A nice little video explaining sea kayak hull shape and design.
I have no idea about the science behind it but the video is pretty amazing.
In Japan they have developed a wave machine that can create perfectly shaped well, shapes including hearts, starts and even a musical note.
Behold the birth of a new ultra niche sport. Stand-up Paddling High Jumping...
I never realized that being a weatherman was so dangerous!
Special thanks to Keith Wikle from Go Kayak Now! for making me aware of this fantastic looking surf kayak video called, Wild Coast HEAT. It all takes place on South Africa's Wildcoast.
I'm absolutely terrified just watching it.
Norway has been on my top 5 countries to visit for a long time so I was pleased to discover that I could go paddling there (at least in my head) without the uncomfortable plane ride.
The gang from World Wild Adventure recently put this video together:
I got to tell you, Paul Mason’s Bubble Street whitewater simulator looks like a complete blast and I can be confident to say that it would probably become even more fun the more you drank.
As you can see by the video below all you need to do is to take a long wooden chute with obstacles strategically placed throughout to replicate a whitewater course. Then turn on the high volume water pump and throw in the foam boats. Finally add some alcohol to your bloodstream and you got the recipe for a solid evening of entertainment.
If you are going to the Gull River Open Boat Slalom Race taking place September 11 then take some photos and let us know who crashed and burned on the Bubble Street.
Canoe & Kayak Magazine recently published two quick instructional videos featuring Shawna Franklin and Leon Somme, who are both amazing instructors and owners of the paddling school, Body Boat Blade International.
The two clips are produced by Bryan Smith and you can tell is unique and professional style immediately. Both videos are exactly as instructional videos should be, short and straight to the point with no wasted words.
Nick Troutman recently posted a video of him and Emily Jackson working with the Upward Bound program is past summer.
Here is the description on Vimeo:
Every year Soft Power Health teams up with the Upward Bound program from Boys and Girls Harbor. We take these kids, some not even knowing how to swim, and we teach them how to kayak. We start with getting comfortable being in the water in a pool, then move to a Long Island beach and bay, and finally ending with two different river runs. Here is the group from 2010.