Michael Pardy

How To Prevent And Treat Blisters

Kayakers need to know how to treat blisters and, more importantly, how to prevent them. Blisters are common on the thumbs and pads of the fingers where the paddle...

Safe Surfing Skills

This skills article was originally published in Adventure Kayak magazine.   As the popularity of surf kayaking, surfing and SUP continues to grow, so too does the use of...

High Brace Kayak Technique

The high brace is a pre-emptive self-rescue sea kayak stroke used to stay upright when waves or current have pushed your kayak over to the edge of capsize. Responding...

Get In, or Stay Out?: Knowing When to Abandon...

Kyra’s left knee swelled up like a blowfish. She couldn’t put any weight on it; it was tender to the touch; the pain increased with any movement, and...