C&K’s list of top cities to watch the Fourth of July fireworks display from canoe or kayak
Last year, Rocky Contos discovered a new most-distant source of the Amazon River high in the Rio Mantaro basin. So why does he want to talk about the Rio Marañon instead? Here’s his answer.
The 2013 Lozer Cup series kicked off this Sunday with sunshine and great levels on the Deerfield River in Northwestern Massachusetts. The solid field of competition produced a number of surprises leaving everyone guessing about who is going to win the coveted Lozer Cup at the end of the season.
Recapping some of the happenings during the last weekend of June.
Four paddlers tackle Oregon’s notorious Class V Salmon River Canyon in this photo report from the “Mount Everest of Oregon kayaking.” Between the committing rapids, epic shuttle and hike in, not to mention the rappel, “you’ve got one hell of an adventure.”
Voting extended through midnight (PST), Monday, July 8 for 2013 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by Verizon. It’s your last chance to vote for this year’s stacked list of nominees across seven categories: Male and Female Paddler of the Year, Filmmaking Achievement, Paddle With Purpose, the Spirit of Adventure Award and Expedition of the Year, plus the Photo of the Year presented by Body Glove Footwear.
This summer, American photographer and whitewater boater Erik Boomer will join Canadian brother and sister polar super-guides and Nunavut-based physician on a two-month, 600-mile expedition to try reintegrating the traditional skin-on-frame kayak into Canadian Arctic culture.
The annual Lozer Cup series in New England brings a new edge to wildwater racing.
The 50th running of Mexico’s oldest canoe race, the Rio Nazas Regata, takes place this Friday through Sunday. This short film recounts an unlikely road trip to last year’s race, the first in living memory to include an American competitor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A writer recounts a river’s story through the eyes of an American during an almost half-century-old race.
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.
Brad Ludden on the joys of whitewater, helping others and flipping cancer the bird