Now that you have mastered your roll you can spend some time on safety at the pool. I know I feel I have had more than enough wet exit but there are a few additional wet exits I like to practice. You have probably heard and repeated to others, “Always have your grab loop out!”
Taking advantage of your local pool or hot springs to work on fundamentals of paddling is always a great idea, but in the winter or spring it is a treat. As an American Canoe Association (ACA) instructor I often hear “I can roll in the pool,” as a swimmer is collecting their gear after a
Springtime in the desert is amazing. There is a little known Owyhee river system in Idaho/Oregon/Nevada that is a little Grand Canyon desert right in my state. Before I started chasing waves for surfing I spent a lot of time on these desert rivers running multi-day trips and working as a river guide.
Today, I work
March marks the transition from my hockey helmet to my kayak helmet, from standard time to daylight savings time, from pool and creeking to kayak surfing, and it marks twenty days until my first surf competition at Steamer’s Lane in Santa Cruz, CA. I had a great day recently at Zims Hot Springs with
Icy Water Training- wintertime workout
It is a little cold outside but 2013 training has begun! Even with the winter weather in Idaho January 7 marks 74 days until USA Surf Kayak Team Trials at the Santa Cruz Paddle Fest. In just109 days the Freestyle Team Trials at the Natahala Outdoor Center will commence
The Little Salmon is still running and the powder skiing is great in Idaho! I love double days where I can ski and then go boating on the same day in Idaho! The local ski area, Brundage Mt., is the headwaters for the Little Salmon River. It is a short drive from the
Here in Idaho we have a ton of waves on our. If you love to wave surf, blunt, and clean spin check out the new 2013 Jackson Kayak Star series. JK dealers have demos in stock and Alpenglow in Boise is your Idaho connection. They have Star, All Star, and Super Star
I live, work, and surf near the Salmon River in Riggins, Idaho (elev. 1821 feet). This makes it my home river. I wanted to share our season and ask others about their home rivers. How many months can you boat, what is the average air temperature, how many sunny days, & what
During my last days of summer vacation I received a message from Brent Lafay inquiring if I ‘d like to paddle the Deadwood River, a tributary of the South Fork of the Payette. “Meet at the dam in the morning. It’s a long day.” I invited a few friends and left my
I just finished reading EJ post, Life and Sturgis all wrapped together… into Life- an essay and Kick off to an epic week! and found myself reflecting back on his thoughts and on my summer. Coincidentally, EJ started his Sturgis ride in Lewiston, Idaho where I work as a raft guide for my family.