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Stories of Survival




Top 10 Tips for Canoeing & Kayaking Safely


Top 10 Tips for Stand Up Paddleboarding Safely


Awards Earned:

  • 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 three 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.

ACA Mission

Founded in 1880, The American Canoe Association (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling, stewardship support to help protect paddling environments, and sanctioning of programs and events to promote paddlesport competition, exploration, and recreation.

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