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.

All Start Paddling

Taking the Kids Canoeing


Life on the water changes when children are added to the equation. Once we accept that hard truth, we can move into the practical phase of figuring out exactly how to meet the outfitting challenges posed by taking children canoeing.

What to Wear Paddling: Dress for Your Sport


What you wear paddling is important. What you should wear depends on the paddling environment and the likelihood of taking an unexpected swim.

Paddling the Primordial


A roundup of great swamp canoeing and kayaking trips throughout the south, including Everglades, Okefenokee, and the Great Dismal Swamp.

Cee-ing is Believing


Learn the C-stroke on flatwater, and your newly refined skill will increase your precision without sacrificing speed.

Good Times on the Main Salmon


An 80-mile, seven-day run down the Main Salmon River gives paddlers postcard scenery, wide-open wave trains, and a Christmas gift that keeps on giving.

Getting the Hole Story


Is a hole friend or foe? By learning to read the water, and knowing your own ability, you’ll be able to tell if you should drop in or stay out.

Getting Your Boat in Ship-Shape


Is Your Kayak Ready for the New Season? Following These Tips Will Ensure That it is.

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide