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When to replace a PFD

When to replace a PFD

Do you know when you need to replace your PFD? Any time we get out on the water we have to think about safety. What is the weather doing? Have we left a float plan? How old is your personal flotation device(PFD)? These are the questions that need to be answered any time you head out for a paddle. A PFD or a lifejacket won’t…
Travelling with an inflatable SUP

Travelling with an inflatable SUP

Why travelling with an inflatable SUP is a great idea! Buying an inflatable¬†SUP can be quite the investment. This investment is not for everyone but it does offer many benefits. Inflatable boards are easily stored and portable, perfect for saving space in tiny homes or for transporting in the back seat of a small car. Getting down to remote areas is way easier when your…
Kayak Lap Bag Essentials

Kayak Lap Bag Essentials

By: Rebecca Grim What is a kayak lap bag and why does every kayaker need one? A lap bag is a waterproof bag that contains all the essential items you may need during a day of ocean kayaking. The items may change slightly depending on the length of trip, climate, group size and location in which are paddling. The purpose of the lap bag is…
The Health Benefits of Kayaking

The Health Benefits of Kayaking

How kayaking can have numerous health benefits There are many reasons to kayak. One of these reasons is the health benefits. Kayaking is a fun activity but the kayaking has many health benefits that make it a well-rounded hobby and sport. Check out the top health benefits of kayaking below. Mental Clarity The first, and most obvious, health benefit is the mental calm that kayaking…
Gear Review: Sisu Kayak from Current Designs

Gear Review: Sisu Kayak from Current Designs

Lee Richardson reviews the Sisu HV Kayak from Current Designs I recently started paddling the Current Designs Sisu High Volume (HV).¬† My first surf in this new boat was at Skookumchuck Narrows and it left me wondering when I would get to be in that kayak again. I had been trying a few different kayaks to see what I would select to be my favorite…
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Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Safety around Victoria, BC

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