On Saturday afternoon, April 19, Polish adventurer Aleksander “Olek” Doba officially completed his second successful trans-Atlantic crossing by sea kayak. We go behind the scenes of the 67-year-old’s eventful waterfront landfall in New Smyrna Beach Fla., to hear from Doba and his closest team of closest supporters to get some questions answered about the 167-day, 6,000-plus-mile crossing.
Sam’s first entry into the contest. Great footage of Alpacka raft and some crazy packrafting.
Is the Alpacka Raft a toy or a legit boat? Read Eugene Buchanan’s take on The Amazing Alpacka Raft Canoe & Kayak’s Amateur Video Contest
Filmed & Edited by: Sam Perry
Movie Title : Salty Schnitzal
A paddle is to canoeing what a pair of hiking boots is to backpacking—the wrong choice becomes painfully obvious about ten minutes into the trip, and no matter how long you keep slogging, it won’t let you forget. Not for a minute. Spending time bandaging blisters instead of enjoying your surroundings is a bummer, especially […]
Familiar faces captured the paddling podium at this year’s Teva Mountain Games, which wrapped up this weekend in Vail, Colorado. Paddling legend Eric Jackson took first in both the men’s paddlecross and freestyle events, while Nikki Kelly and Tao Berman absconded with the steep creek race crowns for women and men, respectively. Teva Games ’07 […]
The nominees for the 2007 Class of Inductees into the International Whitewater Hall of Fame have been selected in four categories: Advocate, Champion, Explorer and Pioneer. The nominees are: Advocate: Bill Endicott (USA), Kent Ford (USA), Dave Kurtz (USA), Bill Mason (Canada), William Nealy (USA), and Risa Shimoda (USA) Champion: Dana Chladek (USA), Eric Evans […]
The Teva Mountain Games kicked off in Vail today with the Dowd Chute raft and kayak paddlecross competitions. Raft teams and kayakers ran down the Class IV Dowd Chute section of the Eagle River as the athletes charged through the boulders in the race against the clock. The winners : Dowd Chute Paddlecross Men’s Kayak […]
At next weekend’s Teva Mountain Games in Vail, over 2,000 pro and amateur athletes are expected to compete in more than two dozen kayaking, rafting, running, biking, climbing and fishing competitions. However, outdoor competition is only half of the story at the Teva Mountain Games. The five-day festival is pleased to announce a nightly line […]
After 4 years of dreaming, planning, designing, and constructing,The Adventure Sports Center will open May 25th to welcome boaters to western Maryland , just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. The project has raised the bar for whitewater course design worldwide. The designers (McLaughlin Whitewater Design Team) were optimistic about the design since the drawings […]
Our chief navigator is having difficulties locating the portage trail, which, he says, will take us straight up a steep ridge to a chain of lakes and obscure paths that eventually will lead to the Steel River, a rarely paddled southern Ontario waterway. With compass and GPS in hand, Cliff plots our position on the […]
In the wake of subtropical storm Andrea, great fishing weather prevailed as 282 kayak fisherman took to the inshore waters of North Florida in the 4th annual Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic. With over $60,000 in prizes, 100 sponsors, and 282 paddlers, the Classic is once again the largest kayak fishing event in the world to […]