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Gauley Fest Lives Up to Billing as World’s Largest and Best Riverfest

09.24.2008 //

Exhausting crazy fun reunion. That is the best description of Gauley Fest that I can come up with. It all starts with Friday’s biblical proportion locust style swarm of kayak-laden subarus, trucks, vans and homemade jalopies encroaching on the small town of Summersville, West Virginia. Then comes the fun. As old friends, kayaking buddies, acquaintances […]

SubsportIs squirt kayaking making a comeback?

09.23.2008 //

I first saw a squirt boat in 1989, on a stretch of tidal whitewater on Maine’s Sheepscot River. I was 14 and kayaking with my Dad. A pointy bow shot straight up from an eddy just downstream of us, its turquoise sparkles gleaming through saltwater foam flecks in the May sun. The bow fell and […]

Canoe QuartetFour new , highly specialized rides

09.23.2008 //

DOWNRIVER WEEKENDER Esquif Pocket Canyon $1, L: 14 ft 6 in W: 34.5 in D: 15.5 in 59 lbs. Available in: Royalex A radically downsized version of Esquif’s expedition-oriented Canyon, this tandem canoe is designed for moving water, tight maneuvers, and a modes load. Four inches of rocker lends quick pivoting ability and the short […]

Birthday’s, Border Crossings and the SkookTrevor’s summer of discovery draws to a close

09.19.2008 //

We followed Trevor Clark on a summers worth of paddling adventures – living in a van, boating and taking pictures.This is the last update in this series of stories about Trevor Clarke’s beginnings as an adventure photographer. Keep watching the C & K website for future stories and great photography from Trevor. Post One – […]

Canoe & Kayak Celebrates 35th Anniversary

09.18.2008 //

This August marked Canoe and Kayak’s 35th year of publication and their 17th year recognizing the best companies in the industry. This is the anniversary video compiled by John Grace of Penstock Productions.

JB’s Slide Show Sample

09.13.2008 //

A kayak slideshow sample of random photos

Gabon – Oceans 8

09.11.2008 //

Bowermaster continues on his explorations of the world’s oceans(his Oceans 8 Project) with an exhausting and exhilarating circumnavigation of Gabon’s jewel of a national park, Loango.

Emily Jackson Takes Women’s Freestyle Pro World Cup Title

09.11.2008 //

Competing in her first international competition at the pro women’s level, Emily Jackson proved that this 18-year-old deserves the title of the “future of women’s kayaking” by winning gold at the recently concluded World Cup of freestyle kayaking held in Europe. Jackson crossed the Atlantic en-route to the World Cup with an undefeated record from […]

Aloha OwyheeInflatable kayaks are perfect on one of America’s loneliest rivers

09.10.2008 //

The gorge closed into a pair of dark, forboding gates and we pulled to the left bank to reconnoiter the rapid rumbling below. Thousand-foot volcanic rock walls pinched in from both sides and car-sized boulders blocked the river ahead. This was Owyhee Falls on the Owyhee River’s East Fork, hailed by most as Class VI—unrunnable. […]

Robert F. KennedyAmerican Icon, River-Runner

09.10.2008 //

As many of you have seen…we have been running a series of profiles on prominent paddlers in the Canoe & Kayak magazine. I will be running the series on our web site over the next few months. We’ll start with Robert F. Kennedy, which appeared in our August 2008 issue. If there’s such a thing […]

Manhattan’s Mayor’s Cup Race Set to Run in October

09.10.2008 //

The Mayor’s Cup New York City Kayak Championship is an elite kayaking race around Manhattan Island. This 26.7 mile marathon race will be North America’s premier paddle sports event and soon to be New York City’s largest water event. The Mayor’s Cup will draw some of the world’s and the regions most accomplished paddlers. This […]

Waterproof Digital Marvels Add to Your Paddling Experience

09.05.2008 //

These electronic marvels are not critical to your paddling success , but they sure make a day on the water more fun. And the best part is.. all of these electronic marvels are waterproof and perfect for enhancing your paddling adventures. All the quoted prices are approximate and usually you can find bargain prices on […]

Rafting California’s Tuolumne River

09.05.2008 //

The question seemed straight-forward but the result was unexpected. “Do you want to surf?” Adam Crom had asked from his perch on the back of our blue five-person raft. Four voices sang out “Yes!” in anticipation. “Right turn, right turn, right… now stop!” came the staccato commands from our confident Sierra Mac boatman. As we […]

US Surfski Championships in San Francisco Sept 20-21

09.05.2008 //

The 2008 US Surfski Championships will be staged from Crissy Field in San Francisco, Sept 20-21. Crissy Field is located just inside the Golden Gate Bridge on the South side. This location offers spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, a large sandy beach for launching surfskis, easy viewing opportunities for spectators, […]

25 Year Old Gauley Fest Set to Run Sept 19-21The event is billed as tHE largest river festival in the world

09.04.2008 //

Gauley Fest just keeps getting bigger and better! Started in 1983 to celebrate the derailment of a hydro-electric project that would have disrupted the flows on the Gauley River, Gauley Fest has grown to become the largest river festival in the world. The festival is a showcase for American Whitewater and the top whitewater vendors […]

Perfect CircleCanoeing Canada’s Bowron Lakes

08.28.2008 //

“Ready: standing draw … now!”Chris yells from the stern, as we slide into the Chute and spin across the eddy fence. Suddenly we are barreling straight down the Class II Roller Coaster section of the Isaac River in his restored cedar-canvas Chestnut canoe. As I watch out for rocks in the transparent, emerald water, my […]

Dog Paddling TipsHow to take Rover boating safely

08.27.2008 //

Some days on the river, it can feel as though the paddling world has gone to the dogs—and we say why not? An instinctive swimmer, man’s best friend is a model boating companion, unlikely to Bogart the last beer and entirely incapable of critiquing your stroke. We asked a few experts for advice on how […]

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