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Week in Review: December 19, 2014

Bear Grylls on surfing the Ottawa River: “If he capsizes…he might not survive.” A little over-the-top? Maybe, but Devyn Scott sure is good at what he does Kayak launch fail. This shouldn’t be so difficult Sometimes the third time isn’t the charm La Garganta del Diablo, The Throat of the Devil Aptly named Kev Brady […]

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UNFILTERED – Mick Hopkinson

03.03.2010

Unfiltered – Mick Hopkinson Expedition Kayaker Before the names Scott Lindgren or Ben Stookesberry became synonymous with expedition kayaking, there was Mick Hopkinson. The 62-year-old native of Yorkshire, England practically invented the genre with the late Mike Jones and four others who completed the first descent of Nepal’s Dudh Kosi in 1976 without the help […]

Girl Power

03.02.2010

Girl Power These women rule the water Kate Wagner, Christie Glissmeyer, Melissa DeCarlo, and Monica Cokey. Four chicks who rip. Check out their flick, Northwest Livin’, for a take on the Hood River paddling scene from a more refined perspective. See northwestlivin.blogspot.com for more adventures. Northwest Livin! from Oregon Kayaking on Vimeo.

WW Park in Raleigh, N.C. Stirs Controversy

02.26.2010

By Josh Shaffer – Raleigh News and Observer Just below Falls Dam, the Neuse River rapids can churn up a bubbling playground of 3-foot waves, a brief shock of commotion on an otherwise sleepy waterway. To paddlers, it’s the perfect spot for a whitewater park. But as plans for the park unfold, so does opposition. […]

New WW park Raises a Fuss in Raleigh, N.C.

02.26.2010

Just below Falls Dam, the Neuse River rapids can churn up a bubbling playground of 3-foot waves, a brief shock of commotion on an otherwise sleepy waterway. To paddlers, it’s the perfect spot for a whitewater park. With $350,000, [the city Raleigh, North Carolina] has taken the first steps toward making this stretch a more […]

The New Big Guns

02.24.2010

The New Big Guns 2009 Rider of the Year Awards Not since the IR Big Gun Show dissolved over four years ago has the best in whitewater boating been celebrated in annual peer-juried awards. Canadian paddler Patrick Camblin is attempting to recapture the prestige of being acknowledged as the best in the sport with the […]

The New Big Guns

02.24.2010

The New Big Guns 2010 Rider of the Year Awards Not since the IR Big Gun Show dissolved over four years ago has the best in whitewater boating been celebrated in annual peer-juried awards. Canadian paddler Patrick Camblin is attempting to recapture the prestige of being acknowledged as the best in the sport with the […]

C&K’s Standup Quiver

02.23.2010

Tapping nearly six decades of board shaping know-how has led Hobie to develop an SUP called the ATR, one that does for standup paddlers what the downriver kayak does for rookie river-runners. The name stands for All Terrain Ride, and Hobie shaper Mark Johnson says the design places a premium on all-around “paddleability,” followed by […]

Lapping the Island

02.23.2010

Lapping the Island The race for one of sea kayaking’s top prizes Canadian sea kayaker Joe O’Blenis pulls no punches when asked why he’s planning to endure over two weeks of 40- to 45-mile-long paddling days around British Columbia’s Vancouver Island this summer: It’s to reclaim a speed record he set in 2007 by lapping […]

Lapping the Island – The race for one of sea kayaking’s top prizes

02.23.2010

Canadian sea kayaker Joe O’Blenis pulls no punches when asked why he’s planning to endure over two weeks of 40- to 45-mile-long paddling days around British Columbia’s Vancouver Island this summer: It’s to reclaim a speed record he set in 2007 by lapping the island’s 750-mile perimeter in 23 days. Barely a year later, British […]

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Whitewater Sup

02.22.2010

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Whitewater SUPBy Dave Shively In the image-obsessed world of action sports, whitewater SUP has reached its most awkward teenage years, complete with pimples and unknown potential. Ocean SUPers seeking acceptance won’t find refuge on rivers. Kayakers have heckled river standup paddlers without mercy, mocking the sport in […]

5 Minutes with Christie Glissmeyer

02.19.2010

5 Minutes with Christie Glissmeyer Her royal huckstress LAST MOTHER’S DAY, CHRISTIE GLISSMEYER DID SOMETHING that would send most moms into cardiac arrest: She hurled her Dagger Nomad off Oregon’s 82-foot Metlako Falls, setting a new women’s waterfall world record. The 30-year-old high school track star and Utah State grad did so without the fanfare […]

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 […]

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