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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 gracefully is essential. Even advanced paddlers take pleasure in a smooth peel out into fast-moving current and feeling the rush of acceleration to the river’s speed.

All Start Paddling

Whitewater Guide Tested Water Sandals

03.19.2008

Every boater needs a pair of water-worthy bombproof sandals to keep their feet safe.

Kayak Fishing from a Mother Ship

03.07.2008

Southern California’s best kayak fishing destinations lie far beyond paddling reach. Those places are the thick kelp beds and rocky shallows of the windswept Channel Islands, spots the most audacious power boaters avoid.

2008 Inflatables Gear Review

02.07.2008

INFLATABLES The first rafts used in commercial operations were surplus WWII pontoons used by the Army make temporary bridges. We’ve come a long way since then, but the basic concept is the same—keep the cargo afloat in a durable, collapsible package. These days, one ultralight inflatable allows you to hike across two Arctic mountain ranges […]

Changes in Expedition Canoeing

01.29.2008

Cliff Jacobson talks of the changes he has seen in over 50 years of expedition canoeing.

Canada’s Nahanni River: A Solo Paddle in Canada’s Northwest Territories

01.23.2008

Luc Bedard paddles a canoe, solo, down Canada’s Nahanni River.

Kayaking the Length of the Florida Keys

01.09.2008

At the top of his “to-do”wish list was a kayak trip the length of the Florida Keys. The Florida Keys are an archipelago of about 1,700 islands in the southeast United States. They begin at the southeastern tip of the Florida peninsula, about 15 miles south of Miami, and extend in a gentle arc south-southwest and then westward to Key West.

2008 Canoe Review

12.12.2007

New Canoe Designs help push the envelope using new materials and modifying traditional design parameters.

Endangered Species: Are Whitewater Canoeists Endangered?

12.11.2007

Are open boaters disappearing from American rivers?

Yellowstone River Canoe Trip

12.06.2007

Sawyer barely crests 100 pounds, but he’s comfortable in class 3 water and already has a trip resume many adults will never achieve.

Kayak Fishing With Kids

11.21.2007

The lake was modest, only a few acres, and the stocked trout held proudly by my grinning son didn’t outstretch a ruler. James had been zipping around on a Hobie pedal kayak, having too much of a good time to stop and fish. Then I’d hooked the trout. Moments later the rod was in his […]

Video Camera Setup for Whitewater Rafting

11.20.2007

How to set up a rig for getting great video camera footage of river rafting.

California Kayak Fishing in the WinterThe off-season packs plenty of fishing action

11.08.2007

Feel that chill in the evening air? Even here in the gorgeous Golden State fall is here and what passes for Old Man Winter is on the way. Rather than pine for the days of summer gone by, savvy paddle-powered fishers are anxiously awaiting a splendid time of year. “The winter months are some of […]

Paddling Drytops 2007

10.03.2007

Waterproof Your Wardrobe in time for the wet season.

Summer Kayak Gear Review

08.18.2007

Sunny days and soaring temps call for the right gear. Here’s a look at what’s out there now to complete your paddling season tool kit.

Paddling Technique: Forward Stroke

07.11.2007

Paddling like Greg Barton takes years of practice and precise technique.

Alpacka Packrat

06.26.2007

Is the Alpacka Raft the real deal? Packrafting is a legitimately novel way to explore new waterways.

Paddling Terms

06.26.2007

Learn the Lingo – A Glossary of Uncommon Paddling Terms first appeared in Beginner’s Guide ’07

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide