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Cold Water Safety Tips: How to Survive an Icy Dip

Kayak enthusiasts know that this water sport provides a great workout for the entire body and mind. Not only does kayaking provide a great workout, but it gets you outdoors and spending time outside under the sun.

Many passionate fitness lovers are incorporating kayaking into their exercise routine for its benefits. While you may enjoy kayaking simply for the adventure and ability to experience life on the water, you’re still getting a great benefit.

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Why Kayaking is Great Exercise

Kayak enthusiasts know that this water sport provides a great workout for the entire body and mind. Not only does kayaking provide a great workout, but it gets you outdoors and spending time outside under the sun.

Many passionate fitness lovers are incorporating kayaking into their exercise routine for its benefits. While you may enjoy kayaking simply for the adventure and ability to experience life on the water, you’re still getting a great benefit.

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Kayaking in Cold Weather

Why would anyone want to kayak in colder weather?! For the hardy folks, fall or winter kayaking can lead to incredible views, less crowded areas, and an experience like no other. If you’re not afraid to paddle in minus a few degrees, you might find you truly enjoy cold weather kayaking.

Before heading out, make sure you dress properly for the lower temperatures and double-check any weather updates before you go. Beyond that, we share our best tips to prepare and enjoy cold kayaking. Learn the top tips for cold water paddling for a safe and enjoyable experience that you’ll want to share with everyone.

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Best Kayaking Apps

The last thing a novice Kayaker wants to think about while peacefully paddling along the water is their phone. Yet, there are benefits to bringing a smartphone to make the journey stress-free. You can silence your notifications and bring your phone along for these benefits!

Why use an app? There are many things to consider before hitting the water. Important factors such as safety, knowing where you are going, what the weather forecast is…

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The Best Fall & Winter Storage for Your Kayak

It is the start of pumpkin spice season, and before you know it, the holidays are sneaking up along with company dropping over. It might be hard to squeeze in time to go kayaking. What is a kayaker to do with their gear for the fall and winter? We offer the best dos and don’ts of proper fall and winter kayak storage.

By storing your gear properly, you’ll protect it during the offseason and have less maintenance in the spring when you’re ready to start paddling again.

Top Four Don’ts of Kayak Storage

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The Benefits of Joining a Kayak or Paddling Club

Sea KayakKayaking is a fun way to spend some time on the water and can be even more fun when enjoyed with other enthusiasts. Not only is the company on the water a plus, but it gives you the opportunity to learn tips and tricks from other kayakers. You can easily find clubs to join online via forums and Facebook groups.

The Benefits of Joining a Kayak or Paddling Club

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Which Kayak is Right for You?

Sea KayakKayaking is a great sport that can be enjoyed with the whole family. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced kayaker, it’s important to have the right kayak for the most fun. Local sporting goods stores will often host events for customers to try out different kayaks, so keep your eyes out for those. It’s a great way to try out different types of kayaks before purchasing.

Which Kayak is Right for You?

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Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) Basics

Adult on SUP with childWe recommend meeting with a SUP professional to find the right SUP board for you and to make sure the paddle is correctly fitted to your height. This will ensure that you will be able to use correct posture and get the most out of your stand-up paddle board experience.

Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) Basics

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The Top Five Kayak Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed

Kayaking in river rapidsKayaking and stand up paddle boarding are both great outdoor water sports that you can enjoy as a family. They are great for a workout, getting vitamin D, and having fun on the water. There are some accessories that can make your kayaking experience even better, and some of these kayak accessories can be used for SUP boarding as well.

The Top Five Kayak Accessories You Didn’t Know You Needed

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Your Guide to the Top Five Kayaking Destinations for Kayaking in Minnesota

Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes and is a kayaker’s paradise! Not only does this state have ample lakes but also rivers and urban settings that are fun to explore by water. Many of these destinations have kayak rentals as well as launch spots for kayak owners.

There is so much beauty in Minnesota to behold from your kayak. You might even find your new favorite spot. Which one will you kayak first?

Top Five Kayaking Destinations in Minnesota

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