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The Madawaska Kanu Centre teaches that family fun can begin and grow on the river, with experiences the whole family should share. Sorry, Disneyland!

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New World Record: 225 Pound Blue Marlin Landed from Kayak

09.03.2010

Champion angler Andy Cho set an unofficial world record earlier this week, snagging a 225 pound blue marlin from his kayak in Hawaii. The two-time Makahiki Tournament champ showed the big-game boys in their Bertrams, and the rest of the fishing world, how a He Waa Kalawai’a (canoe fisherman) reels in a trophy marlin, unassisted. […]

Same As it Ever Was: Colorado’s Gore Canyon Race

09.03.2010

The economy, politics, the definition of wealth—tough things to pin down. One thing you can always count on though? A thriller in Colorado’s Gore Canyon every August. Since the days of Chan Zwanzig and the Wave Sport posse circa Dashboard Burrito, even if sponsors disappear, the Gore Race always goes, even if just a few […]

O’Blenis Reclaims Vancouver Island Speed Record

09.01.2010

Canadian Joe O’Blenis has reclaimed his speed record for circumnavigating British Columbia’s Vancouver Island by sea kayak. O’Blenis completed the 750-mile journey on Saturday with an epic 55-mile day along the Gulf Islands, just across the border from Washington’s San Juans. He finished his “Race Around the Island” in 16 days, 12 hours and 14 […]

The Big One

09.01.2010

Canadian sea kayaker Joe O’Blenis is on the home stretch of his bid to reclaim the speed record for circumnavigating British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, and it seems like the race is going to go down to the wire. As of August 31, the 44-year-old speed demon was camped on the island’s outer Pacific Ocean coast, […]

Book Review: Navigation – Sea State & Weather – A Paddler’s Manual

09.01.2010

The biggest difference between sea kayaking and other paddling disciplines is the unique challenges brought about by the vastly diverse and constantly changing marine environment explored by coastal paddlers. The suite of skills needed to address these challenges is known as seamanship, and includes navigation, interpreting the weather and understanding how weather influences bodies of […]

Boat Book – Ocean Kayak

08.31.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Ocean Kayak. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. MALIBU TWO XL MSRP $879, roto-molded polyethylene L: 13′ 4″; W: 34″, 61 lbs. Built for family adventures, the Malibu Two XL offers […]

Boat Book – Old Town Canoes and Kayaks

08.31.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Old Town Canoes and Kayaks. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. DISCOVERY 158 MSRP $889, roto-molded polyethylene L: 15′ 8″; W: 35.5″, 80 lbs. For more than 25 years the Discovery […]

Boat Book – Point 65 Kayaks

08.31.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Point 65. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. TEQUILA! SOLO $699 in roto-molded polyethylene L: 9’8″; W: 29.5″; 48.5 lbs. A new level of innovation for recreational kayaks. A fun, versatile […]

Boat Book – NuCanoe

08.30.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of NuCanoe. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. NUCANOE 10′ SOLO ADVENTURER $979 in roto-molded AquaTuf polyethylene L: 120″; W: 42″; 58 lbs. With everything you need to fish in lakes, rivers, […]

Boat Book – NRS

08.30.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of NRS. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. EXPEDITION 140 $4,850.00 in 48-oz., 1670-denier Pennel Orca Hypalon tubes & floor L: 14′; W: 7′; 148 lbs. Built tough enough for outfitters, the […]

Kayak Close Encounter

08.28.2010

The waters off Dana Point in southern California have long been a favorite summer destination for whale watchers. While there are many types of craft from which to seek blue whale sightings, the experience from a charter motorboat–watching the world’s biggest whales through binoculars–does not compare to an up-close encounter from a sea kayak. “It […]

Paddling South Florida – How to Make it Happen

08.27.2010

Photos and Story By Pete Zimowsky The screech of an osprey grabs your attention and breaks your momentum as your’re paddling across the blue waters of Indian River Lagoon in South Florida. The white-and-black fish hawk blasts out of a tree, plunges into the water and comes up with dinner wiggling in its talons. The […]

Boat Book – Nova Craft Canoe

08.27.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Nova Craft Canoe. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. PROSPECTOR 15 $1499 Royalex 70 lbs; R-Lite 59 lbs. L: 15′; W: 36″; D: 15″ The Prospector 15 is a scaled-down version […]

Boat Book – North Shore Sea Kayaks

08.26.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of North Shore Sea Kayaks. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. POLAR Polar-$3,199 in fiberglass, L: 16’9″; W: 21.5″; 53 lbs. Polar HV-$3199 in fiberglass, L: 17’5″; W: 22″; 55 lbs. The […]

Boat Book – Fluid Kayaks

08.26.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Fluid Kayaks. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. NEMESIS $980, roto-molded polyethelene Small: L:5’11″; W:23.5″; 44 gal.; 27 lbs.; Medium: L:6’1″; W:25.5″; 51 gal.; 32 lbs.; Large: L:6’5″; W:26.25″; 58 gal.; […]

Boat Book – Soar Inflatable Canoes

08.26.2010

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Soar Inflatable Canoes. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book. S12 $1745 in Hypalon / neoprene. L:12′; W: 40″; 52 lbs. The versatility of the S12 is amazing: It offers the most […]

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Buyer's Guide