Jeff Moag

Editor In Chief for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

74 Articles by: Jeff Moag
Duke Kahanamoku Kayak Surfer?

Duke Kahanamoku Kayak Surfer?

Here’s a rare color film from 1939 showing surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku surfing Waikiki in a . . . kayak? Or should we call it a standup paddleboard? The film shows a seated Duke paddling into a w[...]

An Interview with Blind Canoeist Renee Kuester-Sebranek

An Interview with Blind Canoeist Renee Kuester-Sebranek

An abridged version of this interview ran in the March 2015 issue of Canoe & Kayak. Interview by Larry Rice When first meeting Renee Kuester-Sebranek, you’d peg her as a very attractive, confid[...]

Blind Trust

Blind Trust

Blind Trust appeared in the March 2015 issue of Canoe & Kayak. It is condensed from this interview. By Larry Rice Renee Kuester-Sebranek and her husband Ken Sebranek had been paddling together fo[...]

What happens when you throw a Nova Craft Tuff Stuff canoe off a 100-foot building?

What happens when you throw a Nova Craft Tuff Stuff canoe off a 100-foot building?

Thirty-five years ago, when Royalex was a new and unproven canoe material, the folks at Old Town tossed one of their new Royalex Trippers from the factory roof. The canoe bounced, and Old Town made it[...]

Conserving Fiji: The Good Tabu

Conserving Fiji: The Good Tabu

Colin Philp is an outrigger canoeist with a singular vision: to make a 24-acre speck of Fiji called Leleuvia Island into a world-class resort for paddlers.

Window Seat: Texting from Neverland

Window Seat: Texting from Neverland

I always sit by a window in airplanes because I love watching the mountains and rivers scroll below, while contemplating the astonishing fact that I am actually flying. It’s remarkable how many thin[...]

C&K Visits the Eddyline Factory

C&K Visits the Eddyline Factory

By Jeff Moag About a decade ago thermoformed kayaks turned the paddling industry on its ear. These kayaks fill the middle ground between rotomolded plastic kayaks, and lighter, more expensive composit[...]

Lefevre Gold at 2014 Slalom Worlds

Lefevre Gold at 2014 Slalom Worlds

By Joe Potoczak Fabien Lefevre, the young French superstar turned American veteran, today won the 2014 C-1 world championship at home in his adopted country. It’s Lefevre’s seventh ICF wor[...]

Rides: Herbert Howe’s Alumacraft 18.6

Rides: Herbert Howe’s Alumacraft 18.6

Big Al was like your parents’ Buick. The Alumacraft 18.6 turned well, was stable, took a bruising and just kept cruising.

Blind Kayakers Begin Grand Challenge

Blind Kayakers Begin Grand Challenge

Best known for becoming the first blind person to scale Mount Everest, Erik Weihenmayer has set his sights on what, for him, is an even more daunting challenge: kayaking the Grand Canyon.