No one had ever run the Northwest’s quintessential Class V+ test piece at such high water. Here is how it looked from the seat of Todd Wells’ kayak.
Volunteers and staff from the Maine Island Trail Association joined forces with staffers from the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to remove a large raft of tires that had washed up on Inner Sand Island in Western Bay, down east. Nearly 150 tires, most of […]
Whitewater Legends Honored by the International Whitewater Hall of Fame Six New Honorees Include Champs on the Water and by the Pen The International Whitewater Hall of Fame Board of Governors has announced the names of the Class of 2007 of the International Whitewater Hall of Fame (IWHOF) honorees. This newest class of whitewater legends […]
The Victorian Sea Kayak Club will honour paddling legend Paul Caffyn in early December when they unveil a plaque celebrating the 25th Anniversary of what John Dowd, author of Sea kayaking described as ‘a pinnacle for sea kayaking’ – the successful circumnavigation of mainland Australia, a continental coastline in excess of 17,000 kilometres. The town […]
Dean “Slowride” Thomas toiled for years in the Texas oil fields before he ever sat in a kayak. He’d always dreamed of working as a fishing guide, but didn’t have the guts to make the risky jump until he hit 35 and realized time was running short. “I looked at the older dudes around me,” […]
On top of the Casting Call below, they are also looking for production crew. DP position filled. Need PA’s, Script Supervisor, make-up, and field audio tech. email@example.com. Filmmakers, Inc. is casting for an upcoming action/drama project shooting this November in the Asheville Area. This is a casting call for the following rolls. Please send any […]
The most effective means of self-rescuing a canoe originated far from traditional canoe country. In the early 1960s, Ron Drummond was surfing waves in the Pacific Ocean near San Juan Capistrano, California, when he hit on a quick way to empty and right a swamped canoe—a regular occurrence for a Grumman in the surf zone. […]
As my campers gather poplar and spruce to fuel our blackened stewpot, I watch a chaotic tango of furious water rushing through canyon walls. I have to shout to be heard over The Fours, a 15-kilometer-long Class VI set of rapids on the Rupert River, in northern Quebec. So I lean in toward Eric Cheezo, […]
The tomol(wood planked canoe) is considered one of the oldest existing examples of ocean-faring watercraft in North America. For the fifth time since 2001 Elye’wun paddled under the cover of darkness, its redwood hull slicing through an ink-black Pacific Ocean. It was the start of an open water crossing from Ventura, California to the Channel […]
On September 24 injured veterans crowded around the south side of Pismo Beach Pier anxiously waiting to feel the ‘stoke’ of surfing their first wave with Amputee Surfing Champion and Founder of Amputee Surfers Alliance, Rodney Roller. The surf was ideal for beginners. Wave sets came in around 3-5 foot and clean. It was some […]
Penstock Productions and alaskaschools.com present Kayak Journal 5. Alaska’s Prince William Sound is a paddlers paradise full of million year old glaciers and incredible Alaskan scenery. Look for the complete segment in Kayak Journal 5 – October 2007. Scan the details at www.kayakjournal.com.
Patagonia Rio Frio and Rio Serrano PFDs $125, http://www.patagonia.com Many manufacturers design PFDs to pass Coast Guard standards the day they’re sold with only a pound or so of surplus flotation, but that flotation begins to degrade almost immediately. Patagonia’s new Rio Frio and Rio Serrano vests are beefy and a bit heavy. The added […]
INTRO Boaters in the nation’s capital know that the best action in D.C. will never play out on an episode of “The West Wing.” Whether you’re a tourist snapping cherry blossom photos or regularly nine-to-five it on Capitol Hill, here’s how to ditch the power suits and discover some monumental paddling. KAYAK TOURING: Strolling the […]