The Abyssmo Canyon in Peru has long been on my mind, with stories about hard whitewater, siphons and steep sheer canyon walls provoking my imagination.
Three countries, three lakes, and three days solo and unsupported. The second person to have achieved this 43 mile paddle journey on a stand up paddleboard, with a total time of 16 hours, 22 minutes.
Three countries, three lakes, and three days solo and unsupported. The second person to have achieved this 43 mile paddle journey on a stand up paddleboard,...
Fishing is a family outing for Rudy Tsukada and his fourteen year old daughter and ten year old son.
What you need to know to plan a whitewater kayak trip to Ecuador
The largest icebergs in the Northern Hemisphere are found in these waters, as well as some of the most diverse sea life.
It’s not often we are faced with the opportunity to begin again.
“At home” means being relaxed and comfortable; in harmony with the surroundings; on familiar ground.
LUNA Sandals was named the overall winner of the fifth-annual American Made Outdoor Gear Award.
Outside of outstanding creeking and large volume rivers, Quebec also offers Poutine.
Labor day weekend brings a plethora of boating to New York
Now more than ever, it's time to rally to save the Samana
Video - The Aquabatics Calgary team walk you through the steps of how to perform an s-turn in a whitewater kayak.
No matter what your skill set is on the water, cold air and water temperatures can be life threatening, and it’s best to always be prepared for the inevitable.
No matter what your skill set is on the water, cold air and water temperatures can be life threatening, and it’s best to always...
Whitewater Ladies of Washington Fall Paddling Day
The 4th annual Simposio de Kayak Pacifico Sur kicks off the southern hemisphere’s paddling season with surfing, rock gardening and flatwater sea kayak courses.
Video - This video is an instructional lesson from Aquabatics Calgary on how to perform s-turns in a whitewater kayak using mid stream features.
Some quick advice on how to dress for cold, winter paddling so you can still enjoy the magic of getting out on the water!
The first annual Machu Picchu Kayak Festival was held November 4-6th on the CocalMayo section of the incredible and remote Urubamba River.
Tips for sleep deprived kayaking
Video - Aquatics Calgary takes us through the process of performing the hanging stern draw
Famagogo - inspiring adventure family style. The Holcombe Family embarks on a source to sea adventure in Homer, Alaska
Zion National Park draws millions of visitors each year, but very few ever experience the maze of magical caverns that lay hidden deep within their walls.
Zion National Park draws millions of visitors each year, but very few ever experience the maze of magical caverns that lay hidden deep within their...
4 Days in the Adirondack Mountains for a family vacation is the perfect time to get back to climbing and paddling 5 weeks after knee injury.
Adriene Levknecht grew up paddling in Greenville, South Carolina. This month she won her 8th Green Race, placing first in the women’s and top 10 overall, holding her hard earned title, Queen of the Green.
Adriene Levknecht grew up paddling in Greenville, South Carolina. This month she won her 8th Green Race, placing first in the women’s and top 10...
Chris Korbulic, Eric Parker and Todd Wells embark on an epic adventure into British Columbia's rugged and remote coastal mountains for a decent of the Bishop River.
Chris Korbulic, Eric Parker and Todd Wells embark on an epic adventure into British Columbia's rugged and remote coastal mountains for a decent of the...
Hoping for dinner, but a trophy-release cobia will do
Founded by Kokatat and shared with the Outdoor Industry, the American Made Outdoor Gear Award is a celebration of American manufacturing.
The 8th Annual Lumpy Waters Sea Symposium brought together friends, fun, and bunnies in celebration of paddling on the sea!
Two days of hiking followed by three days of kayaking in some of British Columbia’s most remote backcountry.
A trip report from an action filled month paddling in Siberia
Even the highest competing athletes deal with head games.
Video - Aquabatics Calgary takes us through the basic fundamentals of The Wet Exit.
Middle Cherry Creek is a little-known creek in the Tuolumne drainage in California.
The Karnali is Nepal’s longest and largest river and with its tributaries, it drains most of the far west of Nepal.
To most kayak anglers, the PFD is one of the most forgotten and least thought about tools.
78 female boaters with male shuttle bunnies in floppy ears!
The final leg of our Austria, Slovenia and Italy trip took us to South Tirol and Tirol
Adventure education organization OAR Northwest starts its first year creating sustainable student powered scientific and educational trips down the Mississippi River.
So much kit, so little space in your PFD.
