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.

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Solstice Special: How to boat all winter

12.21.2012 //

Today is the first day of winter, and many paddlers in colder climates have already packed away their boats for the season. That’s too bad, because with a little gear and good planning, you can boat straight through the winter while having a great time and staying safe. We caught up with four paddlers in the blustery Northeast who have the right attitude, and these tips to keep you going strong through the winter.

‘Tis the Season for Some River Reading

12.17.2012 //

One week to go before Christmas! For those still looking for paddling-related gift ideas, we’ve compiled a list of five books that will keep any boater entertained through the holiday season. From history and instruction to adventure and reflection, these books are great additions to any paddler’s reading collection.

Into the Final Stretch of the Whitewater Grand Prix

12.13.2012 //

Tomorrow, Saturday December 14, athletes will conclude the second Annual Whitewater Grand Prix with a “Big Water Enduro Race down the Rio Futaleufu in the Patagonia Region. Thirty of the world’s best extreme kayakers, including several Olympians and world record holders, gathered to test their skills against each other as well as the legendary rapids of Chile while bringing a spotlight on some of the most endangered rivers on the planet.

Hobie Crowns a World Fishing King

12.10.2012 //

Mood took on 41 other competitors assembled from Hobie’s far-flung pro staff network to become winner of the second annual Hobie Fishing World Championship, the first held on U.S. shores. They came for a not-so-traditional Texas fishing throw down centered on an American angling obsession, the largemouth bass.

Racing Through Stage 1

12.04.2012 //

The athletes kicked off the second annual Whitewater Grand Prix race yesterday with the first whitewater enduro stage on the Rio Gol Gol. They raced against the clock on a nearly one mile-long stretch of class V whitewater, navigating not only extremely technical rapids, but also several 15-20 foot waterfalls.

Whitewater Grand Prix II : Set in Chile

11.29.2012 //

This Saturday, Dec. 1, 30 kayakers from around the world will race in five stages over 14 days in the second annual Whitewater Grand Prix in Osorno, Chile. Set in some of the country’s steepest creeks and biggest whitewater, the Whitewater Grand Prix is considered the world’s most extreme whitewater competition where the best boaters can push the very limits of kayaking itself.

College Fishing is in Session

11.27.2012 //

Drew Gregory brings the Final Four to kayak fishing by introducing a progressive collegiate kayak angling series this spring.

Pacific Paddle Surfing Series Standings

11.26.2012 //

Jim Grossman currently leads in the standings of the Pacific Paddle Surfing Series, which takes the highest 3 scores out of 5. As the last in the Series, Santa Cruz is going to play a huge part in determining the overall winner.

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11.26.2012 //

  A full year’s subscription to Canoe & Kayak‘s digital edition is only $1.99 at the Apple Newsstand. The sale ends Tuesday November 27, so act now to save $10 off the regular subscription price.   Click here for more information on our digital subscription options.

UPDATED: Grand Canyon Record Under Threat

11.20.2012 //

UPDATE: Following a midnight launch, Harlan Taney managed nearly a 10 mile-per-hour pace through the night, running the Canyon’s “Roaring Twenties” rapids without mishap. As daylight came, however, so did the Canyon’s upper granite gorge. In Grapevine Rapid, at river mile 82, Taney flipped and was pushed against an unyielding wall of rock. He was […]

Canoe & Kayak Recognized at the Eddie & Ozzie 2012 Awards

11.15.2012 //

The Canoe & Kayak magazine team won two awards yesterday at the Eddies and Ozzies, the largest awards competition in magazine publishing, including silver in the Consumer Single Article category for their June 2012 feature story “Fall and Rise,” which documents Jason Craig and Tyler Bradt’s extraordinary recovery from paddling injuries. The magazine also won bronze in the Consumer Full Issue category for the June 2012 issue.

Bike2Boat, Norway

11.14.2012 //

For three weeks last July, filmmaker Olaf Obsommer, engineer Lukas Wielatt, and journalist Philip Baues traveled from river to river throughout Norway — all with their kayaks hitched to their bikes. Their goal was to paddle Norway’s classic whitewater while leaving a small carbon footprint and experiencing the challenge of minimalist travel. Biking with the […]

Life Balance

11.09.2012 //

Filmmaker Kelsey Thompson has always been fascinated with the working-class heroes of outdoor sports. His nine-part web series Balance shares the stories of three people who have chosen to pursue their passions rather than paychecks. Kayaker Blair Trotman is one of those people.

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