Sunscreen vs Sunblock (What’s the Difference?)

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By now, we all know how important it is to wear sun protection anytime we’re outdoors, even for day to day activities. And, when you’re swimming or sweating, you also need to reapply at least every two hours for adequate protection from the sun’s damaging rays. But there are so […] Read more »

What to Wear When Kayaking (in Any Weather)

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Kayaking is a fantastic water sport that can be enjoyed in any weather, as long as you choose the right kayaking outfit. Knowing how to dress for kayaking can present a bit of a challenge though, mainly because you need to consider both water and air temperature. Your attire also […] Read more »

How to Float the River Like a Pro

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Backyard barbecues, laying on the beach, ditching work early on Friday afternoon… and river tubing! They’re all some of America’s favorite summer pastimes. Floating on the river is all about enjoying the scenery, relaxing on the water, and chilling out with an icy beverage on a sunny day. During the […] Read more »

23 Creative & Fun Pool Noodle Ideas

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We all know that pool noodles can provide hours of entertainment at the beach or pool, but did you know they have lots of other uses as well? From games to crafts and more, there are tons of fun things to do with pool noodles. Below are 23 creative pool […] Read more »

15 Fun Swimming Pool Games for Kids

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Every kid wants to spend their summer in the water, and pool parties are always a big hit! Of course, the kids will have a great time just splashing around in the water but throwing in some pool games for kids will take the fun to a whole new level. […] Read more »

17 Activities Where a Life Jacket Should Be Worn

When you think of a life jacket, emergencies or extreme water sports might come to mind. Yet having a good life jacket is an important safety measure for a wide range of water-based activities. The following 17 activities should all involve wearing a PFD (personal floatation device), and we’ll tell […] Read more »

How to Store a Kayak – 7 Smart Storage Ideas

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One of the biggest disadvantages to owning a traditional hardshell kayak is that it takes up more space than an inflatable kayak. Storing your hardshell is an important part of preserving it and not just a means to get it our of the way when not in use. The following […] Read more »

The Rise and Fall of Flying Boating Tubes

In the event you’ve never heard of flying boat tubes, you’re probably not alone. The sport only lasted for a little over a year, but was very popular during that brief period. So just what are these flying boat tubes and why were they so short-lived? Flying Boating Tubes Take […] Read more »

How to Save Someone From Drowning and Get Them to Safety

Swimming naturally goes along with summertime like sunglasses and flip flops. People of all ages enjoy swimming and it’s an excellent source of exercise and enjoyment. It’s smart, though, to know some good tips to save a drowning person just in case the unforeseen and unexpected ever happens. No one […] Read more »

Life Jacket Wear Rate Statistics

Have you every wondered what percentage of people actually wear life jackets in various situations? Based off USCG Boating’s excellent annual Life Jacket Wear Rate Observation Study, we’ve put their data in an easy to read chart format. The study was conducted by JSI Research and Training Institute and 2017 […] Read more »