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Paddle Assisted: The 2014 Davenport Paddle Surf Classic

Photos and text by Bryon Dorr Another Davenport Paddle Surf Classic is in the books. The event, hosted each fall in Davenport Landing, Calif., has been growing for over 12 years, and 2014 saw the largest competitor turnout yet with 55 paddle surfers. Many competitors surfed in multiple categories, making for a packed schedule consisting […]

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Michigan Booze Cruise

05.17.2013

A look at one of the Midwest’s most popular kayaking events, this weekend’s 27-mile Short’s to Short’s Paddle, which has competitors race across a series of northern Michigan’s lakes and end at the Short’s Brewing Company production brewery in Elk Rapids, Mich., with a few pints to celebrate the arrival of summer.

Gallery: It’s in the Can

05.17.2013

The times have changed and so have the cameras, but not what photographers ask of their boating models.

Where the Wild Things Are

05.17.2013

Canoe & Kayak’s top paddling destinations to shoot wildlife photography

Requiem

05.16.2013

Remembering the wave warrior Eric Soares.

Baja Sea Kayak Festival

05.16.2013

Around 50 sea kayakers ventured down to Baja, Mexico for the first annual Baja Sea Kayaking Festival hosted by Aqua Adventures and Baja Adventures on April 11-14. Curious to see how the first ever festival was going to be, C&K’s online editor ventured down the crew. Here’s what she experienced:

Rivers of Drought

05.16.2013

“We’re in a drought that is drying wells, fueling fires, and depleting reservoirs,” says Meredith Blount Miller, Senior Program Coordinator at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, a leading water conservation organization. “If trends continue, we could see conditions rivaling those of the 1950s ‘drought of record.’”

Freya Hoffmeister Escapes from the Cape

05.15.2013

No stretch of water on the planet is as feared as the legendary passage around Cape Horn, where gale-force winds, rogue waves, icebergs and summertime blizzards have sunk more than 800 ships. Freya Hoffmeister intended to paddle around it.

From the Vault: New Wave Paddling

05.15.2013

In light of the recent Santa Cruz Paddlefest, the Pacific Paddling Surf Series and the upcoming World Championships in July, C&K staff wanted to bring back a story from the March 1987 issue.

Rescue for River Runners

05.15.2013

In Episode Eleven of the R3: Rescue for River Runners video lesson series debuting on CanoeKayak.com, Jim Coffey explores risk assessment further in order to create more efficient and timely rescues, highlighting a few specific techniques to create efficiencies in time-sensitive foot-entrapment scenarios.

Rainbound

05.14.2013

Autumn is a wonderful time to be up north in Minnesota: The air is crisp and the people and bugs have long since gone.

Dirtbag Diaries: Superior Dream

05.14.2013

What does traveling 1,300 Miles Around the World’s Biggest Lake feel like.

Behind the Lens: Aaron Peterson

05.14.2013

Michigan photographer nails storm kayaking image for the May 2013 cover.

New Surf Spot in Southeast

05.14.2013

Georgia and Alabama’s Chattahoochee River is now on the must-visit paddling list alongside such other Southeast boating hotbeds as the Ocoee, Nantahala and Chattooga rivers.

Sea of Cortez

05.14.2013

Erik Boomer made this photograph of expedition partner Sarah McNair Landry during a rainsquall in the middle of Mexico’s Sea of Cortez.

POWELL to POWELL

05.14.2013

This fourth episode in the five-part Powell to Powell series explores the vast wilderness stretches of the Colorado River above Lake Powell and the small steps that users can take to demand protection for such a high-value resource.

11 Urban Waterways Get a Second Chance

05.13.2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that the Urban Waters Federal Partnership is adding 11 new locations. In addition, two more federal partner agencies will join the partnership in its collaborative efforts to restore waterways and their environments.

Nutcase Helmets

05.13.2013

Being a long-time surfer and ocean sports enthusiast I’ve never been a big fan of wearing helmets. When one is needed, I’ll find an old skateboard or bike helmet to do the job and be glad when it’s over.

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