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Paddling Tip of the Week

June 2, 2020
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

When kayaking, instead of bicycling your hands out and back with each stroke, keep arms relatively straight. Paddling with arms alone is inefficient and fatiguing. Your chest, back and stomach muscles are much sturdier, so they are better suited for the task. Paddling slightly stiff-armed is a method for learning efficient strokes. The weekly paddling tip is provided by the Ocean Tribe Paddling Club, which is affiliated with the Sanibel Sea School. For more information, visit

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