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2014 Bigfork Whitewater Festival

05.28.2014

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.

Paddling the Colorado River to the Sea

05.14.2014

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.

LANDFALL

04.22.2014

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.

Revisiting the Dubawnt River

04.22.2014

The insights photographer Arthur Moffatt shares with C&K editor-at-large Alan Kesselheim shed new light, and fresh understanding, on the Dubawnt River.

Portraits of Vermont Kayaking

04.21.2014

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.

Kayakers at the Great Falls of the Potomac

04.17.2014

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.

Connecticut Connections

04.15.2014

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.

Exploring Caribou Country

04.01.2014

Exclusive photo essay “Long Time Gone” illustrates two friends’ summer journey through the wilds of Northwestern Ontario’s Woodland Caribou Provincial Park.

Fast Times, High Stakes

04.01.2014

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: John Rathwell

03.06.2014

Behind the Lens: Whitewater photographer John Rathwell captures the fleeting magic of a Dane Jackson huck in Mexico.

Northwest Boaters Ride Flood Nirvana

03.03.2014

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: Krystle Wright

03.02.2014

Behind the Lens: Australian photographer Krystle Wright pulls off a balancing act to capture this striking portrait of a paddler in action.

The Pummel at La Push, Washington

02.24.2014

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 […]

Ben Marr’s Epic Surf on the Ottawa

02.11.2014

About the Photo John Rathwell took the photo on May 16, 2013, one day before the Ottawa XL started. The athlete Ben Marr is surfing Ruins Wave, Ottawa River in Ottawa Ontario Canada. Rathwell always shoots a few motion blurs of big wave surfing. He loves how the slow shutter gives the viewer a better […]

DIRTBAG DIARIES: Following Tomass

01.22.2014

The hardest part of traveling to Siberia is traveling to Siberia. Matt Young recounts his whitewater paddling journey through Russia’s rugged backcountry.

SUMMER OF STIKINE

01.11.2014

In this exclusive photo flipbook, C&K contributing photographers Darin McQuoid and Eric Parker capture the late-summer season that was on expedition kayaking’s benchmark journey: The Grand Canyon of the Stikine, as 2013 marked another historic year with a boom in successful descents highlighted by the second, third, and fourth complete descents of the legendary 45-mile run by, respectively, Gerd Serrasolses, Aniol Serrasolses, and Galen Volckhausen.

Photo Flipbook: Tahiti Nui Va’a

12.18.2013

A photo essay on Tahiti’s marquee race, the Tahiti Nui Va’a. The photos take us on a journey through the three-day, 105-mile outrigger curcuit of the island.

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