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Two sea otters periscoped out of the water just feet from shore, while an eagle soared overhead with a fresh catch in its talons.

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Claire O’Hara: She Got Game

06.28.2013

World freestyle kayak champ Claire O’Hara looks ahead to defending her title(s) at this fall’s worlds, and discusses the rapid developments in training that have taken women’s freestyle kayaking to new competitive heights outlined in a new film from Brit paddler-filmmaker Polly Green.

All in the Family

06.28.2013

While the North Fork Championship II was hailed by many as the “world’s toughest whitewater race,” most everyone on the scene also saw it as the ultimate reunion of paddlers, photographers, filmmakers and friends.

Sea Kayak in British Columbia

06.27.2013

A paddling photo essay from British Columbia’s Hornby Island, which offered a fitting finale to C&K’s Vancouver Island-based sea kayak review featured in the June 2013 issue, on a fleet of day-tripping boats built for everyday touring.

Peace, Love and Paddling

06.27.2013

Tommy Yonley makes history as being the first US paddler to race in the Rio Nazas Regata, pushing past the threats lying at border-crossing and international fright to win a race half a century old.

Help the Coast Guard Help You

06.26.2013

June’s installment of Staying Safe with the Coast Guard. Canoe & Kayak magazine teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard to provide monthly service stories on how to stay safe while paddling on the ocean.

The Corrido of Tommy Yonley

06.26.2013

A writer recounts a river’s story through the eyes of an American during an almost half-century-old race.

IKKATSU PART II

06.25.2013

Watch the documentary, “Ikkatsu: The Roadless Coast,” and read about the next leg of the Ikkatsu Project, surveying the remote beaches on the island of Augustine and on the north side of the Alaska Peninsula, near the mouth of Cook Inlet in south-central Alaska.

Kayakers Against Cancer

06.25.2013

Brad Ludden on the joys of whitewater, helping others and flipping cancer the bird

The Week-Ender: June 22-23

06.25.2013

The paddling season is in full swing, and weekends are full with races, competitions, adventures and overall fun times. Below are some quick recaps of what happened this past weekend:

Volunteers Needed

06.25.2013

In this episode, First Descents Founder Ludden opens the door for the public to help the cause.

Something to Give

06.25.2013

In this episode, Ludden talks about how developing First Descents was to give something to his aunt, who battled cancer and survived.

Flipping Cancer the Bird

06.25.2013

In this episode, First Descents Founder Ludden talks about how those with cancer learn to never give up themselves to cancer.

The Team

06.25.2013

In this episode, First Descents Founder Ludden gives credit to everyone that makes First Descents possible. Just like a river, success is as much about the team setting safety as it is the paddler running the rapid.

Loss is Love

06.25.2013

When Brad Ludden, founder of First Descents, visited Canoe & Kayak’s southwestern corner of America, the staff decided to get ahold of him and see what he’s been up to the last year. In this episode, Ludden talks about learning that loss teaches us love.

Secret Nickname

06.25.2013

When Brad Ludden, founder of First Descents, visited Canoe & Kayak’s southwestern corner of America, the staff decided to get ahold of him and see what he’s been up to the last year. In this episode, Ludden divulges the story behind his, uhm, interesting nickname.

Rescue for River Runners

06.25.2013

In Episode Twelve of the R3: Rescue for River Runners video lesson series debuting on CanoeKayak.com, Jim Coffey concludes the series by running through a river trip from start to finish, covering the skills learned throughout the series.

‘Sea to Source’ on the Columbia

06.21.2013

This August, outdoor education nonprofit Voyages of Rediscovery heads 1,200 miles up the Columbia River with a new dugout canoe-building expedition-project to create stewards, and save salmon near the river systems headwaters. Check out episode 1 from the project here.

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