WATAUGA KAYAK https://www.wataugakayak.com Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, and Caving Adventures Wed, 11 Sep 2019 05:23:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.2 Start The Year Off Right Tips For Paddling https://www.wataugakayak.com/start-year-off-right-tips-paddling/ https://www.wataugakayak.com/start-year-off-right-tips-paddling/#comments Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:04:37 +0000 http://www.wataugakayak.com/?p=1784 It’s about that time of year when we all want to raft, kayak, canoe, paddle board, etc., Make sure you are ready by getting you and your gear ready. You always want your gear to be in top shape. Gather all your gear and check to make sure it is in good shape, clean and Read More ...

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Safety When You Paddle a River After A Storm https://www.wataugakayak.com/safety-paddle-river-storm/ https://www.wataugakayak.com/safety-paddle-river-storm/#comments Tue, 12 Jul 2016 03:24:51 +0000 http://www.wataugakayak.com/?p=1770 Paddling after a storm: Whether you are Rafting, Kayaking, or Tubing It is very important to be careful when paddling a river after a storm, or heavy wind event. A paddler must expect the unexpected never paddle blind watch around every corner to avoid strainers – fallen debris – trees and other items that could Read More ...

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6 Tips for Your First Whitewater Rafting Trip https://www.wataugakayak.com/6-tips-first-whitewater-rafting-trip/ https://www.wataugakayak.com/6-tips-first-whitewater-rafting-trip/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:52:53 +0000 http://www.wataugakayak.com/?p=1768 Leave the Electronics Behind   The fresh air and excitement of a river adventure will reboot your mind and give you a new lease on life. To take full advantage of that opportunity, you really should unplug yourself from the digital world. At least temporarily. A Seattle river rafting trip can be an intimate and Read More ...

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Did you Know if You don’t have a PFD’s aka Life Jacket on your boat you could be fined? $$$ https://www.wataugakayak.com/know-dont-pfds-aka-life-jacket-boat-fined/ https://www.wataugakayak.com/know-dont-pfds-aka-life-jacket-boat-fined/#comments Fri, 17 Jun 2016 02:49:01 +0000 http://www.wataugakayak.com/?p=1767 Yes, on Watauga River if you don’t have a PFD on your boat, kayak, raft, etc., TWRA will fine you if they see you.  Best to have it ON.   The water is very cold and if you were to fall in it could be your life.   I think the fine is somewhere in Read More ...

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Best Way To Look Like You Know What You Are Doing! https://www.wataugakayak.com/best-way-look-like-know/ https://www.wataugakayak.com/best-way-look-like-know/#comments Tue, 07 Jun 2016 06:10:13 +0000 http://www.wataugakayak.com/?p=1759 Wearing a PFD always makes a paddler look like they know what they are doing. It’s crazy to go without a PFD (Life Jacket) no matter if you are a good swimmer or not IT PAYS TO WEAR IT AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON THE WATER. So many people take it for granted that something Read More ...

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American Whitewater – RIVER CLASSIFICATIONS I – VI https://www.wataugakayak.com/american-whitewater-river-classifications-vi/ https://www.wataugakayak.com/american-whitewater-river-classifications-vi/#respond Sat, 09 Apr 2016 02:24:01 +0000 http://www.wataugakayak.com/?p=1547 This is the American version of a rating system used to compare river difficulty throughout the world. This system is not exact; rivers do not always fit easily into one category, and regional or individual interpretations may cause misunderstandings. It is no substitute for a guidebook or accurate first-hand descriptions of a run. Paddlers attempting Read More ...

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HOW TO CHOOSE A RAFTING OUTFITTER FOR YOUR FAMILY ADVENTURE https://www.wataugakayak.com/choose-rafting-outfitter-family-adventure/ https://www.wataugakayak.com/choose-rafting-outfitter-family-adventure/#comments Sat, 09 Apr 2016 02:10:08 +0000 http://www.wataugakayak.com/?p=1542 Check what rafting is available in your area Check to see what river classification is rated Make sure the river classification is right for your family Decide if you are willing to except the risk of paddling that classification Ask what River you would be paddling Check that River Name for Local Outfitters Check to Read More ...

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