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Icelandic adventures

A land of fire and ice, Iceland sits just below the arctic circle on the mid Atlantic continental plate boundary. These two facts give Iceland its unique polar volcanic environment to explore by kayak.
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2017 American Made Outdoor Gear Award Open for Entry!
   August 18, 2016

2017 American Made Outdoor Gear Award Open for Entry!


by Kokatat

The American Made Outdoor Gear Award (AMOGA) is inviting domestic manufactures to submit their “made in America” stories for the 2017 American Made Outdoor Gear Awards, the annual award program that celebrates domestic manufacturing in the outdoor industry.

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   August 18, 2016

2017 American Made Outdoor Gear Award Open for Entry!


by Kokatat
Paddling Can Take You So Many Places…
   August 17, 2016

Paddling Can Take You So Many Places…


by Ben Morton

3 Weeks in the U.K. (with a short visit to Belgium)

3 Weeks in the U.K. (with a short visit to Belgium)

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   August 17, 2016
   08/17/16

Paddling Can Take You So Many Places…


by Ben Morton
   August 16, 2016

Beginners Guide to Whitewater Kayaking Gear


by Aquabatics Calgary

Video - Aquabatics Calgary takes us through the needs, wants and luxuries of whitewater kayaking gear.

Video - Aquabatics Calgary takes us through the needs, wants and luxuries of whitewater kayaking gear.

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   August 16, 2016
   08/16/16

Beginners Guide to Whitewater Kayaking Gear


by Aquabatics Calgary
Aquabatics Calgary
Austria Adventure: Salzkammergut
   August 15, 2016

Austria Adventure: Salzkammergut


by Daniel Brasuell

Video - Joining the Glanz brothers in Austria, Daniel Brasuell was shown what wonderful rivers lie within the Alps.

Video - Joining the Glanz brothers in Austria, Daniel Brasuell was shown what wonderful rivers lie within the Alps.

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   August 15, 2016
   08/15/16

Austria Adventure: Salzkammergut


by Daniel Brasuell
   August 11, 2016

Senja - Tropical Beaches and Snowy Mountains


by Jaime Sharp

A spring multi-day double kayak journey in Arctic Norway

A spring multi-day double kayak journey in Arctic Norway

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   August 11, 2016
   08/11/16

Senja - Tropical Beaches and Snowy Mountains


by Jaime Sharp
Jaime Sharp
10,000 Hours
   August 09, 2016

10,000 Hours


by Seth Dow

Learning to be an expert paddler is a long process, take it one day at a time.

Learning to be an expert paddler is a long process, take it one day at a time.

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   August 09, 2016
   08/09/16

10,000 Hours


by Seth Dow
Fresh On The Boat
   July 26, 2016

Fresh On The Boat


by Rob Choi

Like they say, sharing is caring

Like they say, sharing is caring

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   July 26, 2016
   07/26/16

Fresh On The Boat


by Rob Choi
Mill Creek - A West Virginia Jewel
   July 25, 2016

Mill Creek - A West Virginia Jewel


by Daniel Brasuell

Video - Daniel Brasuell takes us on a tour of one of the classic creeks of the Fayetteville, WV area - Mill Creek

Video - Daniel Brasuell takes us on a tour of one of the classic creeks of the Fayetteville, WV area - Mill Creek

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   July 25, 2016
   07/25/16

Mill Creek - A West Virginia Jewel


by Daniel Brasuell
Alicia Casas Zaragoza
   July 21, 2016

Alicia Casas Zaragoza


by Kokatat

Video - Kokatat is thrilled to have teamed up with Pacific North West paddler Alicia Casa Zaragoza.

Video - Kokatat is thrilled to have teamed up with Pacific North West paddler Alicia Casa Zaragoza.

