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Becoming an ACA Instructor: Part 1

by Anvesh Singh Thapa India has an active kayaking community (along with tons of epic rivers!), bolstered recently by its two major kayak festivals: Ganga Kayak Festival and Malabar River Festival. But our community has not yet matured toward standardization. Sure, there are safety and first aid courses that paddlers can take, but for instructing and…

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Flipping Out While Flipping Over? Five Ways to Chill Out When You’re Upside Down

As a beginner kayaker, being upside-down can seem scary, but as you’re learning how to kayak, you’ll find that it’s just part of the sport. Here are five ways to manage the fear of flipping over, relax your body and mind, and make you a better kayaker. Spend Time Underwater Before Getting in Your Boat…

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