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.
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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By Conor Mihell Published: February 11, 2011 An all-star cast of sea kayak coaches is set to convene in San Francisco for third annual Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium, Feb. 18-20. The roster includes Welsh sea kayak icon Nigel Dennis, east coast paddling veteran Tom Bergh, San Juan Islands-based instructors Leon Somme and Shawna Franklin, […]
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By Conor Mihell Published: February 8, 2011 Canadian canoeist, filmmaker, photographer and author Rolf Kraiker’s latest project is a blast from the past. Kraiker is currently at work on an instructional video illustrating the art of traditional solo canoeing, the graceful, ballet-style of paddling that’s been practiced for generations on the crystalline lakes of Northern […]
By Dave Costello Published: February 3, 2011 Poland’s Aleksander Doba is only the fourth person ever to paddle a kayak across the Atlantic Ocean, and first to do so from Africa (Dakar, Senegal) to South America (Acara, Brazil). The 64-year-old Doba—whose odyssey, 99 days at sea, is the longest in kayaking history—joins an exclusive club […]
(Ed’s note: This story has been updated, 10:40 a.m. PST, Feb. 4, with photos just received by C&K.) By Conor Mihell Published: February 2, 2011 After 99 days at sea, trans-Atlantic sea kayaker Aleksander Doba of Poland made landfall on a sandbar near the small community of Acara, Brazil, at approximately 2 p.m. local time […]
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