Warm Springs: New Film Tells History of Classic Rapid


What happens when a new rapid forms overnight? What’s it like to suddenly find a bus-eating hole in a stretch of calm river you’ve run dozens of times? These are some of the questions behind MORE GREAT VIDEOS from Canoe & Kayak.

Hanging Spear: Headwaters of the Hudson, ACT II


The second of three installments looking at Pat Keller and Steve Fisher’s 2014 descent of New York’s Hanging Spear Falls and the lower gorge of the Opalescent, looks back at the history of paddlers who explored the whitewater locked deep in the 6.1-million-acre Adirondack Park.

Hanging Spear: Headwaters of the Hudson


The first of three installments looking at Pat Keller and Steve Fisher’s descent of New York’s Opalescent Gorge, deep in the 6.1-million-acre Adirondack Park tucked away in the High Peaks Wilderness of the nation’s largest state park—and climaxing in a 70-foot waterfall.

Week in Review: October 24, 2014


A little ice isn’t going to stop Rush Sturges from going big as usual A 70-foot plunge down Outlet Falls in Washington Merv Larson playboating in 1969 This throwback video exploded on the social feeds of surfers and kayakers alike this week. Don’t miss it. The “Tropical Grand Canyon”: Stunning cinematography of Fiji’s world-class rafting […]

Before His Time: Merv Larson in 1969


When Surfer Magazine writer Matt Warshaw posted this throwback clip on Tuesday, he put wave-ski innovator Merv Larson among surfing’s greatest pioneers, calling him one of “the most advanced wave-riders of all time.” But if this clip reveals to surfers somebody years ahead of his sport, it is perhaps even more mind-blowing from a paddling […]

Week in Review: October 17, 2014


How not to launch your boat, blind kayakers finish Grand Canyon, scary kayak spelunking and more

The Art of Skook


Marty Perry from The Hurricane Riders, a Vancouver, B.C.-based crew of sea kayak instructors and longboat limit-pushing paddlers at large, checks in with C&K on the team’s latest film project to share with the ocean kayaking world brought back from the storied tidal narrows at Skookumchuck.

The Inside Line: Amber Valenti’s All-Female Siberian Source to Sea


In 2013, four female paddlers set out to brave 2,500 miles of wild river in Mongolia and Russia. In the latest installment of the Inside Line series, we hear from the expedition’s leader, Amber Valenti, about running the Amur River — the third longest fully-connected river in the world. –Click here to read more about […]

Catching up with Sam Grafton


After a collision with a paddling partner fractured his jaw in two places and compromised his 2013 paddling season, Index, Wash.-based boater Sam Grafton knew he wanted to go big this season. The accident happened on one of Grafton’s favorite runs—Tumwater Canyon of Washington’s Wenatchee River, which was flowing at a whopping 15,000 cfs. Grafton […]

Elwha River Unplugged: Whitewater Remade as Salmon Return


“As boaters, we may enjoy the thrill of running a great rapid, but sharing that river with massive Chinook salmon and witnessing the feats they are capable of as they migrate upstream is truly awe inspiring.” — Thomas O’Keefe, American Whitewater

Mountain Mind Collective: ‘Battle of the Susitna’


“Battle of the Susitna,” the latest feature episode from Todd and Brendan Wells’ production company Mountain Mind Collective explores one of Alaska’s premiere whitewater runs, Devil’s Canyon of the Susitna. As the crew journeys into the Susitna via seaplane, and the massive rapids of Devil’s Canyon, the quickly find out the greatest battle is off the river, with a proposed dam on the Susitna.

Inside Jon Lugbill’s 1989 World Championships-winning C-1 Run


In 1989, all eyes were on 28-year-old C-1 phenom Jon Lugbill, who won his unprecedented fifth individual World Championships gold medal with “one of the greatest slalom runs of all time.”

Smashing Pumpkin Paddling Dreams


Kyle Fox had a dream. All he needed was the right pumpkin.
Fox’s hopes of one day running a river in a giant pumpkin became a reality two weeks ago when a friend and fellow member of the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers (and Rowers) association cracked a potentially prize 1,200-pounder, thus rendering it ineligible for the club’s official fall Weigh-Off.
So with a can of Expandafoam and helmet cam, Fox and friends headed upriver of Moab, Utah, to change paddling forever.

Blind Kayakers Begin Grand Challenge


Best known for becoming the first blind person to scale Mount Everest, Erik Weihenmayer has set his sights on what, for him, is an even more daunting challenge: kayaking the Grand Canyon.

Newman’s Own Stikine


In the latest Mountain Mind Collective Quick Flick, French kayaker Nouria Newman walks us through her successful run through Site Zed, the largest signature rapid on the Grand Canyon of the Stikine, which punctuated the first complete female descent of expedition kayaking’s benchmark run.

2014 C&K Awards Acceptance Videos LIVE


Watch the top moments from the six honorees chosen for the 2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards: Pat Keller, Sage Donnelly, Janet Moreland, Aleksander Doba, Team River Runner, and Jamie McEwan

Achieving GOALS on Oregon’s Rogue River


During a GOALS outdoor education program, kids learn to push themselves physically and mentally, to trust one another, and to recognize the growth that occurs both individually and collectively between the put-in and the take-out.

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