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Olly Hicks and George Bullard hold up large fish for the camera.

Who Is Sea Kayaking Adventurer Olly Hicks?

Olly Hicks is no stranger to breaking records. Once the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic and the first to row across the…

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Army Vet Josh Collins holds his paddle for a portrait

Profile: One Army Vet's SUP Journey Raises Awareness for PTSD

Less than two years ago, the highlight of Josh Collins’ day was when his cup of medication would arrive. After more than 20 years in…

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SUP race competitor paddles river

Editorial: How I Lost My First Standup Paddleboard Race

Hot sand between my toes is usually a great feeling on a mid-summer Saturday morning. Except the sound of the air-horn blast indicated my toes…

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Two Kayakers on lake on a sunny fall day

Editorial: Stop Thinking, Buy the Kayak

My friend, Larry, pined over the purchase of a new kayak for more than two years. We spoke about it every Wednesday evening. One night…

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A Justin Case Kayak leans up against a tent in the woods

Justin Case Kayak Aims High For The Lightest Kayak

Justin Case Kayak launches Kickstarter campaign to fund their portable kayak. Have you ever thought of taking a kayak on a plane as a carry-on?…

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Freya Hoffmeister, German paddler, in her kayak with her paddle raised above her head.

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Freya Hoffmeister

Tackling enormous paddling expeditions is not new for Freya Hoffmeister. The German kayaker is well-known in the paddling world for circumnavigations of Iceland, Australia, South…

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Kayaker in fishing village

10 of Adventure Kayak's Most Popular Stories From 2016

1. Video: Gnarly Ocean Play in California Obviously, this story made an impression on paddlers everywhere. Our most viewed story from 2016 is a video…

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Editorial: Paddling Friendships

Editorial: Paddling Friendships

“Thank you! See you!” The petite Japanese woman beamed, bouncing onto her tiptoes to give each of us a hug goodbye. Strangers just three days…

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Unsung Heroes: The Humble Kayak in History

Unsung Heroes: The Humble Kayak in History

In a 17th-century fortress high in the Pyrenees Mountains near the Spanish border is a sea kayak. It’s a beat-up folding model from the 1930s,…

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Beat the Winter Blues: 6 of the Best Kayaking Films of All Time

Beat the Winter Blues: 6 of the Best Kayaking Films of All Time

For many paddlers, the bitter cold and frozen waters of winter herald the end of the boating season. But don’t swap that paddle for a…

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What's In: Sarah and Boomer's Tiny Home

What's In: Sarah and Boomer's Tiny Home

When you're used to fitting everything you need into two kayak hatches and living out of a tent for months at a time, 280 square…

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10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

1. MAINTAIN YOUR GEAR With winter storms howling outside, now is the time to do those big and little repairs you’ve been putting off. Fix…

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A little girl on a sit-on-top kayak

Infographic: How To Get Your Kids To Love Kayaking

There is nothing more fulfilling than a great adventure outdoors with your family. However, a kayaking trip with your kids can be exciting and stressful…

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