Category: Kayaking


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FeelFree Aventura V2 14′ Kayak Review

I’ve been so busy building a kayak trailer and getting the boats customized for the season, that I haven’t really done an in-depth review – or even taken a long paddle in my new Aventura 14. The FeelFree Aventura is a lively 14′ sea kayak designed to take paddlers to the next level. Most people who live in Richmond Virginia like I...

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Kayaks: The SUV VS The Sports Car

Over the last 20 years, I’ve had a number of kayaks from 10′ up to 16′ by different manufacturers. Some worked well – but some just didn’t get the job done. This spring, I have narrowed the fleet down to two boats that fit just about any conditions except the true whitewater rapids in Virginia. I mainly paddle in the Rappahannock River,...

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Kayak Shop Visit – Oak Tree Outfitters

Since the pandemic, kayaks have been hard to come by. But Oak Tree Outfitters in Gloucester County VA has a fresh supply! I picked up a new Crescent Crew yesterday and couldn’t believe how many boats Travis has in inventory right now! FeelFree, Vanhunks, Vibe, Three Rivers, etc., etc. Fishing kayaks, SUP’s, recreational boats – you know they won’t last long. Summer...

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FeelFree Aventura V2 – 14′ Sea Kayak Review

I celebrated spring by buying a 2021 FeelFree Aventura V2 14′ kayak with skeg! After being wait-listed for over a year, I found that Oak Tree Outfitters in Gloucester VA had stock on many FeelFree and Vibe kayaks in their shop. Owner, Travis Jenkins, had the Aventura in stock and in my color. He has a great selection of fishing kayaks right...

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Spring Day In Urbanna VA

The weather was perfect for a relaxing paddle down the creek and out to the Rappahannock River! My daily kayak “commute” is paddling from Oak’s Landing in Saluda down Urbanna Creek through the town and out to the Rappahannock River. My kayak boathouse is in Saluda – just a few miles from the landing on Urbanna Creek. This little town hasn’t changed...

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Social Distancing By Kayak

The current pandemic has allowed for endless time to spend in the plastic boat! There is always something new to see and experience in a kayak – even if you paddle the same rivers and creeks every time. The weather is always different, the wildlife, the tides, etc. I have stayed in the Urbanna area along the various creeks feeding the lower...

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First Paddle Of Spring! Urbanna Creek

Urbanna Creek is located in Middlesex County VA. The town of Saluda is on the south side and the town of Urbanna is on the North with a bridge connecting the two towns. I practiced social distancing on this beautiful spring day with a temperature of 80 degrees. Unfortunately, the wind kept building until the creek turned from a lake into a...

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Heed The River’s Call! Kayak T-Shirts

Any kayak fisherman would love to have some of these kayak angler t-shirts in their closet for those days when the river’s call is too strong to ignore! Kayaking and fishing in Virginia. Check out our blog with ideas for great fishing spots and kayak gear.

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Kayaking, Blue Crabs And Beer!

Does it get any better Virginia? We are avid paddlers in Central Virginia, and make t-shirts on rainy days. Check back as we add designs and complementary products weekly. You can find some tips and solutions to common kayak problems. We also post reviews of various kayak products that we actually use. There’s no better way to enjoy the beauty all around...

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Kayaking T-Shirts And Gear

It’s summer and everyone is hitting the water! Show off your love of the plastic boat with one of our colorful kayak t-shirts. We also have other apparel and gear. Shop our store! New Arrivals This Week! Kayaking News TRIP – Mattaponi River / York River Upgrade Or Retrofit Your Kayak Seat T-Shirt: America’s Second Amendment Rights TRIP – Urbanna Creek /...

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Kayak T-Shirts: Just Add Water

Two new summer t-shirts for all you kayakers out there! Sleeveless Performance Tee Classic Cotton T-Shirt Get tips on where to paddle, product reviewsor just enjoy talking about kayaking and kayak fishing! Kayaking In Virginia SHOP OUR STORE Just Add Water – Unisex Heavy Cotton Tee $10.99 – $14.99 T-Shirt: Rivers Don’t Care – Men’s Lightweight Fashion Tee $12.99 – $16.99 Tank Top – Just Add...

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Kayaking In Virginia

I have lived in Virginia and boated all over the state. We have some of the most scenic waterways right here in our own back yard as I’ve seen traveling around America. I’m mainly a saltwater sailor, but about 10 years ago, I tried the kayak – and I was hooked. I thought going by wind power was slow! It is the...