As the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix comes to a close, C&K contributor John Rathwell frames the world’s top whitewater competitors in this exclusive gallery with overall results highlighted by overall wins by Martina Wegman and Dane Jackson.
It only took 16 weeks before the 20-year-standing canoe waterfall record was broken. Brad McMillan ran 70-foot Desoto Falls, clearing 10 feet from Coffey’s Truchas.
An inside look ahead to the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix’s weekend finale with stage highlight videos and updates from the international invitational as it moves to the frigid waters of Quebec for two big-water freestyle competition stages.
It’s part kayak vid part Where the Wild Things Are meets Alice in Wonderland, all on the water. Watch NRS Films Dream then read what the hell it’s all about.
Martina Wegman and Dane Jackson lead a stacked international field with three stages down and three stages remaining for the Whitewater Grand Prix 2014 as the competition moves to Quebec. The standings are close and the winner is far from certain.
Finding the funding for expeditions is never easy. Thankfully, those who have offered tips and advice for how to crowdfund paddling expeditions.
Nick Troutman and Mariann Saether took home top honors from the Stage One Best Trick Contest to kick off the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix with high flows and sunny skies on the Ottawa River’s infamous Gladiator wave.
Gareth Jones and Aaron Chervenak compile journal entries from the paddle portion of their 5,500-mile, human-powered voyage across Brazil from north to south. They report 126 days and 1,457 miles into their 2,017-mile paddling leg by packraft and folding canoe down the Rio Branco, Rio Negro, and Rio Amazonas proper.
The insights photographer Arthur Moffatt shares with C&K editor-at-large Alan Kesselheim shed new light, and fresh understanding, on the Dubawnt River.
Photographer Scott Martin travels to the New Haven Ledges Race in Bristol, Vt., to capture the unique scene in the face of the passionate racers who call this technical stretch of whitewater home.
This past fall paddlers from the Bellingham and Whistler area waited anxiously for one of their favorite late season runs to come in. Dipper Creek Video
Under threatening twilight skies, sea kayaker Aleksander Doba arrived in Port Canaveral, Fla., yesterday at 7:20 p.m., after a 5,400-mile crossing of the Atlantic Ocean that began Oct. 5, 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal.
The Madawaska Kanu Centre teaches that family fun can begin and grow on the river, with experiences the whole family should share. Sorry, Disneyland!
Pennsylvania photographer Regina Nicolardi captures two kayakers post Great Falls of the Potomac race as they make a final lap on the Class V+ run.
Inside Jim Coffey’s open-canoe waterfall record
The Jeff Allen Throw Tow Rescue System is as tough and versatile as its namesake. The perfect tool to have on any sea kayaking voyage.
Medical aid helps a kayaker shot on Sunday night while paddling in Bodkin Creek in Pasadena, Maryland. The police is now on the search for the shooter.