Voices of Wilderness

Canoe & Kayak’s July 2014 “Wilderness Issue” celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. In our Voices of Wilderness series, accomplished paddlers and wilderness advocates speak about their connection to wild waterways, what the future holds for the places they love, and how best to protect them for future generations.

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The Ageless: Rob McKibbin


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 […]

To Save a Wooden Canoe: Part 2


Removing and replacing broken parts is step two in restoring an old beauty

5 Friends. 5 Weeks. 500 Miles. 1 Sea Kayaking Movie.


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.

Doba Interview: “I was both the captain and the crew”


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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2011 Kokatat


KOKATAT kokatat.com GORE-TEX® Women’s Meridian Dry Suit (with drop seat & GORE-TEX® socks) (GMED) $1,044 Kokatat’s legendary GORE-TEX® Meridian dry suit keeps you dry and comfortable on the water – no matter the conditions. The Meridian incorporates a dual adjustable overskirt that layers with spray skirt tunnel. Punch-through neoprene gasket covers protect latex gaskets and […]

2011 NRS


NRS nrsweb.com NRS Women’s Inversion Kayak Drysuit $724.95 Wrap yourself in breathable, dry protection for those cold-water paddling days. The Women’s Inversion’s kayak overskirt teams with your sprayskirt to keep your boat’s cockpit dry. The women’s relief zipper and included feminine funnel let you answer nature’s call without removing the suit. Latex socks and gaskets […]

2011 Level Six


LEVEL SIX levelsix.com BARRIER DRY SUIT $799.99 The Barrier dry suit is based on the fit of two of our most popular items, the Mack dry top and the Georgian pant. We worked closely with our professional athletes to achieve the perfect balance of fashion and function. The result is a full featured dry suit […]

2011 Stohlquist


STOHLQUIST stohlquist.com Betsea $119.95 The women’s specific Betsea features the ergonomic WRAPTURE™ shaped torso that wraps around the body for a close, low profile and comfortable fit. The Cross-chest Cinch Harness keeps flotation in place and eliminates ride up, while princess seams and contoured supportive inner cups ensure a perfect fit for women. Additional features […]

The Next Great Symposium


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, […]

Outrigger Canoeist Margo Pellegrino Paddles The Pacific


Margo Pellegrino’s life changed in 2007 when she read 50 Ways to Save the Ocean by David Helvarg

Rolf Kraiker: Passionate Paddler


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 […]

Rafa Ortiz Runs the Big Banana


The Mexican kayaker had been eyeing Big Banana Falls since 2006. In October, with an all-star crew of international boaters, Rafa Ortiz decided it was time.

Aleksander Doba Gallery


Early reports place Polish trans-Atlantic paddler near Acara, Brazil.

Big Shoes: The Trans Ocean Kayak Club


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 […]

Landfall: Aleksander Doba Reaches South America


(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 […]

Win a Big Dog Kayak


Published: February 2, 2011 | Updated: February 22, 2011 Big Dog Kayaks is teaming up with Canoe & Kayak to give North Americans a chance to win Big Dog’s “Full On” river runner boat, the Force. This boat will speak for itself on the river: fast, safe and responsive. With a semi-displacement hull, great volume […]

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