A visual tour of some of the industry’s finest wares, from PFDs and pogies, to drysuits and baselayers
Sit-on-tops are the quintessential everyman kayak. The SOT is stable, comfortable, maneuverable, durable and cheap. It fits the bill for weekend paddlers, anglers and resort liveries alike.
Inside Kentucky’s National Paddling Film Fest, one of the world’s longest-running paddlesports film festivals. Watch clips from the 2012 festival winners here.
Jeffrey and Giulio stumble into a fisherman’s camp one day south of Kiev, and experience some Ukrainian hospitality.
After being asked by Nikon to make the movie “Why” using their new D4 DSLR camera (which is now at the top of the C&K wish-list, along with the remote control helicopter they used to film Dane Jackson hucking waterfalls in Veracruz, Mexico), adventure filmmaker Corey Rich also decided to capture what went on behind the scenes of the project.
45-knot winds and a 23-foot swell kept most paddlers out of the surf at La Push this weekend.
Remember those awesome helicopter shots of Rush Sturges and Steve Fisher on the Little White Salmon from Sturges’s 2011 Frontier DVD? Well, even if not, here’s some more that didn’t make the final cut (but probably could have).
On October 26, 2011, a hole was blasted in the base of the 95-year-old, 125-foot Condit Dam, located on Washington’s White Salmon River. The explosion marked the beginning of a national river restoration effort that was documented by Portland, Ore., paddler/filmmaker Andy Maser in the short film The Craziest Idea, which was recently named Best Professional Documentary at the NPFF.
Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa and Sano Babu Sunuwar have been voted the 2012 National Geographic Adventurers of the Year.
Here, Jon Turk and Erik Boomer talk candidly about their 1,495-mile, 104-day Ellesmere expedition and walk you through the amazing imagery they captured.
A key component of the Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium will be missing when the annual gathering of intermediate and advanced paddlers begins this Friday in San Francisco.
When a perfect storm of career failure, a deteriorating relationship and a gnawing sense of angst left him adrift, Glenn Charles remembered a few glorious moments he spent in a sit-on-top kayak.
10 Paddlers to Watch in 2012
The silence is eerie. We’ve stopped paddling completely. Watching and waiting. And watching, and waiting. Paddles down, binoculars up. An overhanging branch shakes high on a towering yellow cedar flanking us on shore. A raptor launches over our sea kayaks and heads up the estuary, the flapping of its wings piercing the silence.
As someone recently bit by the traditional bug I decided it was high time to build a wannigan or two of my own. The project can easily be completed in a few evenings of work, basic tools and about $25 of materials.
Eric Soares, an author, instructor and co-founding member of the Tsunami Rangers, died suddenly on Wednesday due to complications following a ski accident in Lake Tahoe this week.
Like the wicked sou’easters that pummel the Inside Passage all winter long, a storm is brewing on the northern coast of British Columbia that could threaten a paddler’s paradise and a pristine node of biological diversity.