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Week in Review: November 21, 2014

Monkeys attack kayaker! **language** Somebody should have told him not to feed (and swear at) the animals. LP the Wolf and Benny Marr get a nice beatdown on Class V (very) big water. Proof that rapids always look less gnarly on the GoPro You never know when your canoe will fall 100 feet onto concrete. […]

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Kayaking Mexico’s Final Frontier

03.04.2014

When Canadian pro paddler Joel Kowalski and photographer John Rathwell told us about this exploratory mission to the western Mexican state of Michoacan late last year, they added a warning: Don’t tell a soul until we get back.

Is Whitewater Going Big-Time?

03.03.2014

“If I was doing this for the money I would have chosen probably golf or something.” Those words of wisdom from whitewater superstar Rush Sturges, in . . . Toyota’s “Keep It Wild” advertising campaign? Today, it passed 1 million views on YouTube. Toyota plans to air the spot on national television. Spoiler alert: Sturges […]

Northwest Boaters Ride Flood Nirvana

03.03.2014

Crews from all over the Pacific Northwest took advantage of the recent flooding to explore new or rarely run creeks and test the classics’ highest flows.

Behind the Lens: Krystle Wright

03.02.2014

Behind the Lens: Australian photographer Krystle Wright pulls off a balancing act to capture this striking portrait of a paddler in action.

Dam Threatens The Nile River

02.27.2014

The Isimba Dam Hydro Power Project planned dam threatens Nile River.

Symposium Sessions: Rock Garden Fun

02.26.2014

We spent the second day of the Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium in the rock gardens with two of the big boys of sea paddling Sean Morley and Roger Schumann.

Brothers finish Brazil-to-Florida Kayak Trip

02.25.2014

By Conor Mihell After Russell and Graham Henry finished a 90-mile crossing from the Bahamas and Florida in sea kayaks, Russell, 21, called the feat “just another day at the office.” And for him and his brother Graham, 22, it was. The pair had already traced the wild coastline of South America and completed five […]

Symposium Sessions: Tide Racing

02.24.2014

As the C&K team rolled north to the Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium, we weren’t sure quite what to expect when we arrived.

5 Shoulder Tips to Hone Your Paddle Stroke

02.24.2014

Paddlers are pre-disposed to shoulder injuries, but paddlers can avoid them. Athlete Kim Becker offers five savvy shoulder tips hone paddle stroke.

Landfall: Kayaker in Bermuda after Nearly Five Months at Sea

02.24.2014

By Jeff Moag Sixty-seven-year-old kayaker Aleksander “Olek” Doba landed at Ely’s Harbour, Bermuda early this morning, 142 days after leaving Portugal in a 23-foot kayak. Despite storm winds that pushed him in circles for six weeks, and finally a broken rudder that forced him to divert to Bermuda for repairs, Doba reached the Atlantic island […]

The Pummel at La Push, Washington

02.24.2014

By Rob Casey Twenty-five years ago, Sprague Ackley founded the La Push Pummel as a casual gathering for Pacific Northwest paddlers looking to surf large winter waves. Photos from those first years show kayakers perched atop windswept 20-foot storm waves at La Push, a tiny fishing town squeezed between the Olympic National Park and the […]

Olek Greets Well-Wishers at Sea, Offers Them Chocolates

02.21.2014

When supporters of transatlantic kayaker Aleksander Doba greeted him at sea yesterday, the the 67-year-old Polish adventurer did not ask for assistance.

Trio Wraps Amazon Descent from New Source

02.19.2014

The first woman to paddle all of the Amazon River, South America’s greatest river gives, us the full story of what went down.

Too Cold to Paddle? Ski So Kids Can

02.19.2014

Get Outside And Learn Something nonprofit kicks off 2014 with its largest fundraiser yet, a Vertical Challenge Ski-a-thon helping kids get on the water.

What’s in Your Kayak?

02.18.2014

Walter White and Los Pollos Hermanos have nothing on the Chinese kayak industry. Officials in Sydney, Australia reported on Wednesday that police had intercepted 183 kilos of methamphetamine in a shipment of sit-on-top kayaks from China. They arrested five people. The customs officials were inspecting a shipment of 27 kayaks when they discovered bundles of […]

Rob Lesser and the Legend of the Stikine

02.18.2014

August of 1977. The Grand Canyon of the Stikine’s flow: 36,000 CFS. The sight of it so high humbled Rob Lesser; at a lower flow it might just be runnable.

Olek Loses Rudder, Tries for Bermuda

02.14.2014

Kayaker Aleksander “Olek” Doba has lost his rudder, and will attempt to land in Bermuda for repairs before continuing his 5,200-mile crossing from Portugal to Florida. The 67-year-old Polish adventurer tweeted the news yesterday via satellite phone. My rudder has just fallen off! It has to be fixed in harbour. My life and health are […]

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