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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.

Behind the Lens: Eric Parker Stikine River

12.10.2013

Whitewater photographer Eric Parker unleashed his inner billy goat to get this vertigo-inducing shot of Site Zed at the Grand Canyon of the Stikine.

Behind the Lens: JP Van Swae

11.26.2013

Grind Media Studio Photographer goes to creative (and cold) lengths to get the sports gear photos that would showcase this year’s new line of drysuits.

Waterfall Huck in Red Bull Illume Finals

11.15.2013

Canoe & Kayak asked photographer Lucas Gilman how he got the whitewater shot that earned him a spot among the Red Bull Illume’s top 50 photos.

Photo Flipbook: Kayak Corsica

11.14.2013

C&K Contributing Photographer Darin McQuoid provides a visual journey back to the scenic Mediterranean island cradle of creekboating in this photo flipbook and story from our August 2013 issue installment of ‘Dirtbag Diaries,’ tracking a spring kayak trip from Slovenia to the island of Corsica.

Wild Animal Encounters

11.12.2013

In a heartwarming moment of wild animal encounters, a paddling Samaritan picked up an exhausted northern hawk owl from the frigid Lake Tuusula in Finland. Local Pentti Taskinen placed him on the bow of the boat and paddled him over to the safety of land, where the young owl rested for a while before flying […]

Behind the Lens: Darrell Wong

11.06.2013

Maui photographer Darrell Wong utilizes creative exposure and an aerial perspective to capture this unique image of downwind paddling icon Danny Ching.

Behind the Lens: Vitek Ludvik

10.02.2013

Czech photographer Vitek Ludvik employs DIY construction and ingenuity to create a dynamic angle.

Four Play

09.11.2013

Inside the 90-mile Adirondack Canoe Classic, a fall amateur event from Old Forge to Saranac lake, NY, that attracts novices and experts alike, including some of the biggest names in marathon canoe racing (who set a new course record), as well as nearly 300 paddlers across the racing and touring divisions of paddlers in increasingly popular four-person canoes.

Behind the Lens: John Rathwell

09.05.2013

Ottawa-based photographer John Rathwell employs multiple flashes to make Billy Harris’ log ride on Trick or Treat Falls, Quyon, Quebec really pop. This photo appeared in Gallery of the June 2013 issue.

HOW TO PACK:

08.09.2013

C&K correspondent Chris Gragtmans takes us inside his recent multi-day run of California’s Upper Cherry Creek, offering nuggets of packing advice to intrepid multi-day expedition paddlers.

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