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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.

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Commentary: The End of Paper Charts?

10.23.2013

Last night, NOAA announced that it will stop printing nautical charts on paper. C&K Editor Jeff Moag’s response: trust your skills, not your batteries.

Back on the Water with Gordon Brown

09.27.2013

Scottish sea kayak coach Gordon Brown is back with the third installment of his series of instructional DVDs: “Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown Volume Three: Navigation, Rolling and Dealing with Emergencies.”

Gotta Have a Float Plan

09.02.2013

Make a plan and let someone know before you go. Should the worst happen, the U.S. Coast Guard will have an idea where to find you.

Kayaking the Northwest Passage

07.26.2013

Canadian Firefighters Sebastien Lapierre and Olivier Giasson attempt to sea kayak fabled Northwest Passage in one season—never before done.

Kayak Na Pali Coast

07.25.2013

The paddle traces the famed fluted green cliffs of Na Pali Coast State Park, rising 3,000 feet from the ocean, punctured by sea caves and footed by just a few scallops of isolated beach. You’ve seen pictures or clips of it from Pirates of the Caribbean and King Kong. It’s simply beautiful.

Kelly Gossett

05.01.2013

New Mexico is better known for its arid landscape than for canoeing and kayaking, but that hasn’t dented Kelly Gossett’s enthusiasm for the sport. For six years, Gossett has been the sole proprietor and teacher at Albuquerque’s lone paddling school, New Mexico Kayak Instruction.

STORM RIDERS

04.30.2013

This story featured in the 2013 Buyer’s Guide. The Team: Marty Perry, Rowan Gloag and the Hurricane Riders The Mission: Push the limits of sea-kayak performance By Mike McKay They call themselves the Hurricane Riders, and they delight in chasing the rough waters at the edge of sea kayak performance. They charge into frigid overhead […]

Tips for Sea Kayaking in Baja

04.30.2013

Ways to make the most of your next paddling adventure in Mexico

Unfiltered: Maligiaq Johnsen Padilla

04.22.2013

Padilla has always straddled two worlds. His father was an American serviceman, his mother Greenland Inuit. He learned Greenlandic at age 3 when his parents split and his mother brought him back to Greenland from the States, re-learning English in high school. Two years ago he moved to Alaska and married Elizabeth Saagulik Hensley, an Alaskan Inuit attorney. With the day off from his construction job (“It’s 20 below, not too cold for me but the air compressors don’t work”), Padilla held their 6-month-old daughter as we spoke. — Jeff Moag

For All Walks

04.17.2013

Ski Yak class, groin pulls and banging your head on rocks.

Creek Racing is Back—And this time it’s serious

04.17.2013

30 of the world’s best paddlers charge a giant slalom course on Idaho’s signature Class V drop at the North Fork Championship.

Destinations—The West Coast

04.16.2013

North America’s west coast has some of the sweetest sea kayaking venues in this dimension, and many of them are also blessed with small lodges with kayak-minded hosts and convenient water access.

20 Things Every Paddler Needs To Know

04.13.2013

So you call yourself a paddler? Before joining this hallowed subculture, there are a few key lifestyle skills that you should look to work into your arsenal to distinguish you from other waterman wannabes. Here are a few to get you started.

Gallery—Benjamin Hjort

04.01.2013

Gallery – Upper Valldal River, Norway

Back for More This is the Sea

03.04.2013

It’s been almost a decade since British paddler and filmmaker Justine Curgenven redefined sea kayaking with the launch of her first This is the Sea video. The film injected excitement and youthful vigor into ocean paddling, capturing the thrills of long-boat surfing and the drama of expedition paddling to battle the stereotype that sea kayaking was a sport for graybeards in floppy hats. Curgenven followed up with another three TITS volumes, driving the rough-water sea kayaking trend and inspiring countless paddlers to set off on their own adventures on the world’s oceans.

Gallery – Benjamin Hjort

12.01.2012

Gallery – Upper Valldal River, Norway

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