World freestyle kayak champ Claire O’Hara looks ahead to defending her title(s) at this fall’s worlds, and discusses the rapid developments in training that have taken women’s freestyle kayaking to new competitive heights outlined in a new film from Brit paddler-filmmaker Polly Green.
This August, outdoor education nonprofit Voyages of Rediscovery heads 1,200 miles up the Columbia River with a new dugout canoe-building expedition-project to create stewards, and save salmon near the river systems headwaters. Check out episode 1 from the project here.
The North Fork Championship returns to Idaho this weekend, where an invited list of some of the world’s top paddlers (plus a top group of qualifiers) race a gated course through the crux of the roadside Class V classic. Chris Gragtmans lays out his first impressions of the course and field of competitors.
A deeper look inside the ‘Unfiltered’ profile from our current, June issue of Canoe & Kayak available on newsstands now, of South African Jerome Truran, one of the lead kayakers on the historic 1985 first expedition to paddle the Amazon from source to sea.
The fifth and final installment of the Powell to Powell film series follows the group of college friends finish its Colorado River journey from the source by crossing Lake Powell in a solar-powered raft. The series points to the need for water-use awareness and progressive solutions, as the population of the Southwest will continue to grow, “the river will not.”
In Episode Eleven of the R3: Rescue for River Runners video lesson series debuting on CanoeKayak.com, Jim Coffey explores risk assessment further in order to create more efficient and timely rescues, highlighting a few specific techniques to create efficiencies in time-sensitive foot-entrapment scenarios.
In this installment of The Inside Line, we look deeper into the profile on Bill Nedderman from the “Covert Operators” feature package headlining C&K’s current May issue, available on newsstands now. The stealthy Iowa paddler waxes about life off the grid and on his low-profile, 6,000-mile route around the eastern United States in his homemade canoe.
“Profit and Play” is the first installment in the five-part Powell to Powell film series debuting on CanoeKayak.com, which documents a 2012 expedition starting from the source of the Colorado River and punctuated by a series of interviews with water experts that contextualize the state of a vital river basin at risk.
No less impressive were the women surfers, who came from along the western United States and Canada to compete. They surfed for two claims: to be the west coast kayak surf champion of the Pacific Paddle Surf Series and to represent the U.S. West in the Australian world championships in July of this year.