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Yes, this really happened. Right whale surfaces under kayakers in Argentina.

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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.

Adirondack Adventures

10.30.2012

A review of Phil Brown’s new guidebook outlining 60 great flatwater Adventures in the Adirondacks

Turning Green

10.23.2012

Green Race season is officially upon us. Asheville-based racer/writer Chris Gragtmans provides an insider’s look at the preparation happening two weeks out from 17th annual Green River Narrows Race, taking place at high noon on Nov. 3, as international racers descend on the North Carolina race course.

2012 Whitewater Symposium

10.22.2012

Dispatch from the ninth annual Whitewater Symposium, Oct. 12-14, in Husum, Wash., which attracted over 60 whitewater enthusiasts, guides, instructors, clubs, outfitters, manufacturers and retailers to develop ideas to grow and support the sport of whitewater paddling.

The Power of Rivers

10.19.2012

A look at the progressive Rios to Rivers river stewardship exchange program which immerses American and Chilean teenage paddlers in Patagonia to experience the wild waterways imperiled by the pending construction of five mega-dams.

He Rocked the Boat

10.18.2012

A tribute to the late Derek Hutchinson, with a look at the outspoken Briton’s life, words, and accomplishments which left a lasting impact on the development and popularization of sea kayaking around the world.

The Utmost Missouri

10.18.2012

C&K’s exclusive post-trip interview with expedition kayaker and explorer Mark Kalch, who just completed a 117-day, 3,780-mile, source-to-sea descent of the Missouri-Mississippi River system, becoming the first paddler to do so from the system’s utmost source to the ocean.

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