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On Saturday afternoon, April 19, Polish adventurer Aleksander “Olek” Doba officially completed his second successful trans-Atlantic crossing by sea kayak. We go behind the scenes of the 67-year-old’s eventful waterfront landfall in New Smyrna Beach Fla., to hear from Doba and his closest team of closest supporters to get some questions answered about the 167-day, 6,000-plus-mile crossing.

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Kayak Fishing Tales: Safely Landing and Releasing Pike

03.28.2011

Demonstrating proper techniques for landing and releasing pike from a kayak. Another webisode from the Kayak Fishing Tales crew: In this episode Jeff Goudreau explains the proper method for safely landing and releasing pike from a kayak.

The Santa Cruz Stoke

03.25.2011

The weather may have dropped a bomb on the 25th anniversary of the Santa Cruz Paddle Fest but longtime competitor Vincent Shay says it couldn’t spoil the festivities for the surf kayakers and standup paddlers who came to the infamous break at Steamer’s Lane last weekend to paddle and party.

Photos: Santa Cruz Paddle Fest 2011

03.25.2011

Photos from the 2011 Santa Cruz Paddle Fest

Remembering a Canadian Canoehead

03.23.2011

Kirk Albert Walter Wipper: 1923-2011. For Kirk Wipper, a canoe was a piece of living history. It spoke of aboriginal and European builders, of designs inspired by geography and building materials, and of the movement of people across North American waterways, and, ultimately, the preservation of wild canoe country. A canoe was meant to be paddled—as a means of discovering history firsthand.

Video: Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium Highlights

03.23.2011

On the water with for a San Francisco paddling symposium. Video highlights from the Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium…

Ageless Wonder: Harry Cox

03.21.2011

Going as strong as he is puts Harry Cox, age 61, in pretty select company. But, in fact, his accomplishments and zeal for life elevates him—a sort of Dean of Atlantic Canadian Kayaking—to a class all his own.

La Push Pummel Gallery

03.18.2011

Photos from the La Push Pummel surf kayak gathering

To Save a Wooden Canoe: Part III

03.18.2011

Affixing an old canoe’s second skin

Poking Around at Canoecopia 2011

03.17.2011

Inside the arena at Madison, Wisconsin’s “World’s Largest Paddle Sports Expo”

Battlegrounds: Case in N.Y.’s Adirondacks Pits Landowners vs. Paddlers

03.16.2011

Dispute to test rights of private property owners vs. the paddling public; trial set for May

Slippery When Wet, No. 3: Drew Duval

03.15.2011

The latest webisode trailer for Shasta Boyz Productions’ forthcoming film

Video: ‘Seasons: Winter,’ from The Banks Mag

03.11.2011

Brian ‘Breal’ Ward on paddling in winter

25 Years of Santa Cruz with Dennis Judson

03.11.2011

The legendary Dennis Judson is hard to miss.

Remembering Ellen DeBondt

03.11.2011

Washington resident remembered for brilliant smile and passion for paddling

Canoecopia: Best in Show

03.10.2011

Event organizer Darren Bush’s picks for this weekend’s best presentations at Canoecopia

Gatherings: La Push Pummel

03.09.2011

Winter wave seekers gather on Washington coast for annual weekend surf session

Liquid Liberation

03.08.2011

A kayak is freedom for Caleb Brousseau, star of film, ‘My Hero’

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