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It isn't so much about Green Wave Forum as it's about you. Do you enjoy the great outdoors, exploring and playing on Florida's waterways? If you have a boat that is propelled by a paddle, you're welcome here. Heck, you don't even have to have a boat - you can look at the pretty pictures for free.

At Green Wave Forum we are an informal group of paddlers that roam the Sunshine State, taking photos and sharing trip reports and other interesting information. To help run the site we have Green Wave Forum Experts, a select group of experienced paddlers that spend many days on the water and know the ins-and-outs of their geographic areas.

We have all kinds of paddlers on Green Wave Forum. Most people use traditional kayaks and canoes as their choice for on-water travel but we have members who propel narrow surf skis on the wide Atlantic and others who bushwhack their way down twisty Panhandle streams. You probably fit in somewhere.

Take a look at some of the different types of paddling in Florida.

Kayakers

Kayaking

Kayakers represent the largest constituent group of paddlers on Green Wave Forum. Most individuals paddle a recreational type boat, between 12 and 15 feet in length and made of plastic. Sit-in and Sit-on-top boats are equally well represented.
Canoeists

Canoeing

Our second largest group of paddlers is canoeists, mostly found on the Panhandle of Florida between Tallahassee and Pensacola. This area is where canoes rank supreme and spending lazy days on blackwater rivers is nirvana.
Paddleboarding or Standup Paddling

Paddleboarding or Standup Paddling

An upcoming youngster to the sport of paddling is paddleboarding or Hoe he'e nalu, if you speak Hawaiian. Separated from Maui by thousands of miles of Gulf and Ocean, the sport of stand up paddling is catching on, especially on the Southeast Florida coast.
Kayak Surfing

Kayak Surfing

If you're looking for the thrill of whitewater but don't want to travel to the mountains, try kayak surfing. Mostly done using sit-on-top boats or specially built surf kayaks on Florida's east coast. Cocoa Beach is calling - will you answer?
Surf Ski

Surf Ski

These long, lean paddling machines can be found on both coasts of Florida. Ranging from 18 to 21 feet in length and only 19 or 20 inches wide, these sea darts are fast. Mostly used for fitness training and racing.
Rowboat

Rowboats and Dinghies

Some of us first paddled a big, wide rowboat, long before kayaks became fashionable. They are great for fishing, exploring the local pond or watching the sunset with your sweetheart. Bring wine, cheese and crackers for full effect.
Rafting

Rafting

Now here's one type of boat you don't see very often on Florida's waterways. Most often when you do spot a raft, it's filled with a cooler and being towed down the Santa Fe River by some college kid. That said, there are a few places you can try your almost whitewaterskills.
Rowing and Racing Shells

Rowing and Racing Shells

If you thought surf skis were long and narrow, you haven't seen anything. These one to eight person racing boats fly across the water. Boats cost from $5,000 to $20,000 and take dedicated launch areas so don't expect to see too many outside of high school and collegiate clubs.
Dragon Boats

Dragon Boats

Another newcomer to Florida is Dragon Boating. These colorful Chinese inspired long boats carry up to 20 paddlers, a drummer or caller in the front and one helmsman in the rear of the boat. Dragon Boats can be found racing each other along Florida's east and west coasts.
Kayak and Canoe Camping

Kayak and Canoe Camping

Why not combine your two favorite activities, paddling and camping? At Green Wave Forum we've created a special section on camping just for you. Everything's including from how to pitch a tent to camp cooking and a list of some favorite Florida State Parks.

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