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Rides: Sarah Meier’s Hobie Revolution 13

By Katie McKy By weekdays, Sarah Meier of Old Hickory, Tennessee is the general manager for an intermodal trucking company, minding the corporate p’s and q’s, but come evenings and weekends, she doffs her management hat and dons her paddling cap, attending to other details such as bass dimpling the water by dusk’s amber light. […]

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Dooley Tombras’ Open Boat Horizons

04.01.2011

Die-hard single-blade Tennessean believes the future of open canoeing is bright

Video: Shark Meets Kayaker – Nothing Happens

03.30.2011

Can’t we all just get along? Yes, we can. Exhibit A: This (apparently) recent sighting off a pier in Panama City, Florida

Trailer: The Canoe Movie 2—Uncharted Waters

03.30.2011

A new trailer from “The Canoe Movie 2: Uncharted Waters,” slated for release later this year: “In this second trailer Dooley Tombras elaborates on running difficult whitewater with his longtime friend and fellow canoeist, Matt DeVoe. As well we show off a little more of the footage we have in the hopper.”

Bolivia’s Rio Altamachi by Makeshift Raft

03.30.2011

In Autumn 2009, Natasza Szalajska and I descended Bolivia’s Rio Tuichi on a self-made raft. We had gathered lots of information about the river from the Internet, like how it makes its way right through the middle of the Madidi National Park; how the canyon is unusually beautiful…

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.

Photos: Santa Cruz Paddle Fest 2011

03.25.2011

Photos from the 2011 Santa Cruz Paddle Fest

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.

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.

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