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Jamie is a kayaking and paddle sports enthusiast that loves nothing more than hitting the open water. When not writing for Paddle Pursuits, you’ll find him exploring New Zealand’s pristine waterways and rugged coastline.
Quiksilver 1.5mm SYNCRO Wetsuit Jacket Review

Product Review – Quiksilver 1.5mm SYNCRO Wetsuit Jacket

Checkout My review of the SYNCRO 1.5mm Wetsuit Jacket from Quicksilver. A stylish, functional, and very reasonably priced wetsuit top. Read full review...
The health benefits of kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding

The Health Benefits of Paddling

The health benefits of canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding are almost too numerous to count. Check out the top fitness and wellbeing benefits of paddling.
14 River Kayaking Tips to Build Control and Confidence

14 River Kayaking Tips to Build Control and Confidence

Whether you’re just getting started paddling moving water or you’ve been navigating whitewater for years, our river kayaking tips will get you thinking.
Transporting a Kayak

Transporting a Kayak: Getting to the Water Safely

Transporting a kayak or canoe can sometimes be a challenge. Let’s take a look at all the ways you can get your kayak to the water safely.
Best Kayak Roof Rack

Best Kayak Roof Rack: Safely Transporting Your Kayak

If you’re heading out on a paddling trip, we recommend using a roof rack. Check out the best kayak roof racks made to fit all vehicle models.
Is kayaking dangerous? Let's look at the top hazards to be aware of.

Is Kayaking Dangerous? 9 (Potentially Fatal) Hazards to Be Aware of

Understand what the real dangers of kayaking are. Being aware of these hazards and knowing how to manage them might just save your life.
The essential list of kayak safety equipment

The Essential List of Kayak Safety Equipment: 14 Must Haves!

There's a big difference between being safety conscious and bringing enough kayak safety equipment to sink your yak. Our list covers the 14 essential items!
What to Wear Kayaking in All Weather Conditions

What to Wear Kayaking? A Guide to Paddling in All Weather...

Never be uncomfortable in your yak again! Discover what to wear kayaking as well as some handy tips for dressing for both cold and hot weather
Are bananas on a boat bad luck?

Bananas on a Boat: Bad Luck or Superstition?

Are bananas on a boat really bad luck? Or is this just another fisherman's superstition? Let’s look at the facts. I’ve done a fair amount...
Canoe Vs Kayak: What's the Difference?

Canoe Vs Kayak: What’s the Difference?

If you can’t decide between a kayak or canoe, we’ll explore the differences between the two and find out which one is best for you...
how to make a stand up paddle board

How to Make a Stand Up Paddle Board

Paddle boarding is the coolest sport on the planet right now. It’s the hottest craze, and everyone is rushing out to buy a paddleboard...
Kayaking With Your Dog

10 Pooch Paddling Tips: How to Safely Kayak With Your Dog

Just because your pooch loves the water doesn't mean he's going to like kayaking. Here are our top ten tips for getting your dog on board safely...
The History of Kayaking

The History of Kayaking

Ever wondered about the origins of kayaking? With kayak history stretching as far back as 4000 years, you can bet this vessel has a tale or two to tell.
The ultimate guide to the best kayaking in New Zealand

Guide to the Best Kayaking in New Zealand

Going down under has got you covered in terms of adventure sports. Whether it’s the thrill of bungee jumping, or exploring the country’s dive...
Fitness for Kayaking – Exercise, Stretching, and Nutrition for Peak Performance Paddling

Fitness for Kayaking – Exercise, Stretching, and Nutrition for Peak Performance...

Many people will jump in a kayak without giving fitness a second thought. Don't be one of these people! Learn the secrets to endless paddling energy.