Kokatat Teams Up with The Ecuadorian Rivers Institute to Save Ecuador's Best Whitewater
Video Instruction of the Sweep Stroke - Basic Whitewater Skills
With temps in the 70's, lots of sunshine, and cool crisp days people flock to our region and the southwest to play.
Join Sea Kayak guide Jeff Allen as he explores this area north of the Polar Circle.
A multi-day SUP adventure on the Main Island Trail
North Wales and Anglesey offers sea kayakers an amazing playground ranging from beautiful sheltered paddles, small islands and short journeys, to exciting tide races and rough water for the experienced sea kayaker.
North Wales and Anglesey offers sea kayakers an amazing playground ranging from beautiful sheltered paddles, small islands and short journeys, to exciting tide races and...
Imagine not worrying about getting off the water in time to cook supper or set up camp, no need for headlamps and no fear of getting out of your tent in the dark.
Imagine not worrying about getting off the water in time to cook supper or set up camp, no need for headlamps and no fear of...
A review of the Maximus Centurion functionality from a safety standpoint
Driving, rappelling, and kayaking our way through East Tirol
Sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone can be challenging. It can also be rewarding.
Why Costa Rica should be on your radar for your next winter paddling trip.
Raft racing is more than just a competitive sport, it becomes a life style.
Sea Kayaking amongst icebergs is one of the most humbling and awe-inspiring experiences any paddler will ever have.
This video helps beginners and advancing paddlers ID the difference between spin and carve momentum in a whitewater kayak. (Video)
The next stops on Daniel Brasuell’s Europe tour this year was Slovenia and East Tirol
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.
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...
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.
3 Weeks in the U.K. (with a short visit to Belgium)
Video - Aquabatics Calgary takes us through the needs, wants and luxuries of whitewater kayaking gear.
Video - Joining the Glanz brothers in Austria, Daniel Brasuell was shown what wonderful rivers lie within the Alps.
A spring multi-day double kayak journey in Arctic Norway
Learning to be an expert paddler is a long process, take it one day at a time.
Like they say, sharing is caring
Video - Daniel Brasuell takes us on a tour of one of the classic creeks of the Fayetteville, WV area - Mill Creek
Video - Kokatat is thrilled to have teamed up with Pacific North West paddler Alicia Casa Zaragoza.
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.
Justine Curgenven discovers the richness of solo paddling around Vancouver Island
From humble beginning fishing with my dad to achieving a kayak fishing first in VA
Video - A tribute to Benjamin Hjort 1978-2016
Video - 2 days of awesome California whitewater
Paddling the 20 most beautiful lakes of the Northern Alps
When a girl changes her PFD there has to be a reason.
It’s so tempting to stay in your tent when you are only accountable to yourself.
A 250 km, 16 day Standup Paddle Board expedition in British Columbia
Video - There is still time to act to help protect one of the World’s most remarkable rivers.
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...
The Ottawa river is known for it's monstrous rapids and warm water, but the fishing in between the rapids is just as epic.
Like water slides? Then you will absolutely love the Toxaway River!
Video - Chevelon Creek is an incredibly scenic class IV whitewater run in north eastern AZ.
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.
Not understanding the power of natural forces may result in getting stuck, literally, in a bad situation.
Four things to remember while kayaking in polar bear country
Feeling the itch for spring is a familiar feeling for any avid whitewater kayaker.
California's Yuba Gap and the importance of consist verbal beta
A whitewater kayak trip with DeRiemer Adventure Kayaking
Rob Choi and Drew Camp go in search of bass and pickerel; first catch is a VA trophy pickerel
The Arctic Link expedition will take four friends 2600 km over 100 days through Western Canada's wildest corner.
Leave the bait at home to take advantage of this awesome late season fishery in the Lower Chesapeake Bay
Jaime Sharp wraps up his North America speaking tour about his teams recent successful world first sea kayak circumnavigation of Svalbard Archipelago
Kokatat team member Justine Curgenven joins Sandy Robson in far eastern Indonesia.
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...
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...
Kokatat welcomes Canadian stand up paddle athlete and conservationist, Norm Hann to the SUP Ambassador Team.
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.
Hyperlite Mountain Gear was named the overall winner of the fourth-annual American Made Outdoor Gear Award.
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...
A sea kayak journey from Norwegian Bergen to Gothenburg in Sweden
Paddling in the winter can be an amazing and beautiful time to get out with less crowds, picturesque winter scenes, and quiet, calm moments.
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.
This year’s four-day Samana Fest ignited positive energy and admiration for Colombia’s river communities.