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Inside the Green Race Pre-Party: All the Smack-Talking Highlights

The second installment in our 2014 “Voices of the Green” series. C&K correspondent Scott McCleskey did some on-the-ground reporting at the halloween pre-race party last night. Here’s what he found: Mario Levinson and Mary Jackson: The couple favored to win this year’s longboat event Benn Fraker: “You run that Gorilla enough times in one of […]

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This is Canoeing

02.18.2010

Justine Curgenven follows up her popular sea kayaking video series with This is Canoeing, an artistic look at one of Earth’s oldest paddling crafts. See more at cackletv.com

Let Us Never Forget About the French

02.17.2010

As paddlers in North America, with all our Eric Jackson’s and Tao Berman’s, it’s easy to forget about the European whitewater influence.

The British Invasion

02.16.2010

The British Invasion Scottish sea kayak film grabs two awards on the same day The DVD Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown was awarded ‘Best Instructional Film’ at two separate film festivals in Canada – on the same day. It was picked as winner at the 5th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival in Toronto, and Paddle […]

Scottish Sea Kayak Film Grabs Two Awards

02.16.2010

Scottish sea kayak film grabs two awards on the same day The DVD Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown was awarded ‘Best Instructional Film’ at two separate film festivals in Canada – on the same day. It was picked as winner at the 5th Annual Reel Paddling Film Festival in Toronto, and Paddle Canada’s Waterwalker Film […]

Face Time

02.12.2010

Face Time Nick Troutman goes big behind the lens He’s one of the best freestyle paddlers on the planet. He can run steep creeks with the best of em’. And in case you didn’t know, Nick Troutman is one hell of a filmmaker too. Here’s a trailer of his upcoming flick, Face Time, due out […]

Precipitation Invitation

02.12.2010

Precipitation Invitation When it pours, these 6 jackets reign By Dave Shively 1. Helly Hansen Ekolab Recycler: Helly Hansen’s Recycler sports a minimalist style with water-resistant pit and chest-pocket zips mounted high–so you can access them when wearing a PFD, while showing off HH’s responsible manufacturing: This weather warrior features 3-layer Helly Tech waterproof/breathable ripstop […]

The Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium

02.11.2010

The Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium A British Invasion By: Conor Mihell Don’t be surprised if skegs outnumber rudders at the second annual Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium, held Feb. 26-28 in San Francisco Bay, Calif. Organizer Sean Morley says the British-style, rough water-focused event was designed as a counterpoint to the typical North American […]

The Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium

02.10.2010

The Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium A British Invasion By: Conor Mihell Don’t be surprised if skegs outnumber rudders at the second annual Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium, held Feb. 26-28 in San Francisco Bay, Calif. Organizer Sean Morley says the British-style, rough water-focused event was designed as a counterpoint to the typical North American […]

The Best In Paddling

02.06.2010

THE BEST IN PADDLING We’ve all been there, lingering in a warm bar after a raw day on the river, or huddled under a tarp on some remote beach, shouting to be heard over the surf and spattering rain. We talk until we’re hoarse about the day’s paddle, about adventures long past and yet to […]

Best Cross-Bow Snow Brace Ever?

02.04.2010

A foot of snow is big deal in North Carolina. For Asheville’s Nathan Zumwalt, another big dump this season meant that lightning struck twice for western NC’s resident downhill snow canoeists who aren’t about to wait for things like melting snow to go boating (for Round One, click here).

The Flip Side – Kayak Duck Hunting

02.04.2010

As opposed to our last post, where a duck attacks a kayak fisherman, sending him sprawling into the drink, two hunters turn their kayak into a camouflaged mallard hunting machine.

Rec Boat Beatdown

02.03.2010

Think you’re having a bad day? Check out this kayak fisherman who gets the beat down of his life.

The Greatest Show on Earth

02.02.2010

After over two decades of organizing the Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival, Dennis Judson still speaks with unbridled enthusiasm of what he considers the world’s greatest get-together of big wave paddlers. “Surf kayakers are such a neat group of people,” says Judson, whose Adventure Sports Unlimited is hosting the 24th annual festival March 26-28, at […]

C&K On Assignment: Whatever Floats your Boat

01.28.2010

C&K On Assignment: Whatever Floats your Boat By: Conor Mihell At the start, I wondered if I’d assembled the right crew of paddlers to test a quiver of touring kayaks for Canoe & Kayak magazine at Port Townsend, Wash.’s West Coast Sea Kayak Symposium. British Columbia’s Hurricane Riders (www.thehurricaneriders.com) are among the freshest faces of […]

A Taste of the Middle Kings

01.27.2010

A Taste of the Middle Kings Thankfully, while most of the whitewater boating community waits winter out in full-blown withdrawal, Philly-raised paddler Tim Kelton was cleaning his hard drive and found this gem of a video documenting one of Earth’s greatest multi-day Class V runs – California’s Middle Kings. Here’s something for all you jonsers. […]

Econo Slump

01.26.2010

Paddlers are a resilient bunch. We boat in the dead of winter covered head-to-toe in fleece, and duct-tape our dry tops to get through one more season. We subsist for days on oatmeal and happily blow the savings at the first bay-side bar we come to. So to us, this little hiccup known as the […]

C&K ON ASSIGNMENT-Keys to the Raincoast

01.26.2010

C&K ON ASSIGNMENT This August, C&K Art Director Robert Zaleski and Associate Editor Dave Shively headed into British Columbia’s lush central ‘Raincoast,’ hoping to find the fabled white ‘spirit bear,’ and to explore the diverse array of everything from near-vertical fjords to rocky, windswept islets. Fortunately, they had the assistance of the Campbell family’s 68-foot […]

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