The Ladder Rescue Swims happen. Get back in your boat PADDLING WITH A PARTNER IS ALWAYS BEST, because when Poseidon unleashes his power and you join the swim team, it’s nice to have someone to pick up the pieces. The ladder rescue is a quick way to re-enter your kayak–with the help of your partner–and [...]
Freya Hoffmeister has completed her 332-day, 9,400-mile sea-kayak circumnavigation of Australia. The 45-year-old German is only the second paddler to accomplish the feat, and the first woman to complete the challenging circuit. She also was the fastest, by nearly a month. New Zealander Paul Caffyn was the first to circumnavigate the island continent 27 years [...]
Flat Out: Rush Sturges Breaks his Back in Argentina After banging his knee up following a cliff jump in Chile, Rush Sturges broke his back in Argentina, chipping a bone from his L2 vertebra when he landed flat off 60-foot Bonita Falls. Sturges has been on a wickedly intense film-collecting mission with the likes of [...]
Canoe Scoop: Jeremy Laucks introduces Blackfly Canoes Nice. Perhaps pointing to at least a hint of growth in the whitewater canoe market, OC1 World Champion Jeremy Laucks introduces Blackfly Canoes.
When Isaac Brumaghim, the founder of the Hawaiian Aquahunters crew of kayak anglers, reflects on the 2009 fishing season he remembers trophy fish, dozens of great days on the water and, most of all, a powerful sense of camaraderie, pride and anticipation for the future.
Oklahoma city paddlers will get their whitewater park after a 60 million dollar win in city elections on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Voters passed $777 million dollars worth of projetcts known locally as “MAPS 3,” by a 54 percent to 46 percent margin in unofficial totals with all precincts reporting. The Metropolitan Area Projects are funded [...]
Rapid Rewards Anchorage boater charged for paddling an Alaskan classic One of Alaska’s most accessible creeks is off-limits to paddlers, and an Anchorage boater is facing fines or imprisonment for running its Class IV canyon. This fall, Tim Johnson, a guidebook author and organizer of the Six Mile Whitewater Festival in Alaska’s Chugach Mountains, was [...]