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The Olek Doba Kayak Mission Nears Completion

Under threatening twilight skies, sea kayaker Aleksander Doba arrived in Port Canaveral, Fla., yesterday at 7:20 p.m., after a 5,400-mile crossing of the Atlantic Ocean that began Oct. 5, 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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11.26.2012

In the new December issue of Canoe & Kayak, available on newsstands now, photographer Benjamin Hjort made a huge visual statement about the paddling possibilities in his home country of Norway. Check out the behind-the-scenes action here and get the full story.

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11.26.2012

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UPDATED: Grand Canyon Record Under Threat

11.20.2012

UPDATE: Following a midnight launch, Harlan Taney managed nearly a 10 mile-per-hour pace through the night, running the Canyon’s “Roaring Twenties” rapids without mishap. As daylight came, however, so did the Canyon’s upper granite gorge. In Grapevine Rapid, at river mile 82, Taney flipped and was pushed against an unyielding wall of rock. He was […]

Canoe & Kayak Recognized at the Eddie & Ozzie 2012 Awards

11.15.2012

The Canoe & Kayak magazine team won two awards yesterday at the Eddies and Ozzies, the largest awards competition in magazine publishing, including silver in the Consumer Single Article category for their June 2012 feature story “Fall and Rise,” which documents Jason Craig and Tyler Bradt’s extraordinary recovery from paddling injuries. The magazine also won bronze in the Consumer Full Issue category for the June 2012 issue.

The Voices of the Green Narrows Race

11.14.2012

Voices from the 2012 Green Race, as racers weigh in on the 17th annual contest that was, marked by high water, broken records, and new divisions, and title contender Chris Gragtmans provides a first-hand account from the the seat of his race boat.

Bike2Boat, Norway

11.14.2012

For three weeks last July, filmmaker Olaf Obsommer, engineer Lukas Wielatt, and journalist Philip Baues traveled from river to river throughout Norway — all with their kayaks hitched to their bikes. Their goal was to paddle Norway’s classic whitewater while leaving a small carbon footprint and experiencing the challenge of minimalist travel. Biking with the […]

Bring a Paddle

11.13.2012

Photos and event wrap of the Davenport Paddle Surf Classic, from Davenport Landing, Calif., Event No. 4 of this year’s first annual, five-stop Pacific Paddle Surf Classic.

In the Eye of the Storm

11.12.2012

Dave and Amy Freemans’ 11,700-mile North American Odyssey survives a close encounter with Hurricane Sandy as the educator-wilderness trippers help outfitter Bill Stage of New Jersey Kayak in Barnegat, N.J. recover from the devastating storm.

Unfiltered: Rob Brown

11.12.2012

C&K’s Veterans Day salute to U.S. Army Sgt. Rob Brown, an injured Iraq War veteran who recovered with Team River Runner and now competes in sprint kayaking races while teaching other vets to paddle.

Life Balance

11.09.2012

Filmmaker Kelsey Thompson has always been fascinated with the working-class heroes of outdoor sports. His nine-part web series Balance shares the stories of three people who have chosen to pursue their passions rather than paychecks. Kayaker Blair Trotman is one of those people.

Triumph and Tragedy

11.07.2012

Updated story from the December issue of C&K: “Not since 1981, when a team of expedition paddlers first attempted the Grand Canyon of the Stikine, has North America’s benchmark whitewater river seen such triumph or such tragedy…”

Storm Riders

11.07.2012

A C&K exclusive video looking inside the gear that British Columbia’s hard-charging Hurricane Riders crew has tailored for their specific paddling needs pushing the edge of sea kayak performance.

Inside the Kayak Airways

11.06.2012

C&K sits down with Kayak Mainline podcasters David Johnston and Kelly Blades

The Green Race: Going Big but Staying Home

11.05.2012

Photos and commentary from the 17th annual Green River Narrows Race, which is growing in international stature and staying true to the grassroots, as evidenced by its winners, New Zealander and Olympic paddler Mike Dawson and local paddling hero Adriene Levknecht.

After the Dam, a new Northwest Classic

11.05.2012

What lies beneath?

It’s a question that’s been on paddlers’ and naturalist’s minds alike since the 98-year-old Condit Dam was removed from Washington’s White Salmon River in October 2011. With the dam gone, the still waters of Northwestern Lake drained away, revealing nearly two miles of riverbed coated in a nearly100-year accumulation of silt and downed timber from the surrounding forests. Access to this new run officially opened this weekend, November 3, and C&K has a preview from the first paddlers to document the stretch.

The live-bait rescue

11.02.2012

In Episode Seven of the R3: Rescue for River Runners video lesson series debuting on CanoeKayak.com, Jim Coffey covers the downstream live-bait rescue.

A Meeting of the Minds on the River

11.01.2012

A look at the merger of two globetrotting, accredited preparatory schools for kayakers: World Class Academy and the New River Academy. As the two outdoor educators come together under the World Class banner, we catch up with the progressive programs getting back to school.

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