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‘The Super Bowl of Tahiti’: Hawaiki Nui Va’a Race 2014

12.15.2014

Photos and words by Shawn Parkin The small and normally quiet village of Fare on the island of Huahine in French Polynesia is abuzz with activity. Children play in the ocean, climbing the mooring line of a research ship, and jump into the water below. Local vendors of island crafts and food sell their wares […]

Faces of Rey del Rio

11.28.2014

In Mountain Mind Collective’s following Quick Flick, competitor Todd Wells captures a few of the colorful characters (and highlights) from the 2014 Rey del Rio Waterfall World Championships’ talented international roster of 18 invitees.

Pat Keller claims ‘Rey del Rio’ title

11.25.2014

Photos from Chiapas, Mexico’s innovative three-event waterfall world championship and result rundown from the ‘Rey del Rio.’

Conserving Fiji: The Good Tabu

11.20.2014

Colin Philp is an outrigger canoeist with a singular vision: to make a 24-acre speck of Fiji called Leleuvia Island into a world-class resort for paddlers.

From the Gallery: Into Indo

09.12.2014

From the May 2013 C&K photo gallery: Photo by Frits Meyst. Sea kayakers explore Hidden Bay on Groot Fam Island, one of more than 1,500 small coral islands in the Raja Ampat archipelago. The reefs and blue-water mangroves teem with marine life, which supports the traditional Papuan way of life. The Raja Ampat Research and […]

Feel Good, Do Good: Find The Real Fiji

09.10.2014

By Kate Stepan While guiding rafts in Bali and other far-flung corners of the globe, Nate and Kelly Bricker saw plenty of what the U.S. river permit system was designed to prevent: overcrowding, overuse, and misuse by companies out to make a buck. When the Salt Lake City-based couple discovered a relatively untouched part of […]

International Stars Prep for Slalom World Championships in U.S.

07.11.2014

In September, the world’s premier kayakers and canoeists meet in Deep Creek, Md., as the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships return to the U.S. for the first time in 25 years.

The Altai Experience

07.02.2014

Benjamin Hjort’s scrolling photo feature on an international team’s kayak expedition through Russia’s remote Altai region, with runs of Siberia’s legendary Sumul’ta, Chuya, and Bashkaus rivers.

DISPATCH: The Amazon’s first kayak-only descent

06.26.2014

Video from 2014 Expedition of the Year nominees Darcy Gaechter, Don Beveridge, and David Midgley: the first team to complete the Amazon’s 4,300-mile, source-to-sea descent without raft support from its newly discovered most-distant source in the headwaters of Peru’s Rio Mantaro.

Russell Henry Smashes Vancouver Island Speed Record

06.19.2014

Russell Henry, the 22-year-old sea kayaking superstar from Canada, shatters the speed record for paddling around Vancouver Island.

Brazil 9000 Update

04.26.2014

A video update from the Brazil 9000 Expedition. Gareth Jones and Aaron Chervenak, who are attempting a paddling and pedaling human-powered expedition across Brazil, detail the completion of their 2000-mile pack-canoe transit of the Amazon basin from north to south.

Five New Peruvian River Runs

03.19.2014

Expedition paddler Rocky Contos shows an exclusive sneak-peak at a sampling of five new Peruvian rivers, some of the best whitewater runs out there.

The Grand Inga Project

01.29.2014

Tyler Bradt, Rush Sturges, Steve Fisher, and Ben Marr fire up The Congo’s Infamous Inga Rapids.

Photo Flipbook: Kayak Corsica

11.14.2013

C&K Contributing Photographer Darin McQuoid provides a visual journey back to the scenic Mediterranean island cradle of creekboating in this photo flipbook and story from our August 2013 issue installment of ‘Dirtbag Diaries,’ tracking a spring kayak trip from Slovenia to the island of Corsica.

Pub Crawl on the Thames River, Page 3

11.11.2013

And then I come upon a ratty old battleship gray and black wooden cabin cruiser with a man drinking an orange concoction straight out of a handle of liquor. “Beautiful day for a paddle, eh?” I say. “Where are you coming from?” says the sinewy man with long brown hair, red bandana, and a tinge […]

Thames River Pub Crawl II

11.11.2013

Inspired by some stories he read, Tom Hurley decided to paddle and create an E-book guidebook on pub crawling on the Thames.

Kayak in Central America’s Secret Gem

10.07.2013

Nicaragua is the secret gem of Central America’s kayaking destinations. Paddler and contributor Jeff Kinney shares his experiences and top reasons you should make this on your paddling priority list before others find out.

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