Dave Shively

Dave Shively

Editor for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

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LANDFALL

04.22.2014 //

On Saturday afternoon, April 19, Polish adventurer Aleksander “Olek” Doba officially completed his second successful trans-Atlantic crossing by sea kayak. We go behind the scenes of the 67-year-old’s eventful waterfront landfall in New Smyrna Beach Fla., to hear from Doba and his closest team of closest supporters to get some questions answered about the 167-day, 6,000-plus-mile crossing.

The View from Above

04.18.2014 //

Camera-mounted drones promise to be the next big thing in paddlesports videography. Go behind the scenes as aerial videographers Shifted Cinema joins forces with Substantial Media House to document some of the world’s best whitewater paddlers tackle the White Salmon River.

May 2014

04.14.2014 //

Foreword Sacred and Forbidden The Limit Ed Gillet Breaks his 27-year Silence Put In Outlaw Canoeists Aquaphile First Descent by Night Gear Plastic Ocean Performers

3D Kayak Engineering

04.04.2014 //

Charlotte, N.C.-based engineer Jim Smith’s off-season creation is unique. Smith, the 26-year-old force behind Grass Roots Engineering, claims to have crafted the world’s first 3D printed sea kayak.

Fast Times, High Stakes

04.01.2014 //

Photos and coverage from this weekend’s U.S. Slalom Team Trials at the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) in Charlotte, N.C., which determined the U.S. slots for the 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships this September at the ASCI center in western Maryland.

First, however, they have to make the team.

5 WAYS … a paddling exchange can create change

03.21.2014 //

A Grand Canyon paddler discovers five ways that the Ríos to Rivers’ international student kayaking exchange works to spread the global message of river conservation on the paddles of the next generation.

Top Pants for Late Winter Paddling

03.20.2014 //

It’s easy to dress warm on the upper body, but lack of proper gear will always leave legs out in the cold. As the melt begins, it’s never too late to find the right winter paddling pants.

Mountain Mind Collective: ‘Cuando en Colombia’

03.20.2014 //

“Cuando en Colombia,” the first in a series of Mountain Mind Collective feature episodes debuting exclusively on CanoeKayak.com, follows a team of international paddlers’ exploration of the remote waterways, dense jungles, and turbulent whitewater of Colombia’s Suarez, Samana and Caldera rivers.

THE CASE FOR … Conservation’s Next Generation

03.19.2014 //

How a paddling exchange taking students from Chile’s threatened Rio Baker to the Grand Canyon helped one writer realize that tackling conservation’s biggest challenges can start by helping the next generation of advocates focus on the small changes of simply understanding a river’s ecological role.

What I Learned

03.14.2014 //

Janet Moreland, the first woman (and American) to ever paddle the entire Missouri-Mississippi River complex, shares the lessons learned from her inspiring 223-day, solo source-to-sea expedition.

Many Muddy Months

03.14.2014 //

Paddling alongside Janet Moreland during the end of her historic 3,780-mile solo journey to the Gulf of Mexico. Featured in the March 2014 issue of Canoe & Kayak magazine.

True Source — Part 1: Discovery & Rivalry

03.11.2014 //

Go inside Jeff Moag’s cover story from C&K’s June 2013 ‘Amazon Issue’ with this a three-part multimedia story of the race to reclaim paddling’s greatest source-to-sea prize.

Rants and Raves

02.12.2014 //

Rants and Raves: Highlights from the Letters to the Editor featured in our March 2014 issue. Please send us your feedback to LETTERS@CANOEKAYAK.COM. The most thought-provoking letter wins a new NRS Zen Rescue Life Jacket.

Canoe Rigging 101

02.09.2014 //

The following is an exclusive excerpt from the new book NOLS Canoeing, by NOLS senior faculty member and program supervisor Zand Martin. The book is billed as “The perfect guide for those getting started and those who want to build on their skills.” It covers “basic strokes and maneuvers, lines, drills, rigging, loading and unloading, […]

NINE RIVERS: a C&K film debut exclusive

01.16.2014 //

NINE RIVERS is a short film from Hayfire Media’s David Hartman, Adam Biehler and Matt Perpick, who joined passionate canoe-tripper and born-again coureur-de-bois Ryan “Turbo” Forsyth for a 600-mile, monthlong journey across Canada’s ‘Little North,’ that pushed all four men to the breaking point. The film is debuting exclusively on CanoeKayak.com

New routes through “Green Hell”

01.15.2014 //

Poland’s undercover canoe-tripping machine Maciej Tarasin notches another South American first on Colombia’s Rio San Jorge in this exclusive translation of his late 2013 expedition.

A Holiday Report from the Caribbean

01.06.2014 //

Catching up with Russell and Graham Henry, the Canadian brothers whose bold sea kayak journey across the Caribbean has been an expedition of opposites thus far: Daylong crossings on windy, current-laced waters with crash landings on boulder beaches, and a layover on Richard Branson’s private island. After tracing the coastlines Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, we hear from the Henrys before the biggest crossing of their expedition.

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