Slalom Worlds Day 2: Lefevre Into Finals as Hradilek Falters

By Joe Potoczak Another world champion has been dethroned. Vavrinec Hradilek, the 2013 world champion and 2012 Olympic silver medalist from the Czech Republic, finished his semifinal run in 22nd place, leaving him out of the final and guaranteeing that we will have a new champion in K-1 this year. There’s still a chance that […]

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An Afternoon on the Water


The group rallied at Juanita Beach Park in Kirkland, and milled around for an hour or so looking at all the boats and paddles and other gear that folks had brought. Joe Matuska from Aquabound came with a paddle that has a brand new joint mechanism – they’ve applied for a patent and that was […]

Head to Toe Outfitting


The right clothes can make the difference between a miserable day and a happy day on the water. In some cases, the right paddle wear is a matter of survival. How do you know what’s right for you? Start with when and where you are paddling. If it’s warm weather and warm water, you’ll want […]

Next Generation Tackles the River in Jackson Kayaks


From seasoned river veterans still a long way from a driver’s license, to parents and kids getting their first tracks in whitewater, what happened out there was a transformation in what river kayaking can mean for families. The Powerhouse stretch was cranking, with about 4,400 cubic feet per second spilling over 270-foot Snoqualmie Falls and […]

Michigan Heritage Water Canoe and Kayak Trail


Southwestern Michigans water trail is everything a paddle trail is supposed to be a journey rich with history, beauty and wildlife.

Colorado Paddle Fest


Paddlers of all ages and abilities will come together with paddling manufacturers, top pro kayakers and leading instructors and professionals for a weekend of boating education, entertainment, and instruction. Colorado Kayak Supply in Buena Vista will be the “Event Headquarters” for the majority of the activities. CKS will also host a used gear swap and […]

Instead of a Company Car, He Got a Kayak


The keen kayaker convinced his employers that the yellow kayak was more maneuverable and cheaper in the long run. He explained: “I can cover up to eight miles quite easily.” Korbel, who used to run an adventure centre and was formerly an advanced instructor for the British Canoe Union, checks that moorings are in the […]

Car Racks for Kayaks – Load ‘Em Up


How are you going to get that kayak or canoe to the water? Tim Farmer lays out the options.

Baja With Kids


Mixing rich Mexican culture, bathtub-warm water, and a little adventure, Conception Bay is the perfect Baja destination for a family sea kayaking trip.

By Tom Bol

First appeared in Beginner’s Guide to Canoeing and Kayaking, 2006

Baja Driving Itinerary


Crossing the Border: In San Ysidro, the last exit before crossing into Tijuana, make sure to exchange money and fill up with gas. Most gas stations in Baja take only cash, so you need to be covered. There are places to exchange money in major towns (including Muleg and Loreto, near Conception Bay), but take […]

Logistics for a Baja Road Trip


LOGISTICS Kids in Baja: Despite what many may think of traveling anywhere in Mexico, Baja is as safe as many places in the United States. With a little prudence, you can have a healthy, fun trip with kids in this unique desert by the sea. Here are a few tips for traveling south of the […]

Top Kayakers Compete in Reno


Top whitewater kayak athletes and world and national champions including Eric Jackson, Jay Kincaid, Tanya Shuman, Brooke Winger, and Andrew Holcombe battle it out for top honors at the festival. Competitions include an Open Freestyle rodeo for amateur athletes, a professional invitational freestyle rodeo, a boater-cross race, and a down-river race taking place less than […]

Beginner’s Guide 2007


On the Cover Aracely Rojas takes a break on the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. By Kevin Arnold FEATURES Glacier’s Glory:Good times and grizzlies in Montana’s Glacier National Park. By Tom Bol North America’s Best: C&K dishes data on 10 of the continent’s best paddling trips, from Baja to Alaska. By Tom Bol Salt River Rising: […]

Canoe and Kayak, May 2006


On the Cover, May 2006 Crystal-clear waters and boulder-strewn island shores lure kayakers to Africa’s immense and exotic Lake Malawi. By Barry Tuck FEATURES ONCE BEFORE, NEVER AGAIN A man’s quest to complete a journey begun by his father is finally realized when he reaches the summit of Ontario’s remote Tip Top Mountain. Previous attempts […]

Spirit Journey to Tip Top Mountain


by Larry Rice first appeared in May 2006 Canoe & Kayak “Don’t get much better than this” is our collective, delusional mantra as we trudge forward into a green wall of unyielding undergrowth. Five specks in a vast uncaring landscape, we are deep in the heart of Ontario’s Pukaskwa National Park, pushing steadily upward through […]

Creeking Paddles


A paddle is a paddle, as they say, but your creeking paddle is more than just that. When things are going well, it’s your primary means of feeling and touching the water – a good one will extend the neurons in your fingers out to the ends of the blades and beyond. When things are […]

Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic


The third annual Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic promotes kayak fishing in Jacksonville with a fun conservation-oriented format and raises funds for children’s programs through Daniel Memorial. The premier eco-tourism event also supports the St. Johns Riverkeeper. Register online at www.JaxKayakFishing.com Officials expect that more than 200 kayak anglers will target redfish, trout, and flounder in […]

Santa Cruz Surf Kayak Festival 2006


Spectacular weather and good waves offered surf kayakers at the 20th Annual Santa Cruz Surf Kayak Festival plenty of opportunities to show their stuff in Sunday’s final heats. Santa Cruz resident Dave Johnston took first place in the International Men’s Class. Rusty Sage of Reno nabbed first place in the World Cup Men’s category. All […]

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