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Sam OBrien

Kayaking In Washington DC – 8 Must-Paddling Spots In & Around The Nation’s Capital

Washington, DC, is known for many things – namely, its museums, memorials, the National Zoo, and the Metro. And let’s not forget that it’s also the home of the political …

What muscles does stand up paddle boarding work
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Sam OBrien

What Muscles Does Paddle Boarding Work?

If you’re new to paddling sports, you’re probably convinced that it’s primarily about arm strength – and I wouldn’t blame you for it. Most people assume the same thing.  When …

What are Paddle Boards Made Out Of
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Sam OBrien

SUP Construction Explained – What Are Paddle Boards Made Of?

Many factors will play into your SUP’s performance, weight, durability, capacity – and, ultimately, price tag. And SUP construction is one of those factors.  What are paddle boards made of, …

Paddle Board Size Chart
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Sam OBrien

What Size Paddle Board Should I Get: SUP Sizes Explained

You want a SUP that is stable and capable of supporting your weight. But you also want a board that is maneuverable, relatively fast, and able to provide an overall …

Kayaks For Hire - Boat Shed On River
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Sam OBrien

Kayak Rental – Everything You Need To Know About Renting Kayaks 

There are many reasons to make kayaking a part of an active lifestyle – the mental and physical benefits being some of them.  That doesn’t mean that you should buy …

How Much Weight Can A SUP Hold
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Paddle Board Weight Limit: How Much Weight Can A Paddle Board Hold? 

You can never be too safe when it comes to water activities; we can all agree on that. And while on-the-water safety generally implies wearing a PFD and following certain …

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Who Is Behind This Site?

Hey, I am Sam. one part of the three man team here at WaterSportsWhiz.com.  For the past 20 years I’ve been progressively discovering the world of water sports.  Trust me when I say that I’ve only barely touched the surface, the subject is as deep as it is wide.

Boats & Boards

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The Best Kayak For Dogs: Choose One That You And Your Pup Will Love

What’s the point of experiencing all the joys of kayaking if you can’t share it with your best friend in the whole world – your furry, four-legged canine friend, that is?  So, I’ve made it my mission to introduce you to the best kayaks for dogs and help you choose …

Equipment & Accessories

Best Kayak Anchor Kit

Best Kayak Anchor – Top 6 Picks To Help Your Yak Stay Put

Kayaking is all about moving forward and exploring new waters. Sometimes, however, you find yourself right where you want to be – and want to stay there for a while.  Whether you’re taking in nature’s beauty, snapping photos, taking a break from paddling, or kayak fishing, you need to prevent …

Knowledge & Know-How

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How To Strap Two Kayaks To A Roof Rack (It’s Easier Than It Seems)

Unless you’re absolutely new to kayaking, the chances are that you’ve transported a kayak on your car’s roof at least once.  But what if you throw in a second kayak into the equation?  Most roof racks can accommodate two full-sized kayaks, so that shouldn’t be a problem – but it’s …