Week in Review: December 19, 2014

Bear Grylls on surfing the Ottawa River: “If he capsizes…he might not survive.” A little over-the-top? Maybe, but Devyn Scott sure is good at what he does Kayak launch fail. This shouldn’t be so difficult Sometimes the third time isn’t the charm La Garganta del Diablo, The Throat of the Devil Aptly named Kev Brady […]

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Canada Creates Huge Nature Preserve Sets Aside Over 10 Million Hectares in the NW Territories


The Government of Canada has taken a major step to protect and conserve Canada’s north by announcing the withdrawal of over 10 million hectares of land, one of the largest land conservation initiatives in Canadian history near the East Arm of Great Slave Lake, and around the Ramparts River and Wetlands, both in the Northwest […]

Reno River Festival 2008 Dates Announced


Kayaking’s most accomplished paddlers are preparing for the 2008 Reno River Festival, May 9-11, 2008. The 5th annual competition will held in the heart of downtown Reno in the Riverwalk district at the Truckee River Whitewater Park. Top kayakers from Australia, Canada, Norway, New Zealand, Costa Rica and the United States are set to compete. […]

Kayak Fishing With Kids


The lake was modest, only a few acres, and the stocked trout held proudly by my grinning son didn’t outstretch a ruler. James had been zipping around on a Hobie pedal kayak, having too much of a good time to stop and fish. Then I’d hooked the trout. Moments later the rod was in his […]

Canoe & Kayak’s Favorite Paddling Tales20 Great Reads That Entertain and Inspire


As the mercury dips and cold winds start to blow through much of North America, many paddlers find themselves channel surfing more often than plying their favorite waterway for entertainment. Don’t despair, we’ve put together a list of some of the last century’s greatest boating tales in which to immerse yourself while curled up by […]

Canoeing the YukonLooking for Ghosts at the Headwaters of the Yukon


It’s a little known fact, the Klondike Gold Rush had more paddling than hiking. Snowshoes and hot chocolate were the two things that we wished we had brought more of as we hiked over the Chilkoot Pass to get to our canoe. Now I stood at the shores of Lake Bennett in the cold with […]

Gauley River Rafting


Join ‘Video Rafter’ Mike Stoll as he takes you down the Gauley River once again.

Video Camera Setup for Whitewater Rafting


How to set up a rig for getting great video camera footage of river rafting.

World’s First Privately Developed Whitewater Park Planned in Idaho


Southfork Landing, Inc. (“SFL”) and Cascade Raft & Kayak (“CRC”), the largest river outfitter in Idaho, have announced their partnership in developing a unique whitewater course and adventure sport amenity at the Southfork Landing development located in Garden Valley, Idaho. The parties signed an agreement in which CRC & SFL in design collaboration with Whitewater […]

2007 National Outdoor Book Award Winners


The Colorado River figured prominently in this year’s winners of the National Outdoor Book Awards. The winners of this annual award program represent some of the finest outdoor writing and artwork being published today. The NOBA Foundation, Idaho State University and the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education sponsor the awards program. Brad Dimock of […]

Kayakers Attempt to Cross the Tasman SeaThe trip promises to be a tumultuous 1600km(1,000mile) open ocean voyage


Sydney kayakers James Castrission and Justin Jones will attempt to be the first kayakers to cross the Tasman Sea,unassisted, from Foster, NSW to Auckland, New Zealand. They are setting off less than a year after Australian adventurer Andrew McAuley, died trying a similar solo crossing. The pair set off from Forster Marina Boat Ramp on […]

Canoe & Kayak Magazine’s 2008 Kayak Touring Annual – Table of Contents


Canoe & Kayak’s 2008 Kayak Touring Annual is on sale now. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand or paddling shop, or subscribe today! On the Cover: Sylvain Grossmann paddles under the midnight sun, Upernavik Fjord, Greenland. Photo by Jean-Luc Grossmann FEATURES PADDLING THE PARKS – Federally protected lands mean pristine waterways—dip your paddle […]

Steve’s article


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2007 World Surf Kayaking Championships


Anyone who competed at the 2007 World Surf Kayaking Championships, held in Basque Country Spain, should be commended. The level of competition among nations and paddlers was fierce, as were the waves. Dynamic ocean conditions brought on by autumn storms and strong tides kept both the paddlers – and contest organizers – guessing where to […]

California Kayak Fishing in the WinterThe off-season packs plenty of fishing action


Feel that chill in the evening air? Even here in the gorgeous Golden State fall is here and what passes for Old Man Winter is on the way. Rather than pine for the days of summer gone by, savvy paddle-powered fishers are anxiously awaiting a splendid time of year. “The winter months are some of […]

Canoe Totem honoring an old friend


I’m guessing that not too many folks have a full-size canoe totem in their yard. Ours came about by virtue of a bad moment last spring, when I was doing my annual assessment of canoe hulls at the end of winter. I always check for frost damage, spots that need touch-up work, the odds and […]

Float On We review four upwardly mobile PFDs


Four of the latest offerings to keep your favorite boater afloat. The MTI Adventurewear is designed for women while the NRS Chinook will make any kayak fisherfolk happy. For you whitewater rats check out the Kokatat and Extrasport offerings. Kokatat Ronin Pro ($199, kokatat.com) Kokatat stuffed all the features the river pro needs—like type V […]

Low-Brace Techniques for Kayaking


After the forward stroke, no kayak move is more frequently used than the low brace. Whatever your kayaking passion—sea paddling, whitewater, surf—you’ll call on your low brace at the first sign of instability. So you’d better get it right. That’s why we asked Jen Kleck to talk us through the finer points of this essential […]

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