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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Kayak Chorus Combines Chanting, Paddling


One hour before high tide in Kingsport, Nova Scotia, on Sunday, 20 singing kayakers will be at the heart of the premiere of Sandy Moore’s Kayak Chorus. Moore is a Nova Scotia composer who has had a summer home in Kingsport for 20 years and he’s a man who dreams big. His ultimate plan is […]

Mountain Madness


VAIL, Colorado, May 31—There’s nothing like having a home away from home, and Eric Jackson and Tanya Faux are finding a very comfortable abode at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail. EJ, who claimed victory in last year’s PaddleCross event, was victorious in this year’s iteration, winning both heats in which he competed and tallying […]

Nigel Dennis to Speak at Symposium


The Trade Association of Paddlesports and the West Coast Sea Kayak Symposium Committee announce Nigel Dennis will be the keynote speaker at the 23 Annual West Coast Sea Kayak Symposium on Saturday, September 16, 2006. Saturday evening festivities are sponsored by Canoe & Kayak Magazine a long time supporter of the event. Nigel Dennis began […]

Gloves and Pogies for Paddlers


There are many reasons to have your hands protected when you’re on the water. Hours of paddling can lead to blisters, and when the temperature is low, cold hands can make it difficult to hold on to your paddle, and you’re in danger of discomfort or worse. Many whitewater paddlers want protection against rocks, and […]

Journey to Haida Gwaii


A three-hour tour sparked a love affair with kayaking that led this couple to the expedition of a lifetime.

PFD Review – 06


Your PFD should hug your body and stay in place on land or in the water, and it should feel good enough that you’re happy wearing it for hours. Every body is different. Try a few PFDs and compare. Anticipate what you’ll need to carry, and make sure the model you’re considering can take it […]

Drawing Contest Winners


Here are the winning entrants in the Canoe & Kayak Kids Drawing Contest, as voted on by readers of the Web site. First Place – Kokatat Breeze Paddling Jacket Second Place – Bending Branches kid’s Twig Canoe Paddle Third place – Keen kid’s Newport Water Sandal

Rafting Accident Claims Two


Washington state’s whitewater rafting community mourned the loss of one of the state’s leading outfitters after learning that he was one of two men who drowned on the Klickitat River Saturday. Jeff Driver, 50, of BZ Corner, operated All Rivers Adventures with his wife, Karen, and was well-known for his devotion to safety, the Yakima […]

Virtual Kayak Racing


Want to know how your paddling speed stacks up? Join Virtual Racing by Kayak and Canoe. Marek Uliasz created this web site to enable kayakers and canoeists anywhere in the world to race against each other. The idea is to paddle the race distance, either 1,000 meters, 5 miles (8K) or 10 miles (16K), record […]

Reno Whitewater Festival 2006 – Gallery one


Reno Whitewater Festival 06. Read the story.

Water Shoe Review


For safety and comfort, good water shoes are a kayaking essential. They protect and cushion your feet in and out of your boat. They keep you on your toes by gripping tight on slippery rocks, sandy beaches, or whatever surface you’re on. Water shoes should suit your style. Long-distance paddlers may want a shoe with […]

Paddlers File Suit for Chattooga


GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA – American Whitewater, the nation’s leading non-profit whitewater river conservation organization, filed suit on May 18, 2006, to restore the public’s ability to paddle the headwaters region of the 52-mile Wild and Scenic Chattooga River. The American Canoe Association, Georgia Canoeing Association, Atlanta Whitewater Club, Western Carolina Paddlers, and the Foothills Paddling Club, […]

Rippin’ in Reno: Pro Kayakers Show How It’s Done


RENO, May 12–Call it a day of overcoming odds. Eric Jackson, the ever-young 42-year-old world freestyle kayak champion, used his considerable experience to his advantage in claiming his second straight Reno River Festival freestyle rodeo title. In the women’s field, Australian Tanya Faux, battling a nasty bout of bronchitis that left her voice as scratchy […]

Vacation to Hell


Will you be crossing an island in the South Pacific? Will you be exploring a gorge near the Arctic circle? Will you be dodging bears in Siberia? Who knows? The Basic Rules: Penstock Productions is now accepting applications from teams of expert whitewater kayakers. Each team must consist of exactly 4 kayakers. These kayakers will […]

Kids drawing Contest- Voting ends May 19th – Last chance!


Here are the entrants to our Kids Drawing contest, arranged in alphabetical order by first name. Please look at all of them carefully and then vote for your top choice. Online voting has been extended to May 19, due to the delay caused by technical issues in posting the entries. Winners will be posted May […]

Kayak Tour of Beauty


Eddo Stefano wears a wide, toothy grin. His frame is slight and wiry but has a raw strength that comes from the water upon which he has spent much of his life. “If you catch fish, you make money. If you don’t catch fish, you make no money,” he explains matter-of-factly. “Yeah, it’s hard work. […]

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