling with a paddle provides opportunities for adventure, self-knowledge and expanding our paddling community.

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   May 26, 2017
   05/26/17

Travel with a Paddle


by Anna Levesque
Building Confidence through Competency
   May 23, 2017

Building Confidence through Competency


by Todd Johnstone-Wright

Competence is a perception that we can influence in others.

Competence is a perception that we can influence in others.

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   May 23, 2017
   05/23/17

Building Confidence through Competency


by Todd Johnstone-Wright
Sexy Seals - How to reseal your dry top gasket
   May 09, 2017

Sexy Seals - How to reseal your dry top gasket


by Jez

Ever wondered how to reseal your dry top? Here is an instructional video about how to replace your neck gasket on your dry top.

Ever wondered how to reseal your dry top? Here is an instructional video about how to replace your neck gasket on your dry top.

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   May 09, 2017
   05/09/17

Sexy Seals - How to reseal your dry top gasket


by Jez
The Art of Self Care for Women: Beyond Paddling
   May 01, 2017

The Art of Self Care for Women: Beyond Paddling


by Anna Levesque

Anna gives tips for daily stress management beyond the time that we get to spend on the water.

Anna gives tips for daily stress management beyond the time that we get to spend on the water.

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   May 01, 2017
   05/01/17

The Art of Self Care for Women: Beyond Paddling


by Anna Levesque
Get it Repaired
   February 28, 2017

Get it Repaired


by Seth Ashworth

We encourage our customers to utilize our service facilities to maintain the top performance of your Kokatat products.

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   February 28, 2017

Get it Repaired


by Seth Ashworth
   February 27, 2017

Paddling with my Best Furry Friend


by Laura Vanderhoek

When I first met my dog Ahsoka, I couldn’t help but think how she was the perfect size for kayaking

When I first met my dog Ahsoka, I couldn’t help but think how she was the perfect size for kayaking

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   February 27, 2017
   02/27/17

Paddling with my Best Furry Friend


by Laura Vanderhoek
Laura Vanderhoek
Lessons From an Ice Boofer
   February 24, 2017

Lessons From an Ice Boofer


by Holcombe Family

Winter paddling tips on how to dress to extend your whitewater paddling season

Winter paddling tips on how to dress to extend your whitewater paddling season

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   February 24, 2017
   02/24/17

Lessons From an Ice Boofer


by Holcombe Family
   February 03, 2017

Ecuador - a whitewater paradise


by Seth Ashworth

What you need to know to plan a whitewater kayak trip to Ecuador

What you need to know to plan a whitewater kayak trip to Ecuador

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   February 03, 2017
   02/03/17

Ecuador - a whitewater paradise


by Seth Ashworth
Seth Ashworth
New Beginnings
   February 01, 2017

New Beginnings


by Emily Jackson

It’s not often we are faced with the opportunity to begin again.

It’s not often we are faced with the opportunity to begin again.

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   February 01, 2017
   02/01/17

New Beginnings


by Emily Jackson
There’s No Place like Home
   January 18, 2017

There’s No Place like Home


by Cindy & Steve Scherrer

“At home” means being relaxed and comfortable; in harmony with the surroundings; on familiar ground.

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   January 18, 2017

There’s No Place like Home


by Cindy & Steve Scherrer
How to do an S-Turn: Part 2
   January 03, 2017

How to do an S-Turn: Part 2


by Aquabatics Calgary

Video - The Aquabatics Calgary team walk you through the steps of how to perform an s-turn in a whitewater kayak.

Video - The Aquabatics Calgary team walk you through the steps of how to perform an s-turn in a whitewater kayak.

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   January 03, 2017
   01/03/17

How to do an S-Turn: Part 2


by Aquabatics Calgary
   December 30, 2016

Fish Longer By Staying Warmer


by Brad Hole

No matter what your skill set is on the water, cold air and water temperatures can be life threatening, and it’s best to always be prepared for the inevitable.

No matter what your skill set is on the water, cold air and water temperatures can be life threatening, and it’s best to always...

