But if the governments of Zimbabwe and Zambia succeed in building the proposed Batoka Gorge Dam, much of the section will be drowned, severely harming the area’s river-based tourism, partly flooding the Victoria Falls UNESCO World Heritage Site, and burying crucial habitat for endangered bird species in the process.
C&K On Assignment Wabakimi Provincial Park Imagine a tract of roadless wilderness the size of the Boundary Waters and Quetico combined that’s laced with whitewater rivers and interconnected lakes, peppered with smoothrock campsites and is home to one of North America’s most southerly herds of woodland caribou. At 2.2 million acres, northwestern Ontario’s Wabakimi Provincial […]
Get back on your kayak if you swim
Outdoor Retailer Moves to back to August Organizer announces discounts for paddlesports companies San Diego, Calif. – This week Nielsen Business Media and the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Paddle Council announced that Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (OR) will move from July to the first week in August 2010. Boat exhibitors also will receive discounted booth […]
The Hurricane Riders Pushing Sea Kayaking to the Edge Like so many nefarious plans, the idea for The Hurricane Riders was hatched in a Volkswagen Van. In January 2008, after a stormy day paddling off West Vancouver’s Ambleside Beach, sea kayak instructors James Dunderdale and Marty Perry took shelter in Dunderdale’s bus, where they passed […]
Rivers Revolution Mark Angelo never imagined that by rounding up some paddler friends and rafting British Columbia’s Thompson River on a September afternoon in 1980 he’d start a global environmental movement. “We cleaned up garbage and debris from the river and hired a tug to pull some old car wrecks off the river banks,” says […]
CARING FOR THE COAST Decades’ old marine sanctuary proposal revived A 29-year-old plan that would extend the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary on California’s central coast to include the waters of San Luis Bay is experiencing a revival—in part due to paddler support. Kayak surfer, sea kayaker and videographer Vincent Shay has partnered with the Surfrider […]
Tom Bergh’s moustache is older than most of the folks he boats with. He makes his living paddling, and if you pry, he’ll tell about self-supported missions to the ends of the earth, but he’s not your typical pro. He is a guide, first and foremost. It’s a role he values in a deep way. […]
Learn the duffek and cross duffek stroke for flatwater canoeing
Washington’s Mercer Island is set to host the Pacific Northwest’s largest Stand Up Paddle (SUP) race Sept. 27, 2009. All proceeds from entrants and sponsors will benefit the, Surfrider Foundation’s Seattle and South Sound Chapters. The Seattle and South Sound Chapters will be using funds raised to set up Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) labs. […]
Husband and wife duo, Emily Jackson and Nick Troutman, captured world titles this weekend in Thun, Switzerland during the 2009 ICF World Freestyle Kayaking Championships. It was the second title in a row for Jackson, who also won in 2007 on the Ottawa. Reno, Nevada’s Jason Craig won in the junior men’s category and Pennsylvania’s […]
For photos and results of the Freestyle World Championships Quarterfinals click here!