Behind the Lens: Jasper Gibson at the Molly Wave

The Shot: Canon 5D MKIII with a Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM at 93mm 1/1000 sec. at f/10 – ISO 400 Canoe & Kayak: The whitewater community is pretty tight-knit… What’s it like to work with these high profile whitewater athletes? Was there ever a moment when you felt “accepted into the group?” Jasper Gibson: […]

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2008 Larsen Ice Shelf Expedition to Explore Antarctica


Scientists prophesied that one of the first signs of human-caused climate change would be the collapse of the Antarctic Peninsula’s ice sheets. This is exactly what is happening. IF THE SURFACE of the Earth is a single, complex system, then Antarctica is its heart, the slowly beating pump that drives the whole world. Read the […]

Paddling DiplomancyIranian teenagers forge axis of friendship


Dangerous is the wrong word. But it did seem like the paddlers from Iran should have a bit more–I don’t know–edge. After all, U.S.-Iranian relations are at a low ebb, which is really saying something. Recall that when Iran went to war with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq in the 1980s, the United States backed Saddam. Now […]

New Kayaks for 2008


From open ocean crossings to a day on the lake with the kids, kayak manufacturers have come up with a boat for every waterway, making it easier than ever to paddle for a weekend or weeks-on-end. Chances are someone has built the model you need, in a range of sizes, complete with a variety of […]

Paddler Profile Kay Henry – Canoe Entrepreneur


Kay Henry, 60, launched a boating revolution in 1971 when she founded Mad River Canoe Company with then-husband Jim. Known for their innovative design, pioneering use of plastics, and trippy rabbit logo, the Vermont-based company ruled the whitewater canoe landscape for decades. Mad River was first in the industry to use Kevlar, and with their […]

Oil and Water Video Trailer


Join Seth and Tyler on their excellent petrol free adventure. This trailer follows them and Baby, their veggie oil burnin’ ride, from Alaska to Argentina. The full length version of a movie from their trip is almost finished and the film festival version has won multiple awards. Read about it here.

Vintage Canoe & Kayak – 1975 Buyers Guide


I was searching in the C & K vaults the other day and came across a vintage issue of the magazine that I thought you might find as interesting as I did. The year was 1975. Space Mountain opened at Disneyland, Barney Miller premiered on TV, Barry Manilow’s “Mandy” went gold and the first televised […]

Canoe & Kayak’s 2008 Paddling Resolutions


Most new year’s resolutions have a penitent tone: drink less, lose weight, work harder. At C&K, we’re interested in the positive: go paddling more, and have a better time doing it. You’ll find our list to be both inspirational and useful (see number 10, How to Start a One-match Fire in the Rain.) We had […]

Oil and Water Film Wins Best Picture Award


As the exclusive distributor of the documentary film, Oil + Water, The Heliconia Press announced that the film has won Best Picture and the Youth Jury Award at this year’s Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival. The win was announced in front of a star-studded audience of thousands at the Shrine Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles […]

U.S. Olympic Team Trials April 25-27 at the U. S. National Whitewater Center


Tthe 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Slalom Canoe/Kayak will take place April 25 – 27, 2008 at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, N.C. A three-day competition for the Americas Olympic Continental Qualifier will also be held. The U.S. Olympic Team Trials are among five international paddling events that are expected to bring […]

Kayak Surfing – Spain 2007


More footage from the 2007 Kayak Surfing World Championships in Spain taken by Buck Johnson.

2008 Canoe Review


New Canoe Designs help push the envelope using new materials and modifying traditional design parameters.

Winter EscapesPaddling South in Baja, Mexico


Escaping the clutches of cold wet winter weather becomes critical to every paddler north of the Mason-Dixon line. Winter escapes are not optional for many boaters – they are necessary for combating incessant cold rains, snow, cloudy skies, and cabin fever. Warm water and sunny skies can heal any soul and paddling a boat sure […]

Boating Charities They make our paddling world a better place.


Instead of electronic doo-dads or ugly ties this year, why not give the gift of charity instead? There’s a host of organizations that are worthy of your hard-earned greenbacks – this list highlights a some of them. First Descents strives to become the leader in innovative camps supporting young adults with cancer. Using kayaking, extreme […]

Endangered Species: Are Whitewater Canoeists Endangered?


Are open boaters disappearing from American rivers?

Peru Whitewater


Bryan Smith paddles Peru with Bio Bio Expeditions.

USA Canoe/Kayak’s 2007 National Junior Team


Thirty-two canoe/kayak paddlers from Georgia, Washington, California, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, and the District of Columbia have been named to USA Canoe/Kayak’s 2007 Under 18 National Junior Team and Under 18 National Performance Squad. National Junior Team and National Performance Squad athletes in the sprint canoe and kayak disciplines are comprised of the top performing junior athletes […]

How to Build A Kayak – Part 1 of 3


This is part one of a three part article Part One: Un-Boxing Day In seventh grade shop class I once made a birdhouse that turned out so terribly that my mother thought it was a flower planter. Since then things really haven’t improved much for me, at least not in terms of skills like “making […]

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide