For paddlers here in the UK the start of winter results in a greater chance of better water levels. It also means that getting on the water to take advantage of the better water levels results in a much colder paddling experience!

When I started out paddling getting wet was just the way it was. You would definitely get wet and would probably end up cold. Gear has come such a long way since then and it is possible to stay almost perfectly dry even after a swim.

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