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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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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

Kayaking Camcorders with Simon Willis

10.29.2009

Kayaking Camcorders with Simon Willis Ex-BBC Videographer Simon Willis, who shot and edited the new DVD, Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown, offers suggestions for videoing sea kayaking. Cameras and water don’t mix. Sadly that goes double for camcorders. A tiny amount of moisture can trigger the internal sensor inside and you’ll not be able to […]

Another Boater On The TODAY Show

10.27.2009

Luke Spencer runs Washington’s Outlet Falls

Trolling with Live Bait

10.23.2009

Trolling live bait is one of the most effective ways to land fish from a kayak. In this episode of Kayak Fishing: Game On, Jim Sammons provides valuable tips on how to go live and live large.

HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE

10.22.2009

HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE North Carolina’s Green Race a down home classic The torrential rains that kept classic southeastern U.S. rivers running well into the fall means the locals will be all the tougher to beat at the Green River Narrows Race on November 7. “The phrase has been ‘the southeast is back,’” says Chris Gragtmans, […]

Water Baby: Ruth Gordon on freestyle, life and SUP

10.20.2009

Water Baby: Ruth Gordon on freestyle, life and SUP Canadian freestyle kayaker Ruth Gordon has quietly made a name for herself as one of the world’s best competitive paddlers. In the past five years, she’s scored podium finishes in all of the biggest events, including a gold medal at the 2007 World Championships on Buseater, […]

The Scottish Guru

10.16.2009

Once described as ‘Sea kayaking’s Obe-Wan Kenobi’, Gordon Brown owns and runs Skyak Adventures with his wife Morag on the Isle of Skye, off Scotland’s west coast.

Taylor Robertson SUP

10.16.2009

Taylor Robertson takes Stand Up Paddling to the river on the North Fork of the Feather River.

Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship

10.14.2009

Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship Saturday, October 3rd, 2009, Oetztal Valley, Austria–Slowly the sun rises above the trees to warm the valley floor on this wonderful Indian summer day. It’s finals time during the 3rd Annual Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship and 48 athletes are waiting for their runs down the famous “Wellerbruecke” […]

Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship Gallery

10.14.2009

It’s finals time during the 3rd Annual Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship and 48 athletes are waiting for their runs down the famous “Wellerbruecke” section of the Oetz river.

Back to the Amazon

10.09.2009

When Canadian filmmaker Chris Forde paddled the Mississippi River with Don and Dana Starkell a few summers ago, he couldn’t help but feel he was part of the original 1980 father and son journey from Winnipeg, Manitoba to the mouth of the Amazon River. “They were pretty much using the same equipment they had on […]

C&K On Assignment

10.07.2009

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 […]

Wet Dream Result Trailer

10.07.2009

This is the trailer for the full video, “Wet Dream Result,” a film of vast importance to all humanity, and a tribute to those who push the limits so hard that the limits are like, “Ow! Stop pushing me!”

Kayak Fishing Tales Episode 19 – Getting Back on the Horse

10.02.2009

Get back on your kayak if you swim

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