Week in Review: November 21, 2014

Monkeys attack kayaker! **language** Somebody should have told him not to feed (and swear at) the animals. LP the Wolf and Benny Marr get a nice beatdown on Class V (very) big water. Proof that rapids always look less gnarly on the GoPro You never know when your canoe will fall 100 feet onto concrete. […]

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C & O Canal, Maryland


The sun was low as the D.C. monuments came into sight, and we knew that our adventure was nearly complete. It had begun 15 days earlier at the western end of the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal National Historical Park. We could almost taste the steaks that awaited us at Tony and Joe’s, a chic […]

Holiday Gifts for the Paddler


by John Bolivar 12/8/05 – Web Exclusive Do you have paddlers you need to buy presents for? Having a hard time finding just the right gift? It’s coming down to the last days of shopping opportunities before the large man in the sled sneaks down your chimney. I asked our staff and some of our […]

Future of Whitewater Industry


More than 100 of the top instructors, club leaders, retailers, manufacturers, kayak schools, and paddlesport organizations gathered at the Glenwood Canyon Resort in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, for three days of seminars, panel discussions and on-water clinics. The key take-away from the event is that whitewater is at a potential crossroads. While whitewater paddling has experienced […]

Getting Started in a Kayak


Sea kayaking can be as gear-intensive as any other sport, but every kayaker eventually acquires similar, basic gear, and you only need a few things to get you started.

Buying a Kayak Basics


You want to buy a kayak, but you don’t know where to begin. Don’t worry – we’ll help you sort it out. From our annual Buyer’s Guide, here are the basics of buying a kayak.

Basics of Buying a Kayak Paddle


Whitewater or touring? Feathered or unfeathered? What kind of kayak paddle you choose depends on what kind of paddling you want to do.

Boating Basics: How to Buy a Canoe


Sleek competition cruising canoes. Tough, agile canoes for whitewater paddling. Extra-wide, ultra-stable sportsman canoes. Which is right for you?

Basics of Buying a Canoe Paddle


The best canoe paddle for you depends on what kind of paddling you want to do. Bent-shaft, straight-shaft, wood, fiberglass, or aluminum, Canoe and Kayak magazine will help you sort out the options

Inflatable Canoes, Kayaks and Rafts


They’re not just pool toys anymore. Inflatable kayak, canoes, and rafts take some of the fear factor out of whitewater for paddling newbies.



You can speak paddlesports like a pro with this glossary of common terms. Amidships – The area roughly in the center of the canoe lengthwise. Beam – The width of a canoe or kayak measured at the widest point. Bent-Shaft Paddle – A canoe paddle with a bend in the shaft, usually at its throat. […]

Baja Mexico Sea Kayaking Photos


If Disney designed a Kayaking World it would look an awful lot like Baja. Sparkling warm ocean waters, amazing wildlife and a myriad of islands to explore, spiced up with a little danger from ferocious wind storms.

Read an article about kayaking Baja

What Rafters Do in the Winter


What Rafters Do in the Winter – dream & plan.

Paddle Destination – Madison City, Wisconsin


By Matthew Magolan first appeared in October 2005 Canoe & Kayak The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been firmly ensconced in the upper echelon of Playboy’s Top 25 Party Schools for as long as the infamous magazine has been ranking institutions of higher learning. What more can be said about Madison after an endorsement like that? […]

Sea Kayaking Tangaroa


Additional Photos from the Polynesian island of Tangaroa – a Sea Kayaking article.

Sea Kayaking Tangaroa


Additional Photos from the Polynesian island of Tangaroa – a Sea Kayaking article.

Circumnavigation by Sea Kayak of Tangaroa


Story & Photographs by Michael Powers first appeared in Kayak Touring 2005 “Wasa Nui. WASA NUI,” Michael Venziano recited, smiling broadly at the cryptic words beneath a big breaking wave on a sign hanging from a small shop. “How’s that for a tribal name for our expedition?” We were wandering along the waterfront of Uturoa, […]

Advanced Paddling Technique


by Marty Grabijas first appeared in Kayak Touring 2005 A forward stroke is one of paddling’s “gifts.” Your first lesson in how to execute a forward stroke probably sounded something like, “Plant at your feet and pull on the paddle.” While that explanation got you moving forward, it would do little to help you make […]

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide