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Daddy’s Creek Race

01.22.2013

For most paddlers, the creek racing world of whitewater kayaking is pretty epic. The world’s top boaters compete down steep V+ Chilean gorges in the Whitewater Grand Prix and gnarly Homestake Creek at the

Solstice Special: How to boat all winter

12.21.2012

Today is the first day of winter, and many paddlers in colder climates have already packed away their boats for the season. That’s too bad, because with a little gear and good planning, you can boat straight through the winter while having a great time and staying safe. We caught up with four paddlers in the blustery Northeast who have the right attitude, and these tips to keep you going strong through the winter.

Racing Through Stage 1

12.04.2012

The athletes kicked off the second annual Whitewater Grand Prix race yesterday with the first whitewater enduro stage on the Rio Gol Gol. They raced against the clock on a nearly one mile-long stretch of class V whitewater, navigating not only extremely technical rapids, but also several 15-20 foot waterfalls.

Convergences

12.01.2012

Where tectonic upheaval flatlines and the Brooks Range runs out, infinite space welcomes the traveler like a door thrown open. Blue as the Caribbean, the Canning River spills our two rafts from between foothills into the arctic coastal plain.

Whitewater Grand Prix II : Set in Chile

11.29.2012

This Saturday, Dec. 1, 30 kayakers from around the world will race in five stages over 14 days in the second annual Whitewater Grand Prix in Osorno, Chile. Set in some of the country’s steepest creeks and biggest whitewater, the Whitewater Grand Prix is considered the world’s most extreme whitewater competition where the best boaters can push the very limits of kayaking itself.

Gallery (EXTRA)

11.26.2012

In the new December issue of Canoe & Kayak, available on newsstands now, photographer Benjamin Hjort made a huge visual statement about the paddling possibilities in his home country of Norway. Check out the behind-the-scenes action here and get the full story.

Bike2Boat, Norway

11.14.2012

For three weeks last July, filmmaker Olaf Obsommer, engineer Lukas Wielatt, and journalist Philip Baues traveled from river to river throughout Norway — all with their kayaks hitched to their bikes. Their goal was to paddle Norway’s classic whitewater while leaving a small carbon footprint and experiencing the challenge of minimalist travel. Biking with the […]

Nile Fest Special

10.16.2012

Day 3 of the Nile River Festival went HUGE. It was a slow morning after a big night in camp. It rained nearly 3 inches Saturday night, which created a massive mud pit in the middle of the party. Mud dancing and wrestling lasted throughout the night! The hang-over cure was a 15 kilometer mass-start race from Itanda to Nile Special Sunday morning. Local paddler Jackson 1 (that is his real name; he has two brothers named Jackson 2 and Jackson 3) got the beatdown of the weekend in the Bad Place at the bottom of Itanda, starting the day off with a big swim!

Local Emotion: The Hendri Coetzee Itanda Falls Race

10.14.2012

Ugandan David Moor wins Itanda Race at Nile River Festival.

On Tap: Ruckus on the Rio Grande

10.11.2012

When it comes to the U.S.-Mexico Border perhaps it’s natural for the media to focus on bad news. But residents of Laredo are having none of it.

Big-Wave Kickoff

10.04.2012

The first annual Pacific Paddle Surf Series kicked off this past weekend with Oregon’s Pacific City Surf Off. Competitor/correspondent Bryon Dorr brings the 10-foot waves of the multi-discipline event to life in this dispatch from the first of five West Coast contests.

Kayaking Ukraine: Take-Out

09.28.2012

Episode 10 of Jeffrey and Giulio’s Ukrainian Odyssey.

Kayaking Ukraine: The Dam

09.27.2012

Episode Nine of Jeffrey and Giulio’s Ukrainian Odyssey.

Kayaking Ukraine: Snakes And A Storm

09.24.2012

Episode Eight of Jeffrey and Giulio’s Ukrainian Odyssey.

En Route: The Trans-Territorial Canoe Expedition (Stage IV)

09.21.2012

Dispatch No. 4 from a 2,600 mile canoe journey across Canada’s Territories.

The Hidden Coast, Revealed

09.18.2012

The Hidden Coast Paddling Festival celebrates the other side of Florida.

En Route: The Trans-Territorial Canoe Expedition (Stage III)

09.18.2012

Dispatch No. 3 from a 2,600 mile canoe journey across Canada’s Territories.

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