Sea Kayak explorer, Justine Curgenven just posted a new trailer of her most recent expectation where she joined Sarah Outen and set-out to paddle the 2,500 kilometer length of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.
Judging by the trailer, it looks like one of the craziest adventures either of them has been on in quite a while.
Kokatat has outfitted a four-member team that just began a whitewater journey of a lifetime, reaching from South Africa into China.
Stage one of Expedition Inception, a two-stage expedition, will take the team from South Africa to Egypt. Over the course of about eight months, the paddlers plan to run and explore multiple first descents and source-to-sea waterways.
After a short break, Kelly and I are really happy to announce the latest episode of our podcast, Kayak Mainline. Sweet, lucky episode 13.
This time we get together and discover
Plus more science fiction book reviews and why Trailer Park Boys is the best Canadian TV show (except for the Beachcombers).
I hope you enjoy this one as much as we did putting it together.
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Have you ever stood on a beach looking out on the ocean and wondered what country is directly over there? If so, this map is for you.
I'm going to send this map to my mother as I have a vivid memory of me and my brothers standing on a beach in Florida during one Spring Break and her telling us that we were staring at Australia. Not sure why that memory stands out...
Pro top: Click on the map above for a larger version.
The kayak forward stroke. We make use of it 99% of the time out on the water but it’s also the one stroke that most people do poorly. Sure we can get from A to B with little difficulty but as soon as you need power or efficiency most paddlers don’t know how to fix it without coaching and serious practice.
Motionize is a new product to help make your kayak forward stroke better by using of technology as a virtual coach.
A new episode of Ken Whiting's online TV show, Facing Waves just got posted their and this time it focuses on my buddy and fellow team P&H Kayak paddler, Ray Boucher from Wawa, Ontario.
This episode focuses on rougher water paddling on Lake Superior. The cinematography looks great and I think you will agree that the camera really brings out Rays eyes.
For years I now I've been wondering (and I know you have to) just how many bags of unopened chips would it take to keep me afloat and take me on an adventure.
Well some Korean students decided to tackle that last great life mystery and discovered that if you tape together 160 bags of chips into a kayak, you and your buddy can paddle off into the sunset and international fame.
More info: wsj.com
I love when people bring technology and the outdoors together in unique ways so I knew this project was right up my alley as soon as I stumbled upon it.
What you are looking at here is called the Tide Machine. It's a simple, internet-connected surfboard that reports the current wave height from your favourite weather buoy.
Here is a quick video to see it in action: