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Team Werner made their mark in Pro, Open & Junior Divisions at the Pacific Paddle Games

photo: J Haworth One of the biggest events in competitive Stand Up Paddling did not disappoint, with Werner paddlers putting in impressive races in all divisions. The waves arrived and the weekend challenge ...

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Feather Fest 2018

The Feather River — where do I even begin with the Feather River? It is an incredible canyon that has fueled my kayaking since I was too small to fit in my little Jackson Kayak Side Kick. I learned how to boof, ...

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Apex Voted Best Paddle at Paddle Expo

Werner Paddles is proud to announce that we took home the ‘Best Paddle’ award for our new Apex SUP model at Paddle Expo. Our new paddle is currently used by some of the top racers on the planet including Josh Riccio, Tyler Bashor, Dan Gavere , Lina Augaitis, Genna Flinkman and Mel Wygal. This paddle allows each stroke to e ...

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Plan your own SUP multi day trip

Having just finished being the first person to stand up paddle the 360-mile coast of Maine this summer, the number one question I get is "How?" I hope to demystify the "SUP Expedition" and get ...

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Jim Baird Paddles the Algonquin

I put some serious miles behind me on my recent 15-day canoe trip through the fabled Temagami region of Northern Ontario, Canada. Save for about five long minutes where I let my brother try it out, I pulled almost exclusively with the bent-shaft, carbon fiber Algonquin — and it was an absolute dream to use. In fact, after g ...

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How to Build Emotional Resilience on the Water

According to the dictionary, resilience is defined as, 'the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.' A second definition is: 'the ability of a subs ...

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Reach for the Apex

  Werner Paddles’ new race model is the perfect choice for both elite and recreation stand up paddlers looking to reach the Apex of their performance. Achieving Ultimate Paddle Performance is at the core of our designs; we take pride in our craftsmanship which is evident every time you put your paddle in the water.< ...

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Whitewater Kayaking

Grande Ronde Family Rafting Trip

This year we were invited on another family rafting trip down the Grande Ronde river in Oregon. Emily and were stoked to take the kids our on the river for a 5-day multi-day trip. What made it even better was the crew tha ...

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Kayak Fishing

Paddlesports Retailer 2018 - BEST PADDLE

  Paddlesports Retailer is a trade show, endorsed by the Paddlesports Trade Coalition, providing the premier commercial and cultural experience for exhibitors, retailers, media and industry advo ...

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Whitewater Kayaking

Time To Make A Change

When I returned home from war, adjusting to civilian life was difficult.  Then, when a life-long friend, and brother of which I served with overseas, took his own life, it shook me to my core. After his tragic death, I dedicated my life to helping vets who struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Our non-profit organiz ...

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5 Key Points to ensure a successful intro to SUP for your kids

1. FUN! Most importantly keep it fun! Kids love FUN, games, anything that doesn't seem like work. They will like things like learning tricks, finding waves, playing games like handball while on the board, fun relay ...

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Whitewater Kayaking

Enjoy a Wild and Scenic River in Idaho this summer.

Idaho is “The Whitewater State,” and it hosts some of the best Wild and Scenic rivers for whitewater paddle boating in the country. Not to mention it’s the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, which was signed in 1968 ...

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