Armed with little more than an aluminum canoe, plastic paddle and budget PFD, Kev Brady of Gloucester, England, traveled to the source of the Mississippi River last year to undertake the trip of a lifetime. The 30-year-old Brit launched with little river running experience, braving snow storms, dodging shipping barges and perfecting his J-stroke over […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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? […]
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, […]
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 […]