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.
In this segment of Santa Cruz Paddlefest 2014, reporter Bryon Dorr talks with young gun Matthew Hoff of what competing in the championships was like.
In this segment of Santa Cruz PaddleFest 2014, reporter Bryon Dorr talks with local female phenom Kate Duncan about paddling at the iconic surf spot.
Chuck Graham pays tribute to the late ocean-sports pioneer Hobie Alter by reliving a chance journey turned epic, where a borrowed Hobie Odyssey is all that brought him back from a solo paddle in the Channel Islands National Park (around Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa) during a small-craft advisory.
Piotr Chmielinski reports from the three-masted sloop “The Spirit of Bermuda,” helping launch 67-year-old Polish adventurer Aleksander Doba on the final leg of his solo transatlantic kayak expedition from Portugal to Florida, which had been interrupted due to rudder failure on Feb. 13 and sidelined in Bermuda, Feb. 24, after 142 days at sea.
Photos and coverage from this weekend’s U.S. Slalom Team Trials at the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) in Charlotte, N.C., which determined the U.S. slots for the 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships this September at the ASCI center in western Maryland.
First, however, they have to make the team.