Author Archives: "Canoe & Kayak"
US’ Largest Paddle Expo Educates, Entertains, and Sells ARCATA, Calif., (March 9, 2010) – Madison will soon be abuzz with paddlesports junkies as the annual Canoecopia exhibition takes over the Alliant Energy Center on March 12-14. Kokatat, the 38-year old independent paddlewear manufacturer, is one of the presenting sponsors of Canoecopia and will have staff […]
Just below Falls Dam, the Neuse River rapids can churn up a bubbling playground of 3-foot waves, a brief shock of commotion on an otherwise sleepy waterway. To paddlers, it’s the perfect spot for a whitewater park. With $350,000, [the city Raleigh, North Carolina] has taken the first steps toward making this stretch a more […]
The New Big Guns 2010 Rider of the Year Awards Not since the IR Big Gun Show dissolved over four years ago has the best in whitewater boating been celebrated in annual peer-juried awards. Canadian paddler Patrick Camblin is attempting to recapture the prestige of being acknowledged as the best in the sport with the […]
Canadian sea kayaker Joe O’Blenis pulls no punches when asked why he’s planning to endure over two weeks of 40- to 45-mile-long paddling days around British Columbia’s Vancouver Island this summer: It’s to reclaim a speed record he set in 2007 by lapping the island’s 750-mile perimeter in 23 days. Barely a year later, British […]
WAITSFIELD, Vt. – The 5th annual winter online auction for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) ended recently with a record $29,801 raised for programs along the four-state waterway. More than 300 people placed 2,600 bids on 496 auction items during the month-long event to help NFCT beat its revenue goal of $25,000. One hundred […]
Scottish sea kayak film grabs two awards on the same day The DVD Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown was awarded ‘Best Instructional Film’ at two separate film festivals in Canada – on the same day. It was picked as winner at the 5th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival in Toronto, and Paddle Canada’s Waterwalker Film […]
The Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium A British Invasion By: Conor Mihell Don’t be surprised if skegs outnumber rudders at the second annual Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium, held Feb. 26-28 in San Francisco Bay, Calif. Organizer Sean Morley says the British-style, rough water-focused event was designed as a counterpoint to the typical North American […]
Sparta, TN – Freedom Hawk Kayaks is switching its manufacturing home base in a move aimed at improving quality and customer service.
Dana Point, CA, January 25, 2010: Ohana Paddleboards is proud to announce the unveiling of their new website for 2010. The updated site features the latest and greatest on offer from the small Orange County brand that has build a winning reputation one race a time. “We worked really hard last year and had some […]
Kokatat Supports Team Member and Crew In Descent of Fitzroy River Trip Aims For Highest Documented Descent in Kimberly Region
In one week’s time, New Zealand ex-pat Hayley Shephard will leave her home in Alert Bay, British Columbia to sail to the bottom of the globe to attempt the first solo circumnavigation of Antarctica’s South Georgia Island by sea kayak. Lying in the heart of the “Roaring Forties,” South Georgia’s 375 miles of ice- and […]