The organization Below the Surface has a project called Riverview. The plan: make a Google Streetview type program for America’s rivers.
The Surf Zone Mastering rough water launches and landings When it comes to surfing breaking waves in an 18-foot sea kayak, Sean Morley would rather not. “To be honest, most sea kayaks pretty much suck in the surf,” says Morley, who launched and landed his Valley Nordkapp through beach breaks regularly on his record-shattering, 17-day […]
Going it Alone Solo sea kayaking ups the ante In the July issue, Canoe and Kayak magazine will delve into one of sea kayaking’s most intimate aspects: solo paddling. Solo kayaking is at once scorned and admired: scorned for its lack of self-perseverance; admired for the skill and confidence it takes to successfully pull off. […]
Rolling a canoe is tough, even more so when the paddler forgets to use the fainting goat. The thecanoemovie.com delves into this practice. Look for Will Lyons’ Canoe Movie to debut this August at Canoe and Kayak’s annual Outdoor retailer shindig. CanoeTech: The Fainting Goat from Lunch Video Magazine on Vimeo.
The Vail Valley Foundation and C4 Waterman announced this year’s standup paddling (SUP) events at the 9th annual Teva Mountain Games in Vail, CO, taking place June 3 – 6, 2010. Along with the two brand new SUP events presented by C4 Waterman added to the sport roster this year, C4 Waterman and TMG will […]
Nine Lives Don Starkell is a Survivor He’s been kidnapped by pirates, faced arrest in Central American slums, been shot at countless times, nearly starved to death, survived towering Gulf of Mexico seas in an open canoe, capsized and swam in the icy waters of Hudson Bay, been chased by polar bears, entombed in the […]
Rest in Peace Good River Boaters and Environmentalists remember the Ashlu Boaters and environmentalists in British Columbia are mourning the loss of one of the province’s best whitewater rivers and a productive ecosystem of salmon and grizzly bears. In December, Innergex Renewable Power’s 49.9-megawatt Ashlu River hydroelectric facility, located about 50 miles northwest of Vancouver, […]
By Bryan Smith We should be suiting up to paddle, but the windows are chattering in their panes, threatening to succumb at any moment to the onslaught of freezing rain driven before a 30-knot gale. So instead of paddling, I push back from the dining room table and waddle to the overstuffed chair with a […]
Canoeing has a storied history in North America. It is arguably the foundation on which much of paddlesports is founded in this part of the world. This August, at Canoe and Kayak’s annual party at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City, Will Lyons will debut his film that goes deep inside the single blade mindset. […]
Invasive Species Report Rubber Riverbugs invade North America An exotic invasive species from the waterways of New Zealand is expected to show up on Canadian and U.S. rivers this summer. So-called “Riverbugs” are shaped like an “easy chair with pontoons,” said Wally Schaber, the owner of Trailhead, an Ottawa-based paddling shop. Schaber was among the […]
In November, C&K Associate Editor Dave Shively and Art Director Robert Zaleski paddled more than 100 miles on the great Mississippi River from Helena, Arkansas to Arkansas City. Along the way they dodged whirlpools and barges, camped on the expansive sandy beaches left from the receding water and most importantly, met some iconic characters. Here […]
A Board for the Better USACK looks outside the box to up exposure At this time last year, the USA Canoe/Kayak (USACK) board of directors was like an old dam on a river. It still had power, but lacked efficiency. So it was time for the organization—which governs America’s national canoe and kayak racing teams—to […]
Paddling videographer Bryan Smith introduces us to his friend Paul Kuthe, a canoeing/sea kayaking/whitewater paddling everyman with a poignant story and a plan for this season—to paddle the Butze tidal rapids in British Columbia. This is the first of three episodes.
Each Tuesday, we’ll highlight a company in Canoe and Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of the iconic canoe company, Wenonah. Stay tuned next week for more sacred crafts. Backwater $1,399, Royalex L: 15’; W: 41”; 79 lbs. ($1,529 in Tuf-weave Flex-core, 76 lbs.) ($2,099 in Kevlar Flex-core, 64 lbs.) […]