Camera. Energy bar. Eye drops. Deflated beach ball. Film canister filled with a “mystery item.” Somewhere in the large pocket of my PFD is the goal of all this rummaging around: a simple tube of lip balm. Sometimes I wonder if my PFD is like a “manbag” where I bring something for every conceivable situation and can’t find any of it when I actually need it.
By Tim Mutrie Tim Taylor of Tauranga, New Zealand just completed paddling around New Zealand’s South Island, and now he’s about halfway through completing his kayak circumnavigation of the North Island, too. Taylor, a 23-year-old tractor driver and former winemaker, is attempting to complete the first continuous solo kayak circumnavigation of New Zealand—the north and [...]
Dispute to test rights of private property owners vs. the paddling public; trial set for May
The Santa Cruz Paddle Festival has long been the kickoff to the paddle event season. Twenty-five years later, the vibe is pretty much the same but the party has gotten a whole lot bigger. One thing that has certainly changed, says organizer Dennis Judson, is boat design. In the quarter century that kayak and waveski [...]
IN THE WORLD OF KAYAK FISHING, JIM SAMMONS IS KIND OF A BIG DEAL. Probably because he knows how to catch really big fish from the seat of a kayak. He’s already started filming the third season of The Kayak Fishing Show on the World Fishing Network, and his Kayak Fishing: Game On DVD series [...]
Published: February 14, 2011 What happens when five friends who aren’t kayakers decide to paddle from Vancouver to Alaska on the Inside Passage? This film, “No Experience Required,” explores the question.
By Conor Mihell Published: February 14, 2011 In the wake of Aleksander Doba’s successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to South America, CanoeKayak.com spent more than a week translating interview questions from English to Polish, negotiating for exclusive photographs, and barraging our sources with countless trans-hemispheric emails to be the first to deliver [...]
By Conor Mihell Published: February 11, 2011 An all-star cast of sea kayak coaches is set to convene in San Francisco for third annual Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium, Feb. 18-20. The roster includes Welsh sea kayak icon Nigel Dennis, east coast paddling veteran Tom Bergh, San Juan Islands-based instructors Leon Somme and Shawna Franklin, [...]