This story from our August 1999 issue asks a pretty tough question: why are great paddlers dying? Though the story may have been published 14 years ago, the question remains, made newly poignant at every boater’s passing. Through the years, whitewater paddlers die on rivers, and friends, family and comrades are left behind asking: what happened?
Bringing the highlights from the biggest night in paddling
The paddling community came full circle at the 2013 C&K Awards as legendary Stikine
The paddling community will gather tonight at Pierpont Place in Salt Lake City to recognize the best of the sport’s athletes, missions, causes, films, and spirit.
This installment of ‘The Inside Line’ brings the put in story from our current, August 2013 issue to life, where local outfitters are working to reclaim the iconic L.A. River.
Adventurer/photographer Erik Boomer braves extreme conditions in Chile to create a bold portrait series of the Whitewater Grand Prix athletes.
Canadian Firefighters Sebastien Lapierre and Olivier Giasson attempt to sea kayak fabled Northwest Passage in one season—never before done.
Good backcountry food makes the difference between roughing it on short trips and living well on longer ones. Healthy, tasty, camp-cooked food can become a mainstay for canoeing trips with help from the new book The New Trailside Cookbook.
The Black Race sets the tone for the King of New York series as the first and endurance event.
The paddle traces the famed fluted green cliffs of Na Pali Coast State Park, rising 3,000 feet from the ocean, punctured by sea caves and footed by just a few scallops of isolated beach. You’ve seen pictures or clips of it from Pirates of the Caribbean and King Kong. It’s simply beautiful.
The C&K Awards are just around the (river)bend, and with them the Photo of the Year Contest. But first, you need to vote for the photo you think is best before we can present the winner.
The 10 photos will be presented at the C&K Awards show on Aug. 1. One of these photos will be selected at the end of the night as the 2013 C&K Photo of the Year.
With the recent rise in popularity of extreme racing, a series of difficult creek races in New York’s Adirondack Mountains has garnered international attention from the sport’s top athletes.
Road tripping along the California coast has its adventures, and Canoe & Kayak staff experienced many of them from sea kayak crashes to ladies walking cats and night-time light painting.
The Eagle Race tests whitewater paddlers as the sprint event for the King of New York series.
Newly added as an Association of Whitewater Professionals Whitewater World Series event, the Raquette Race tests some of the world’s best kayakers on New York’s most technical class V whitewater.
Information on the first race of the King of New York Series