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[...]

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.

Commentary: The End of Paper Charts?

Commentary: The End of Paper Charts

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

Back on the Water with Gordon Brown

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 Emergencie[...]

Gotta Have a Float Plan

Gotta Have a Float Plan

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

Kayaking the Northwest Passage

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

Kayak Na Pali Coast

kayak Na Pali Coast

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[...]

Kelly Gossett

Instructor Profile Kelly Gossett

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 propriet[...]

STORM RIDERS

STORM RIDERS

This story featured in the 2013 Buyer’s Guide. [caption id="attachment_53899" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="Photo: Rowan Gloag"][/caption] The Team: Marty Perry, Rowan Gloag and the Hur[...]

Tips for Sea Kayaking in Baja

Tips for Sea Kayaking in Baja

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

Unfiltered: Maligiaq Johnsen Padilla

Unfiltered: Maligiaq Johnsen Padilla

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 Gr[...]

For All Walks

For All Walks

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

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

Creek Racing - North Fork Championship

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

Destinations - The West Coast

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.