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.
The Santa Cruz Paddle Festival has long been the kickoff to the paddle event season. Twenty-five years later, the vibe is pretty much the same but the party has gotten a whole lot bigger. One thing that has certainly changed, says organizer Dennis Judson, is boat design. In the quarter century that kayak and waveski [...]
Published: February 22, 2011 A new trailer from Shasta Boyz Productions‘ forthcoming film, featuring Chris Korbulic. Details: “This is the second of seven trailers from Shasta Boyz Productions NEW film, Slippery When Wet. Each trailer will feature an athlete from the movie and give some insight into each characters lifestyle. The sequel to Wet Dreams, [...]
IN THE WORLD OF KAYAK FISHING, JIM SAMMONS IS KIND OF A BIG DEAL. Probably because he knows how to catch really big fish from the seat of a kayak. He’s already started filming the third season of The Kayak Fishing Show on the World Fishing Network, and his Kayak Fishing: Game On DVD series [...]
Published: February 21 2011 The latest video from paddling filmmaker Fred Norquist, with the Norquist lowdown: “Dipper Creek, British Columbia is one of the most beautiful and committing places I have ever been. The gorge is incredible, the rapids and waterfalls are incredibly fun, but it’s a lot of work. There are a few involved [...]
Photo: Rebecca Bolte THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA can herald the aging Brett Favre all it wants. The world of whitewater kayaking has Rob McKibbin. The 45-year-old from Index, Wash. is one of the most hard-charging whitewater boaters in the country, minus the drama. Consider his first kayak descent of 275-foot Sunset Falls on the Skykomish in [...]
Published: February 14, 2011 What happens when five friends who aren’t kayakers decide to paddle from Vancouver to Alaska on the Inside Passage? This film, “No Experience Required,” explores the question.
By Conor Mihell Published: February 14, 2011 In the wake of Aleksander Doba’s successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to South America, CanoeKayak.com spent more than a week translating interview questions from English to Polish, negotiating for exclusive photographs, and barraging our sources with countless trans-hemispheric emails to be the first to deliver [...]
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