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Are you ready to try Kayak Surfing?

Are you ready to try Kayak Surfing?

By Lee Richardson Get Yourself Ready To Surf Beach Break Surfing in your kayak can seem like a distant and sometimes unattainable goal. How do you know when you are ready to take that first trip? Before you go out you will need to refine some surf strokes and your roll. You should have experience with launching and landing in the surf zone, a little…
How to pick a kayak

How to pick a kayak

Choosing the right Kayak for your needs The most important question to ask yourself when you go to pick a kayak is what your intended use will be for it. This question will help you to decide what type of boat you are looking for, the material it is made from, the amount of storage space in the boat etc. Recreational and light touring expeditions…
Why you need to try SUP yoga

Why you need to try SUP yoga

Our top 5 reasons you need to Try SUP yoga this year We love stand up paddle boarding, we love yoga so it only makes sense that we would love SUP yoga too. Do you like Paddle boarding? Do you like Yoga? Do you like trying new things? If you answered yes to at least one of those questions you have got to try SUP…
Lost Bunny explores Victoria for Canada 150

Lost Bunny explores Victoria for Canada 150

Ocean River turned a bunny’s worst nightmare into a Canada 150 dream come true. Over the weekend the owner of Ocean River, Brian Henry, was working as a taxi driver in the Gulf Islands and a tiny stowaway was left behind. Bunny was separated from his mom and when she realised she asked us to return him to her. Before this though we tried to…
Why you need to wear sunglasses

Why you need to wear sunglasses

How to find the right sunglasses, and why you need to get them TODAY We all think about sunglasses in the summer time when it is bright out and harder to see. Plus who doesn’t like finally getting to put on their sunglasses and walk outside to a bright summer day? Sunglasses, however, are such an important accessory that they should be worn year round.…
The History of The Kayak

The History of The Kayak

Take a journey through Canada and explore the history of the kayak The history of the kayak is closely interwoven with Canadian history itself. Modern kayaks are used to get up close and personal with the natural beauty and wildlife found all across Canada, but, kayaks have played a large role in the discovery of the land as well. As Canada 150 approaches many are…
Top Five reasons we love Icebreaker Merino

Top Five reasons we love Icebreaker Merino

Icebreaker Merino is a great clothing line. Here are the top five reasons why we love this brand.   Maybe you don’t know about Icebreaker Merino Wool yet. Maybe you’ve just heard about it but have not tried any yourself. Maybe you have tried it but don’t really know that much about the clothing. Well, we wanted to let you in on the top five reasons…
Ocean River Photo Contest Winners

Ocean River Photo Contest Winners

The top three photos from the 2017 Ocean River photo contest It was extremely difficult to choose winners for this photo contest as there were so many amazing images sent in. We had photos of wildlife, photos of people in kayaks, photos of people on paddleboards and even shots of kayaks abandoned on beaches. After much thought, we finally settled on the three photos we just…
Ocean River New Store: 1630 Store Street

Ocean River New Store: 1630 Store Street

Ocean River opened the doors to the new store on November 4, 2016 This new store allows us to showcase a more contemporary look of a well-known and long time Victoria business. The interior features refurbished wood features, industrial pipe fixtures, movable clothing racks, exposed brick walls and a custom chart table area that is to die for. What all this means is it looks…
Dragon Boating in Victoria

Dragon Boating in Victoria

The tradition of team paddling a Dragon Boat across the finish line makes its way to the Victoria Harbour The scene of downtown Victoria was transformed last weekend into one of long boats propelling forward into the Victoria Harbour like Viking ships charging into battle. If you were lucky enough to make it out to the Victoria Dragon Boating Festival this past weekend you are…
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Paddling Magazine Article – Kayaking in Victoria BC

 

We get a lovely mention in a great article by Virginia Marshall on Paddling Magazine’s site here.

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