Tag Archives: Paddle sports

The newest – and best – tactic for reaching the unreachables

Jim Emmons Water Sports Foundation

By Jim Emmons For more than five years, I’ve been trying to learn exactly how so many people perish while enjoying paddlesports. According to the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2019 Recreational Boating Statistics report, 613 Americans died while boating. Of them, 167 died while participating in canoeing, kayaking, standup-paddleboarding, row-boating and on inflatables. While overall boating deaths have declined for three ...

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Boardworks Solr stand-up paddle board

Bringing in a new generation of customer and getting them interested in being on the water calls for carrying products to get them in the door. We at Boating Industry often refer to them as boat toys. These can be anything from kayaks to stand-up paddle boards (SUP), floating mats to towable tubes and everything in between. During our last ...

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Oru Kayak launches convertible two-seated origami kayak

Oru Kayak, makers of the original origami-inspired folding kayak, has unveiled the Haven, an all new convertible tandem kayak. After years of customer request, Oru designers took on the challenge to create the company’s largest and most ambitious kayak design yet: a two-person origami-inspired kayak that can quickly and easily convert to single-person occupancy. The Haven is Oru’s largest kayak ...

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