High water, cool temps and a chance rescue mark the ninth-annual Missouri American Water MR340, paddling’s longest nonstop ultramarathon, lasting 88 hours and 340 miles across the state of Missouri from Kansas City to St. Charles.
Photos from the 2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by NRS, August 7, in Salt Lake City. Photos by Aaron Schmidt and Jasper Gibson.
Benjamin Hjort’s scrolling photo feature on an international team’s kayak expedition through Russia’s remote Altai region, with runs of Siberia’s legendary Sumul’ta, Chuya, and Bashkaus rivers.
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.
Photo coverage from Memorial Day Weekend’s Bigfork Whitewater Festival by Rick and Dody Sheremeta. The popular multi-discipline Montana competition marks the halfway mark of the 10-event Western Whitewater Championship Series.
When we reached the Gulf of California in 2012, I’d not return to the delta until the river did. This week I paddled the Colorado River to the sea.
On Saturday afternoon, April 19, Polish adventurer Aleksander “Olek” Doba officially completed his second successful trans-Atlantic crossing by sea kayak. We go behind the scenes of the 67-year-old’s eventful waterfront landfall in New Smyrna Beach Fla., to hear from Doba and his closest team of closest supporters to get some questions answered about the 167-day, 6,000-plus-mile crossing.
The insights photographer Arthur Moffatt shares with C&K editor-at-large Alan Kesselheim shed new light, and fresh understanding, on the Dubawnt River.
Photographer Scott Martin travels to the New Haven Ledges Race in Bristol, Vt., to capture the unique scene in the face of the passionate racers who call this technical stretch of whitewater home.
Pennsylvania photographer Regina Nicolardi captures two kayakers post Great Falls of the Potomac race as they make a final lap on the Class V+ run.
A photo gallery and coverage from the Whitewater Triple Crown in Connecticut’s Tariffville Gorge. The event-combining contest spawned from the mind of legendary canoeist Jamie McEwan. The point: to bring in paddlers from the disciplines of freestyle, slalom, and wildwater to duke it out in the triathlon of whitewater, and have whoever is left standing on top declared the best of them all.
Exclusive photo essay “Long Time Gone” illustrates two friends’ summer journey through the wilds of Northwestern Ontario’s Woodland Caribou Provincial Park.
Photos and coverage from this weekend’s U.S. Slalom Team Trials at the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) in Charlotte, N.C., which determined the U.S. slots for the 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships this September at the ASCI center in western Maryland.
First, however, they have to make the team.
Behind the Lens: Whitewater photographer John Rathwell captures the fleeting magic of a Dane Jackson huck in Mexico.
Crews from all over the Pacific Northwest took advantage of the recent flooding to explore new or rarely run creeks and test the classics’ highest flows.
Behind the Lens: Australian photographer Krystle Wright pulls off a balancing act to capture this striking portrait of a paddler in action.
By Rob Casey Twenty-five years ago, Sprague Ackley founded the La Push Pummel as a casual gathering for Pacific Northwest paddlers looking to surf large winter waves. Photos from those first years show kayakers perched atop windswept 20-foot storm waves at La Push, a tiny fishing town squeezed between the Olympic National Park and the […]