Elbows & Paddling: A Guide to Overcoming Those nasty Tendon Issues

Taking roughly 70 strokes per minute, for about 60-80 minutes per session, day after day, week after week, sure adds up fast! Over-use injuries are pretty common in our sport, especially the hotspot areas of elbows, wrists and shoulders. Having had my fair share of troubles, I’d love to share how I overcame my last […]

Choosing a Surfski

Surfski design and manufacturing has come a very long way since the days of Magnum P.I. crossing the Channel of Bones during the Molokai Challenge event in his old-school, double–foot well, spec surfski! The companies of today are developing lighter, stiffer, and ultimately faster surfskis. They are achieving this through innovative design, improved construction, more […]

Using Stroke rate to Improve your Training

vaaka stroke rate cadence sensor

I remember long ago being a young paddler and while paddling, my coach would whistle rhythmically to indicate what kind of stroke rate I should be at.  Gone are the days of following a whistle or a metronome in a zip-lock bag thrown in the boat. Thanks to some hardworking, very smart people we now […]

Resistance Training for Paddling

There are many benefits to training with resistance, namely improving your Specific Strength, working on certain aspects of your paddling technique, and really appreciating how much glide you have when you take it off! Training with resistance can help take your paddling to the next level. There are many benefits to training with resistance, namely […]

Choosing The right Paddle For you

Be sure to match the paddle to your paddling technique, and not the other way around” With today’s wide array of choices when it comes to paddles, from design to shaft stiffness, having all the facts will help you to make an informed decision as to which paddle is the right one for you. Paddles […]