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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 Whitewater

Thoughts from a legend

12.01.2012

Al Widing Sr. has finished the 120-mile AuSable River Canoe Marathon a record 33 times, including 16 consecutive finishes from age 63 to 79.

Gallery—Darin McQuoid

12.01.2012

Rok Sribar on Fuefuki Gawa, Nishizawa Canyon, Japan

Oversea Debris

12.01.2012

On March 11, 2011, the Tohoku earthquake, centered off the coast of northern Japan, generated powerful tsunami waves that slammed into 400 miles of the Japanese shoreline…The waves washed more than 5 million tons of debris out to sea. In the fall of 2011, some of the estimated 1.5 million tons of remaining flotsam—everything from buoys and boats to entire shipping containers—began arriving on North America ’s west coast.

Gallery—Charlie Munsey

12.01.2012

Fred Norquist on Toketee Falls, North Umpqua River, Oregon

Gallery—Trey Cambern

08.01.2012

The inspiration to movie Deliverance which introduced a generation of adventure-seekers to the possibilities of river-running.

Gallery—Zbigniew Bzdak

08.01.2012

Robin Moore and Todd Gulick during the fifth Canoandes expedition to the Colca River Canyon in 1991.

Voices

06.22.2012

The North Fork Championship went off in a big way earlier this month. In the last 12 days, the media has been spewing into the web-o-sphere, with stylized video from Skip Armstrong and fantastic images from A-list photographers like Mike Leeds. And so it should. A gigantic rapid (Jacob’s Ladder) and easy spectator viewing made […]

USA Canoe/Kayak Going to Olympics

03.12.2012

After taking home Gold at the Pan American Championships, Team USA will have Olympians in both the C-1 and C-2 categories at the London 2012 Summer Games.

Do or Die for U.S. Olympic Canoes

03.08.2012

This weekend’s Pan American Championships in Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, will be the last chance for the six men’s U.S. C-1 and C-2 paddlers to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Nepalese Paddlers get the Nod

02.28.2012

Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa and Sano Babu Sunuwar have been voted the 2012 National Geographic Adventurers of the Year.

A Salute To Carnage

12.19.2011

Stay safe out there, and remember: We’re all just in between swims.

Ask Eddy

08.29.2011

Ed’s note: In the interest of, you know, facilitating dialogue, we’ve decided to start rolling out one of the magazine’s longtime recurring features, “Ask Eddy,” here on the website; below the latest, from the August 2011 issue. We invite readers to submit future questions for Eddy’s consideration here, at our Facebook page or by regular ol’ email: AskEddy@canoekayak.com.)

Learning to Kayak

05.22.2008

Learning to kayak can be intimidating.

Rafting With Kids 101

05.21.2008

A lot of work, but worth every tantrum and tattletale

6 Easy River Kayak and Raft Permits

04.29.2008

Easy Permits Mean More Fun, Less Red Tape… and more time on the river this summer. Discover lesser-known gems like the hassle-free multi-day runs on this list.

Six New Whitewater Kayaks for ’08

04.23.2008

Whitewater Kayak Review of 6 New kayaks for 2008

Whitewater Guide Tested Water Sandals

03.19.2008

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

Buyer's Guide

Buyer's Guide