No one had ever run the Northwest’s quintessential Class V+ test piece at such high water. Here is how it looked from the seat of Todd Wells’ kayak.
2009 Whitewater Standup Paddling Championships Need proof standup paddling is here to stay? The 2009 Whitewater Standup Paddling Championship will go off May 31 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. The event will feature the world’s best river standup paddlers displaying their paddling prowess on the swollen Colorado River. Local CO river SUP guru Charlie MacArthur, owner […]
Erik Boomer is like an unassuming rock star, if that’s even possible. He’s a ridiculously good boater but talking big isn’t his thing (think Slash-the G&R version). Going big is (try Roger Plant with Jack Johnson’s attitude). Canoekayak.com sat down with the 24-year-old Liquidlogic hucker to try and pry out some information. Like his thoughts on being the first to run Washington’s Outlet Falls and escaping death in Minnesota.
Kokatat Joins “Go Wild” Inside Passage Kayak Expedition Raising awareness and funds to support threatened wild salmon Arcata, CA In May 2009, Apryle Craig and Phil Magistro will be embarking on a sea kayaking expedition along the British Columbia coast to examine and document the effects of salmon farming on the environment and coastal communities. […]
Talk about Drago. How healthy is this company? Do you feel you’ve carved a healthy niche in the industry? Is there any way that Drago could be next in line to go out of business or should we feel secure this brand is here to stay? Dragorossi is a small brand in one of Europe’s […]
3 Questions with Corran Addison As many in the paddlesports world already know, Riot Kayaks’ parent company, Voodoo Technologies Inc. has declared bankruptcy, signaling an end to the Riot era (for now). Canoe and Kayak has conducted a series of interviews with those involved in the company at the time of the bankruptcy, and those […]
Arcata, CA – In March 2009, Diego Lamas, Agustin and Luis Garcia Albarido will attempt for the first time to paddle the entire length of Argentina, a distance of more than 4,000 nautical miles. Starting at La Quiaca, a little town settled at 14,000ft in the northern Andes Mountains, the team will cycle and paddle […]
Antarctic Kayak Expedition Exploring Effects of Global Warming on the Antarctic Coast (Arcata, CA – Jan 30th) Cristian Donoso, Juan Pablo Ortega and Roger Rovira are currently underway on their Antarctic kayak expedition. After reaching the Antarctic Peninsula in January 2008, the team departed on a 550-mile self-supported kayak journey to the Palmer Archipelago and […]
Closing Ferndale plant J.O. consolidates Watercraft operations, plans closure of Ferndale, Wash., plant Johnson Outdoors announced Tuesday that it is consolidating operations for its paddlesports brands in Old Town, Maine by the end of September in an effort to improve profitability of its Watercraft business unit. The decision will result in the closure of the […]
Team Canoe & Kayak takes Team USA Team Canoe & Kayak took gold in the Raft Cross event, June 7 at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail, Colo. The magazine fielded the R-2 tandem of Scott Waidelich, an advertising associate at C&K with Chris Baer, a longtime Arkansas River Valley guide and podium fixture on […]
Blueway or Bust: Mark your calendar now for premier padding festival Festival set for Oct. 23-Nov. 1, 2009 in Lee County, Florida Lee County, FL, (USA), June 19, 2009 – The nation’s premier canoeing and kayaking destination will sizzle with autumn activity in late October during the fourth annual Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival along the […]
Most of the time, a mere ribbon of water and algae collects in the center of this 40-foot deep, 100-foot-wide culvert, and in 1989, a local politician actually proposed turning the river into a dry-season freeway. So when we round a bend in the concrete-walled canyon and spot the maintenance truck rolling down the streambed, […]