Charli Kerns

Charli Kerns

Charli is the online editor for Canoe & Kayak magazine. Her boating career started with kayaking in the Appalachian mountains of east Tennessee. She picked up canoeing in New England where she got her master's in science journalism. She has since switched mainly to whitewater canoeing and multi-day adventures though picks up the play boat and creeker from time to time.

Author Archives: "Charli Kerns"

Richter Remembered

04.02.2013 //

There are a few people in the paddling industry so dedicated to their products that it dictates their life. Workplace and home become one, business partners become friends, and personal and paddling lives blend like two rivers converging into one.

Freeze to Death

04.02.2013 //

Always dress for the WATER temperature when venturing out paddling this spring and summer. Lack of visible ice doesn’t mean that the water is warm.

Chattahoochee Journal: Updates on Rivers and Courts

04.01.2013 //

The Flint and Chattahoochee Rivers have collided where Georgia, Florida, and Alabama meet. Michael and I have reunited, and a major legislative action was decided on in the state house.

April Fools’ Day Paddles

04.01.2013 //

Aaah, April Fool’s Day. Which of us haven’t fallen prey to some paddling prank thrust upon us by our peers? That rock in the back of your kayak, glue on your cockpit combing, un-latched drain plug or even report that a certain river is running when it’s in fact bone dry.
Aaah, April Fool’s Day. Which of us haven’t fallen prey to some paddling prank thrust upon us by our peers? That rock in the back of your kayak, glue on your cockpit combing, un-latched drain plug or even report that a certain river is running when it’s in fact bone dry.

Cross Strokin’ in Costa Rica’s Endangered Rivers

03.29.2013 //

Last February, a group of whitewater canoeists ventured down to Costa Rica to enjoy the rivers slated off for damming and under the threat. One of them, an up and coming filmmaker Chris Loomis captured the group’s moments through his lens and created a film portraying what they showed and what the world will soon lose. Canoe & Kayak got a chance to talk with him.

Boating in Costa Rica

03.29.2013 //

Last February, Canoe & Kayak online editor Charli Kerns traveled down to Costa Rica where she joined Jim Coffey from Esprit and canoed some of the country’s most pristine and endangered rivers.

“I got way more out of the trip than I ever thought possible,” Kerns said. “I thought I was just going down to paddle and report, but Coffey shed light on so much regarding the culture, environment and conflicts that make Costa Rica such a dynamic and fascinating country.”

Surf’s Up, Kayakers!

03.28.2013 //

The sun shone bright, the waves loomed large, and paddlers in bright colored fiberglass kayaks tumbled and cut across the big ocean surf in Santa Cruz, California. March 22-24 marked the 27th annual Santa Cruz Paddlefest, the most renowned paddle surfing event in the world. This year included two site locations so everyone from the […]

San Juan Islands Designated National Monument

03.27.2013 //

On Monday, March 25 under the Antiquities Act, President Barack Obama recently designated five new national monuments encompassing more than 240,000 acres. Of particular interest to paddlers in the legislation is the creation of the new San Juan Islands National Monument in Washington.

Rainbound

03.26.2013 //

40 Years of Milestones

03.26.2013 //

Looking back on the last 40 years, boating has come along way. Shorter boats, steeper first descents, warm gear and deaths of legends. Canoe & Kayak logged a number of them through the decades.

Timeless Paddling Destinations

03.26.2013 //

Paddling on the rivers of fur traders and explorers.

40 Years of Shooting Whitewater

03.26.2013 //

Over the last 40 years, filming kayak and canoe adventures has been on a roller coaster ride. Cameras have shrunk and become waterproof, while the rivers have gotten only harder and more harrowing. This gallery showcases where filmers shot and with what.

From the Vault: After the Storm

03.26.2013 //

Boating takes on a new meaning when it’s what saves you’re life. That’s what these victims of Hurricane Katrina learned. They shared their story with Canoe & Kayak’s managing editor Dave Shively. Read their stories here.

Timeless: Ammo Can

03.26.2013 //

Originally designed for the military, the ammo can has been the perfect boating gear, keeping paddlers’ essentials dry as they cruise down the rivers. Canoe & Kayak covered the ammo can in their 40th anniversary issue, and here’s what we had to say about it.

Women of Ain’t Louie Fest

03.26.2013 //

In early March, canoeists from all over the U.S., Canada and even Europe gathered in tiny Lenoir City, Tenn., to paddle some of the Southeast’s finest rivers and creeks. The Tellico Race kicked off the nine-day Ain’t Louie Fest gathering, and among the 100 or so canoeists who participated were a dozen female paddlers, marking […]

Rivers Be Dammed: Somos del Rio Baker Update

03.25.2013 //

The Somos del Rio Team has paddled miles of some of the world’s biggest whitewater down in Patagonia. Their journey was to paddle the country’s endangered rivers and immerse themselves in the life they support before the proposed damming project erases them from the earth. They have offered a report of their travels so far.

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