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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Paddling Film Flops

06.19.2013 //

Ask Eddy, the beloved boating guru in Canoe & Kayak’s print magazine, has come to life on the website. This story featured in the June 2007 issue and was written by Frederick Reimers and Sam Moulton.

Texas Water Safari

06.18.2013 //

More than 100 boats lined up at Spring Lake at Aquarena Springs in San Marcos, Texas, on Sat., June 8 for the 51st annual Texas Water Safari a 262-mile canoe and kayak race from San Marcos to Seadrift. The most poignant moment may have come in the very last minutes of the race.

Let’s GoPro Games

06.17.2013 //

The whitewater part of the GoPro Games went off with a huge splash as major paddling names duked it out both in creek races and freestyle competitions and a new generation of female paddlers took the podium.

Water Safety with the U.S. Coast Guard

06.12.2013 //

Everyone wants to have fun on the water. The important thing to remember is staying safe while having fun. Canoe & Kayak teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard to develop a series of water safety skills and tips to times fun and danger free.

Canoe & Kayak Awards 2013

06.10.2013 //

Voting is now open for the 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards!

North Fork Championships: Day 1

06.07.2013 //

Day one results from the second annual North Fork Championships in Crouch, Idaho.

San Juan River Trip Gear Roundup

06.06.2013 //

C&K contributor Eugene Buchanan gives a run down of the top pieces of paddling equipment to get you and your herd of children safely and happily down a river during a multi-day trip.

The Kids are Alright

06.06.2013 //

In the 40th anniversary issue, long-time contributor Wick Walker recounts how the sport of hucking waterfalls has progressed over the years.

Unfiltered: Rocky Contos

06.04.2013 //

This story featured in the June 2011 issue. By Tyler Williams James John Achilles “Rocky” Contos is a conundrum. He counters his boxer’s name with an intellectual’s mind. His gentle high voice belies a gritty toughness. He runs cutting-edge Class V, but rarely seeks it out. A neuroscientist from Southern California, Contos began kayaking in […]

Cross-Country by Water

06.04.2013 //

Touched by stories of people walking, biking and boating across entire countries, California-based 77-year-old Beth Smith thought she would travel around countries, too—by paddling. These adventures later inspired her to write a book, Water All Around.

Let’s Design Whitewater Parks

06.04.2013 //

Boulder, Col.-based design firm Recreation Engineering & Planning is recognized for its projects in water park design.

Mass Stinger

06.03.2013 //

After five+ years shaping, testing, of remaking the Stinger, Liquidlogic finally made a production aluminum mold. Now they have a means to produce enough boats for the demand. You all asked for it, and now you got it.

5 Tips for a Better Kayak Rescue

05.29.2013 //

Coming across a capsized panicked kayaker can be a stressful experience. But with the following skills under your belt, the rescue can go a lot easier.

Mullet or Taser?

05.28.2013 //

This story featured in the 2012 June issue. Will my Taser stop a bear? Eddy has never Tasered a bear, but he does know this: 1) a Taser definitely stops a person dressed in a bear costume; 2) because of this, Eddy is no longer welcome at his niece’s birthday parties. As for actual bears, […]

Classic Canoeing

05.27.2013 //

Established in 1893, Ontario’s 7,653-square-kilometer Algonquin Provincial Park is the oldest provincial park in Canada. It became a park for a reason and that reason involves paddling.

Gallery — The Other Portage

05.22.2013 //

In this Gallery—The Other Portage, you can see the Congo Whitewater Kayaking Expedition Team. Photo: Greg Von Doersten

Running Free

05.22.2013 //

The Age of the Paddler-Conservationist

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