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The choice is now yours. Make your vote count for this year’s stacked list of nominees across seven categories: Male and Female Paddler of the Year, Filmmaking Achievement, Paddle With Purpose, the Spirit of Adventure Award and Expedition of the Year, plus the Photo of the Year presented by Body Glove Footwear. Voting runs through June 30.
The Canoe & Kayak Awards celebrate all aspects of our sport, with a very simple bottom line: Which paddlers, expeditions, films and causes most inspire our readers to seek out their own paddling adventures. Here are is the nominating process and judging criteria behind it all.
The Namesake A hidden past found deep in Canada’s Temagami wilderness Convergence Combining 3D filmmaking and whitewater, Steve Fisher is changing the way we view paddlesports. Gear Packing light: 5 pack canoes tested in their Adirondack birthplace Skills Master the portage Aquaphile Riding the Flood
Guest of the Village C&K Editor Jeff Moag sets out to paddle around a Fijian island and learns to trust the kindness of strangers. Put In Paddler’s rights, the world’s hardest (and longest) race, cross-continental canoeists and the gear of tomorrow. Gear Amphibious shoes and six fitness kayaks. Skills Tandem canoe strokes and power paddling [...]
Iowa’s first whitewater park is officially open! Charles City has built a whitewater course on the Cedar River for all river enthusiasts, including: kayakers, tubers, rafters, boaters and stand-up paddle boarders. The course is now completed and open for public use.
2011 Travel Guide Read about paddling in places such as Ely, Minnesota, North Forest Canoe Trail, and Bellingham, Washington. Destinations Seven secluded spots fit for a modern Robinson Crusoe. Gear Rock Steady: seven fantastic plastic adventure kayaks tested at sea 2011 Accessory Guide Check out the latest and greatest accessories for your paddling needs. A [...]
On Sunday, May 22 the husband and wife team of Arden and Sherry Olson of Cumming, Georgia completed a 740 mile canoe journey, capping a speedy adventure that took more than three weeks.
TO THE CASUAL ONLINE OBSERVER, it would appear that expedition sea kayaking has entered a golden age. It’s been barely a year since Freya Hoffmeister set the bar with her brazen 9,400-mile Race Around Australia. Since then, New York City’s Marcus Demuth traced the perimeter of Great Britain in a record-fast 80 days, a Norwegian team notched the first unsupported circumnavigation of Antarctica’s South Georgia Island (pictured above), and Aleksander Doba made the first continent-to-continent crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a kayak.
ERIC JACKSON CAN THROW DOWN. The Jackson Kayak founder claims four Freestyle World Championship titles, thanks in part to his ability to break complicated play moves into their constituent parts, and repeat them on demand. So if you want to learn an advanced playboating maneuver like the blunt to McNasty, you want to talk to E.J.
JESSE COOMBS IS TELLING ME WHAT HE DID LAST SUMMER. “Imagine a 14-hour jungle portage with 90 pounds of gear and multiple rappels over un-runable 100-foot, 300-foot and 600-foot falls,” the expedition paddler says, describing just one of the four days he spent last August in Mexico’s Barranca de Piaxtla, potentially the deepest river canyon in North America.
The run started calmly enough with some class III and class IV rapids. Then it transitioned to class V with some runnable whitewater, but lots of portages. We encountered some great rapids, amazing scenery and a gorgeous un-runnable falls. We only had a half-day of paddling, due to the morning’s preparations, but found a great spot for camping at 6:00pm and we were all in good spirits for the beginning of our adventure.