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Out For Blood

12.22.2009 //

Manitoba’s Bloodvein River serves up introductory whitewater, pristine wilderness, and some pulse-quickening surprises

Kayak Fishing Tales – Shrimping From a Kayak

12.22.2009 //

Read about Shrimping From a Kayak as Howard McKim of Ketchikan Kayak Company in Alaska demonstrates how to catch shrimp from a kayak brought to you by Canoe & Kayak Magazine online.

Boreal Balance

12.21.2009 //

By Jeff Moag We turn a corner and face the first hard ferry move of a 13-day, 210-mile descent of the Mountain River, one of the premier canoe trips in the Northwest Territories. Our lead guide, Jamie Burdon of Nahanni River Adventures, makes it look easy, deftly swinging his bow upstream and leaning into his […]

Snow Daze

12.21.2009 //

This week, up to 24 inches of snow fell in and around the Asheville, North Carolina area. Instead of hitting the river, these paddlers hit the slopes, cross bowing their way downhill.

5 Good Minutes

12.18.2009 //

WHEN HE WAS 8 YEARS OLD, Mexico’s Abraham Levy went camping near the ocean with his family and dreamt of visiting all the beaches of his country. It’s one thing to dream. It’s another thing entirely to make a dream into reality. “I didn’t know how I’d do it, but I didn’t forget,” Levy says. […]

USACK Update with Executive Director Joe Jacobi

12.18.2009 //

USACK Executive Director Joe Jacobi checks in with a Holiday update on everything paddling including Oklahoma City’s new whitewater park, new USACK sponsorship deals and women’s canoeing becoming a full medal event at world championship competitions.

The Ladder Rescue

12.16.2009 //

The Ladder Rescue Swims happen. Get back in your boat PADDLING WITH A PARTNER IS ALWAYS BEST, because when Poseidon unleashes his power and you join the swim team, it’s nice to have someone to pick up the pieces. The ladder rescue is a quick way to re-enter your kayak–with the help of your partner–and […]

She Did It!

12.15.2009 //

Freya Hoffmeister has completed her 332-day, 9,400-mile sea-kayak circumnavigation of Australia. The 45-year-old German is only the second paddler to accomplish the feat, and the first woman to complete the challenging circuit. She also was the fastest, by nearly a month. New Zealander Paul Caffyn was the first to circumnavigate the island continent 27 years […]

Flat Out: Rush Sturges Breaks his Back in Argentina

12.15.2009 //

Flat Out: Rush Sturges Breaks his Back in Argentina After banging his knee up following a cliff jump in Chile, Rush Sturges broke his back in Argentina, chipping a bone from his L2 vertebra when he landed flat off 60-foot Bonita Falls. Sturges has been on a wickedly intense film-collecting mission with the likes of […]

Canoe Scoop: Jeremy Laucks introduces Blackfly Canoes

12.14.2009 //

Canoe Scoop: Jeremy Laucks introduces Blackfly Canoes Nice. Perhaps pointing to at least a hint of growth in the whitewater canoe market, OC1 World Champion Jeremy Laucks introduces Blackfly Canoes.

Hawaii’s New Watermen

12.11.2009 //

When Isaac Brumaghim, the founder of the Hawaiian Aquahunters crew of kayak anglers, reflects on the 2009 fishing season he remembers trophy fish, dozens of great days on the water and, most of all, a powerful sense of camaraderie, pride and anticipation for the future.

A Cult Classic? Vince Shay’s A Long Story Short

12.11.2009 //

Paddle surfing the world over Vincentshaymedia.com

The Canoe Movie

12.10.2009 //

The Canoe Movie is a look into the passion and pride that is the whitewater canoeing community.

Oklahoma City gets $60 million for a Whitewater Park

12.09.2009 //

Oklahoma city paddlers will get their whitewater park after a 60 million dollar win in city elections on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Voters passed $777 million dollars worth of projetcts known locally as “MAPS 3,” by a 54 percent to 46 percent margin in unofficial totals with all precincts reporting. The Metropolitan Area Projects are funded […]

Enter Twang Chu Part III

12.09.2009 //

Ben Stookesberry and Kris Korbulic in the final act of their Great Himalayan Boating Expedition

Rapid Rewards

12.07.2009 //

Rapid Rewards Anchorage boater charged for paddling an Alaskan classic One of Alaska’s most accessible creeks is off-limits to paddlers, and an Anchorage boater is facing fines or imprisonment for running its Class IV canyon. This fall, Tim Johnson, a guidebook author and organizer of the Six Mile Whitewater Festival in Alaska’s Chugach Mountains, was […]

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