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Staying Comfy in Your Kayak

Posted: Mar 13 in Kayaking Blog by
Staying Comfy in Your Kayak

Paddling is hard work. From dehydration to sore muscles, your Jacksonville kayaking expeditions can take a toll on your body, especially if you’re ill-prepared for the challenges that await you. Aches, pains and poor hydration can hinder your stamina and performance, but they can also make your kayak trips far less enjoyable, changing your time on the water from fun to frustration. [Read more]

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Paddling with Perfect Form

Posted: Feb 26 in Kayaking Blog by
Paddling with Perfect Form

If you hope to get the most out of your kayaking experiences, it will take much more than putting the paddle in the water and hoping for the best. To be as efficient as possible on the water, you should focus on maintaining proper form in every stroke, which involves not only your paddle, but your body and boat as well. [Read more]

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Fit to Paddle Further: Conditioning and Kayaking

Posted: Feb 13 in Kayaking Blog by
Fit to Paddle Further: Conditioning and Kayaking

As any Florida kayaking veteran will tell you, paddling isn’t just an exciting pastime—it’s also a serious workout. An hour of vigorous paddling will help you burn about 600 calories, engaging muscles all over the body as you propel yourself through the water and work to keep your balance. [Read more]

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Paddling Past Dark

Posted: Jan 24 in Kayaking Blog by
Paddling Past Dark

If you’re a true paddling fanatic, you’re in the water until the sun goes down, but what about staying out even later? Though the ocean waves can seem much more intimidating after the sun has set over Jacksonville, kayaking at night can be an excitingly eerie experience—provided you take the right precautions, of course. [Read more]

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Get Schooled: Why to Take a Kayak Lesson

Posted: Jan 14 in Kayaking Blog by
Get Schooled: Why to Take a Kayak Lesson

Accessibility is part of what makes kayaking such a popular sport. Regardless of your age, fitness and skill, paddling can be an enjoyable experience, even on your first time out. But if you find yourself drawn to kayaking as a hobby or hope to make the most of that next Jacksonville kayak tour, it helps to have a few pointers from someone who spends a lot of time on the water. [Read more]

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