Dave Shively

Dave Shively

Editor for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

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Past the podium

08.30.2012 //

From the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague, C-2 slalom silver medalist David Florence relives Great Britain’s Olympic paddling glory as part of team that took home gold and silver, the nation’s first medals in canoe doubles since the event was first contested at the 1972 Games.

Seattle Sprint

08.29.2012 //

Photos and results from this weekend’s 2012 U.S. Sprint National Championships in Seattle.

Preview: Devils Extreme Race

08.29.2012 //

A look at this weekend’s fourth stage of the AWP Whitewater World Series–the Devils Extreme race in Lipno, Czech Republic–with organizer Jakub Nemec and photos and video from the 2011 race.

Amazon dreams dashed

08.28.2012 //

Davey du Plessis, a 24-year-old South African adventure traveler, is in critical, but stable condition recovering in a Lima hospital after a harrowing run-in with Peruvian villagers along on the Ucayali River on Saturday. Attempting a solo, human-powered, cycling-hiking-tubing-paddling descent of the Amazon, du Plessis hoped to become the youngest person to navigate the river system source-to-sea. Tragically, a pair of young men shot du Plessis multiple times this weekend.

Heroes’ Welcome

08.27.2012 //

Coverage from the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, where this weekend Vavřinec Hradilek received an overwhelming reception fresh off his Olympic silver medal showing and U.S. paddler Michal Smolen cracked the top 10.

Jolly Green Giants

08.13.2012 //

On May 27, Burton Greer and Nathan Zumwalt made a little open-boat history with the first complete OC-2 run down the Green River Narrows, including the notorious crux at Gorilla. See the video and read about the run in the paddlers’ words.

Finding Flow

08.10.2012 //

Brett Dufur takes readers on his 80-hour journey down the Missouri: “On Tuesday morning, July 31, nearly 400 misfit paddlers, weekend warriors and river rats from 37 states looked fresh and eager to take on the MR340—the world’s longest, nonstop ultramarathon paddling event … “

10 years of PaddlePower

08.09.2012 //

CanoeKayak.com recently asked PaddlePower organizer Kristen Senz about the 10th annual, two-day event on Aug. 18-19, which raises funds for a crisis hotline that serves people with depression, including those close to committing suicide.

Final Countdown: Amazon solo

08.08.2012 //

Inside the final preparations for West Hansen’s bold 4,225-mile expedition to solo the entire length of the Amazon River.

Voss like a boss

07.28.2012 //

C&K contributor Mike McKay’s photo gallery and report from Stage 3 of the AWP Whitewater World Series, the Brandseth Downhill Extreme Race in Voss, Norway.

Tsunami Debris

07.12.2012 //

Dispatch from the second, 30-mile leg of the Ikkatsu Expedition, where three sea kayakers are setting out to survey Washington’s remote west coast and looking for — and finding — plenty of incoming debris from the disastorous 2011 Japanese tsunami. See new video and findings from the trip such as the soccer ball that traveled 6,000 miles across the Pacific.

Dogs are Paddlers too

07.11.2012 //

Tips to river-ready your dog, from Lorraine Wakely, who’s taught her German shepherd and Lab-Doberman cross to run the shore on command as she paddles the Class IV creeks that flow into Lake Superior.

Doggie Style

07.11.2012 //

Outfit your water dog in high style with our favorite dog PFD picks, plus a slew of worthy dog-paddling accessories.

Loss on Lake Superior

07.10.2012 //

On June 17, Bob Weitzel, 57, died attempting to paddle around Pigeon Point and into Canadian waters during his 1,200-mile solo circumnavigation of Lake Superior. C&K Contributing Editor Conor Mihell provides a deeper look into Weitzel’s life, and into the windy, choppy conditions that led to this recent Great Lakes paddling tragedy.

Rescue for River Runners

07.09.2012 //

Canoe & Kayak has teamed up with open-boat badass Jim Coffey—founder of Quebec-based outfitter Esprit Whitewater Worldwide as well as R3: Rescue for River Runners—and Mike McKay from Five2Nine Productions for a series of whitewater rescue lesson videos debuting exclusively on CanoeKayak.com. Here in Episode Three, Coffey covers safe swimming principles.

Birch-bark heroes

07.02.2012 //

This summer, Zinser, Adam Wicks-Arshack and Dan Cassell, all outdoor educators who live in the Pacific Northwest, are organizing a birch-bark canoe-building project for native youth back east on Lake Temagami’s Bear Island reserve. Take a look inside the building process here.

Holes to Hoops

06.21.2012 //

In honor of the pro basketball season that could officially end tonight, writer-paddler-roundballer Josh Valentine asks the hard questions. As in, “What does paddling really do for my game?”

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