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Rides: Sarah Meier’s Hobie Revolution 13

By Katie McKy By weekdays, Sarah Meier of Old Hickory, Tennessee is the general manager for an intermodal trucking company, minding the corporate p’s and q’s, but come evenings and weekends, she doffs her management hat and dons her paddling cap, attending to other details such as bass dimpling the water by dusk’s amber light. […]

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Brothers finish Brazil-to-Florida Kayak Trip

02.25.2014

By Conor Mihell After Russell and Graham Henry finished a 90-mile crossing from the Bahamas and Florida in sea kayaks, Russell, 21, called the feat “just another day at the office.” And for him and his brother Graham, 22, it was. The pair had already traced the wild coastline of South America and completed five […]

Symposium Sessions: Tide Racing

02.24.2014

As the C&K team rolled north to the Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium, we weren’t sure quite what to expect when we arrived.

5 Shoulder Tips to Hone Your Paddle Stroke

02.24.2014

Paddlers are pre-disposed to shoulder injuries, but paddlers can avoid them. Athlete Kim Becker offers five savvy shoulder tips hone paddle stroke.

Landfall: Kayaker in Bermuda after Nearly Five Months at Sea

02.24.2014

By Jeff Moag Sixty-seven-year-old kayaker Aleksander “Olek” Doba landed at Ely’s Harbour, Bermuda early this morning, 142 days after leaving Portugal in a 23-foot kayak. Despite storm winds that pushed him in circles for six weeks, and finally a broken rudder that forced him to divert to Bermuda for repairs, Doba reached the Atlantic island […]

The Pummel at La Push, Washington

02.24.2014

By Rob Casey Twenty-five years ago, Sprague Ackley founded the La Push Pummel as a casual gathering for Pacific Northwest paddlers looking to surf large winter waves. Photos from those first years show kayakers perched atop windswept 20-foot storm waves at La Push, a tiny fishing town squeezed between the Olympic National Park and the […]

Olek Greets Well-Wishers at Sea, Offers Them Chocolates

02.21.2014

When supporters of transatlantic kayaker Aleksander Doba greeted him at sea yesterday, the the 67-year-old Polish adventurer did not ask for assistance.

Trio Wraps Amazon Descent from New Source

02.19.2014

The first woman to paddle all of the Amazon River, South America’s greatest river gives, us the full story of what went down.

Too Cold to Paddle? Ski So Kids Can

02.19.2014

Get Outside And Learn Something nonprofit kicks off 2014 with its largest fundraiser yet, a Vertical Challenge Ski-a-thon helping kids get on the water.

What’s in Your Kayak?

02.18.2014

Walter White and Los Pollos Hermanos have nothing on the Chinese kayak industry. Officials in Sydney, Australia reported on Wednesday that police had intercepted 183 kilos of methamphetamine in a shipment of sit-on-top kayaks from China. They arrested five people. The customs officials were inspecting a shipment of 27 kayaks when they discovered bundles of […]

Rob Lesser and the Legend of the Stikine

02.18.2014

August of 1977. The Grand Canyon of the Stikine’s flow: 36,000 CFS. The sight of it so high humbled Rob Lesser; at a lower flow it might just be runnable.

Olek Loses Rudder, Tries for Bermuda

02.14.2014

Kayaker Aleksander “Olek” Doba has lost his rudder, and will attempt to land in Bermuda for repairs before continuing his 5,200-mile crossing from Portugal to Florida. The 67-year-old Polish adventurer tweeted the news yesterday via satellite phone. My rudder has just fallen off! It has to be fixed in harbour. My life and health are […]

Rants and Raves

02.12.2014

Rants and Raves: Highlights from the Letters to the Editor featured in our March 2014 issue. Please send us your feedback to LETTERS@CANOEKAYAK.COM. The most thought-provoking letter wins a new NRS Zen Rescue Life Jacket.

Learn How to Canoe

02.12.2014

Canoeing down North America’s rivers is as much a part of the land’s history as hiking through its mountains. Learn how to canoe and carry on the tradition.

Mastering pivot and sideslip strokes

02.12.2014

In this segment of canoeing 101, Paul Mason instructs on tandem canoe technique, specifically pivot turns and sideslip strokes.

Custom Tailored High-End Suits

02.11.2014

The Kokatat Gizmo online tool lets people to customize their drysuits right at home. Our online editor tried it. Here’s what she had to say about it.

Ben Marr’s Epic Surf on the Ottawa

02.11.2014

About the Photo John Rathwell took the photo on May 16, 2013, one day before the Ottawa XL started. The athlete Ben Marr is surfing Ruins Wave, Ottawa River in Ottawa Ontario Canada. Rathwell always shoots a few motion blurs of big wave surfing. He loves how the slow shutter gives the viewer a better […]

Women’s Canoe Out of 2016 Summer Olympics

02.10.2014

The 2016 Olympics in Rio draws near, and C-1 women athletes have to sit out again. The ICF promises to try for the 2020 Olympics, but will they?

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