Archive for May, 2011

Getting Comfortable in the Waves

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

A week ago I gave a talk on “Managing the Surf Zone and Paddling in Waves”.   It was very well attended and got me thinking that there are probably a lot of kayakers who didn’t make it to the talk who would still like some suggestions on getting more comfortable in rough conditions. Not everyone […]

Getting Comfortable in Waves and Surf

Monday, May 9th, 2011

It doesn’t take most people very long to get comfortable paddling a sea kayak on an inland lake.  The boats, despite the seeming narrow width, are surprisingly stable once you get the feel of the balance.  Where most paddlers run into some problems is when you start introducing the variable of waves and breaking surf.  […]

Stand Up Paddle Yoga

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

I’ve been doing a little bit of yoga in the last year since hurting my shoulder.  I have found it to be a very good way to improve flexibility, balance, and core strength.  I get a lot of catalogs for women’s sport apparel, and in a recent e-mail from one of the companies, I saw […]

Something More Important Than Paddling

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Nearly four years ago, on Thursday, June 7, 2007, a tornado devastated the Bear Paw Outdoor Adventure Resort along the Wolf River in White Lake, Wisconsin.  Thankfully, no one at the resort was seriously hurt or killed despite several buildings being blown off their foundations.  Dozens of paddlers who had regularly stayed at the resort […]

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