Expert Advice: Going Big on Lake Superior

Reader Kirk Sloan seeks and finds some expert feedback on his five-day kayaking trip itinerary from his first open-water overnight sea kayak expedition this summer to Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

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Eight Days On The Rio Grande


Kiss that canoe goodbye, I think as I swing my own boat into an eddy and gaze back up the rock-strewn rapid. Plastered broadside against a desk-sized boulder is a preposterously over-laden 16-foot Old Town Discovery. Perched atop the same flattop boulder is the foundering Discovery’s flummoxed skipper, the usually smiling, happy-go-lucky Walter. However, right […]

Mayor’s Cup Kayak Race


The Mayor’s Cup New York City Kayak Championship is an elite kayaking race around Manhattan Island. This 26.7 mile marathon race is North America’s premier paddle sports event and soon to be New York City’s largest water event. The Mayor’s Cup drew some of the world’s and the regions most accomplished paddlers while raising money […]

Yukon River Quest ’08 Registration Opens


Registrations are now being accepted for the 10th annual Yukon River Quest, the longest annual canoe and kayak race in the world, which will be held June 25 to June 29, 2008. The 740-kilometer (460-mile) wilderness adventure paddling marathon is held on the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Entry […]

Maine Island Trail Assoc. Cleans Up Island


Volunteers and staff from the Maine Island Trail Association joined forces with staffers from the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to remove a large raft of tires that had washed up on Inner Sand Island in Western Bay, down east. Nearly 150 tires, most of […]

New Inductees in Whitewater Hall of Fame


Whitewater Legends Honored by the International Whitewater Hall of Fame Six New Honorees Include Champs on the Water and by the Pen The International Whitewater Hall of Fame Board of Governors has announced the names of the Class of 2007 of the International Whitewater Hall of Fame (IWHOF) honorees. This newest class of whitewater legends […]

25th Anniversary of Paul Caffyn’s “Dreamtime Voyage”


The Victorian Sea Kayak Club will honour paddling legend Paul Caffyn in early December when they unveil a plaque celebrating the 25th Anniversary of what John Dowd, author of Sea kayaking described as ‘a pinnacle for sea kayaking’ – the successful circumnavigation of mainland Australia, a continental coastline in excess of 17,000 kilometres. The town […]

Redfishing with Dean Thomas


Dean “Slowride” Thomas toiled for years in the Texas oil fields before he ever sat in a kayak. He’d always dreamed of working as a fishing guide, but didn’t have the guts to make the risky jump until he hit 35 and realized time was running short. “I looked at the older dudes around me,” […]

Brazil Whitewater


LVM heads way south of the border. Brazilian whitewater adventures.

Be A Movie Star


On top of the Casting Call below, they are also looking for production crew. DP position filled. Need PA’s, Script Supervisor, make-up, and field audio tech. casting@filmmakersinc.com. Filmmakers, Inc. is casting for an upcoming action/drama project shooting this November in the Asheville Area. This is a casting call for the following rolls. Please send any […]

Capistrano Flip


The most effective means of self-rescuing a canoe originated far from traditional canoe country. In the early 1960s, Ron Drummond was surfing waves in the Pacific Ocean near San Juan Capistrano, California, when he hit on a quick way to empty and right a swamped canoe—a regular occurrence for a Grumman in the surf zone. […]

Toxaway River Video


LVM does the Toxaway River in North Carolina. Pungy Stick, south sliver, random rapid 1 and 2, enrgizer bunny and more…..lots of fun helmet cam shots….

Rupert River Canoe Trip


As my campers gather poplar and spruce to fuel our blackened stewpot, I watch a chaotic tango of furious water rushing through canyon walls. I have to shout to be heard over The Fours, a 15-kilometer-long Class VI set of rapids on the Rupert River, in northern Quebec. So I lean in toward Eric Cheezo, […]

Paddling Drytops 2007


Waterproof Your Wardrobe in time for the wet season.

LVM States Series


Take a look at LVM’s ambitous project for 2008. All the states all the time.

Native American Tomol


The tomol(wood planked canoe) is considered one of the oldest existing examples of ocean-faring watercraft in North America. For the fifth time since 2001 Elye’wun paddled under the cover of darkness, its redwood hull slicing through an ink-black Pacific Ocean. It was the start of an open water crossing from Ventura, California to the Channel […]

Operation Comfort


On September 24 injured veterans crowded around the south side of Pismo Beach Pier anxiously waiting to feel the ‘stoke’ of surfing their first wave with Amputee Surfing Champion and Founder of Amputee Surfers Alliance, Rodney Roller. The surf was ideal for beginners. Wave sets came in around 3-5 foot and clean. It was some […]

Prince William Sound


Penstock Productions and alaskaschools.com present Kayak Journal 5. Alaska’s Prince William Sound is a paddlers paradise full of million year old glaciers and incredible Alaskan scenery. Look for the complete segment in Kayak Journal 5 – October 2007. Scan the details at www.kayakjournal.com.

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