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.
Watch all the video highlights from the 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by Verizon. The videos include all six reader-selected award presentations and award acceptances, as well as Rob Lesser’s heart-felt acceptance for the Lifetime Achievement Award presented last Thursday, August 1, in Salt Lake City by an all-star cast of presenters including Sean Morley, Scott Lindgren, and Jason Craig.
This story from our August 1999 issue asks a pretty tough question: why are great paddlers dying? Though the story may have been published 14 years ago, the question remains, made newly poignant at every boater’s passing. Through the years, whitewater paddlers die on rivers, and friends, family and comrades are left behind asking: what happened?
From our July 2013 issue, Chris Gragtmans shares his thoughts, plus some footage and photos, on the record runoff event this spring on the Ottawa River, where a haddful of the planet’s top paddlers used the massive water to push freestyle kayaking ahead in new directions.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo beat out the likes of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Adirondack Senator Betty Little and a long list of government officials in the recent Adirondack Challenge whitewater races, designed to draw attention to the Adirondacks’ recreational activities.
Rios to Rivers is a progressive non-profit exchange program hoping to empower Chile’s young paddler-advocates along Patagonia’s endangered Baker and Pascua river systems. Watch the new film from the program’s first leg as the students prepare for their upcoming U.S. leg of the exchange on the Grand Canyon.
The paddle traces the famed fluted green cliffs of Na Pali Coast State Park, rising 3,000 feet from the ocean, punctured by sea caves and footed by just a few scallops of isolated beach. You’ve seen pictures or clips of it from Pirates of the Caribbean and King Kong. It’s simply beautiful.
The Jackson and Troutman family welcome a new addition to their kayaking team: Tucker Nicholas Troutman (TNT).