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   July 21, 2016
   07/21/16

Alicia Casas Zaragoza


by Kokatat
Developing Board Control with Close Quarter Maneuvering
   July 21, 2016

Developing Board Control with Close Quarter Maneuvering


by Cindy & Steve Scherrer

Finding a place that has a more defined route allows you to really concentrate on developing a wide range of skills which will pay off in the big picture.

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   July 21, 2016

Developing Board Control with Close Quarter Maneuvering


by Cindy & Steve Scherrer
   July 08, 2016

Solo Circumnavigation of Vancouver Island


by Justine Curgenven

Justine Curgenven discovers the richness of solo paddling around Vancouver Island

Justine Curgenven discovers the richness of solo paddling around Vancouver Island

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   July 08, 2016
   07/08/16

Solo Circumnavigation of Vancouver Island


by Justine Curgenven
Justine Curgenven
A First to Call My Own
   July 07, 2016

A First to Call My Own


by Rob Choi

From humble beginning fishing with my dad to achieving a kayak fishing first in VA

From humble beginning fishing with my dad to achieving a kayak fishing first in VA

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   July 07, 2016
   07/07/16

A First to Call My Own


by Rob Choi
   July 06, 2016

Remembering Benji


by Kokatat

Video - A tribute to Benjamin Hjort 1978-2016

Video - A tribute to Benjamin Hjort 1978-2016

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   July 06, 2016
   07/06/16

Remembering Benji


by Kokatat
Kokatat
South Merced
   July 01, 2016

South Merced


by Dave Farkas

Video - 2 days of awesome California whitewater

Video - 2 days of awesome California whitewater

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   July 01, 2016
   07/01/16

South Merced


by Dave Farkas
Northern Alp Lakes - pearls for paddlers
   June 27, 2016

Northern Alp Lakes - pearls for paddlers


by Björn Nehrhoff von Holderberg

Paddling the 20 most beautiful lakes of the Northern Alps

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   June 27, 2016

Northern Alp Lakes - pearls for paddlers


by Björn Nehrhoff von Holderberg
A Year with Poseidon and I’m in Love
   June 24, 2016

A Year with Poseidon and I’m in Love


by Bonnie Perry

When a girl changes her PFD there has to be a reason.

When a girl changes her PFD there has to be a reason.

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   June 24, 2016
   06/24/16

A Year with Poseidon and I’m in Love


by Bonnie Perry
   June 14, 2016

The Psychology of Solo Paddling - Turning Fear into Focus


by Kate Hives

It’s so tempting to stay in your tent when you are only accountable to yourself.

It’s so tempting to stay in your tent when you are only accountable to yourself.

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   June 14, 2016
   06/14/16

The Psychology of Solo Paddling - Turning Fear into Focus


by Kate Hives
Kate Hives
Bella Coola SUP Expedition 2016
   June 01, 2016

Bella Coola SUP Expedition 2016


by Chris Christie

A 250 km, 16 day Standup Paddle Board expedition in British Columbia

A 250 km, 16 day Standup Paddle Board expedition in British Columbia

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   June 01, 2016
   06/01/16

Bella Coola SUP Expedition 2016


by Chris Christie
   May 27, 2016

Nile River and the Isimba Dam Project


by Jessie Stone

Video - There is still time to act to help protect one of the World’s most remarkable rivers.

Video - There is still time to act to help protect one of the World’s most remarkable rivers.

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   May 27, 2016
   05/27/16

Nile River and the Isimba Dam Project


by Jessie Stone
Jessie Stone
Planning Your First Sea Kayak Expedition
   May 26, 2016

Planning Your First Sea Kayak Expedition


by Sean Morley

In this age of information technology and social networking, the desire to get off-grid has never been greater. Lets leave our digital lives behind and head off in a sea kayak to places beyond cell phone coverage, where the sun and moon determine your schedule and the wind is your only boss.

In this age of information technology and social networking, the desire to get off-grid has never been greater. Lets leave our digital lives behind and...

