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Racing on the Revitalized Los Angeles River


The Los Angeles River–best known for Hollywood car chases along miles of dry concrete culverts–plays host to a different kind of race.

Help This Man Make a Film About the Love of Kayaking


Bill Parks is on a mission and he wants you to help. An American now living in New Zealand, the filmmaker has launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to complete his whitewater film Rivering, which he defines as “the art of journeying down wild rivers in small craft for the sheer joy of it.” Billed as […]

Bombs Away: San Miguel Island Closed to Kayakers


The military said it would move expeditiously to conduct its risk assessment of the island 40 miles off the California coast, but they have yet to begin a sweep of live ordnance across the lonely isle.

Rush Sturges joins Jackson Kayak


After 14 years paddling for Dagger Kayaks, whitewater Renaissance man Rush Sturges has signed a sponsorship deal with Jackson Kayaks.

Kayaker Shot While Stargazing in Maryland


Medical aid helps a kayaker shot on Sunday night while paddling in Bodkin Creek in Pasadena, Maryland. The police is now on the search for the shooter.

Ted Bell Back to Building Canoes


After a seven-year hiatus, flatwater and downstream champion Ted Bell’s back building canoe hulls, this time for his newly formed Northstar Canoe company.

ICF Votes to Add Women’s Canoe to Tokyo Olympics


The International Canoe Federation Board of Directors motioned to support the inclusion of C-1 women events in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Paddlers Fined for Running Grand Canyon During Shutdown


River Runners Fined for Running Grand Canyon during Shutdown By Eugene Buchanan When rangers on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon forbid Brian Kehoe from hiking down to the river to join his river trip at Phantom Ranch, the river-runner from Chico, Calif., weighed his options. The penalty for defying the Grand Canyon closure and government shutdown could […]

Meet the Young Contender


The next American kayaking phenom shows his hand at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships prelims. Will he be able to repeat it when it counts?

Hometown Heroes


As the 2013 Freestyle World Championship comes to a close in Bryson City, NC, the United States athletes demonstrate their top place among the world’s best paddlers.

New 24-Hour World Record: 151.87 Miles


Canoe & Kayak catches up with Brandon Nelson after he set the new world record for longest distance paddled in 24 hours: 151.73 miles.

2013 New Boat Reviews


Last August, C&K staff ventured to Salt Lake City to what paddling companies have come out with at the 2013 Outdoor Retailer. Here is a video diary of interesting new boats from the OR show.

Back in the Rodeo Saddle


Emily Jackson wins the U.S. National Freestyle Championship only a month after giving birth to her first child.

Freestyle Worlds Preview


A break down of what to expect and who to look out for at the 2013 Worlds

Trade Talks: Lifestyle 444


In this installment of Trade Talks, OR, C&K caught up with Mark Hall of Kayak Distribution at the 2013 Smmer Outdoor Retailer to talk about Tahe Marine’s new boat, the Lifestyle 444.

The Road to Worlds


Colorado teams claim national titles and begin prepping for the International Rafting Federation World Rafting Championships in mid-November in Rotorua, New Zealand.

On the Red Carpet


On Aug. 1, the paddling community celebrated the Canoe & Kayak Awards in Salt Lake City. While there, we got a behind-the-scenes look at what some of paddling’s stars are up to these days.

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