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Safer Paddling Series: Basic Strokes

Safer Paddling Series: Basic Strokes

You need to do three basic things in your boat: go forward in a straight line, stop or go backwards, and turn. There's a stroke for all three.

Video: The Kayak Roll (part 2 of 3)

Video: The Kayak Roll (part 2 of 3)

Teaching someone to roll a kayak is more art than science, and requies a keen understanding of proper technique. In this video by Glennmore Lodge, Dave Rossetter explains how to visualize and practice[...]

Cruising North Carolina’s Crystal Coast

Cruising North Carolina’s Crystal Coast

North Carolina's Crystal Coast is a playground for paddlers thanks to a string of barrier islands that divvy up crashing waves on the Atlantic side for kayak and SUP surfing, still water on the sound [...]

Best of the Wilderness & Canoe Symposium: Chris Lepard

Best of the Wilderness & Canoe Symposium: Chris Lepard

For Chris and John Lepard, the whine of a float plane signifies the end of another experience, where their love for canoeing in deep wild is rivaled only by their shared admiration for one another. Th[...]

Field Tested: MyCanoe Origami Canoe

Field Tested: MyCanoe Origami Canoe

($1,390, oricanoe.com) “Origami” kayaks first arrived on the paddling scene a few years ago, and they’ve quickly exploded in popularity. The innovation was to lose the poles, inflatable [...]

Jamaica by Kayak: The 6 ½ Commandments of International Paddling Expeditions

Jamaica by Kayak: The 6 ½ Commandments of International Paddling Expeditions

Tips for traveling to paddle. The second dispatch from the team attempting to complete the first kayak circumnavigation of Jamaica.

Op-Ed: It’s Time To Remove The Lower Snake River Dams

Op-Ed: It’s Time To Remove The Lower Snake River Dams

Longtime river guide Curt Chang argues freeing the Snake would boost Idaho's economy and salmon runs.

Exclusive: Watch Rush Sturges’ All-New Drainage Ditch Kayaking Video

Exclusive: Watch Rush Sturges’ All-New Drainage Ditch Kayaking Video

2.6 million. That’s how many people, at last count, have streamed GoPro’s 2014 Drainage Ditch Kayaking video which shows paddling daredevils Rush Sturges and Ben Marr careening down a conc[...]

Video: Cave Kayaking in Mexico

Video: Cave Kayaking in Mexico

“The Chontalcoatlan River winds its way all over Southern Mexico, but three of those winding kilometers take the river” deep underground through the Chontalcoatlan Cave. Rafa Ortiz and Leo[...]

Packraft Perfection: Riding a Flash Flood through Utah’s Paria Canyon

Packraft Perfection: Riding a Flash Flood through Utah’s Paria Canyon

Better than the Zion Narrows? Better than Escalante or the Dirty Devil? These are very subjective questions of course, and the objective and truthful answer is yes. This desert river has everything to[...]