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Before His Time: Merv Larson in 1969

When Surfer Magazine writer Matt Warshaw posted this throwback clip on Tuesday, he put wave-ski innovator Merv Larson among the all-time surfing greats, calling him one of “the most advanced wave-riders of all time.” But if this clip reveals to surfers somebody years ahead of his sport, it is perhaps even more mind-blowing from a […]

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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.

Grand Ambition

07.25.2013

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.

Kicking off the King

07.25.2013

The Black Race sets the tone for the King of New York series as the first and endurance event.

Kayak Na Pali Coast

07.25.2013

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 Top 10 Photos

07.24.2013

The C&K Awards are just around the (river)bend, and with them the Photo of the Year Contest. But first, you need to vote for the photo you think is best before we can present the winner.

Watershed Moments

07.22.2013

The result of Darryl Blazino’s pact with himself to live life now, A Brief Time in Heaven captures the magic in a series of memoirs detailing over a decade worth of canoe trips in the Quetico.

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