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Race Preview: Adidas Sickline 2014

When the world’s top kayakers began arriving in Austria’s Oetztal this week, they were greeted with sunny days, low flows and the technical lines that make the annual Adidas Sickline Championships one of Europe’s most-anticipated whitewater events. Overnight rain brought water up significantly on Wednesday, however, and racers found themselves training on a much more […]

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2008 Inflatables Gear Review

02.07.2008

INFLATABLES The first rafts used in commercial operations were surplus WWII pontoons used by the Army make temporary bridges. We’ve come a long way since then, but the basic concept is the same—keep the cargo afloat in a durable, collapsible package. These days, one ultralight inflatable allows you to hike across two Arctic mountain ranges […]

Paddle Oregon’s Willamette River in Style

02.06.2008

Explore Oregon’s Willamette River in Style Don’t miss this one of a kind opportunity to explore and enjoy the Willamette River. Join this year’s PADDLE OREGON canoe and kayak adventure, August 18th – 22nd , and paddle the river in style. Organized and lead by Willamette Riverkeeper, this five-day canoe and kayak trip covers 100 […]

18th Annual East Coast Canoe & Kayak Festival

02.06.2008

Charleston, SC James Island County Park will host the 18th Annual East Coast Canoe & Kayak Festival, April 18-20, 2008. One of the premier paddlesport events on the Atlantic Coast, the festival is a full-weekend immersed in the technique, hands-on experience, history and fun of canoeing and kayaking. Each year E.C.C.K.F. brings together paddling enthusiasts […]

Kayaking into Thailand’s Lost WorldsThe sunken lagoons of Phang Nga Bay

02.06.2008

The ancient ‘hongs’ of Thailand’s Phang Nga Bay have remained hidden from for centuries. Now, a group of intrepid guides are taking small groups into these vast sunken lagoons. You’d never find the narrow cave entrance between the rising tide and soaring limestone cliff without the help of a guide. It’s like a secret door […]

Barbro Lindman Attempts Solo Circumnavigation of South Island

02.06.2008

Barbro Lindman has passed the most southern point of New Zealands South Island of New Zealand stopping in Riverton near Invercargill after 38 grueling days and 1050 kilometers down the east coast with persistent strong winds and large seas. Babs (Barbro), ventured out from Picton on the north shore on December 22, 2007. Her quest […]

Washington’s Grand Canyon The Rebirth of a Wild River.

02.06.2008

Beginning in 2008, the two dams that span the Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State will be removed. The Elwha is a 45-mile-long river starting near Mount Christie in the Olympic Mountains within the Olympic National Park and drains into the Strait of Juan de Fuca at Port Angeles. The removal of […]

February is Paddling Film Festival Month

02.05.2008

This month the two largest paddling film festivals will be held and awards to will given to the best paddling films of 2007. NATIONAL PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL Started in 1983 back in the day when 8mm movie films ruled! February 22nd and 23rd will be the 25th Annual NPFF, celebrating 25 years of promoting River […]

Four Members of Our Diverse Kayaking Community

02.05.2008

Sea kayaking is a sport predicated on the individual. Its largely one paddler per boat, and its an easy sport to do alone. We spread out along vast coastlines, rarely running across one another, and when we do we pass with a nod or a wave. The West Coast Sea Kayak Symposium in Port Townsend, […]

Levy Finishes Paddling the Mexican Gulf Coast Paddler is half way to his goal.

02.05.2008

On January 29, 2008, after 115 days of uninterrupted paddling along the east coast of Mexico, Abraham Levy has arrived in Baja California where he is paddling in the company of the gray whales that gather in this part of the Pacific during this time of year. Levy has finished paddling the first stage of […]

August Canoe & Kayak Table of ContentsVolume 36;Issue 5

02.05.2008

Canoe & Kayak’s August issue is on sale now. Check out the best paddling of British Columbia, gear for the digital age, and read about a race around Manhattan. We also take you kayaking into Chile’s deepest fjord and teach you how to paddle like an Olympian. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand […]

Paddling California’s Mammoth Lakes

02.01.2008

Mammoth Lakes sits in the pristine beauty of California’s Sierra Mountains. Surrounded by a backdrop of fragrant pines and majestic peaks, the lakes are some of Califorinia’s paddling gems. In the typical winter there could be over 100 inches of snow on the mountains and makes for some tough paddling,but it’s never to early to […]

Osborne and Clegg Finish First Leg of Madagascar Circumnavigation

02.01.2008

On the 9th of November 2007 Simon Osborne and Philip Clegg set off to attempt to circumnavigate Madagascar by Sea Kayak. Due to visa restraints and work commitments they split the challenge into two parts.On the 10th of Jan 2008 the first part was successfully completed. From their blog With mixed forecasts, talk of the […]

Sea Kayak Paddle Review 2008Blades of GloryVariable Lengths and Infinite Feather Angles

01.30.2008

This years crop of versatile touring paddles break down and adjust to different sizes and feather angles using high-tech materials and ingenious devices. Sawyer Orca V-lam ($250, paddlesandoars.com) 26 oz. sizes available: 220, 240 Sawyer’s new red cedar lay-up of its popular Orca blades melds stunning good looks with a solid feel in the water […]

Exploring Norway’s Trollfjorden by Ski and Kayak

01.30.2008

Norway’s Lofoten Islands rise abruptly out of the North Sea to more than 3,500 feet. The densely packed archipelago curves southward like an eagle’s talon poised above the Arctic Circle. A haven for sea birds, including puffins in the hundreds of thousands, the Lofotens also host the world’s largest orca gathering. It’s a remote and […]

Changes in Expedition Canoeing

01.29.2008

Cliff Jacobson talks of the changes he has seen in over 50 years of expedition canoeing.

Red Canoe – Milner Canyon, Idaho

01.25.2008

We reached the dam at sunrise and found the river siphoned away by three large irrigation canals. Above the Milner Dam, the Snake River rolled at more than 8,000 cubic feet per second. Below, the flow was only 230 cfs. The river, America’s 10th longest, was suddenly so narrow you could nearly hop across it. […]

Kayaking in PatagoniaFamily kayaking provides many challenges in the Chilean wilderness

01.25.2008

At first blush, Patagonia inspires many comparisons. “It is like Switzerland, only with volcanoes.” “It is like Norway, only with semi-tropical vegetation.” “It is like the San Juan Islands, only in Alaska.” It doesn’t take long before these comparisons fall away when replaced by a the realization that, despite any similarities to other places, Patagonia […]

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