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Canada’s Peel Watershed One Step Closer to Recieving Protection

“It’s a pristine alpine region with stunning scenery, exceptional wildlife, great hiking and whitewater,” says Neil Hartling, the owner of Whitehorse, Yukon-based Nahanni River Adventures and long-time local guide. “The plexus of rivers that form the watershed provide years of expedition options that could fill a career of northern adventures.”

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Morning Buzz

03.22.2010

Notice anything different about morning television lately? We have. Since last fall, kayakers sporting unruly hair, button-down guide shirts and well-used river sandals have been popping up on morning talk shows like ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today. Ben Stookesberry and Pedro Oliva started the madness after Pedro’s folly over a 127-foot waterfall on […]

RACE OR MEANDER—IT’S ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE

03.20.2010

RACE OR MEANDER—IT’S ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE BY Sarah Zobel 
 There’s nothing like a gorgeous day on the water in a kayak—except maybe a gorgeous day on the water in a kayak, paddling with others for a good cause. Fundraisers throughout the year around the United States and Canada are open to those […]

South Georgia’s School of Hard Knocks

03.18.2010

After a series of unlucky breaks, weather-induced delays and logistical hurdles, Canadian sea kayaker Hayley Shephard still considers her attempt to make the first solo circumnavigation of Antarctica’s South Georgia Island a success. On March 17, Shephard returned to her launch site at King Edward Point, a British research station. According to her blog, she […]

National Freestyle Points Series Announced

03.18.2010

USA Freestyle Kayaking (USAFK) is pleased to announce the creation of a National Point Series tour for 2010 in partnership with six event organizers across the US. The series will begin with five events in which participants are awarded points based on their finish position: Bryson City, NC – April 17, 18: Lyons, CO – […]

South Georgia’s School of Hard Knocks

03.18.2010

After a series of unlucky breaks, weather-induced delays and logistical hurdles, Canadian sea kayaker Hayley Shephard still considers her attempt to make the first solo circumnavigation of Antarctica’s South Georgia Island a success. On March 17, Shephard returned to her launch site at King Edward Point, a British research station. According to her blog, she […]

National Freestyle Points Series Announced

03.18.2010

Winner earns U.S. title USA Freestyle Kayaking (USAFK) is pleased to announce the creation of a National Point Series tour for 2010 in partnership with six event organizers across the US. The series will begin with five events in which participants are awarded points based on their finish position: Bryson City, NC – April 17, […]

Standing Tall

03.17.2010

By Kate Stephan Dan Gavere is out of his element. He’s standing in an airy, ultra-modern photo studio on a hill overlooking his hometown of Hood River, Oregon. Shirtless. Flashes pop, lights glare. It’s not the attention that bothers him—media glitz and a little self-promotion are part of the game when you make your living […]

Vertical Challenge is On

03.16.2010

The Fourth Annual EddyFlower Vertical Challenge kicks off today with the East window competition. Registration is now open to paddlers of all types and classes at the link below:http://www.eddyflower.com/protected/EditTeam.aspx The competition gives athletes 32 days to drop as much vertical as possible, while raising funds for non-profit organization First Descents. Founded by professional kayaker Brad […]

Chile’s Rio Palguin Extreme Race

03.16.2010

Check out a cut of this winter’s inaugural Rio Palguin Extreme Race. The Chileans put on a great show! Pucon River Fest 2009 ( Boater Cross ) from Buena Linea Producciones on Vimeo.

THE SHEPHERD OF RIVERS

03.15.2010

The late Verlen Kruger is arguably the world’s most accomplished canoeist, having paddled some 100,000 miles in a series of ambitious expeditions that took him up and down the west coast of North America and from the Arctic Ocean to Cape Horn. But beyond his credentials as a long-distance paddler, Kruger’s friend Dan Smith will […]

Vertical Challenge is On

03.15.2010

Time to drop vert and fight cancer Photo credit: Erik Boomer The Fourth Annual EddyFlower Vertical Challenge kicks off today with the East window competition. Registration is now open to paddlers of all types and classes at the link below: The competition gives athletes 32 days to drop as much vertical as possible, while […]

The Shepherd of Rivers

03.15.2010

Riverside memorial to celebrate the life of a canoeing legend The late Verlen Kruger is arguably the world’s most accomplished canoeist, having paddled some 100,000 miles in a series of ambitious expeditions that took him up and down the west coast of North America and from the Arctic Ocean to Cape Horn. But beyond his […]

On The Way To The Put-In

03.11.2010

WE HAD BEEN DRIVING THREE HOURS toward the put-in of the Yangtze River when we rounded a bend and saw them: two men slumped in the road, blood streaming from their weathered faces. One of the men had his leg bent at a precarious angle, and I could see the bright white bones protruding from […]

5 Minutes with Paddling Coach Chris Wiegand

03.10.2010

There’s little doubt that Denver’s Chris Wiegand is a stellar athlete. The former USA Track and Field Team member traded distance running for paddling in 1998, ascending to the top of the U.S. wildwater, C-1 and C-2 squads at lightning speed. But it’s the 35-year-old’s unique coaching tactics and people skills that define him. He […]

Dream Result – The Review

03.08.2010

If for some reason you’ve become jaded to high definition kayak movies since the fall of the Teton Gravity Research flicks, then I beg, no I plead, that you see Rush Sturges’ and Tyler Bradt’s Dream Result, already a winner of Germany’s Rosenheim Kayaking Film Festival. This movie isn’t going to make critics of extreme […]

Liquidlogic Remix XP Design Process

03.04.2010

Kayaks don’t just show up on the boat rack of your local shop. There’s a whole lot of blood, sweat and beers that goes into the latest design. For a blow-by-blow description of how a boat concept becomes reality we talked to Liquidlogic designer Shane Benedict. He focused specifically on the brand’s Remix XP, an […]

Birthright By Sean Mullens

03.04.2010

One man’s journey transcends paddling. This touching short film by Sean Mullens should make us all proud to be paddlers.

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