Expert Advice: Going Big on Lake Superior

Reader Kirk Sloan seeks and finds some expert feedback on his five-day kayaking trip itinerary from his first open-water overnight sea kayak expedition this summer to Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

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Antarctic Kayak Expedition


Antarctic Kayak Expedition Exploring Effects of Global Warming on the Antarctic Coast (Arcata, CA – Jan 30th) Cristian Donoso, Juan Pablo Ortega and Roger Rovira are currently underway on their Antarctic kayak expedition. After reaching the Antarctic Peninsula in January 2008, the team departed on a 550-mile self-supported kayak journey to the Palmer Archipelago and […]

2009 Quiksilver Makahiki


Highlights of stand up paddle surfing and canoe surfing at 10-foot Makaha

St Johns Gallery


Last month, Canoe and Kayak art director Robert Zaleski accompanied writer Mark Anders and C-4 Waterman’s Ted Rutherford on a five-day circumnavigation of St. John Island, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Zaleski and Anders paddled sit-on-tops while Rutherford used a touring standup board. Here’s a sneak peak of their trip which will be featured in the June issue of Canoe and Kayak magazine. All photos by Mark Anders.

March 2009


Good News for Rivers


Wild and Scenic Rivers are big winner in Senate bill Thursday, January 15, 2009 The second largest Wild and Scenic package in history passed the Senate today, safeguarding over 1,000 miles of rivers in Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, Vermont, and Massachusetts. S. 22, the bi-partisan Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, includes important […]

Three Feet Under Gallery


Winter kayaking!! We know it sounds crazy, but when the snow falls and everyone is thinking about getting turns on the mountain, there are paddlers leaving the crowds behind to kayak some of their favorite summer runs

Jimmy Buffet Goes Standup with Native Watercraft


Jimmy Buffet Goes Standup with Native Watercraft

Southeast Goes Off | Rain makes for region-wide good mood


by Kate Stepan Thursday dawned cold and overcast in Asheville, North Carolina, though nearby creeks still raged from rain that has fallen almost steadily since Monday. “We’re getting lit up for sure,” says Bryan Owen, who works for Astral Buoyancy in Asheville, on Wednesday. “A lot of things are too high today, I think tomorrow […]

Winter Update from Huckinhuge.com


Winter Update – Watch the Pacific Northwest go off with guys from Huckinhuge.com

Holiday Gifts for Paddlers


If you’re looking for gift ideas for the paddler(s) on your list, your holiday shopping chances have officially entered the last minute. Don’t hit the panic button yet – you’ve come to the right place for all things river, lake, and sea this giving season. Most of the items below can still be delivered before […]

108 Feet with Paul Gamache


Will the madness ever end? In the realm of waterfall world records, definitely not. Last weekend Seattle’s Paul Gamache upped the ante yet again, stomping Cascade Falls, a 108’2” waterfall in the British Columbia jungle. He and his crew even had the falls surveyed by an employee from a geo-tech engineering firm. Including the lead-in, […]

Lars Holbek Diagnosed With Cancer


California whitewater pioneer Lars Holbek ,51, is undergoing treatment for what a biopsy has determined is an incurable form of cancer. “Were my cancer a lymphoma or a germ cell cancer, it would be likely curable with chemo and bone marrow transplant. As a carcinoma it is not curable. We can knock it back for […]

AIRE’s Web Revamp


AIRE, Inc., the Idaho rafting manufacturer announced the debut of their new Web site. AIRE is working to create an online community with the the new site, allowing for both new and existing users to post pictures and videos of their boats in action. “Our best sales people are our existing customers. This new Web […]

Michael “Louie” Lewis


It’s fitting that Michael Lewis is a field engineer at a nuclear facility, because most of what he says is explosive. You may know him as “Louie,” his handle on the online paddling forum Boatertalk, where he is as famous for his raw, kayak-bashing posts—now numbering more than 15,000—as he is for running steep creeks. […]



Somewhere in between polishing off a second helping of turkey and hanging Christmas lights this holiday season, multi-day boaters must find time to apply for their western river permits in anticipation of warmer days on the water this spring or summer. The National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management have developed permit systems for […]

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