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   May 26, 2016
   05/26/16

Planning Your First Sea Kayak Expedition


by Sean Morley
The Places In-Between
   May 19, 2016

The Places In-Between


by Kathy Holcombe

The Ottawa river is known for it's monstrous rapids and warm water, but the fishing in between the rapids is just as epic.

The Ottawa river is known for it's monstrous rapids and warm water, but the fishing in between the rapids is just as epic.

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   May 19, 2016
   05/19/16

The Places In-Between


by Kathy Holcombe
Whitewater Slip-n-Slide
   May 17, 2016

Whitewater Slip-n-Slide


by Diane Gaydos-Brasuell

Like water slides? Then you will absolutely love the Toxaway River!

Like water slides? Then you will absolutely love the Toxaway River!

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   May 17, 2016
   05/17/16

Whitewater Slip-n-Slide


by Diane Gaydos-Brasuell
Chevelon Creek Arizona
   May 11, 2016

Chevelon Creek Arizona


by Dave Farkas

Video - Chevelon Creek is an incredibly scenic class IV whitewater run in north eastern AZ.

Video - Chevelon Creek is an incredibly scenic class IV whitewater run in north eastern AZ.

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   May 11, 2016
   05/11/16

Chevelon Creek Arizona


by Dave Farkas
Indonesia- Swimming with Whale Sharks
   May 05, 2016

Indonesia- Swimming with Whale Sharks


by Justine Curgenven

My whale shark encounter was one of the highlights of 6 weeks paddling 1000 km with Sandy Robson through West Papua and Papua in NE Indonesia.

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   May 05, 2016

Indonesia- Swimming with Whale Sharks


by Justine Curgenven
   April 28, 2016

Unsafe Icebergs


by Alan Battista

Not understanding the power of natural forces may result in getting stuck, literally, in a bad situation.

Not understanding the power of natural forces may result in getting stuck, literally, in a bad situation.

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   April 28, 2016
   04/28/16

Unsafe Icebergs


by Alan Battista
Alan Battista
The Bear Necessities
   April 26, 2016

The Bear Necessities


by Steve Ruskay

Four things to remember while kayaking in polar bear country

Four things to remember while kayaking in polar bear country

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   April 26, 2016
   04/26/16

The Bear Necessities


by Steve Ruskay
   April 15, 2016

European Spring Kayaking


by Jakub Sedivy

Feeling the itch for spring is a familiar feeling for any avid whitewater kayaker.

Feeling the itch for spring is a familiar feeling for any avid whitewater kayaker.

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   April 15, 2016
   04/15/16

European Spring Kayaking


by Jakub Sedivy
Jakub Sedivy
Verbal Beta on the Yuba Gap
   April 12, 2016

Verbal Beta on the Yuba Gap


by Chris Baer

California's Yuba Gap and the importance of consist verbal beta

California's Yuba Gap and the importance of consist verbal beta

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   April 12, 2016
   04/12/16

Verbal Beta on the Yuba Gap


by Chris Baer
Exploring Bhutan
   April 07, 2016

Exploring Bhutan


by Ben Morton

A whitewater kayak trip with DeRiemer Adventure Kayaking

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   April 07, 2016

Exploring Bhutan


by Ben Morton
Pickerel in the Mist
   April 04, 2016

Pickerel in the Mist


by Rob Choi

Rob Choi and Drew Camp go in search of bass and pickerel; first catch is a VA trophy pickerel

Rob Choi and Drew Camp go in search of bass and pickerel; first catch is a VA trophy pickerel

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   April 04, 2016
   04/04/16

Pickerel in the Mist


by Rob Choi
   March 31, 2016

Arctic Link Expedition


by Kokatat

The Arctic Link expedition will take four friends 2600 km over 100 days through Western Canada's wildest corner.

The Arctic Link expedition will take four friends 2600 km over 100 days through Western Canada's wildest corner.

