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    Refresh your safe paddling knowledge with these videos!

    Always take a course from an ACA-certified instructor before you go paddling. You can find courses on our website here: http://bit.ly/1iPqWIK, or download our free Paddle Ready app and use it to search for instructors in your area: http://bit.ly/1DlFXji

    Whether you want to go canoeing, kayaking, rafting, or SUPing, an ACA course will help you feel more confident and skilled on the water, making your paddling experience even more FUN!
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    • Life Jackets Float. Do You? - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 7 years ago
      • 55,893 views
      This Maggie Award winning video addresses what you always hear, "Wear a life jacket, wear a lifejacket!" But, is it really that big a deal? The answer to this question is both entertaining and eye ...
    • Top 10 Tips for Canoeing & Kayaking Safely - Duration: 2 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 32,920 views
      Canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards were involved in 20% of all boating casualties last year (U.S. Coast Guard 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics). The ACA partnered with Anzovin Studio to ...
    • A Guide to Paddling - Whitewater Kayaking - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 7 years ago
      • 27,565 views
      This video is part of the National Paddlesport Safety System promoting safe and enjoyable paddlesport recreation.

      Targeting users of sit-on-top kayaks, inflatable kayaks and decked kayaks who padd...
    • A Guide to Paddling - Whitewater Rafting - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 7 years ago
      • 27,017 views
      The National Paddlesport Safety System promotes safe and enjoyable paddlesport recreation.

      This video targets rafters in 4-6 person rafts in class II whitewater without a guide.

      Topics includ...
    • A Guide to Paddling - Coastal _ Sea Kayaking - Duration: 14 minutes.

      • 7 years ago
      • 24,263 views
      The National Paddlesports Safety System poromotes safe and enjoyable paddlesport recreation.

      This video targets users of sit-on-top and decked sea kayaks. Topics include: Preparing for cold wate...
    • DecideToReturn - A Strategy for Safe Sea Kayaking - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 7 years ago
      • 18,823 views
      This videoexplores the conscious decisions and unconscious choices that we make every time we leave the shore. Sometimes these choices mean the difference between a safe outing and disaster. Follow...
    • SUP: Leashes & Lifejackets - When to Wear, When Not to Wear - Duration: 5 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 18,348 views
      Watch this video to learn what type of leash and lifejacket to use when you SUP. Some of the rules and recommendations regarding these pieces of equipment may surprise you.
    • Top 10 Tips for Stand Up Paddleboarding Safely - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 11,511 views
      Canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards were involved in 20% of all boating casualties last year (U.S. Coast Guard 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics). The ACA partnered with Anzovin Studio to ...
    • 2014 Canoe Poling Championships - Duration: 3 minutes, 1 second.

      • 4 years ago
      • 8,595 views
      On May 23rd, 2014, the "few and proud" stood tall in their canoes and held the annual Canoe Poling National Championships on the Carrabassett River in New Portland, ME. The historic "Wire Bridge" ...
    • Stories of Survival - Duration: 3 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 6,049 views
      The ACA partnered with Anzovin Studio and the US Coast Guard to create an animated memoir-style video that urges paddlers to take personal responsibility for their safety on the water.

      This short...
    • ItsYourTurn - A Defensive Boating Primer - Duration: 7 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 4,221 views
      Have you ever had a perfect day on the water spoiled by a close call and some unprintable words exchanged with another boater? If the answer is yes, then It's Your Turn can improve your paddling en...
    • ACA Level 3: Whitewater SUP Instructor Certification Workshop - Duration: 2 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 3,319 views
      This is a video highlighting a Whitewater SUP Certification Workshop offered by the American Canoe Association (ACA) at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. This course was led by C4 Waterman's own...
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    • Nainoa Thompson acceptance speech - Duration: 106 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 57 views
    • Hokulea Worldwide Voyage Overview 5min40sec - Duration: 5 minutes, 44 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 120 views
    • 2017 IWHoF Inductee Video - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 133 views
      We're so proud to show off our 2017 inductee video featuring amazing photography and historical video footage of our honorees: Nikki Kelly, Julie Munger, Bill Masters, and Bunny Johns!
    • Kayak Touring | Top 3 Techniques All Touring Kayakers Should Know - Duration: 5 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 310 views
      Learn how to kayak or improve your skills with these three techniques that all touring kayakers should know. In this episode of PaddleTV, World Champion Kayaker, Ken Whiting, outlines the 3 key tec...
    • Kayak Touring | How to Plan for a Kayaking Trip - Duration: 4 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 121 views
      Learn how to plan for a kayaking trip before you head out on the water as explained by World Champion kayaker, Ken Whiting, in this episode of PaddleTV. Understanding the risks and hazards of kayak...
    • Kayak Touring | Top 5 Kayak Touring Safety Rules to Follow - Duration: 4 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 268 views
      Learn the top 5 kayak touring safety rules to follow before you head out on the water as explained by World Champion kayaker, Ken Whiting, in this episode of PaddleTV. Understanding the risks and h...
    • Kayak Touring | How to Self Rescue If You Capsize - Duration: 3 minutes, 41 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 295 views
      When kayak touring alone, it is important to know how to self rescue if you capsize. World Champion kayaker, Ken Whiting, examines some of the most popular techniques in this episode of PaddleTV.
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    • Kayak Touring | How to Re Enter a Sit Inside Touring Kayak - Duration: 3 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 222 views
      Learn the best way to re-enter a sit inside touring kayak in the event that you capsize with these tips and tricks from World Champion kayaker, Ken Whiting, in this episode of PaddleTV. This video ...
    • Kayak Touring in High Traffic Areas Rules of the Road - Duration: 2 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 419 views
      When kayak touring in high traffic areas, it is important to follow the 'rules of the road' as explained by World Champion kayaker, Ken Whiting, in this episode of Paddle TV. All paddlers should be...
    • Kayak Touring Learning How to Safely Paddle as a Group - Duration: 2 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 109 views
      As a touring kayaker, learning how to paddle safely as a group has unique challenges, which are discussed by World Champion kayaker, Ken Whiting, in this episode of PaddleTV. Whether you are paddli...
    • Kayak Touring Instructional Series | Proper Kayaking Technique - Duration: 4 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 247 views
      The proper technique for paddling a touring kayak is explained and demonstrated by World Champion kayaker, Ken Whiting, in this episode of Paddle TV. By developing good technique, you will not only...
    • Kayak Touring | Getting In And Out Of Your Kayak - Duration: 2 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 484 views
      Learn how to get in and out of your kayak with ease in this episode of Paddle TV, with World Champion Ken Whiting. From the beach, the dock or the water, this video offers tips and tricks how to ma...
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