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   December 30, 2016
   12/30/16

Fish Longer By Staying Warmer


by Brad Hole
Brad Hole
Part 1:  Mid Stream S-Turn
   December 20, 2016

Part 1:  Mid Stream S-Turn


by Aquabatics Calgary

Video - This video is an instructional lesson from Aquabatics Calgary on how to perform s-turns in a whitewater kayak using mid stream features.

Video - This video is an instructional lesson from Aquabatics Calgary on how to perform s-turns in a whitewater kayak using mid stream features.

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   December 20, 2016
   12/20/16

Part 1:  Mid Stream S-Turn


by Aquabatics Calgary
   December 15, 2016

How to gear up for Winter Kayaking


by Courtney Kerin

Some quick advice on how to dress for cold, winter paddling so you can still enjoy the magic of getting out on the water!

Some quick advice on how to dress for cold, winter paddling so you can still enjoy the magic of getting out on the water!

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   December 15, 2016
   12/15/16

How to gear up for Winter Kayaking


by Courtney Kerin
Courtney Kerin
How to Paddle with a Crazy Work Schedule
   December 07, 2016

How to Paddle with a Crazy Work Schedule


by Diane Gaydos-Brasuell

Tips for sleep deprived kayaking

Tips for sleep deprived kayaking

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   December 07, 2016
   12/07/16

How to Paddle with a Crazy Work Schedule


by Diane Gaydos-Brasuell
The Hanging Stern Draw
   December 06, 2016

The Hanging Stern Draw


by Aquabatics Calgary

Video - Aquatics Calgary takes us through the process of performing the hanging stern draw

Video - Aquatics Calgary takes us through the process of performing the hanging stern draw

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   December 06, 2016
   12/06/16

The Hanging Stern Draw


by Aquabatics Calgary
5 Steps to Dealing with Mental Changes
   November 14, 2016

5 Steps to Dealing with Mental Changes


by Adriene Levknecht

Even the highest competing athletes deal with head games.

Even the highest competing athletes deal with head games.

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   November 14, 2016
   11/14/16

5 Steps to Dealing with Mental Changes


by Adriene Levknecht
The Wet Exit
   November 08, 2016

The Wet Exit


by Aquabatics Calgary

Video - Aquabatics Calgary takes us through the basic fundamentals of The Wet Exit.

Video - Aquabatics Calgary takes us through the basic fundamentals of The Wet Exit.

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   November 08, 2016
   11/08/16

The Wet Exit


by Aquabatics Calgary
Machetes, Maps, Science and Education
   October 25, 2016

Machetes, Maps, Science and Education


by Jordan Hanssen

Adventure education organization OAR Northwest starts its first year creating sustainable student powered scientific and educational trips down the Mississippi River.

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   October 25, 2016

Machetes, Maps, Science and Education


by Jordan Hanssen
   October 24, 2016

The Things We Carry


by Alec Bloyd-Peshkin

So much kit, so little space in your PFD.

So much kit, so little space in your PFD.

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   October 24, 2016
   10/24/16

The Things We Carry


by Alec Bloyd-Peshkin
Alec Bloyd-Peshkin
Help Kokatat Protect Free-Flowing Rivers in Ecuador
   October 13, 2016

Help Kokatat Protect Free-Flowing Rivers in Ecuador


by Darcy Gaechter

Kokatat Teams Up with The Ecuadorian Rivers Institute to Save Ecuador's Best Whitewater

Kokatat Teams Up with The Ecuadorian Rivers Institute to Save Ecuador's Best Whitewater

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   October 13, 2016
   10/13/16

Help Kokatat Protect Free-Flowing Rivers in Ecuador


by Darcy Gaechter
   October 11, 2016

The Sweep Stroke


by Aquabatics Calgary

Video Instruction of the Sweep Stroke - Basic Whitewater Skills

Video Instruction of the Sweep Stroke - Basic Whitewater Skills

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   October 11, 2016
   10/11/16

The Sweep Stroke


by Aquabatics Calgary
Aquabatics Calgary
What Is Sea Kayaking
   October 04, 2016

What Is Sea Kayaking


by Roger Chandler

North Wales and Anglesey offers sea kayakers an amazing playground ranging from beautiful sheltered paddles, small islands and short journeys, to exciting tide races and rough water for the experienced sea kayaker.

