It's all about water
Larry Ausley is an ACA certified whitewater kayaking instructor trainer, whitewater (L4) and coastal kayaking, river safety and rescue (L3) and canoe (L1) instructor. He is the 2012-2013 Chair of ACA's River Kayak Committee, is a past member of the national Board of Directors and past-Secretary of the American Canoe Association. He is an affiliate instructor for Canoe, Kayak and Paddle Co. (an ACA Pro School) in Vienna, VA, teaching from the Research Triangle area of NC. He is a past-president of the Carolina Canoe Club. Larry is a retired State of North Carolina water quality biologist with a degree in Marine Biology, is a Certified Public Manager and is broadly published on water quality monitoring and aquatic toxicology.
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Having broken the already-welded hull on my old Habitat early this winter, I decided it was time to move on in looking for my next creek boat. Early last spring, I was forced into a similar situation with my river-runner … Continue reading
Guest Post by Mike Aronoff- ACA ITE Once upon a time, I had a bombproof roll. It lasted for almost 4 years, then I swam, then it came back, then I swam. It’s sorta back now. Many of us have “bombproof” … Continue reading
I was visiting/paddling a large North Carolina paddling destination/teaching facility recently and noticed, much to my chagrin, that a fairly high percentage of the raft guides and even kayaking instructors were going about their business (and yes, even actively teaching) … Continue reading
The perfect paddling shoe? It may well, indeed be a quest necessitating cryptozoologists from the History Channel (JK!). I thought I had come close with my Lotus Designs play boots: great soles, great support. Alas, shoes will only last so … Continue reading