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World Water Day

03.21.2012

Thursday, March 22, is World Water Day. And to celebrate it, Teva is asking people to give up the substance they’re supposed to be celebrating—water—in one aspect of their life, for one day. Check out Rush Sturges’ reasons why you should too.

A Canoe Year

03.09.2012

Behind-the-scenes coverage of the making of “Canoe Movie 2: Uncharted Waters,” going into the first open-boat descent of Costa Rica’s Pozo Azul river in January. Watch an exclusive preview for the film here, set to debut Saturday, March 10 at this weekend’s Canoecopia trade show in Madison, Wisconsin.

Behind the Scenes

03.05.2012

Inside Kentucky’s National Paddling Film Fest, one of the world’s longest-running paddlesports film festivals. Watch clips from the 2012 festival winners here.

The How of Why

03.01.2012

After being asked by Nikon to make the movie “Why” using their new D4 DSLR camera (which is now at the top of the C&K wish-list, along with the remote control helicopter they used to film Dane Jackson hucking waterfalls in Veracruz, Mexico), adventure filmmaker Corey Rich also decided to capture what went on behind the scenes of the project.

Heli Footage from the Little White

02.29.2012

Remember those awesome helicopter shots of Rush Sturges and Steve Fisher on the Little White Salmon from Sturges’s 2011 Frontier DVD? Well, even if not, here’s some more that didn’t make the final cut (but probably could have).

The Craziest Idea Wins

02.29.2012

On October 26, 2011, a hole was blasted in the base of the 95-year-old, 125-foot Condit Dam, located on Washington’s White Salmon River. The explosion marked the beginning of a national river restoration effort that was documented by Portland, Ore., paddler/filmmaker Andy Maser in the short film The Craziest Idea, which was recently named Best Professional Documentary at the NPFF.

In Their Own Words

02.28.2012

Here, Jon Turk and Erik Boomer talk candidly about their 1,495-mile, 104-day Ellesmere expedition and walk you through the amazing imagery they captured.

Oil and Water

02.02.2012

Like the wicked sou’easters that pummel the Inside Passage all winter long, a storm is brewing on the northern coast of British Columbia that could threaten a paddler’s paradise and a pristine node of biological diversity.

Rocked like a Hurricane

01.25.2012

Rowan Gloag of the British Columbia-based Hurricane Riders crew—a group of hard-charging sea kayakers from the Vancouver area who have a recurring habit of surfing sea kayaks in places where sea kayaks rarely venture and of always returning with the footage to prove it—recently checked in with C&K from his new digs on Vancouver Island.

5 Steps

01.24.2012

Though wood-and-canvas canoes look great and paddle even better, few people have bothered to build them since the early 20th century. They’re not all that easy to build, and lighter, stronger materials have only become more readily available. Even fewer people take them on long expeditions.

VIRTUAL COACH: How To Self-Support

01.23.2012

In this episode of Virtual Coach, Erik Boomer demonstrates how to pack your multi-day kayak

Behind the Scenes: Ireland

01.20.2012

British sea kayakers Jeff Allen and Harry Whelan may have got all the press for their record-setting 25-day circumnavigation of Ireland in the spring of 2011, but behind the scenes was a man with a camera on his own a whirlwind tour of the Emerald Isle in a cluttered Pugeot Boxer van. Photographer Vaughan Roberts racked up about 3,000 miles providing land support for Allen and Whelan, navigating the backroads of coastal Ireland and setting up shots for his new DVD, “Into the Wind.”

The Year of the Dane

01.18.2012

Dane Jackson has been touted as a kayaking prodigy since his age was still single digits. Flashes of brilliance and raw talent have always been Dane staples, mostly in the freestyle discipline, but that’s changing. Dane—who just turned 18 this year—went on a tear in 2011. From now on he’s going to be playing with the big boys. How will he fare? His results already speak for themselves. Here’s a timeline of his unprecedented last year.

Bizarre Rescue in the Gulf

01.10.2012

Rory O’Connor, from Bellingham, Wash., was kayak fishing on Saturday afternoon near the Southwest Florida’s scenic and popular Siesta Key beach, when he spotted Barney, a Hungarian Vizsla, and started trying to put the pieces together.

A Slippery Point of View

01.05.2012

If nothing else, 2011 proved to be a landmark year for paddlesports media presented from one important perspective: the paddler’s. Advances in waterproof camera technology and dropping price points have made it easier than ever for paddlers to bring back high-def reels from spots with real high-death potential. Here, Shon Bollock from Shasta Boyz Productions takes us behind the scenes of his latest release, Slippery When Wet, with a highlight segment shot entirely on the original GoPro Hero.

A Salute To Carnage

12.19.2011

Stay safe out there, and remember: We’re all just in between swims.

Pass the Dash

12.15.2011

After its six-annual running on the weekend of Dec. 3-4, it’s clear that the Deception Pass Dash—a two-day, northwest Washington paddling festival centered around an all-craft, six-mile race through the fickle tidal currents of Deception Pass—has become one of paddling’s best, and most eclectic holiday gathering traditions. Check out this video, with some feisty bluegrass from The Pitchfork Revolution, that captures the festival, and explores what makes this unique race so many things to so many different types of paddlers.

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