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Kayaking in Tides, Currents & Winds

Kayaking in Tides, Currents & Winds

Booking Availability A seated land-based, class aimed to educate paddlers and give them the know how for planning and executing trips in tides, currents and winds. Quality brain food provided from: Chick-Fil-A®Course Cost: $35/personCourse Includes: Certified instructor, course material hand outs, open forum discussions, and Chick-Fil-A® CateringCourse Length: Approximately 5-6…
Kayak Skills Camp: Learn How to Kayak With Confidence

Kayak Skills Camp: Learn How to Kayak With Confidence

Camp Kayak Classes: What to Expect? Strokes & Maneuvers: Paddling a kayak is easy, but to paddle in a safe and efficient way takes practice. Professional training can go a long way to improving your performance. For this category we will dive into a variety of strokes. Additionally, we will…

The Waccamaw and Beyond

A solo thru-paddle adventure of the Waccamaw River
Blog Series

Part 1- Waccamaw River Through Paddle Series: Sunday 12/17/2023

Part 1- Waccamaw River Through Paddle Series: Sunday 12/17/2023

A ten year dream coming to fruition. How to choose the right gear, organize and pack for a kayak expedition camping trip along the Waccamaw River.
by | December 28, 2023
Part 2- Waccamaw River Through Paddle Series: Monday 12/19/2023

Part 2- Waccamaw River Through Paddle Series: Monday 12/19/2023

The ups and downs of the first day paddling the Waccamaw. Paddling the remote upper ends of the Waccamaw River where the swamp and the river are one.
by | December 29, 2023
Part 3- Waccamaw River Through Paddle Series: Monday 12/19/2023

Part 3- Waccamaw River Through Paddle Series: Monday 12/19/2023

Finally, the start of the journey! This is probably part of the most juicy parts of the early on portion of the trip- The beginning. I'm forced to go under through and around new and old fallen trees....
by | December 31, 2023
Part 4- Waccamaw River Through Paddle Series: Monday 12/19/2023

Part 4- Waccamaw River Through Paddle Series: Monday 12/19/2023

I was making great headway through the twist and turns. My friend Shawn called me a beast. I started to believe for a little while. I guess when "beast mode" wears down grit takes over....
by | January 1, 2024
Part 5- Waccamaw River Through Paddle Series: Tuesday 12/20/2023

Part 5- Waccamaw River Through Paddle Series: Tuesday 12/20/2023

A trip down memory lane... The more manageable river flow became a mindless paddle where I was absorbed in my own thoughts and constant self encouragement... All was well until bedtime...
by | January 2, 2024
Part 6- Waccamaw River Through Paddle Series: Tuesday 12/20/2023

Part 6- Waccamaw River Through Paddle Series: Tuesday 12/20/2023

I reached my campsite for the evening and continued to struggle with stomach cramping, then things took a "downhill" turn...
by | January 3, 2024
Part 7- Waccamaw River Through Paddle Series: Wednesday 12/21/2023

Part 7- Waccamaw River Through Paddle Series: Wednesday 12/21/2023

I reached my campsite for the evening and continued to struggle with stomach cramping, then things took a "downhill" turn...
by | January 4, 2024
Part 8- Waccamaw River Through Paddle Series: Wednesday 12/21/2023

Part 8- Waccamaw River Through Paddle Series: Wednesday 12/21/2023

Pitch landing was the best and worst of the nights along the trail. My body is adjusting and bouncing back well after a rough start to the expedition....
by | January 5, 2024
Part 9- Waccamaw River Through Paddle Series: Wednesday 12/22/2023

Part 9- Waccamaw River Through Paddle Series: Wednesday 12/22/2023

An evening with the "boys". A frosty morning start then all ahead full. Marshall and Merri meet me for a water replenishment. Next stop- Winyah Bay. My unexpected longest leg of the trip begins...
by | January 6, 2024

Upcoming Multi-Day Kayak Adventures

Kayak Skills Camp: Learn How to Kayak With Confidence

Kayak Skills Camp: Learn How to Kayak With Confidence

Camp Kayak Classes: What to Expect? Strokes & Maneuvers: Paddling a kayak is easy, but to paddle in a safe and efficient way takes practice. Professional training can go a long way to improving your performance. For this category we will dive into a variety of strokes. Additionally, we will experiment with proper stroke technique and how and when to use what stroke. Swimmer Rescues: This class will tackle all the techniques and skills to…
| December 9, 2023
Lake Marion | A Kayak Adventure Through History

Lake Marion | A Kayak Adventure Through History

The "Swamp Fox" Trail Hike along a low country trail winding its way through some of the low country and listen to the historical narrative of General Francis Marion, aka, "The Swamp Fox". This short hike will include a visit to General Francis Marion's tomb.  Underwater Ghost Town Explore and paddle over the swallowed town of Ferguson. After the completion of the Lake Marion dam, this once bustling town backed by lumber production, is now…
| November 13, 2023

Tips For A Better Kayaking Experience In The Carolinas

Winter Kayaking: 3 Tips to Staying Warm and Dry

Winter Kayaking: 3 Tips to Staying Warm and Dry

1. Warm Dry Feet Having cold feet isn't fun for anyone. Just ask any bride or groom. When it comes to kayaking, we have different types of gear that are easily available to help you keep your feet warm. Neoprene Booties: These booties are very useful for those who don't mind getting their feet wet. They will take in water but prevent the exchange of fresh "ice" cold water and your body heat will naturally…
| October 21, 2023