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The Olek Doba Kayak Mission Nears Completion

Under threatening twilight skies, sea kayaker Aleksander Doba arrived in Port Canaveral, Fla., yesterday at 7:20 p.m., after a 5,400-mile crossing of the Atlantic Ocean that began Oct. 5, 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Descending into the Unknown in Papua New Guinea

06.27.2008

There are few places left in the world where whitewater kayaks haven’t been. Until we arrived on New Britain, an island off Papua New Guinea, it was one of these places. It’s a landscape of tortured terrain—forested mountaintops divided by dozens of high volume rivers in slot canyons a raft could plug. We’re on one […]

2008 Gorge Games Start in July

06.17.2008

The Gorge Games in the Pacific Northwest – the Columbia River – are back. After suspending the games for 4 years (the last ones were in 2004), the Games are back under new management, with events planned for summer 2008 and winter 2009. You can see carnage and courage in a wide array of outdoors […]

“I want to win a LEER truck topper” Sweepstakes

06.17.2008

WHAT: LEER and Canoe & Kayak Magazine Truck Topper Sweepstakes – We will draw one name from the entries. WHEN: Contest runs from June 17 –Sept 17th, 2008. HOW TO WIN: It’s easy! No purchase necessary! Just send an email with ‘LEER Truck Topper Sweepstakes’ in the subject line to: Scott.Waidelich@canoekayak.com or mail a postcard […]

Do Not Ask The Question

06.16.2008

Post One – May 18, 2008 Post Two – June 15, 2008 ‘What else could go wrong?’ ‘Ohhhhh no, don’t say that,’ was my friend’s response, calling me out on jinxing myself. I shrugged off the warning and went to bed, tired and frustrated. So far, in my grand summer’s worth of boating adventures, I […]

Canada’s Gulf Islands Sea Kayaking

06.14.2008

Photos from a Sea Kayaking adventure in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands. The islands are located on the east coast of southern Vancouver Island, Canada.

For more information on planning your own adventure in the Vancouver Island area click here

SOUTH ATLANTIC STATES – PADDLE SHOPS DIRECTORY

06.12.2008

Florida – Georgia – North Carolina – South Carolina – Virginia

NORTH ATLANTIC STATES – PADDLE SHOPS

06.12.2008

Connecticut – Delaware – Maryland – Massachusetts – New Hampshire – New Jersey – New York – Pennsylvania – Rhode Island – Vermont

Teva Games 2008 Huge Crowds, Great Paddling and Wild Weather

06.09.2008

Blue skies and good times, well good times anyways. This year’s Teva Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado boasted huge crowds, a variety of mountain sports and an assortment of weather. THURSDAY Arriving at Homestake Creek in Red Cliff, Colorado on Thursday morning for the Steep Creek Race, competitors had more to battle than the 480 […]

Fishing/Boating Week at National Wildlife Refuges June 1-8

06.04.2008

Introduce your youngster to fishing, or come fish together as a family at a national wildlife refuge during National Fishing and Boating Week, June 1-8. Most states waive fishing license requirements for one or two days during the week and America’s national wildlife refuges are great places to take advantage of this opportunity to get […]

World’s Richest Kayak Race

06.04.2008

Moments before the start of the richest ocean kayak race in history, defending champion Dawid Mocke is trying to replace the missing drain plug of Australian Olympian Ken Wallace’s surf ski with a packet of sports gel. Wallace hopes the makeshift effort keeps the boat from taking on water in the raucous conditions prevailing outside […]

5 Wilderness Water Trails

06.04.2008

The water trails phenomenon began in the late 1980s, and now the trend is gathering momentum like a tandem canoe after a few well-orchestrated strokes. Water trails offer everything from maps to well-marked access points and campsites; practically the only thing left to chance on your planned escape is the weather. We covered the grandaddy […]

Beginner’s Guide 2008 Edition

06.03.2008

Canoe & Kayak’s 2008 Edition of the Beginner’s Guide is on sale now. It’s our once a year issue that inspires and educates all those new to paddle sports. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand or paddling shop, or subscribe today! C&K Eco Fact: C&K proudly uses 85 percent post consumer waste. On […]

MIDDLE STATES PADDLE SHOPS

05.31.2008

Arkansas – Kentucky – Missouri – Oklahoma – South Dakota – Tennessee – West Virginia

GULF OF MEXICO STATES

05.30.2008

Alabama – Florida – Mississippi – Texas

MOUNTAIN STATES PADDLING SHOPS

05.30.2008

Colorado – Idaho – Montana – Nevada – Utah – Wyoming

PACIFIC OCEAN STATES -PADDLE SHOP LISTINGS

05.30.2008

Alaska – Arizona – California – Hawaii – New Mexico – Oregon – Washington

How To Get Started in Kayak Fishing

05.28.2008

How do you get started? Start with the basics and dip your toes in a little at a time.

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