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Kayak: A Repair Saga, Part I

Kayak: A Repair Saga, Part I

A step-by-step tutorial on complete fiberglass boat restoration.

Mud Pots and Pelicans

Mud Pots and Pelicans

Touring and birdwatching on California's weird and wonderful Salton Sea

Like Paddler, Like Kayak

Like Paddler, Like Kayak

What does your kayak reveal about you?

Ichetucknee River, Florida

Ichetucknee River, Florida

Spring-hopping on the Sunshine State's Nature Coast

World's First 3D-Printed Kayak

World's First 3D-Printed Kayak

Engineer creates one-of-a-kind watercraft for just 500 bucks

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    • Daily Photo: Two Things that Start with 'Sea'

      Daily Photo: Two Things that Start with 'Sea'

      We asked Adventure Kayak readers on our Facebook page to share glamor shots of their boats, and the response was overwelming—over 140 images flooded in!…
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    • Grass Roots Engineering

      World's First 3D-Printed Kayak

      A full size 3D printed kayak has been created by Jim Smith of Grass Roots Engineering, using a home-made 3D printer. The kayak was constructed…
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    • Must love to paddle, bike, ski and have an aversion to suits, traffic and smog.
    World’s best paddlesports media company seeking creative, energetic, self-directed, detail-oriented designer for…
    • Raising boating safety awareness and honoring the memory of a young paddler
    On a bright, sunny November afternoon, David P. Civile launched his new…
    • Legendary waterman passes away, leaves behind remarkable legacy
    An icon in the watersporsts world, Hobie Alter has passed away at…
    • New light tourer puts beginners at ease
    An in-depth review of the Wilderness Systems light touring kayak by Adventure…
    • A sporty companion for play and touring
    An in-depth review of the Valley Gemini SP sports play sea kayak…

In The Hatch

  • Designed for heavy use in tough conditions, the North Water Dynamic Sea Tow Pro is available with 35 or 50 feet of line. The well-drained…

Weekend Plans

  • In for a penny, in for a pound. If you're planning a once-in-a-lifetime sojourn to the world's largest island, then you might as well go…

Paddling Gourmet

  •   This time-tested recipe for how to smoke fish in the backcountry was first published in Canoeroots and Family Camping magazine.  It’s hard to argue…

Level Up Your Skills

  • Years ago, a buddy and I tied a couple of borrowed kayaks to his car and headed to the lake. Our mission was simple: we…
    • At home in Jaime Sharp's shed (and van)
    Jaime Sharp knows sacrifice is the flipside of the shiny coin of adventure. The 32-year-old guide, videographer and founder of World Wild Adventures left behind a good job and a beautiful woman to follow his dream. In 2011, Sharp fled the promise of a settled life to paddle the length of New Zealand. Three years later he remains an unapologetic…
    • Finding fear in all the wrong places
    “I wouldn’t have thought it possible to cry so much and for so many days on end. I cried because it never became easy. I cried because I had no one with whom to share the beautiful moments, and no one to encourage me. I cried because my resolve, my strength, my resourcefulness had to be enough and I was…
    • What does your kayak say about you?
    “For sale: Used Valley Qajariaq. Good condition. Some spider cracking. $1,600.” Like pets, we choose boats that resemble us, and how we see ourselves. In my case: tall, skinny, serious, slow-twitch for long distances, but with idiosyncrasies—design quirks and bit of a playful side. Follow these intuitions and they can guide us to a perfect fit. Ignore them at our…
    • Two Quebec firefighters make record attempt
    Sébastien Lapierre and Olivier Giasson were new to sea kayak expeditions when they launched their tandem into the Arctic Ocean in July 2013. The Quebec firefighters were attempting to be the first to complete a single-season transit of the legendary Northwest Passage by sea kayak, 3,500 kilometers from Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, to Igloolik, Nunavut. We caught up with Lapierre, 35,…

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Kayaking Skills

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