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   March 31, 2016
   03/31/16

Arctic Link Expedition


by Kokatat
Kokatat
Jigging For Stripers
   March 28, 2016

Jigging For Stripers


by Dan Smullen

Leave the bait at home to take advantage of this awesome late season fishery in the Lower Chesapeake Bay

Leave the bait at home to take advantage of this awesome late season fishery in the Lower Chesapeake Bay

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   March 28, 2016
   03/28/16

Jigging For Stripers


by Dan Smullen
   March 17, 2016

Svalbard Ice Bears and Islands


by Jaime Sharp

Jaime Sharp wraps up his North America speaking tour about his teams recent successful world first sea kayak circumnavigation of Svalbard Archipelago

Jaime Sharp wraps up his North America speaking tour about his teams recent successful world first sea kayak circumnavigation of Svalbard Archipelago

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   March 17, 2016
   03/17/16

Svalbard Ice Bears and Islands


by Jaime Sharp
Jaime Sharp
Indonesia
   March 15, 2016

Indonesia


by Justine Curgenven

Kokatat team member Justine Curgenven joins Sandy Robson in far eastern Indonesia.

Kokatat team member Justine Curgenven joins Sandy Robson in far eastern Indonesia.

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   March 15, 2016
   03/15/16

Indonesia


by Justine Curgenven
Iceland
   March 07, 2016

Iceland


by Daan Jimmink

Glaciers, hidden hot water creeks in old lava tubes, icebergs, raging oceans, volcanoes, big rain storms, more waterfalls than you can possibly imagine, and some of the kindest people along the way.

Glaciers, hidden hot water creeks in old lava tubes, icebergs, raging oceans, volcanoes, big rain storms, more waterfalls than you can possibly imagine, and some...

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   March 07, 2016
   03/07/16

Iceland


by Daan Jimmink
Search for the Perfect Day
   February 29, 2016

Search for the Perfect Day


by Kokatat

Three kayakers with a mission to raise awareness of the problem of plastic pollution in the world's oceans and rivers travel across the US in search of the root cause of the problem.

Three kayakers with a mission to raise awareness of the problem of plastic pollution in the world's oceans and rivers travel across the US in...

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   February 29, 2016
   02/29/16

Search for the Perfect Day


by Kokatat
Norm Hann Joins Kokatat SUP Ambassador Team
   February 03, 2016

Norm Hann Joins Kokatat SUP Ambassador Team


by Norm Hann

Kokatat welcomes Canadian stand up paddle athlete and conservationist, Norm Hann to the SUP Ambassador Team.

Kokatat welcomes Canadian stand up paddle athlete and conservationist, Norm Hann to the SUP Ambassador Team.

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   February 03, 2016
   02/03/16

Norm Hann Joins Kokatat SUP Ambassador Team


by Norm Hann
The Grand India Project
   February 02, 2016

The Grand India Project


by Morgan Arnaud

After 2 plane rides and 56 hours on trains, Morgan Arnaud and Val Bernard arrive ready to paddle some of the most fantastic rivers in the world.

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   February 02, 2016

The Grand India Project


by Morgan Arnaud
   February 01, 2016

Hyperlite Mountain Gear wins 2016 American Made Outdoor Gear Award


by Kokatat

Hyperlite Mountain Gear was named the overall winner of the fourth-annual American Made Outdoor Gear Award.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear was named the overall winner of the fourth-annual American Made Outdoor Gear Award.

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   February 01, 2016
   02/01/16

Hyperlite Mountain Gear wins 2016 American Made Outdoor Gear Award


by Kokatat
Kokatat
Kayak Fishing: A Consistent Inconsistency
   January 31, 2016

Kayak Fishing: A Consistent Inconsistency


by Drew Gregory

Why is kayak fishing growing so fast? Why is it so healthily addicting? Out of all the sports or activities I’ve been a part of in my life, I’ve never experienced something as consistently inconsistent as kayak fishing.

