What are Stand Up Paddleboards?

By on Nov 19, 2014 in Paddleboards | 0 comments

With all the new buzz about paddle boards, the craze has hit many sort of by surprise. What is this trendy new sport using something called a “paddleboard” anyway? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as: “A long narrow buoyant board used for riding the surf or in rescuing swimmers.” Paddleboarding is called by some a combination between kayaking and surfing. It is actually a surprisingly easy and simple sport that at the most basic level takes only balance. The person paddleboarding will stand on a paddleboard with a paddle and dip their paddle into the water to propel themselves forward–basically, that’s all there is to it. A paddleboard is a long board very similar in design to a surf board which can support the weight of a human being. Stand up paddleboards can range from between $800 and $2000 new. On average they are longer than 9 feet, but can be as...

How to choose the best fishing kayak

By on Nov 17, 2014 in Kayaks | 0 comments

There are a number of ways to experience the fishing, be it on a dock or bank or in some sort of watercraft. Not only can kayaking be one of the best ways to fish, there are kayaks which are made to be the most ideal for this activity. Kayaks, compared to other watercrafts, have a low center of gravity, which makes it more stable, and a low profile which will allow you to move quickly but unobtrusively through the water. Not only this, the kayak is extremely versatile. Wherever you may want to go fishing, be it in a small pond with small game or offshore for big game, the kayak is suited for anyplace. One of the first things you may want to do if you are somewhat unfamiliar with fishing in a kayak, is to first do some research to learn about the sport. Find out what experienced fishermen say about their experiences fishing in a kayak, and if they have any tips or advice. You can also...

Are inflatable kayaks any good?

By on Nov 17, 2014 in Kayaks | 1 comment

There are, essentially, three types of kayaks: hard-shelled kayaks, collapsible kayaks, and inflatable kayaks. If you have never owned a kayak before, an inflatable one may possibly be the best place to start. Inflatable kayaks are generally cheaper than other kinds of kayaks, light and portable, and even surprisingly durable. They can be used for white water rapids or just easy going paddling. As a beginning kayaker, you may not yet know what suits your tastes best, so they can be a fairly practical option especially when you are first gaining your footing. Of course, there are pros and cons to consider with inflatable kayaks, and if you are a more experienced kayaker there may be a better option suited for you. The inflatable kayak requires significantly little room for storage, you can even put it in your closet. Consequently, it can also fit in the trunk of your car so you...

Contact

By on Oct 31, 2014 in Information | 0 comments

Contact ARCA Alberta Recreational Canoe Association (ARCA) Program Services Coordinator: Kathryn Zimmermann Mail: Alberta Recreational Canoe Association Percy Page Centre 11759 Groat Road Edmonton, Alberta T5M 3K6 Edmonton Local area: (780) 466-2742 Toll-Free Phone: 1 (877) 388-2722 in North America Fax: 1 (866)-477-8791 Email: info@abcanoekayak.org Website: www.abcanoekayak.org 2007-08 ARCA Executive (You can contact an executive member via email: info@abcanoekayak.org) Past President: Chris Wick President: Priscilla Haskin Vice-President: Mark Lund Secretary: Ryan Lemphers Treasurer: Tony Palmer Safety Chair: Grant Chevallier Environment Chair: Mike Horembala Education Chair: Ron Morrison Email: info@abcanoekayak.org Edmonton Local Area: (780) 466-2742 | Toll Free: 1 (877) 388-2722 in North America Fax: 1 (877) 388-2722 (prior notification...