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17 December 2014
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by: Tim Burris
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 • Paddling around Florida (literally) by kayak
 • Kayaking on Oregon's Thomas Creek offers rainy season fun
 • UK adventurer hopes to build the fastest canoe in the world

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How to Turn Your Kayak
Kayak Roll Gordon Brown examines the forward sweep and reverse sweep strokes from stationary positions and also demonstrates these turning strokes in rough seas. He stresses the importance of the paddle blade angle so that there is a proper mix of power and support during the turn. See his latest tutorial video clip and learn from his useful demonstration.

SUP Surfing 360 Degree Video
360 SUP video Jimmy Blakeney shot some great surfing video on his latest SUP trip in Matunuck, Rhode Island. Using the VSN 360° camera he was able to shoot in full HD and maintain 360 degrees at all times. We've edited a sample for you. Check out how we split the screen to show the full 360 view plus the full HD shot in the latest Feature.

Costly Canoeing Mistakes
Cliff Jacobson In his 40+ years of expedition canoeing, Cliff Jacobson has run at least one river up north each summer. He's not had any serious injuries, but he has made plenty of mistakes himself and has seen other errors in action. In his latest article, Cliff tells of some costly expedition canoeing mistakes you won't want to make.

Kayak and Canoe Sweepstakes!
The sweepstakes features three great boats you can register to win: a Sound 120xe kayak from Elie, a NEXT canoe (paddle included) from Old Town Canoe, and a Cruiser 12 Angler from Jackson Kayak. The boats also come with locking cables from Lasso Security Cables, Hoister Storage Systems from Harken, Gear from Salamander Paddle Gear, and First Aid Lockers from Witz Sport Cases. Congratulations to Thomas Zirzow of Alma, WI who won a 2015 Perks Membership just for entering this past week.

In The Same Boat: Ramen Noodles
Ramen has been a last-resort meal for generations of students — and not a few kitchen-shy singles. Now. But it's also the hard-pressed camp cook's friend. Always cheap and cheerful, these ubiquitous noodle bricks lend themselves to any number of tasty transformations, some of which border on gourmet fare.

Trips Directory Spotlight
San Juan Islands Kayak Inn to Inn Tours (WA)
by Crystal Seas Kayaking
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Kayak the beautiful, rugged San Juan Islands during the day and retreat to luxurious local Inns and fine dining at night. These tours are first class in every way!

Kayak Photo Product Review Spotlight
Journey 13.5 kayak by Jackson Kayak
The short length is great for navigating freshwater creeks and tidal marshes in my region and subsequently keeps the weight down to a manageable low 50's for ease in portaging. The rounded hull offers great speed for such a small boat and really enhances play. The Journey breaks loose and can be turned on edge in any conditions... Rating 9 of 10 by blitzemall
Read more reviews or get more info on the Journey 13.5 kayak.

Seal Video The Hitchhiker Seal!
Watch this cute video as a seal hitches a ride on a kayak during a circumnavigation attempt of Great Britain.

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