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Jamie Stewart

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Jamie is a kayaking and paddle sports enthusiast that loves nothing more than hitting the open water. When not writing for Paddle Pursuits, you’ll find him exploring New Zealand’s pristine waterways and rugged coastline.
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Best Recreational Kayak: A Buyer’s Guide

Kayaks give you the opportunity to explore, enjoy nature, get fit, and have fun. If you're looking for the best recreational kayak, this guide is a must.
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The Smart Canoe Buyer’s Guide: What You Need to Know

If you’re in the market for a canoe, we’ve put together this buying guide to get you clued up on the key features to look for in your new boat.
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Paddle Boarding 101: How to Paddle Board Surf

Paddle boarding comes easily for many people, but surfing is a little trickier. Our guide takes you through the steps for catching your first wave on a SUP.
How to Pack for an Overnight Kayak Trip

How to Sleep Comfortably on an Overnight Kayak Trip

If you’re going on an overnight kayak trip, you might run into a few problems, and some of those problems could make it super...
The Ultimate Kayak Fishing for Beginners Guide

Kayak Fishing for Beginners: The Only Guide You’ll Need

I may be the luckiest guy on earth. I have found something that combines two of my greatest passions; kayaking and fishing. Fishing for trout...
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Best Snorkel Mask: A Buyer’s Guide

Snorkelling opens the door to an underwater paradise you would never have believed existed just below the surface. The marvellous environments you see
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How to Choose a Stand Up Paddle Board

Paddleboarding is a lot of fun but will also get you in great shape. If you want to get started, here're some tips on how to choose a stand up paddle board.
White Water Kayaking for Beginners

A Guide to White Water Kayaking for Beginners

If you’re in awe of this fearless bunch of kayakers and you want to test yourself on whitewater, our guide will provide you with the steps to get started.
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Kayaking for Beginners – Essential Reading for New Paddlers

Our ultimate guide to kayaking for beginners teaches you everything you need to go from newbie to pro paddler in the shortest time possible.
How to Fish for Trout

How to Fish for Trout: 14 Tips to Increase Your Catch...

Trout fight hard and are one of the best species to fish for. If you want to battle with more trout on your line, here are our top trout fishing tips.
How to plan the perfect kayaking trip

How to Plan the Perfect Kayaking Trip

How do you go about planning a dream kayaking trip? Here's a complete guide to planning a trip that’s nothing but smooth sailing from beginning to end.
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The Top 10 Sea Kayaking Destinations in the World

Our world is large, vast, and 70% water. It is likely that anywhere you go in the world, you'll find good kayaking at some...
How Not to Tip

How to Not Tip While Canoeing

When we think about the dangers that can arise when canoeing, almost all of them revolve around tipping over. Here are four tips to avoid going for a swim.
How to paddle a kayak correctly

How to Paddle a Kayak Correctly – 3 Must Know Strokes

Kayaking is surprisingly simple to learn. It can be picked up easily by even the most uncoordinated klutz. Here's the correct technique for paddling.
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How to Get In and Out of a Kayak

The majority of capsizes aren’t due to poor form and happen way before any paddling takes place! Here're simple tips to enter and exit your yak like a pro.