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Saving China’s Salween River, One Trip at a Time

This story first appeared in the August 2014 issue of Canoe & Kayak. Photos and Story by Will Stauffer-Norris This is the fourth pig carcass that has washed up in Dead Pig Eddy. The bloated creature rocks gently up and down against the beach about 10 feet away from our brewing morning coffee. The pig […]

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Canada from Coast to Coast

05.12.2014

Catching up with canoe-tripper Mike Ranta, 35 days into his inspiring attempt at the world record for longest canoe trip in a single season: a grueling 5,000-mile, single-season crossing of Canada, from Vancouver, B.C., to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

What is Bayou Paddling?

05.09.2014

One paddler explores the lore and mystery of the bayou, seeking to find a fitting explanation of paddling’s greatest undefined body of water.

Grand Prix Expectations

05.08.2014

An inside look ahead to the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix’s weekend finale with stage highlight videos and updates from the international invitational as it moves to the frigid waters of Quebec for two big-water freestyle competition stages.

Try These Pelvis Stretches for Paddlers

05.08.2014

A few simple hip stretches for paddlers stretches can fix major hidden pelvis issues, helping you feel good in your boat and top of your game on the river.

The Making of NRS Films’ Dream

05.06.2014

It’s part kayak vid part Where the Wild Things Are meets Alice in Wonderland, all on the water. Watch NRS Films Dream then read what the hell it’s all about.

Royalex 2.0?

05.06.2014

With Polyone’s decision to cease production of Royalex, the ubiquitous, longtime and game-changing material of choice for canoe design, Quebec manufacturer Esquif has answered with T-Formex, a moldable sheet material made of foam-core ABS plastic with a propriety outer-layer twist to make it lighter and more impact resistant than Royalex.

Whitewater Grand Prix: Halfway Mark

05.05.2014

Martina Wegman and Dane Jackson lead a stacked international field with three stages down and three stages remaining for the Whitewater Grand Prix 2014 as the competition moves to Quebec. The standings are close and the winner is far from certain.

Kayaking Championships on National Television

05.02.2014

An hour-long television special about the best freestyle paddlers in the world competing in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains.

Fund your fun

05.02.2014

Expedition paddler Ken Campbell highlights five diverse methods for raising money for your next paddling trip, offering an array of options to complement online crowdsourcing websites.

How To Crowdfund Your Expedition

05.01.2014

Finding the funding for expeditions is never easy. Thankfully, those who have offered tips and advice for how to crowdfund paddling expeditions.

Rides: Joe Pikul’s Cedar Strip Prospector

05.01.2014

By Katie McKy Here’s something that all fathers should know: Telling a kid “you can’t do that” is the best way to make sure he will do it. Even if it takes him 15 years. When Joe Pikul wanted to buy a canoe kit advertised in the back of Popular Mechanics, his dad said no—the […]

Stage 1 Wrap of 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix

04.30.2014

Nick Troutman and Mariann Saether took home top honors from the Stage One Best Trick Contest to kick off the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix with high flows and sunny skies on the Ottawa River’s infamous Gladiator wave.

What to Watch For at the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix

04.28.2014

Chris Gragtmans takes a competitor’s inside look at what to watch for at the third installment of the Whitewater Grand Prix, as the unique two-week, multi-stage invitational kicks off on the frigid high-volume rivers of Ontario, with predictions, updates on the weather, and insight on the roster of the world’s most talented whitewater paddlers.

Brazil 9000 Update

04.26.2014

A video update from the Brazil 9000 Expedition. Gareth Jones and Aaron Chervenak, who are attempting a paddling and pedaling human-powered expedition across Brazil, detail the completion of their 2000-mile pack-canoe transit of the Amazon basin from north to south.

Amazon Itch

04.25.2014

Gareth Jones and Aaron Chervenak compile journal entries from the paddle portion of their 5,500-mile, human-powered voyage across Brazil from north to south. They report 126 days and 1,457 miles into their 2,017-mile paddling leg by packraft and folding canoe down the Rio Branco, Rio Negro, and Rio Amazonas proper.

American Michal Smolen Claims World Slalom Gold

04.25.2014

American Michel Smolen laid down a faultless final run to claim the gold medal in men’s kayak at the Under-23 Slalom World Championship in Australia yesterday.

LANDFALL

04.22.2014

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.

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