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High School student uses computer to build dream canoe - 7 hr ago
High School senior Tyler Wachs spent the last nine weeks using computer-aided-design software, a computer controlled cutting machine, a 3D printer, a laser engraver and old-fashioned tool...
Standard Greenland Roll Tutorial - 14 hr ago
This useful video showcases underwater points of view to help you grasp the entire process of the Standard Greenland Roll.
Gear Spotlight: Kayak Paddles by Crooked Creek Paddles - 18 hr ago
Crooked Creek makes different styles of kayak paddles for the different ways people paddle as well as the type of water that they prefer.
Girls break into home for help after canoe sinks - 1 day ago
Two girls swam ashore after their canoe tipped over on Beaver Lake in Arkansas, broke into a home, and used the shower to fight off hypothermia
TriKayak Added to Buyers Guide - 2 days ago
Check out the XS-1 from TriKayak and compare this unique boat with the many other boats available to research in the Buyers' Guide.
Photos: Kayaker's View of Great Lake Icebergs - 2 days ago
Photos of icebergs on Lake Michigan taken recently by Dan Boers from his kayak near Grand Haven, MI
48th Missouri Whitewater Championships wrap - 3 days ago
This annual event with its beautiful weather drew canoe and kayak racers from several states such as Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisc., as well as Missouri.
Tug-O-War Canoe?? - 3 days ago
New Olympic sport? Two teams of six faceoff in one oversized war canoe in a swimming pool with an established middle line. Then Paddle On!
Kayakers vs. Fur Seals on beach - 4 days ago
Kayakers find trouble in reclaiming an important weather forecast on a beach full of angry Fur Seals on South Georgia Island.
Feature Trip: The Berry Islands (Bahamas) - 4 days ago
Treat yourself to an all-inclusive, live-aboard, mothership tour in the Bahamas with Kayak Voyagers!
Kayaking Safety - The Essentials - 4 days ago
Beginners are encouraged to watch this video before hitting the water. By knowing what to look for, what to avoid, what gear to bring along and other things mentioned here, you can insure...
Product Review: Quetico 17 canoe by Souris River - 5 days ago
I've paddled a wide range of canoes and this was my second kevlar purchase... The flat bottom does cut the speed down, but the stability and maneuverability is a great compromise. It trac...
East Coast kayaking expert shares water safety advice - 5 days ago
Along with other tips, Chris Miller, owner of Down East Kayaks (NC) stresses that kayakers need to have a plan and inform friends or family the intended destination and the intended time ...
Training Canoe Newbies - 5 days ago
Cliff Jacobson has been on a few wilderness canoe trips where there are paddlers who are attempting to canoe whitewater rivers for the first time. Over the years, he has formed a few test...
New Product: Excursion 10ss fishing kayak by Sun Dolphin - 6 days ago
The Excursion 10 SS was designed for an amazing fishing experience. Amenities include one swivel and two flush mounted rod holders, hands-free electronics console, large open cockpit with...
World Champ. awarded to slalom course being built for Rio - 6 days ago
The canoe slalom course being built for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has been awarded two major events by the ICF
Trip Report: Macatawa River (MI) - 6 days ago
The Macatawa River is a short river with the entire length barely reaching 17 miles... During Spring and Fall, a person can... paddle all the way to the Lake Michigan pier heads.
Store Feature: Ladies Blue Kayak Splash T-shirt - 7 days ago
This bright blue, ladies-cut t-shirt features four large colorful kayaks standing on end.
How Steep Is My River? - 7 days ago
No prudent paddler runs a river without checking it out on the map first. This means more than giving the map a hurried once-over on your way to the put-in. You need to go to school on yo...
Whitewater mecca faces uncertain future - 7 days ago
Deals struck with the TVA in 1983 and 2006 that guarantee the steady flow of whitewater on the Middle and Upper Ocoee (TN) will expire at the end of 2018.
Choosing the Best Kayak Paddle - 8 days ago
Wayne Horodowich unfolds some of the differences between paddles and the instances where it would be useful to use a particular type.
Gear Spotlight: Kayak Motor Kit by BassYaks - 8 days ago
Bassyaks Systems are the most adjustable, maneuverable, expandable, motors in the world! Capable of longer run times, are more rugged, and way more adjustable than any other setup on the ...
Paddle Nation Grant application deadline approaching - 9 days ago
Non-profit organizations can be awarded UP TO $2,500 for requests that work towards creating connections between young people with their local waterways through recreational paddling.
College student to undertake unique kayak study - 10 days ago
Joanne Duck, a student at South Essex College (UK), is completing a 'screwroll' study for her degree dissertation, which could be the first one of its kind.
Cold water, nice temps, greet paddlers - 10 days ago
Cold water is not the only danger this time of year. Debris (i.e., trees and branches) can be trapped in the ice and when the river thaws it moves downstream and is deposited at the base ...
Canoe FAIL: Laughing Underwater? - 11 days ago
Watch this video of a canoe going under on the Black River in Wisconsin; for one participant, it sounds like it was a laughing matter however...
Feature Trip: Kayak & Camp with Killer Whales in Canada - 11 days ago
This trip offers spectacular kayaking in remote wilderness of Johnstone Strait (BC) with spacious safari tents & gourmet food all included.
Crossover Gear for Paddling - 11 days ago
Tom Watson examines some recent items on the outdoor gear market that may serve a useful purpose in the paddling realm. Check them out.
Product Review: Bay Folding Kayak by Oru Kayak - 12 days ago
The kayak is responsive and turns very well. No rudders needed. No trouble in steering through heavy current either. The seat is comfortable enough and the foot straps are easy to adjust...
Esquif Canoes Closes - 12 days ago
According to their website, as of March 16, 2015, various elements have forced Esquif to dispose of its assets and end production of their quality whitewater and expedition canoes.
Air Bag Tips for Canoes - 12 days ago
Paul Mason provides a few tips on filling air bags in this useful video. He also talks about finding holes in them and quick repair tips, as well as transporting boats with air bags in them.
New Product: Velocity Watershoe by NRS - 13 days ago
When the hike-in and portages are long and the terrain is rugged, the Velocity takes it all in stride. The ballistic-nylon upper, with rubber overlays on the toe, heel and sidewalls, repe...
Orca Attacks Sea Lion - 13 days ago
This video, shot from a kayak near Hornby Island (BC), demonstrates just how quickly orcas can kill.
Store Feature: Orange Kayak Sunset Hat - 14 days ago
This burnt orange hat is embroidered with a paddling kayaker silhouetted against a beautiful sunset. A original!
Convenience Stores for Last-Ditch Provisioning - 14 days ago
Convenience stores don't often figure in accounts of wilderness trips, but they probably ought to get more credit than they do. They're the peripatetic paddler's best bet for 'Last-Ditch ...

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