About Floating Authority



Welcome to Floating Authority

Floating Authority

Floating Authority is a website dedicated to creating informal buyer and how to guides on a variety of different outdoor recreational as well as professional outdoor floating devices such as Kayak’s, Canoe’s, Paddle Boards and more! We go in depth in a variety of different topics such as individual review guides, best of and free informal guides that help you make an informed decision when buying into your new hobby, or simply adding to your collection of outdoor floating devices.

They say the best de-stresser is nature and I could not agree more! From the casual paddling enthusiast to the more extreme and dedicated both share common characteristics of loving the outdoors. This includes being true explorers of the water and enjoying the time spent in the best playground of them all the water!

About Me

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This is me when I first moved to The West Coast as a 12 year old kid

My Name is Derek and I have been a floating enthusiast since I was 5 years old enjoying riding shotgun in my parents canoe in Ontario’s Provincial parks or getting up at the crack of dawn to head out in our canoe and go fishing for Pike! Many great stories can be told (like the time we unexpectedly caught a Pike Canoeing in Quebec all while a lightning storm was about to hit the lake!) and I owe a great deal of them to floating on the calm waters of Quebec and Ontario.

Since then I have enjoyed a variety of other Floating devices such as Kayak’s and Paddle boards which has opted me to create buyer guides to make it easier for you to choose the floating device that works for you, your area and your lifestyle. I have over 20 years experience in paddling canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and really anything else that goes into the water. I use my first hand knowledge and experience to rate and choose what will best suit your needs or educate you in as much depth and detail as possible using cited sources when needed.  I have since been transplanted to the west coast of Vancouver so what applies to the lakes in Ontario doesn’t necessarily apply to the ocean surrounding Vancouver and the west coast in terms of Canoe’s and Kayaks.

Floating Authority Goal

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There are so many options out there when it comes to finding the ideal floater that many people get discouraged and put off by the whole process that they end up missing something that could turn into a wonderful hobby or possibly more! Our main goal is to help you the buyer find the most compatible water related product that fits your aim, your purpose, your area and your lifestyle as these are the four pillars to keep in mind when you are looking for the correct floating mechanism for you. We will explain a little bit better for you below.

Your Aim: What would you like to accomplish in getting one of these floaters? Are you looking for a casual escape to the outdoors or will it be part of a routine or fitness plan?

Your Purpose: What are you using your floater for? A casual paddle with a family canoe or training for the olympics in Slalom Kayaking or Canoeing? Or is it something in between?

Your Area: Where do you live and what bodies of water surround you? Chances are if you have a Recreational Kayak you will be paddling in sheltered areas like bays or lakes but if you had say a Touring Kayak you would be a more prominent paddler paddling along the Coasts with greater speed and and tougher conditions.

Your Lifestyle: Combines the first three conditions and kind of jumbles it into one. How often are you going to paddle? What will you be using your paddler for? What bodies of water are close to you?

For more information or questions you may have feel free to Contact me!

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Until then enjoy my website and get out there and explore all of what nature has to offer!