Anatomy Of A Whitewater Kayak

Anatomy of a Boat: Whitewater Kayak

Whitewater kayaking is exhilarating, but it helps to know what you’re talking about before you jump in one. Let our annotated guide show you everything you need to know about your whitewater kay[...]

Whitewater Kayak Gear Guide

Gear Guide: Whitewater Kayaks

If there was ever a paddling discipline in which to pick your gear battles, it’s whitewater. You can get a little bogged down with everything you need to pack. Don’t get lost in the paddle pogies [...]

Whitewater Ready 

Whitewater Kayaking Basics

Learning whitewater kayaking is a long process. You can’t simply master a few skills and tackle a Class V monster. But according to Jerry McAward, a veteran instructor at Northeast PA Kayak School,[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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.

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!

New Surf Spot in Southeast

New Surf Spot in Southeast

Georgia and Alabama’s Chattahoochee River is now on the must-visit paddling list alongside such other Southeast boating hotbeds as the Ocoee, Nantahala and Chattooga rivers.

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[...]

Whitewater ready

Whitewater ready

This story featured in the 2013 Beginner’s Guide issue. By Jeff Kinney Learning to kayak whitewater is a long process. You can’t simply master a few skills and tackle a Class V monster. But ac[...]

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.