Why is kayak fishing growing so fast? Why is it so healthily addicting? Out of all the sports or activities I’ve been a part...

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   January 31, 2016
   01/31/16

Kayak Fishing: A Consistent Inconsistency


by Drew Gregory
   January 30, 2016

Into The Waves


by Eike Köhler

A sea kayak journey from Norwegian Bergen to Gothenburg in Sweden

A sea kayak journey from Norwegian Bergen to Gothenburg in Sweden

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   January 30, 2016
   01/30/16

Into The Waves


by Eike Köhler
Eike Köhler
The Beauty of Winter Paddling
   January 29, 2016

The Beauty of Winter Paddling


by Norm Hann

Paddling in the winter can be an amazing and beautiful time to get out with less crowds, picturesque winter scenes, and quiet, calm moments.

Paddling in the winter can be an amazing and beautiful time to get out with less crowds, picturesque winter scenes, and quiet, calm moments.

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   January 29, 2016
   01/29/16

The Beauty of Winter Paddling


by Norm Hann
A Look Into Kokatat’s Past
   January 28, 2016

A Look Into Kokatat’s Past


by Kokatat

Kokatat got its start in 1971 in the back room of a new cycling and backpacking store named the Arcata Transit Authority. Kokatat founder Steve O’Meara had a desire to manufacture outdoor apparel and gear.

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   January 28, 2016

A Look Into Kokatat’s Past


by Kokatat
Samana Fest
   January 27, 2016

Samana Fest


by Jules Domine

This year’s four-day Samana Fest ignited positive energy and admiration for Colombia’s river communities.

This year’s four-day Samana Fest ignited positive energy and admiration for Colombia’s river communities.

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   January 27, 2016
   01/27/16

Samana Fest


by Jules Domine
   January 25, 2016

Paddling with Whales!


by Kathy Holcombe

Each year we spend a week with our Canadian friends the McBeath family, and take the kids on an incredible North American river adventure. 

Each year we spend a week with our Canadian friends the McBeath family, and take the kids on an incredible North American river adventure. 

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   January 25, 2016
   01/25/16

Paddling with Whales!


by Kathy Holcombe
Holcombe Family - Peter, Kathy and Abby
Meet the future of River SUP
   January 24, 2016

Meet the future of River SUP


by Miles Harvey

Though Miles is still “just a kid” he has grown up in an environment of river lifestlye and has a genuine respect and maturity about him that you don't find in many kids his age.

Though Miles is still “just a kid” he has grown up in an environment of river lifestlye and has a genuine respect and maturity about...

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   January 24, 2016
   01/24/16

Meet the future of River SUP


by Miles Harvey
   January 23, 2016

Norway 2015 – High Water and Big Lines


by Jordy Searle

“Class V rivers are those that once you finish paddling you do not want to go back”

“Class V rivers are those that once you finish paddling you do not want to go back”

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   January 23, 2016
   01/23/16

Norway 2015 – High Water and Big Lines


by Jordy Searle
Jordy Searle
Emily Jackson 2015 Women’s Freestyle Kayak World Champion
   January 19, 2016

Emily Jackson 2015 Women’s Freestyle Kayak World Champion


by Emily Jackson

A competition is the opportunity to showcase ability, but never define it.

A competition is the opportunity to showcase ability, but never define it.

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   January 19, 2016
   01/19/16

Emily Jackson 2015 Women’s Freestyle Kayak World Champion


by Emily Jackson
Bishop River Source to Sea
   January 15, 2016

Bishop River Source to Sea


by Jules Domine

The Bishop River is located in the heart of the Coastal Mountains in British Columbia. If looking for transportation to the headwaters of the Bishop, you will quickly realize there is only one option, by helicopter.

The Bishop River is located in the heart of the Coastal Mountains in British Columbia. If looking for transportation to the headwaters of the Bishop,...

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   January 15, 2016
   01/15/16

Bishop River Source to Sea


by Jules Domine