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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Gear Guide Listings Legend


KAYAKS: USAGE: CR–Casual Recreation; ST–Sea Touring; WW–Whitewater; SQ–Squirt Boats; WS–Whitewater Slalom; DR–Downriver; OF–Olympic Flatwater; OT–Open Top; WV–Wave Skis; SK–Surf Kayak; SY–Specialty; “T” at front indicates tandem boat; MATERIALS: CO–Composite; TH–Thermoform; RO–Rotomolded; SF–Fabric skin/frame; WO–Wood; BOLD= new product for 2010 CANOES: USAGE: CR–Casual Recreation; TR–Touring; CS–Cruising; WT–Wilderness Tripping; WW–Whitewater; DC–Decked Canoe; DR–Downriver; SP-Sportsmen; ST-Sport; SY-Specialty; “S” […]

SUP Big Drop Action


Dan Gavere on the West Fork of the Hood

Ta-Hoe Nalu SUP Race Sees 237 Entrants


Ernie Brassard remembers when he was the only one using a stand-up paddleboard on Lake Tahoe, and he can just about list the names of all of the 35 participants in the first-ever Ta-Hoe Nalu, a casual, non-competitive race he organized in August of 2007. “It was almost like a private event,” says Brassard, 63, […]

The Boof


Shane Benedict explains key techniques to an effective boof.

Jason Craig on High Tension Wave


Ripping High Tension

Spine Tingling


THE DEFINITION OF WHAT’S POSSIBLE IS EXPLODING IN EVERY SEGMENT OF PADDLESPORTS, but none more so than whitewater kayaking, where young boaters have been chasing the waterfall world record with incredible audacity. The mark has been eclipsed four times in 21 months, culminating in Tyler Bradt’s 186-foot styling of Washington’s Palouse Falls, April 21. Please […]

Kayakers Helping Kayakers: A Benefit for Matt Thomas


On the river, Matt Thomas was always ready to help a friend. Now after a horrific accident, they’re looking after him. Matt Thomas used to work as a civil engineer in Medford Oregon, but did not let the rigors of his career slow down epic feats as a weekend warrior. Last Labor Day weekend he […]

Kayak Fishing Tales | Surf Launch


Launching in Surf

Fish On Ice – Kayak Fishing


“This is the big one,” Chris Mautino says as we pause our kayaks beneath the dark cliff at the mouth of Holgate Arm. Our destination is the icy heart of Aialik Bay, but to reach it, we must cross the yawning mouth of this tributary fjord. Some five miles away but looming so large it […]

Kayak Fest Video


Video footage covering the event.

Nahanni Gold: Iconic Canadian watershed preserved


Iconic Canadian watershed preserved By: Conor Mihell The silver anniversary of Nahanni River Adventures has been a golden year for owner Neil Hartling. Northern Canada’s iconic South Nahanni River, one of many wild waterways originating in the mountainous spine of the Northwest Territories, has always been the centerpiece of Hartling’s canoe and raft outfitting operations. […]

Outdoor Retailer Party Pics


Outdoor Retailer Party Pics

Alcatraz Outrigger Canoe Race


2009 Round the Rock Alcatraz Challenge In San Francisco California Put on by The Northern California Outrigger Canoe Association.

Dream Result Trailer



Europeans Dominate World Surf Kayak Championships


Jersey and Channel Island’s David Speller took the World Title in the High Performance Men’s Class and Wale’s Naomi James captured the women’s title, wrapping up the surf kayak world championships this weekend in Portugal. Only three Americans finished in the top three of any division and the Yanks managed just one world title:  Jim […]

C&K’s Ocean Performance Picks


C&K’s Ocean Performance Picks Pick your poison: overhead set waves, a sprint through the breakers, or miles of open-water cruising (from your feet or your seat). C&K has you covered with 10 of the latest rides for the life aquatic. From central Cali surf to the inlets of British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, we had the […]

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