By Jeff Moag About a decade ago thermoformed kayaks turned the paddling industry on its ear. These kayaks fill the middle ground between rotomolded plastic kayaks, and lighter, more expensive composite boats. They’re the Mama Bear of sea kayaks—not too heavy, not too expensive. For most everyday paddlers, they’re just right. I’ve paddled thermoformed boats […]
Editor of Canoe & Kayak Jeff Moag discusess the eight things he learned at the 2014 Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium.
By Grant Lipman One of the most common dislocations is the shoulder. This is especially true for paddling. The following offers a simple breakdown of what a shoulder dislocation looks like and how to relieve it. This instructional is not a substitute for actual wilderness first aid training, which we highly recommend all paddlers pursue. […]
Nova Craft Moisie ($2,079; novacraft.com) L: 16’6”; W: 34”; 77 lbs. in Royalex Plus, 67 lbs. in Royalex Mister Twister is a bizarre hybrid hole-eddy that eats canoes for breakfast. It’s the last hurrah on the Agawa River, a 20-mile whitewater run flowing through Ontario’s most spectacular canyon, a 600-foot-deep corridor of granite and pine […]
Some people would call Evan Garcia’s stunt crazy. Fortunately for the sport, he knows better. Watch the latest of the whitewater kayaking videos: La Puma
This series of tales explores the cultural and ecological history of the Lower Mississippi River to answer the question: why don’t Americans love their river?