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On Saturday afternoon, April 19, Polish adventurer Aleksander “Olek” Doba officially completed his second successful trans-Atlantic crossing by sea kayak. We go behind the scenes of the 67-year-old’s eventful waterfront landfall in New Smyrna Beach Fla., to hear from Doba and his closest team of closest supporters to get some questions answered about the 167-day, 6,000-plus-mile crossing.

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Great Canoe Escapes – Rio Grande

10.14.2005

The Chihuanhuan desert in the Lone Star States Big Bend area offers superb paddling…and a little danger to spice it up.

The Indomitable Eric Soares

10.13.2005

by Mike Kord first appeared in August 2005 issue The anesthesiologist peered down at the patient and said, “You’re going to surgery now. You won’t feel anything, and when you awake, you will feel great.” These were just the right words for Tsunami Rangers cofounder Eric Soares to hear as he prepared to go under […]

Paddlesports Organizations and Non-Profits

10.13.2005

USA Canoe/Kayak. USACK is the national governing body for canoe and kayak racing in the United States. American Whitewater. American Whitewater’s mission is to conserve and restore America’s whitewater resources. U.S. Canoe Association. USCA is a non-profit, educational group to encourage the growth of recreational and competitive paddling. Leave No Trace. The Leave No Trace […]

Clubs

10.09.2005

If you would like to add your club to our listings let us know. Email us if you have any club functions or events you would like to add to our calendar page,just email me with details. If you would like to see your club featured on our homepage let me know. Thanks for your […]

Kayak Fishing Resources

10.08.2005

International Kayak Fishing Association is a non-profit educational foundation whose mission is to advocate for the responsible growth of the sport. Jax Kayak Fishing is the kayak fishing online community for Jacksonville, Florida. Fishing Kayaks.net is all about kayak fishing in Southern California. Texas Kayak Fisherman.com Kayak fishing is becoming the hottest way to access […]

Cardboard Kayak Race

10.07.2005

Story and Photos by John Bolivar Canoe & Kayak Web Exclusive The contest is simple. Teams of designers are given an unlimited amount of tape and a pile of cardboard to build a kayak of any shape. No knives, scissors, or sharp objects are allowed. The first-place finishers get an honorary place in the cardboard […]

2005 Slalom World Championships

10.06.2005

October 3, 2005 Penrith, Australia by Larry Dieker The Slalom World Championships in Penrith, Australia wrapped up on Monday with the team competition. In the team competition, sets of 3 paddlers from each country paddle down the course at the same time. Timing begins when the first paddler passes through the start gate and stops […]

Paddling the Prince

10.04.2005

by Lin Alder taken from the October 2005 issue The roar of falling water is growing louder as our bright yellow and red sea kayaks dip and bob in the calmness of Alaska’s Blackstone Bay. Our five-person crew paddles toward a 400-foot sheer cliff face topped by an overhanging glacier that rises at least 200 […]

Mexico

10.03.2005

BAJA EXPEDITIONS 800-843-6967 Web: www.bajaex.com E-mail for a free color brochure: Travel@bajaex.com Baja Expeditions catered sea kayaking tours. Experts of the region, knowledgeable trip leaders, fantastic food. Snorkel with playful sea lions. We provide all kayaking and camping equipment, including snorkeling gear.

Paddlesports Industry Awards

10.03.2005

Hobie Kayaks, NRS, and

Paddle People and Expeditions

10.03.2005

Anna Levesque teaches women’s clinics around the U.S. www.watergirlsatplay.com Bill Layman and Linda Holland venture into the arctic every year – follow this year’s expedition at www.out-there.com/BL.htm. Paddle for Your Life is dedicated to teaching young people to paddle. Playak – Independent paddle portal: event calendar, kayak database and destination descriptions. Also hosts the Kayahoo […]

Rivers, Tides, and Currents

10.02.2005

USGS USGS Real Time AW River Guide Saltwater Tides WWW Tide and Current Predictor

Weather Links

10.02.2005

National Weather Service Homepages Weather.com National Weather Service – Marine Forecast National Weather Service Radio NODC – Coastal Water Temperature Guide

Racing Kayaks

09.30.2005

by Marty Grabijas first appeared in october 2005 The many sublime moments that a paddler is privy to could fill the Grand Canyon. Few would argue that greasing across flatwater in a race-worthy boat isn’t one of them. Take a warm day, a piece of flatwater, a focused effort, and watch the shoreline go by […]

Dry Suits Gear Review

09.27.2005

by Larry Rice first appeared in October 2005 issues Some of my whitewater buds think I’m exaggerating, but after my boat, paddle, PFD, and helmet, my most valued piece of paddling equipment is my drysuit. I can’t begin to count the number of days I would have been cold, miserable, or possibly hypothermic—or just plain […]

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