Behind the Lens: Jasper Gibson at the Molly Wave

The Shot: Canon 5D MKIII with a Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM at 93mm 1/1000 sec. at f/10 – ISO 400 Canoe & Kayak: The whitewater community is pretty tight-knit… What’s it like to work with these high profile whitewater athletes? Was there ever a moment when you felt “accepted into the group?” Jasper Gibson: […]

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USACK Update with Executive Director Joe Jacobi


USACK Executive Director Joe Jacobi checks in with a Holiday update on everything paddling including Oklahoma City’s new whitewater park, new USACK sponsorship deals and women’s canoeing becoming a full medal event at world championship competitions.

The Ladder Rescue


The Ladder Rescue Swims happen. Get back in your boat PADDLING WITH A PARTNER IS ALWAYS BEST, because when Poseidon unleashes his power and you join the swim team, it’s nice to have someone to pick up the pieces. The ladder rescue is a quick way to re-enter your kayak–with the help of your partner–and […]

She Did It!


Freya Hoffmeister has completed her 332-day, 9,400-mile sea-kayak circumnavigation of Australia. The 45-year-old German is only the second paddler to accomplish the feat, and the first woman to complete the challenging circuit. She also was the fastest, by nearly a month. New Zealander Paul Caffyn was the first to circumnavigate the island continent 27 years […]

Flat Out: Rush Sturges Breaks his Back in Argentina


Flat Out: Rush Sturges Breaks his Back in Argentina After banging his knee up following a cliff jump in Chile, Rush Sturges broke his back in Argentina, chipping a bone from his L2 vertebra when he landed flat off 60-foot Bonita Falls. Sturges has been on a wickedly intense film-collecting mission with the likes of […]

Canoe Scoop: Jeremy Laucks introduces Blackfly Canoes


Canoe Scoop: Jeremy Laucks introduces Blackfly Canoes Nice. Perhaps pointing to at least a hint of growth in the whitewater canoe market, OC1 World Champion Jeremy Laucks introduces Blackfly Canoes.

Hawaii’s New Watermen


When Isaac Brumaghim, the founder of the Hawaiian Aquahunters crew of kayak anglers, reflects on the 2009 fishing season he remembers trophy fish, dozens of great days on the water and, most of all, a powerful sense of camaraderie, pride and anticipation for the future.

A Cult Classic? Vince Shay’s A Long Story Short


Paddle surfing the world over Vincentshaymedia.com

The Canoe Movie


The Canoe Movie is a look into the passion and pride that is the whitewater canoeing community.

Oklahoma City gets $60 million for a Whitewater Park


Oklahoma city paddlers will get their whitewater park after a 60 million dollar win in city elections on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Voters passed $777 million dollars worth of projetcts known locally as “MAPS 3,” by a 54 percent to 46 percent margin in unofficial totals with all precincts reporting. The Metropolitan Area Projects are funded […]

Enter Twang Chu Part III


Ben Stookesberry and Kris Korbulic in the final act of their Great Himalayan Boating Expedition

The Jalama Expression Session


The Jalama Expression Session – near the tiny hamlet of Lompoc, California two hours north of Los Angeles– is run by Randy Phillips and his “Class V Surfdogs” and held every year on the first weekend of December.

Team Tandem


On duos, spoofs and hucking meet

Rapid Rewards


Rapid Rewards Anchorage boater charged for paddling an Alaskan classic One of Alaska’s most accessible creeks is off-limits to paddlers, and an Anchorage boater is facing fines or imprisonment for running its Class IV canyon. This fall, Tim Johnson, a guidebook author and organizer of the Six Mile Whitewater Festival in Alaska’s Chugach Mountains, was […]

Israel National Kayak Fishing


A look at the Middle East Fishing scene.

The 2009 USACK Charlotte Open


This fall, the international slalom scene converged in North Carolina for the USACK Charlotte Open

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