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.
4/6/2008 – Kate Stepan,Associate EditorIt’s not every day you get to paddle with a world champion, let alone use his boat. Oh, and then receive his expert instruction from the seat of another finely tuned, specialized craft. But this is where I found myself last Sunday morning, a paddle’s length away from professional surf kayaker […]
Rafting a waterfall is the whitewater equivalent to running full speed into a concrete wall. No matter what happens at the very least you know you’re going to take a hit. It’s not soft, there’s no real graceful way of doing it, and worse yet you have to trust the equally intelligent person next to […]
Clear H2O Films announced the showing times for Hotel Charley volume 3: The Lost World. View the preview video clip The film was inspired by the 1912 adventure novel of the same name, this upcoming installment of the Hotel Charley series sets it’s sites on the unexplored river gorges of Himalayan Asia, the Plateau region […]
Hotel Charley Volume 3, was inspired by the 1912 adventure novel of the same name, this upcoming installment of the Hotel Charley series sets it’s sites on the unexplored river gorges of Himalayan Asia, the Plateau region of South America, and the largest runnable waterfalls on earth located deep in the heart of the Mexican Sierra.
4/2/2008 – Jim Marsh, Advertising Director. As I approached Chesterman’s Beach near Tofino, B.C. I could see a lot more kayaks than surfboards. The breaks were immense, more waves were available than people to surf them. More kayaks were available than people to paddle them. The sun was blinding, the waves were perfect five footers, […]
The inaugural 5Point Film Festival in Carbondale, Colorado will feature Rush Sturges in his new film, Source, as well as a panel discussion with his dad Peter about inspiring youth in the outdoors. 5Point Film, taking place May 8-10, brings together the best adventure and outdoor films from all outdoor arenas: kayaking, mountain biking, basejumping, […]
World-famous sea kayaker and expeditioner Ed Gillet once said there are two kinds of sea kayakers, dolphins and seals. Dolphins love to play the open waters, traveling fast, surfing every swell, and crossing to distant islands. Seals need the constant stimulation of new sights along the coastline, rarely travel in a straight line, like to […]
3/27/2008 – Kate Stepan, Associate Editor.While Jeff, Robert, JB and the rest of the C&K crew were on the scene in Santa Cruz last weekend, I was out doing some surfing of a different, more unintentional kind on the Salt River in the Arizona desert. Read Jeff’s Blog on the Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival […]
If you live in New York City and care about the outdoors, you’ll do all sorts of crazy things. You’ll train for a marathon exclusively on the 4.25-mile dirt path in Central Park. You’ll sink the bulk of your disposable income into a summer rental near the dunes of Montauk. Or you’ll cram two pairs […]
World freestyle kayak champs Eric “EJ” Jackson and his daughter Emily both qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials as a result of their performance at the 2008 Bank of America Whitewater U.S. Open last weekend at Nantahala Outdoor Center in Tennessee. The event served as the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Qualifier. “The Olympic Qualifier […]
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) links the waterways of New York, Vermont, Québec, New Hampshire and Maine.
2400 kilomteres and 94 days later Babs (Barbro Lindman) returned to Picton, New Zealand after circumnavigating , by sea kayak, the South Island of New Zealand. Background on Babs trip Motivation for the expedition was to photograph the coastlines wildlife, landscape and people from a different angle. This makes her one of a few who […]
Last Descents and the Epicocity Crew completed the first stage of their Rivers in Demand Project in China by documenting the descent of a 200-mile stretch of the Mekong River within the burgeoning conflict region of Tibet. The crew looks forward to moving past the political unrest and returning to their focus of raising awareness […]
The last unexplored stretch of the Salween River, one of China’s “great rivers”, was successfully run by kayakers Jed Weingarten and Willie Kern over the course of six days this past week. From March 11th through 16th 2008, the small, light, and fast team successfully descended a one hundred mile gorge on the upper Salween […]