Dave Shively

Dave Shively

Editor for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

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Payette River Games: 5 Survival Tips

06.25.2014 //

Competition survival tips from the Payette River Games in Cascade, Idaho, traditionally a freestyle kayak competition that private financiers have turned into a multi-discipline, all-inclusive, spectator- and athlete-friendly “marathon weekend of brutal competition” featuring the biggest payouts in its marquee kayak and SUP events.

Making Moves in Memphis

06.16.2014 //

Photo essay from Outdoors Inc.’s ever-popular Mississippi race in Memphis known for its spectacular mass-star, inclusive nature and on-water demos.

Letter to my Daughter

06.15.2014 //

This is why I am teaching you to kayak rivers. The river will be the objective disciplinarian I can never force myself to be. It’ll reward you with euphoria when you do well and punish you when you don’t.

North Fork Championship III Preview

06.13.2014 //

What to watch for as the NFC’s main event, a giant slalom through Jacob’s Ladder–generally considered to be the most challenging kayak race on the planet–starts tomorrow, with analysis of the marquee competition’s first female competitor, boat design, water levels, and a deeper international talent pool.

Russell Henry is Destroying the Vancouver Island Record

06.12.2014 //

BY CONOR MIHELL Canadian sea kayaker Russell Henry is on the home stretch of his bid to set a new speed record for circumnavigating British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. A forecast of strong northwesterly winds convinced Henry to start the 750-mile, counterclockwise journey in Winter Harbor, a remote community on the island’s west coast, on May […]

UPDATE – Round 2: California to Hawaii

06.11.2014 //

A look into R.W. Hand’s second attempt to replicate Ed Gillet’s historic 1987 crossing from California to Maui in a stock tandem sea kayak. Hand, a 57-year-old retired Federal Air Marshal, aborted expedition after 12 days trying to paddle off the California coast.

Rio Baker Runs Free

06.10.2014 //

Today, Chile’s Committee of Ministers ruled unanimously against a controversial five-dam hydroelectric project that would’ve threatened two wild and classic rivers flowing through the South American nation’s southern Patagonia region. 

Greenland Bound

06.03.2014 //

C&K sits down with James Roberts and James Manke, two Canadian sea kayak instructors hoping to keep kayak traditions alive by challenging their skills and learning more about traditional kayak culture at this summer’s Greenland National Kayaking Championships, with their short video edit, ‘Greenland Bound.’

Everest: Summit to Sea

05.29.2014 //

Book review of “Flying Off Everest,” author Dave Costello’s account of the 400-mile journey by two Nepali men, Sanu Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa, who in 2011 jumped off Mount Everest, paraglided to the Sun Kosi River, and paddled the Ganges River to the Bay of Bengal. linking the highest point on Earth to the ocean in one continuous, non-motorized trip.

June 2014

05.27.2014 //

Foreword Folks with Ropes Extra Ordinary Paddles Our salute to unique everyday paddlers Put In Amazon Dispatch; Winter in the Pacific Northwest Aquaphile ‘Flying off Everest’ excerpt Gear Inflatable Kayaks; Packrafts

NOMINATIONS OPEN

05.14.2014 //

Canada from Coast to Coast

05.12.2014 //

Catching up with canoe-tripper Mike Ranta, 35 days into his inspiring attempt at the world record for longest canoe trip in a single season: a grueling 5,000-mile, single-season crossing of Canada, from Vancouver, B.C., to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

What is Bayou Paddling?

05.09.2014 //

One paddler explores the lore and mystery of the bayou, seeking to find a fitting explanation of paddling’s greatest undefined body of water.

Royalex 2.0?

05.06.2014 //

With Polyone’s decision to cease production of Royalex, the ubiquitous, longtime and game-changing material of choice for canoe design, Quebec manufacturer Esquif has answered with T-Formex, a moldable sheet material made of foam-core ABS plastic with a propriety outer-layer twist to make it lighter and more impact resistant than Royalex.

Fund your fun

05.02.2014 //

Expedition paddler Ken Campbell highlights five diverse methods for raising money for your next paddling trip, offering an array of options to complement online crowdsourcing websites.

What to Watch For at the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix

04.28.2014 //

Chris Gragtmans takes a competitor’s inside look at what to watch for at the third installment of the Whitewater Grand Prix, as the unique two-week, multi-stage invitational kicks off on the frigid high-volume rivers of Ontario, with predictions, updates on the weather, and insight on the roster of the world’s most talented whitewater paddlers.

Brazil 9000 Update

04.26.2014 //

A video update from the Brazil 9000 Expedition. Gareth Jones and Aaron Chervenak, who are attempting a paddling and pedaling human-powered expedition across Brazil, detail the completion of their 2000-mile pack-canoe transit of the Amazon basin from north to south.

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