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Launch a Fishing Kayak in the Surf Zone

07 June

with Jeff Herman

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Four Days on South Africa’s Orange River

06 June

The Orange River is South Africa’s biggest and longest river. Despite having paddled many sections of the Orange, there are still some sections that neither Vagabond’s Celliers Kruger nor Graeme ‘Riverman’ Addison had ever been on. A number of weeks ago, Graeme gave us a shout to see whether we’d be keen for a winter […]

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Learning How to Surf w/ Paddle Guy

06 June

From Paddle Guy: “Keen to explore more offshore kayak fishing options Adam & Jasmine joined me for some surf basics at Noosa main beach. In this lesson I am helping Adam & Jasmine with confidence in launching and landing in the surf.”

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Welcome to Surfski: Welcome to Adventure

06 June

Exotic locations. Heavy seas. High wind and big personalities stuffed into skinny, carbon fiber boats. Welcome to the world of true adventure. Welcome to downwind paddling in a surfski.

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Ultimate Offshore Fishing Setup

06 June

Dialing in a Stealth Kayaks Carbon Fiber Pro Fisha 475 in Australia. So sick.

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He Introduced the Sit-On-Top Kayak to the World

04 June

Tim Niemier was a teenager in Malibu, CA with a problem.  He loved to dive out past the surf break, but he needed a craft that didn’t hold water and would fit on top of his 1959 VW Beetle.  He ended up introducing the sit-on-top kayak to the world.  This is the progression of his […]

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Securing a Kayak to Your Car / Rob Casey

03 June

Your kayak should be secured safely to the top of your car to prevent shifting on the highway and in wind or even worse, losing the kayak in traffic.  Here’s a few of my favorite tips for securing a kayak to a car using cross bar style racks. Checking for Rack Safety Start each trip […]

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Sea Kayak Conversion to a Sit-on-Top / Rob Casey

01 June

In 2003, I was surf kayaking on the Washington coast in a brand-new fiberglass high performance surf kayak.  The waves were big and closing out.  On one ride into the beach, I timed it wrong and got caught in a closeout and was knocked upside down.   I was still learning my Eskimo roll, so it […]

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How Swell Watercraft Got the Best Plastic

28 May

Swell Watercraft is 100% dedicated to improving it’s products.  Our first kayak, the Scupper 14, has received tremendous user reviews online.  The Scupper truly is different.  It’s the first sit-on-top with the feet below waterline and utilizes an innovative, patented drainage valve.     Recently we had the first “professional” media review of the kayak completed […]

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Sit on Top Pros Launch

28 May

Sit On Top Pros Launch Website, Sale Sitontopkayak.com, home of the new Sit On Top Pros website, launched this week.  The Sit On Top Pros are paddling fanatics based all over the United States.  They have gathered together the greatest collection of sit-on-top kayaks ever assembled. Performance sit-on-tops are faster and more safe and fun […]

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