Tag: kayak safety

Unexpected Twist for a First Ever Paddler – Customer Blog

| September 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Just because a paddle isn’t all smiles doesn’t mean it isn’t a memorable one, nor does it mean it won’t have a happy ending! This paddling story comes from Ari Leach of Maine and touches on a dreaded subject for paddlers: losing things on the water. Lesson learned, leave those valuables at home or secure […]

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Cold Water Boot Camp – Another Reason to Wear Your PFD

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here’s another reason to wear your PFD! It’s an older video but still a powerful one. Put on by the US Coast Guard, Cold Water Boot Camp shows how even good swimmers who don’t think they need a PFD can quickly be overcome without one in cold water. Just wear your PFD! – Joseph@ACK  

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Be Prepared…Always

| December 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

I was recently reminded of how important it is to have the proper gear for a safe and enjoyable paddling adventure. A customer came into our San Marcos location with an amazing story of survival. While enjoying her usual kayaking route off the Texas coast, she found herself stranded in deep water. Her boat hit […]

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Kayak Camping – You’ve Thought About It, Go Do It!

| May 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Note: This article was originally published in ACK Paddler, our very own in-store printed newsletter which features a variety of resources including how-tos, maps and a calendar of events. To obtain your copy, visit any one of our stores. There is a very good possibility that you’ve either visited or are currently standing in one […]

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Winds of Shift

| February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

I recently had an opportunity to take a quick trip to Matagorda Bay here in Texas with my co-worker Jerron for some coastal winter kayak fishing. The game plan was to target trout in the morning and hope for the sun to lure some redfish into the flats for some easy catching. However, the weather […]

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Don’t Leave Home Without It!

| February 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

A simple anchor float is rarely an item of discussion when talking about paddling gear. However when kayaking on a less than perfect day it can really save you from losing your gear, especially if you are in a kayak in less-than-perfect conditions.   Point in case: Recently I was kayak fishing one or our […]

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