North Wales and Anglesey offers sea kayakers an amazing playground ranging from beautiful sheltered paddles, small islands and short journeys, to exciting tide races and...

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   October 04, 2016
   10/04/16

What Is Sea Kayaking


by Roger Chandler
Kokatat Maximus Centurion Tips & Tricks
   October 03, 2016

Kokatat Maximus Centurion Tips & Tricks


by Chad Christopher

A review of the Maximus Centurion functionality from a safety standpoint

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   October 03, 2016

Kokatat Maximus Centurion Tips & Tricks


by Chad Christopher
Chasing Summer in Costa Rica
   September 19, 2016

Chasing Summer in Costa Rica


by Ben Morton

Why Costa Rica should be on your radar for your next winter paddling trip.

Why Costa Rica should be on your radar for your next winter paddling trip.

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   September 19, 2016
   09/19/16

Chasing Summer in Costa Rica


by Ben Morton
   September 16, 2016

The Growing Sport of Raft Racing


by Eva Lambert

Raft racing is more than just a competitive sport, it becomes a life style.

Raft racing is more than just a competitive sport, it becomes a life style.

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   September 16, 2016
   09/16/16

The Growing Sport of Raft Racing


by Eva Lambert
Eva Lambert
Bergy Business
   September 14, 2016

Bergy Business


by Steve Ruskay

Sea Kayaking amongst icebergs is one of the most humbling and awe-inspiring experiences any paddler will ever have.

Sea Kayaking amongst icebergs is one of the most humbling and awe-inspiring experiences any paddler will ever have.

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   September 14, 2016
   09/14/16

Bergy Business


by Steve Ruskay
   September 13, 2016

Spin Momentum vs. Carve Momentum


by Aquabatics Calgary

This video helps beginners and advancing paddlers ID the difference between spin and carve momentum in a whitewater kayak. (Video)

This video helps beginners and advancing paddlers ID the difference between spin and carve momentum in a whitewater kayak. (Video)

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   September 13, 2016
   09/13/16

Spin Momentum vs. Carve Momentum


by Aquabatics Calgary
Aquabatics Calgary
Paddling Can Take You So Many Places…
   August 17, 2016

Paddling Can Take You So Many Places…


by Ben Morton

3 Weeks in the U.K. (with a short visit to Belgium)

3 Weeks in the U.K. (with a short visit to Belgium)

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   August 17, 2016
   08/17/16

Paddling Can Take You So Many Places…


by Ben Morton
Beginners Guide to Whitewater Kayaking Gear
   August 16, 2016

Beginners Guide to Whitewater Kayaking Gear


by Aquabatics Calgary

Video - Aquabatics Calgary takes us through the needs, wants and luxuries of whitewater kayaking gear.

Video - Aquabatics Calgary takes us through the needs, wants and luxuries of whitewater kayaking gear.

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   August 16, 2016
   08/16/16

Beginners Guide to Whitewater Kayaking Gear


by Aquabatics Calgary
10,000 Hours
   August 09, 2016

10,000 Hours


by Seth Dow

Learning to be an expert paddler is a long process, take it one day at a time.

Learning to be an expert paddler is a long process, take it one day at a time.

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   August 09, 2016
   08/09/16

10,000 Hours


by Seth Dow
Developing Board Control with Close Quarter Maneuvering
   July 21, 2016

Developing Board Control with Close Quarter Maneuvering


by Cindy & Steve Scherrer

Finding a place that has a more defined route allows you to really concentrate on developing a wide range of skills which will pay off in the big picture.

Finding a place that has a more defined route allows you to really concentrate on developing a wide range of skills which will pay off...

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   July 21, 2016
   07/21/16

Developing Board Control with Close Quarter Maneuvering


by Cindy & Steve Scherrer
The Psychology of Solo Paddling - Turning Fear into Focus
   June 14, 2016

The Psychology of Solo Paddling - Turning Fear into Focus


by Kate Hives

It’s so tempting to stay in your tent when you are only accountable to yourself.

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   June 14, 2016

The Psychology of Solo Paddling - Turning Fear into Focus


by Kate Hives
   May 27, 2016

Nile River and the Isimba Dam Project


by Jessie Stone

Video - There is still time to act to help protect one of the World’s most remarkable rivers.

