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Published: February 21 2011 The latest video from paddling filmmaker Fred Norquist, with the Norquist lowdown: “Dipper Creek, British Columbia is one of the most beautiful and committing places I have ever been. The gorge is incredible, the rapids and waterfalls are incredibly fun, but it’s a lot of work. There are a few involved [...]
Photo: Rebecca Bolte THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA can herald the aging Brett Favre all it wants. The world of whitewater kayaking has Rob McKibbin. The 45-year-old from Index, Wash. is one of the most hard-charging whitewater boaters in the country, minus the drama. Consider his first kayak descent of 275-foot Sunset Falls on the Skykomish in [...]
Published: February 14, 2011 What happens when five friends who aren’t kayakers decide to paddle from Vancouver to Alaska on the Inside Passage? This film, “No Experience Required,” explores the question.
By Conor Mihell Published: February 14, 2011 In the wake of Aleksander Doba’s successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to South America, CanoeKayak.com spent more than a week translating interview questions from English to Polish, negotiating for exclusive photographs, and barraging our sources with countless trans-hemispheric emails to be the first to deliver [...]
EXOFFICIO exofficio.com ExOfficio Sol Cool™ $45-$50 Introducing a new collection of products created to enhance comfort and performance under extreme conditions. Sol Cool products utilize IceFil® technology to dissipate heat with a cooling effect while managing moisture. Sol Cool fabric reflects and disperses UV rays to provide protection from the sun. • Reduces moisture content [...]
KOKATAT kokatat.com GORE-TEX® Women’s Meridian Dry Suit (with drop seat & GORE-TEX® socks) (GMED) $1,044 Kokatat’s legendary GORE-TEX® Meridian dry suit keeps you dry and comfortable on the water – no matter the conditions. The Meridian incorporates a dual adjustable overskirt that layers with spray skirt tunnel. Punch-through neoprene gasket covers protect latex gaskets and [...]
NRS nrsweb.com NRS Women’s Inversion Kayak Drysuit $724.95 Wrap yourself in breathable, dry protection for those cold-water paddling days. The Women’s Inversion’s kayak overskirt teams with your sprayskirt to keep your boat’s cockpit dry. The women’s relief zipper and included feminine funnel let you answer nature’s call without removing the suit. Latex socks and gaskets [...]
LEVEL SIX levelsix.com BARRIER DRY SUIT $799.99 The Barrier dry suit is based on the fit of two of our most popular items, the Mack dry top and the Georgian pant. We worked closely with our professional athletes to achieve the perfect balance of fashion and function. The result is a full featured dry suit [...]
STOHLQUIST stohlquist.com Betsea $119.95 The women’s specific Betsea features the ergonomic WRAPTURE™ shaped torso that wraps around the body for a close, low profile and comfortable fit. The Cross-chest Cinch Harness keeps flotation in place and eliminates ride up, while princess seams and contoured supportive inner cups ensure a perfect fit for women. Additional features [...]
By Conor Mihell Published: February 11, 2011 An all-star cast of sea kayak coaches is set to convene in San Francisco for third annual Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium, Feb. 18-20. The roster includes Welsh sea kayak icon Nigel Dennis, east coast paddling veteran Tom Bergh, San Juan Islands-based instructors Leon Somme and Shawna Franklin, [...]
Margo Pellegrino’s life changed in 2007 when she read 50 Ways to Save the Ocean by David Helvarg
By Conor Mihell Published: February 8, 2011 Canadian canoeist, filmmaker, photographer and author Rolf Kraiker’s latest project is a blast from the past. Kraiker is currently at work on an instructional video illustrating the art of traditional solo canoeing, the graceful, ballet-style of paddling that’s been practiced for generations on the crystalline lakes of Northern [...]
Photo: Lucas Gilman “It automatically boofs you,” Rafa Ortiz says of the second-highest waterfall ever run. “You have three seconds of freefall to get your bow down so you can walk again in your life.” The 23-year-old from Mexico City had been eyeing the 128.6-foot Big Banana (pictured) since 2006, when he took part in [...]