Canoe / Kayak
Stand Up Paddleboard
- 2015 Reel Paddling Film Festival World Tour - First Place in Instructional Category
- 2014 Association TRENDS All-Media Contest - First Place in CD, Video, Podcast or PSA Category
- 2015 National Paddling Film Festival - First Place in Best Professional Safety/Instruction Category
Whether kayaking on a lake, rafting down a river, stand up paddleboarding in the ocean, or canoeing down a stream, millions of Americans participate in paddlesports each year. With the influx of novice paddlers on all types of waterways comes an increased risk of injuries and deaths. 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, with funding from the U.S. Coast Guard, partnered with Anzovin Studio to create these two animated videos with the goal of educating and empowering paddlers to take responsibility for their safety on the water.
Please feel free to share these videos to spread the message of safe boating and help us reduce the number of paddling-related fatalities.