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Week in Review: December 19, 2014

Bear Grylls on surfing the Ottawa River: “If he capsizes…he might not survive.” A little over-the-top? Maybe, but Devyn Scott sure is good at what he does Kayak launch fail. This shouldn’t be so difficult Sometimes the third time isn’t the charm La Garganta del Diablo, The Throat of the Devil Aptly named Kev Brady […]

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The View from Above

04.18.2014

Camera-mounted drones promise to be the next big thing in paddlesports videography. Go behind the scenes as aerial videographers Shifted Cinema joins forces with Substantial Media House to document some of the world’s best whitewater paddlers tackle the White Salmon River.

Kayakers at the Great Falls of the Potomac

04.17.2014

Pennsylvania photographer Regina Nicolardi captures two kayakers post Great Falls of the Potomac race as they make a final lap on the Class V+ run.

Paddling the Colorado River Pulse Flow

04.15.2014

An extraordinary experiment is underway in a parched corner of northern Mexico where the Colorado River goes to die.

Connecticut Connections

04.15.2014

A photo gallery and coverage from the Whitewater Triple Crown in Connecticut’s Tariffville Gorge. The event-combining contest spawned from the mind of legendary canoeist Jamie McEwan. The point: to bring in paddlers from the disciplines of freestyle, slalom, and wildwater to duke it out in the triathlon of whitewater, and have whoever is left standing on top declared the best of them all.

The Jeff Allen Throw Tow Rescue System

04.15.2014

The Jeff Allen Throw Tow Rescue System is as tough and versatile as its namesake. The perfect tool to have on any sea kayaking voyage.

Rocky Broad Breakdown

04.14.2014

On January 20, three local boaters fire up North Carolina’s Rocky Broad River. One team member documents their descent, reminding us the simple pleasure of paddling down a river.

Spirit Canoe: paddling’s viral music video

04.11.2014

C&K goes behind the scenes to learn about how the short film Spirit Canoe became a vimeo staff pick and wowed people around the world.

Kayaking Across the Top of the World

04.10.2014

Lone Dutchman Yuri Klaver resumes 5,000-mile journey from Alaska to Greenland on the grandest Arctic Kayak Expedition.

First Descent: Michoacán Episode 4

04.09.2014

As the first descent: Michoacán kayaker mission draws to a close, the team is on an epic search to find remaining whitewater

Celebrating the Southeast

04.09.2014

Tallulah Fest kicks off on April 12, where people along the East Coast gather to paddle, party and release their inner child.

Breaking the Canoe Waterfall Record

04.08.2014

Last November Jim Coffey broke the canoe waterfall record on Mexico’s Alseseca River’s Truchas Falls. This week the Esprit team released the video.

Santa Cruz PaddleFest 2014: The Local Torch Bearer

04.07.2014

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.

Santa Cruz PaddleFest 2014: The Local Female Phenom

04.07.2014

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.

Going big at Santa Cruz PaddleFest

04.07.2014

Santa Cruz PaddleFest 2014 will go down in the history books as yet another year of Steamers Lane providing: classic big waves and quality beatings.

3D Kayak Engineering

04.04.2014

Charlotte, N.C.-based engineer Jim Smith’s off-season creation is unique. Smith, the 26-year-old force behind Grass Roots Engineering, claims to have crafted the world’s first 3D printed sea kayak.

The Odyssey Continues

04.04.2014

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.

Thank-you Notes to the River

04.04.2014

On the last night of every GOALS river trip, students experience a brief “solo,” on which they reflect on their experiences. During their solo, kids compose a letter to the canyon offering thanks for the lessons they’ve learned.

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