Jeff Moag

Editor-at-Large for Canoe & Kayak

252 Articles by: Jeff Moag
Safer Paddling Series, Episode 3: Gear Essentials

Safer Paddling Series, Episode 3: Gear Essentials

Kayak instructors Kate and Paul Kuthe share a simple equipment checklist that experienced paddlers run through every time they go paddling.

Safer Paddling Series: What to Wear

Safer Paddling Series: What to Wear

To stay safe and comfortable, it's important to dress for the water temperature, not just the air temperature. Kayak instructors Paul and Kate Kuthe discuss how to dress for a paddling trip in Episode[...]

Safer Paddling Series: Life Jackets

Safer Paddling Series: Life Jackets

In Episode 1, ACA-certified instructors Kate Ross Kuthe and Paul Kuthe show you how to choose and fit your most important piece of paddling gear – your life jacket.

This Whale is Very Curious and Very Real

This Whale is Very Curious and Very Real

Even with an ultra-wide-angle lens, the whale was so close that the photographer couldn’t fit the tip of its tail in the frame.

CK Vault: Gauley According to Nealy

CK Vault: Gauley According to Nealy

In 1984, the one and only William Nealy inked this visual guide to the original and best river party, Gauley Fest. Nealy left us in 2001, but his art—and Gauley Fest—live on.

Delta Kayaks 16

Delta Kayaks 16

As the lone plastic boat in the fleet, the Delta 16 held its own on the Skookumchuck wave.

Point 65°N Whisky 16

Point 65°N Whisky 16

The Whisky 16 went down smooth as our unanimous pick as the top Skookumchuck performer.

Necky Chatham 16

Necky Chatham 16

It’s designed to get the crap beat out of it and bring you back alive.

Seda Ikkuma 15

Seda Ikkuma 15

The Ikkuma proved one of the stiffest and most responsive rides in the fleet, and offered the best blend in performance between surf and touring.

Wilderness Systems Zephyr 155 Pro

Wilderness Systems Zephyr 155 Pro

Though not a wave-surfing specialist, the Zephyr stands out as the best all-around platform for skill progression.