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Canoeist launches last leg of trek on disappearing river - 2 days ago
Colin McDonald is near the end of his 1,900-mile 'Disappearing Rio Grande' expedition that's taken him down the length of the river from its source.
Tandem Canoe Ballet - 2 days ago
Watch the teamwork and skill that these canoeists demonstrate in their spins and turns on a standing wave on the Lower Madawaska River (ON).
Safari & Zanzibar Kayak Adventure - 2 days ago
Come along with us on a traditional Tanzanian Wildlife Safari. Then fly to the beautiful island of Zanzibar to be guided on several kayak paddles to tiny islands off the coast.
Choosing the Right Life Jacket for Paddling - 3 days ago
This short video demonstrates the simple "fit test" for a PFD and explains why a paddling specific life jacket is preferred to other market options.
Product Review: Shearwater 17 (kit) kayak by CLC - 3 days ago
I have built this Shearwater 17 stich and glue kayak... She is fast, straight but turns easy on angle, comfortable, stable, lightweight for this kind of construction, robust and surf well...
Daredevil Kayaker Plunges Down 30-Foot Icy Waterfall - 3 days ago
Thrill-seeker and kayaker Todd Wells' latest adventure was conquering Spirit Falls on the Little White Salmon River, a tributary of the Columbia River in Washington.
Patience Pays! - 4 days ago
Cliff Jacobson retells a few of his canoeing stories where it did paid off for him to be patient.
New Product: Adventurer Inflatable SUP by NRS - 4 days ago
For the paddler looking to go farther and do more, the 12'6" Adventurer is designed for adventure touring and overnight adventures
Kayakers shocked by Mediterranean's urban sprawl - 4 days ago
Two French oceanography researchers expected to find pollution on their 14-month kayak journey from Gibraltar to Istanbul, but what shocked them was the endless spread of cities along the...
Trip Report: New Hogan Lake (CA) - 5 days ago
There are several islands and many coves to explore. The area is populated with lots of wildlife but don't expect to see much of it on busy weekends and holidays. During the week it aboun...
Store Feature: Black iKayak T-shirt - 5 days ago
Tell the world in simple terms that you love to kayak with this black t-shirt with white text that reads "iKayak".
Mush Meal? - 5 days ago
A-maize your friends on your next camp outing by whipping up a meal of corn. Want to give it a try? Then check out Tamia's latest article.
Kayaking Firefighter Saves Wounded Snow Goose - 6 days ago
FDNY Battalion Chief Dan Murray kayaked out into the middle of the cold Hudson River to rescue an injured snow goose
Late Season Layering - 6 days ago
Kevin Callan offers some tips (and a video!) on layering and suggestions on what to wear, and what to avoid, when you're active in the outdoors this time of year when the temperatures may...
Gear Spotlight: Paddle Saddle kayak seats by Yakpads - 6 days ago
Soft Lycra laminated to neoprene seating surface. Non-skid backing on seat bottom. Two securing methods: Velcro or tie-downs. Gel-filled inner core with permanent memory.
Coast Guard rescues kayaker paddling from Maui to Big Island - 7 days ago
The kayaker was en route to the Big Island from Maui when he reportedly lost sight of the island due to volcanic smog and drifted off course.
Grandmother's Kayak Expedition On-Hold Due to Injury - 8 days ago
Deb Walters, a grandmother who set out in July on a year-long kayaking expedition from Maine to Guatemala, is taking some time off to nurse a nagging injury.
New Paddling.net Sweepstakes! - 8 days ago
Make sure to enter the new sweepstakes from Paddling.net which features four great boat and prize packages you can register to win!
Kayaker hammers Grand Canyon rapids for speed record - 9 days ago
Ben Orkin and Harrison Rea, paddling separately, launched on the Colorado River on Jan. 7 for an attempt at setting a record...
Sea Kayak Seal Launch - YIKES! - 9 days ago
This video demonstrates why it may not be the best idea to attempt a seal launch of your touring kayak from a high dock.
Feature Trip: Sea Kayak Everglades 3-5 Day Tour (FL) - 9 days ago
The warm weather and warm waters makes the Florida Everglades the premier winter paddling destination!
Ice Paddling - 10 days ago
Tom Watson focuses on the types of situations one could encounter on rivers and lakes when paddling icy water. He also gives some advice for kayaking near glaciers.
Product Review: Sea Ghost 130 kayak by Vibe Kayaks - 10 days ago
The boat paddles very easy, and tracking is very good, especially with the included rudder system. The boat is surprisingly fast as well. This is a GREAT boat for the price, and competes,...
Non-Profit Kayaking Group's Dock Stolen - 10 days ago
The Manhattan Community Boathouse is trying to raise money to buy a new floating dock after the one it had for three years was cut loose and stolen from the end of Pier 96 off of Hudson R...
Tandem Canoe Backferry - 11 days ago
Watch this short video where Paul Mason and Mark Scriver demonstrate the different paddle strokes needed to properly execute a back ferry.
New Product: Contour Inflatable Belt Pack PFD by Stohlquist - 11 days ago
The Contour is a low-profile inflatable belt pack design providing comfort and safety, without the bulk of traditional inflatable PFDs.
Paddling for the world - 11 days ago
Steve Posselt will be taking his kayak 8000km from Australia to Paris via America to support action to halt climate change.
Trip Report: Calcasieu River (LA) - 12 days ago
It was a nice half-day trip that covered about 7 miles (round-trip). It was a good combination of peaceful nature-watching on the tributary and practicing navigation of motorboat wakes on...
Store Feature: Kayak Relax. Repeat T-shirts - 12 days ago
This red t-shirt features a simple design for a simply relaxing time; a white kayak silhouette with the mantra: Paddle. Relax. Repeat. Available in short or long-sleeve.
Paddle Trip Planning 2 - 12 days ago
Last week, Tamia described how a passing glance at a wall map got her dreaming about a trip that will begin on her doorstep and carry her back to the river of her childhood. Now she's giv...
Paddle the Redwood National Park this Summer - 13 days ago
For a limited time in summer, Redwood National and State Parks will present free kayak tours of the Smith River, the largest free-flowing river system in California.
From the Archives: Eddy Turns - 13 days ago
Simply put, eddy turns are the most important river running skill to develop. With eddy turns you can work your way down a rapid in small pieces.
Gear Spotlight: Hand Paddles by Backwater Paddles - 13 days ago
With these unique kayak hand paddles you DO NOT have to put your fishing rod or camera down and break out a seven foot paddle to move your boat a few yards to stalk your prey.




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