Video - There is still time to act to help protect one of the World’s most remarkable rivers.

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   May 27, 2016
   05/27/16

Nile River and the Isimba Dam Project


by Jessie Stone
Jessie Stone
Planning Your First Sea Kayak Expedition
   May 26, 2016

Planning Your First Sea Kayak Expedition


by Sean Morley

In this age of information technology and social networking, the desire to get off-grid has never been greater. Lets leave our digital lives behind and head off in a sea kayak to places beyond cell phone coverage, where the sun and moon determine your schedule and the wind is your only boss.

In this age of information technology and social networking, the desire to get off-grid has never been greater. Lets leave our digital lives behind and...

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   May 26, 2016
   05/26/16

Planning Your First Sea Kayak Expedition


by Sean Morley
   April 28, 2016

Unsafe Icebergs


by Alan Battista

Not understanding the power of natural forces may result in getting stuck, literally, in a bad situation.

Not understanding the power of natural forces may result in getting stuck, literally, in a bad situation.

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   April 28, 2016
   04/28/16

Unsafe Icebergs


by Alan Battista
Alan Battista
The Bear Necessities
   April 26, 2016

The Bear Necessities


by Steve Ruskay

Four things to remember while kayaking in polar bear country

Four things to remember while kayaking in polar bear country

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   April 26, 2016
   04/26/16

The Bear Necessities


by Steve Ruskay
Verbal Beta on the Yuba Gap
   April 12, 2016

Verbal Beta on the Yuba Gap


by Chris Baer

California's Yuba Gap and the importance of consist verbal beta

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   April 12, 2016

Verbal Beta on the Yuba Gap


by Chris Baer
Search for the Perfect Day
   February 29, 2016

Search for the Perfect Day


by Kokatat

Three kayakers with a mission to raise awareness of the problem of plastic pollution in the world's oceans and rivers travel across the US in search of the root cause of the problem.

Three kayakers with a mission to raise awareness of the problem of plastic pollution in the world's oceans and rivers travel across the US in...

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   February 29, 2016
   02/29/16

Search for the Perfect Day


by Kokatat
   January 31, 2016

Kayak Fishing: A Consistent Inconsistency


by Drew Gregory

Why is kayak fishing growing so fast? Why is it so healthily addicting? Out of all the sports or activities I’ve been a part of in my life, I’ve never experienced something as consistently inconsistent as kayak fishing.

Why is kayak fishing growing so fast? Why is it so healthily addicting? Out of all the sports or activities I’ve been a part...

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   January 31, 2016
   01/31/16

Kayak Fishing: A Consistent Inconsistency


by Drew Gregory
Drew Gregory
The Beauty of Winter Paddling
   January 29, 2016

The Beauty of Winter Paddling


by Norm Hann

Paddling in the winter can be an amazing and beautiful time to get out with less crowds, picturesque winter scenes, and quiet, calm moments.

Paddling in the winter can be an amazing and beautiful time to get out with less crowds, picturesque winter scenes, and quiet, calm moments.

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   January 29, 2016
   01/29/16

The Beauty of Winter Paddling


by Norm Hann
   January 28, 2016

A Look Into Kokatat’s Past


by Kokatat

Kokatat got its start in 1971 in the back room of a new cycling and backpacking store named the Arcata Transit Authority. Kokatat founder Steve O’Meara had a desire to manufacture outdoor apparel and gear.

Kokatat got its start in 1971 in the back room of a new cycling and backpacking store named the Arcata Transit Authority. Kokatat founder Steve O...

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   January 28, 2016
   01/28/16

A Look Into Kokatat’s Past


by Kokatat
Kokatat
Meet the future of River SUP
   January 24, 2016

Meet the future of River SUP


by Miles Harvey

Though Miles is still “just a kid” he has grown up in an environment of river lifestlye and has a genuine respect and maturity about him that you don't find in many kids his age.

Though Miles is still “just a kid” he has grown up in an environment of river lifestlye and has a genuine respect and maturity about...

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   January 24, 2016
   01/24/16

Meet the future of River SUP


by Miles Harvey