Jeff Moag

Editor In Chief for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

167 Articles by: Jeff Moag
Unfiltered: Aleksander Doba

Unfiltered: Aleksander Doba

If you had to choose one word to describe 69-year-old Polish ocean paddler Aleksander Doba, it would be irrepressible. A compact man with an enormous beard and boundless enthusiasm, he has twice cross[...]

Featured Destination: North Carolina’s Crystal Coast

Featured Destination: North Carolina’s Crystal Coast

Due to its unique geography, North Carolina’s Crystal Coast is a smorgasbord of aquatic possibilities.

69-year-old Aleksander Doba announces plans to kayak across the Atlantic for a third time

69-year-old Aleksander Doba announces plans to kayak across the Atlantic for a third time

"95 percent of people die in bed," says the 69-year-old serial adventurer. "So why lie down?"

Santa Cruz Paddlefest: When the Heat is On

Santa Cruz Paddlefest: When the Heat is On

By Paul McHugh One of my favorite observations of all time came from G. K. Chesterton. “Reality plays a game, called ‘cheat the prophet.’” Truth of it can be located just about any place in th[...]

A Duffer’s-Eye View of the Santa Cruz Paddlefest

A Duffer’s-Eye View of the Santa Cruz Paddlefest

Some come to the Santa Cruz Paddlefest to prove themselves against the best. Paul McHugh came to surf Steamers with just three other dudes. Because in today's crowded lineups space really is the final[...]

30 Years of the Santa Cruz Paddlefest

30 Years of the Santa Cruz Paddlefest

Paul McHugh, who was there at the beginning, takes a long fond look back at the origins of the Santa Cruz Paddlefest.

A First-Class Ticket to Everywhere

A First-Class Ticket to Everywhere

Sandy Robson checks in from her five-year kayak journey retracing Oskar Speck’s route from Germany to Australia.

Anna Levesque: Love and Transformation on the River

Anna Levesque: Love and Transformation on the River

“I felt the need to create a resource for women to help them build confidence and empower them,” Anna Levesque says in her new film Why We Love Kayaking.

Halloween Canoe Trip a Monster Success

Halloween Canoe Trip a Monster Success

I’ve been on countless canoe trips, and I’ve lived through many Halloweens, but never thought to combine the two.

First Look: Rio Olympic Slalom Course

First Look: Rio Olympic Slalom Course

The Rio Olympic whitewater course is powerful and punishing. If you mistime one stroke, it becomes extremely difficult to recover.