Whitewater Riders Kayak Camp

Whitewater Riders Kayak Camp

Unlike a lot of youth kayaking programs out there, Whitewater Riders promises to put kids in all kinds of boats, not just the ever-popular playboat. The curriculum is a 12-day smorgasbord of fun and a[...]

An Interview with Blind Canoeist Renee Kuester-Sebranek

An Interview with Blind Canoeist Renee Kuester-Sebranek

An abridged version of this interview ran in the March 2015 issue of Canoe & Kayak. Interview by Larry Rice When first meeting Renee Kuester-Sebranek, you’d peg her as a very attractive, confid[...]

Blind Trust

Blind Trust

Blind Trust appeared in the March 2015 issue of Canoe & Kayak. It is condensed from this interview. By Larry Rice Renee Kuester-Sebranek and her husband Ken Sebranek had been paddling together fo[...]

Virtual Coach: Peeling Out of an Eddy with Paul Kuthe

Virtual Coach: Peeling Out of an Eddy with Paul Kuthe

Peeling out is a river skill that all whitewater boaters practice every day they spend on moving water. From leaving the put-in eddy to navigating down the river, being able to enter and exit eddies g[...]

Virtual Coach: Catching an Eddy with Paul Kuthe

Virtual Coach: Catching an Eddy with Paul Kuthe

Knowing how to catch an eddy while boating is as fundamental a skill as knowing how to check your speed while skiing. It allows you to control your descent through whitewater, regroup with your buddie[...]

Virtual Coach: The Cross-Current Ferry with Paul Kuthe

Virtual Coach: The Cross-Current Ferry with Paul Kuthe

In this short video, veteran kayak coach Paul Kuthe explains how to do a cross-current ferry in your kayak, a key skill for boaters of all levels. Whether it’s being used on a Class I float or i[...]

Bombs Away: San Miguel Island Closed to Kayakers

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[...]

Raft-a-Palooza versus Floatzilla!

Raft-a-Palooza versus Floatzilla!

On Sunday, a small New Hampshire community will do its best to slay FloatZilla, and claim the Guinness World Record for their beloved Lake Winnipesaukee.

Achieving GOALS on Oregon’s Rogue River

Achieving GOALS on Oregon’s Rogue River

During a GOALS outdoor education program, kids learn to push themselves physically and mentally, to trust one another, and to recognize the growth that occurs both individually and collectively betwee[...]

2014 Payette River Games

2014 Payette River Games

The 2014 Payette River Games will be held at Kelly’s Whitewater Park on the Payette River in Cascade, Idaho, with a $100,000 cash purse making it the most lucrative river competition in the world.

Letter to my Daughter

Letter to my Daughter

This is why I am teaching you to kayak rivers. The river will be the objective disciplinarian I can never force myself to be. It’ll reward you with euphoria when you do well and punish you when you [...]

Kayaking and Canoeing for the Whole Family

Rivers are Playgrounds for Family Fun | Canoe & Kayak Magazine

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

A Date with Nigel Foster

A Date with Nigel Foster

Sea kayaking legend Nigel Foster chats with an avid sea kayaker about close encounters with polar bears, his top 5 camping kit essentials and more.

Stay Warm, Stay Safe on the Ocean

Stay Warm, Stay Safe on the Ocean

Canoe & Kayak teams up with the US Coast Guard to bring information regarding sea kayak safety during the winter season.