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Yes, this really happened. Right whale surfaces under kayakers in Argentina.

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Community Canoe

08.12.2013

What better way to use old canoes than by recycling them into gardens in the heart of downtown Toronto?

Rules of the Road for Paddlers

08.12.2013

The US Coast Guard has teamed up with Canoe & Kayak to offer tips for staying safe on the water. This month’s installment explores how to paddle around ships in main rivers and harbors.

Growing the Lozer Community

08.09.2013

Entering its third race of the season, the Lozer Cup season grows New England’s whitewater culture.

Boating Basics 101

08.09.2013

This tutorial is for those interested in paddling, but have never Here are some of the very basic things to know in order to put on the water safely and know a little about what to do for your very first day in the boat.

HOW TO PACK:

08.09.2013

C&K correspondent Chris Gragtmans takes us inside his recent multi-day run of California’s Upper Cherry Creek, offering nuggets of packing advice to intrepid multi-day expedition paddlers.

Many Miles to Go

08.08.2013

A look at the 2013 running of the cross-Missouri MR 340, where a new division record went down as 526 racers ventured out in the Midwest’s massive 340-mile, multi-craft, multi-day endurance event.

The Hendri Coetzee Memoir

08.08.2013

African river explorer Hendri Coetzee ’s posthumous memoir is now available for pre-order. “Living the Best Day Ever” is compiled from Coetzee’s extensive journals and blogs, written in the explorer’s distinctive, no-holds-barred style.

RELIVE THE NIGHT

08.06.2013

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.

From the Vault: Why Are Great Paddlers Dying?

08.02.2013

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?

The Inside Line: The L.A. River

08.01.2013

This installment of ‘The Inside Line’ brings the put in story from our current, August 2013 issue to life, where local outfitters are working to reclaim the iconic L.A. River.

Behind the Lens: Erik Boomer

07.30.2013

Adventurer/photographer Erik Boomer braves extreme conditions in Chile to create a bold portrait series of the Whitewater Grand Prix athletes.

BREAKOUT STAKEOUT

07.29.2013

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.

Jaques Moosteau

07.29.2013

Eddy, the beloved boating guru in Canoe & Kayak’s print, has come to the website. This story featured in the July 2007 issue and goes over swimming moose, whitewater parks and crafting a paddle.

American Amazon

07.26.2013

Mark Kalch, the only paddler to complete source-to-sea descents of the largest river systems on both the Western Hemisphere’s continents finds surprising similarities between the mighty Amazon and Missouri rivers.

Kayaking the Northwest Passage

07.26.2013

Canadian Firefighters Sebastien Lapierre and Olivier Giasson attempt to sea kayak fabled Northwest Passage in one season—never before done.

Backcountry Gourmet

07.26.2013

Good backcountry food makes the difference between roughing it on short trips and living well on longer ones. Healthy, tasty, camp-cooked food can become a mainstay for canoeing trips with help from the new book The New Trailside Cookbook.

POLITICAL PADDLING

07.25.2013

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.

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