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Conserving Fiji: The Good Tabu

Colin Philp is an outrigger canoeist with a singular vision: to make a 24-acre speck of Fiji called Leleuvia Island into a world-class resort for paddlers.

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The 2009 USACK Charlotte Open

12.02.2009

This fall, the international slalom scene converged in North Carolina for the USACK Charlotte Open

Downwind Junkies

12.01.2009

Surfing open ocean swell in a sea kayak

Enter Tawang Chu Part II

11.30.2009

Day three begins as suddenly as it had ended at the small Buddhist enclave of Trilung Gompa. The caretaker who had fed Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic, rouses the pair early with a piercing Buddhist horn. The whole community comes out to see the pair off as they embark on yet another day of NF […]

C&K’s ANNUAL 2009 HOLIDAY GIFT GRAB BAG

11.25.2009

C&K’s Annual HOLIDAY GIFT GRAB BAG Peak UK Thermal Rashy: Peak UK proves its whitewater-rooted apparel can cross over to the surf (or simply be used as a baselayer ready to stand alone if things heat up) with its warm, quick-drying, four-way stretch fleece/Lycra Thermal Rashy, featuring a paddling specific cut ($55 l/s, $48 s/s, […]

Standing Up to Buseater

11.24.2009

Standing Up to Buseater Kayak and board designer, Corran Addison, had been board surfing the waves of Montreal’s Lachine Canal for years before he decided to throw a standup paddle into the mix, two years ago. The paddle, he quickly discovered, “opens some doors” for river surfing on an SUP. “If you understand the paddle […]

Booty Call

11.24.2009

Les Stroud and company dive for Voyeaguer-era loot on northern Ontario’s Missinaibi River.

Great Himalaya Boating Expedition Part 1

11.23.2009

Enter Twang Chu Part I

Bhutan Undercover

11.17.2009

Ben Stookesberry goes deep into Central Asia’s unkown

A CASE FOR THE CORE

11.12.2009

A CASE FOR THE CORE They will see us through Last summer, Outside magazine proclaimed whitewater kayaking dead, citing meager boat sales, the disappearance of the professional freestyle circuit and a five-year-old participation study. The analysis by Associate Editor Grayson Schaffer seems strengthened by the fact that many of the sport’s marquee boat brands have […]

Q and A with Grand Canyon River Guide Charly Heavenrich

11.11.2009

Watch the video featuring Grand Canyon River Guide Charly Heavenrich

WEATHER OR NOT – The 2009 Mayor’s Cup

11.10.2009

WEATHER OR NOT – The 2009 Mayor’s Cup New York City Mayor’s Cup Kayak Championships organizer Ray Fusco has a tendency of getting more than he wishes for when he assembles some of the world’s best surfski paddlers and dozens of recreational racers for a 28-mile race around Manhattan. “The elite international guys want something […]

THE 2009 GREEN RIVER RACE

11.09.2009

Sometimes the Monkey Spanks Back By Harrison Metzger The kayaker flips brutally as her boat twists off the launching pad of Gorilla. Upside down beneath the heavy curtain of whitewater, she plummets 18 feet into the deep rocky vortex, her boat impacting the underwater shelf below with a deep THUMP! That noise is heard dozens […]

Classic Footage from Alaska’s Susitna

11.06.2009

Classic Footage from Alaska’s Susitna Barney Griffith’s classic movie shows Darwon Stoneman, Mike Hughes and crew descending the gnarly water of Alaska’s Susitna River in archaic equipment. We just wish the sound hadn’t been lost in Youtube translation. Griffith put the movie together as part of a film school project after participating in Rob Lesser’s […]

When the Surf Launch Goes Horribly Wrong

11.04.2009

There’s a right way, and a wrong way

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