Last week, I took my 17 foot Impex Sea Kayak down the Neuse river, for a 30 mile downriver run. It ended up being the fastest 30 mile day I have ever done.
After some research and consulting with a paddling partner, I decided to purchase a Lendal Cadence paddle, because I needed a working two piece paddle and after having troubles with Werner’s Ferrule, couldn’t justify spending any more money on a two piece Werner Paddle.
This weekend, I completed a 17 mile paddle around Bear Island and got to break in the new paddle and have included my first impressions of the Lendal Cadence.
This week, I spent the day at Emerald Isle, playing around in Bogue Inlet. Conditions were pretty low, but we still had a blast. I had a few not so great rides though.
Yesterday, a buddy and I completed a relatively short 9 mile paddle from the public access on Emerald Isle to Bear Island and back. When we checked Magic Seaweed for Bogue Pier, it was predicting 1 foot seas by around noon, after 2-3 foot seas the previous day/evening. However, this seemed at odds with the … Continue reading Paddling Into the Wind
I was fortunate enough to catch a lowish release at Falls Dam(2400-3000CFS) for new years eve, before they cranked it back up over 4000 CFS.
We paddled around 3.7 miles in a .2 mile section of river, although most of that distance came from the first .07 miles of river.
This weekend, I did a 13 mile paddle near bogue inlet. This will likely be my last surf session of the year, but I am hoping to make it out to the dam before new years.
After having owned two Werner Cyprus paddles, both of which failed in the same way, and talking with other paddlers, I think Werner’s two piece paddles, specifically their locking ferrule system, are poorly designed.
They do not appear to hold up well to heavy coastal use, despite what I think is a reasonable cleaning regime.
To burp or not to burp, that is the question and I think for most kayakers the answer is to burp, as it is more comfortable when you are swimming.
Recently, while dealing with a failing neck gasket on my drysuit, I discovered another reason why burping is a good idea.
This week, a friend and I completed a short 18.3 Mile Circumnavigation around Holden Beach.
It was a spur of the moment trip, which was made attractive by very calm seas and almost no wind.
A few weeks ago, I was able to break away and spend two days playing at Emerald Isle. Our group, which compromised around 6 other sea kayakers, mostly played in Bouge Inlet, as well as a little by Bear Island. Conditions were not huge, but we were able to find some fun surf both days.