Flowing into the Pacific Ocean near Juneau, AK, the Taku watershed is the largest road-less watershed on the Pacific Coast of North America. Lane Jacobs, Ben Stookesberry, and Todd Wells spend 10 days exploring this watershed: 156 miles, 40 miles of first descents and 3600' total descent.
One of the best multi-day kayak trips in the lower 48, this run deserves it's reputation. The water quality is exceptional, the camping spectacular, and the whitewater legendary.
One of the best multi-day kayak trips in the lower 48, this run deserves it's reputation. The water quality is exceptional, the camping spectacular, and the...
2018 was monumental year for Kalob Grady as he journeyed to amazing places, experienced new cultures and learned valuable lessons along the way.
Kalob Grady reflects on his time spent on the White Nile, as he returns for a final farewell to a special place that will remain dear to his heart.
Kalob Grady reflects on his time spent on the White Nile, as he returns for a final farewell to a special place that will remain...
The Kokatat River Tow Tether is a five foot webbing cow tail/tow tether with adjustable length so that it fits snug against your rescue life vest to minimize snag hazard. This video will explain how to install, adjust and pack the River Tow Tether.
The Kokatat River Tow Tether is a five foot webbing cow tail/tow tether with adjustable length so that it fits snug against your rescue...
One rescue skill every kayaker should know.
The jungles of Veracruz are a mystical place, where imaginations flourish and ideas come to life.
A Royal Flush - running all 5 drops of the Royal Gorge on the North Fork of the American in a single run.
Abby Holcombe discovers the wonders of the remote Magpie River in Northern Quebec during a trip with her father, Peter Holcombe.
Spring in Eastern Canada is the time of year where frozen lakes turn into flooded rivers and for kayakers this means one thing; Stakeout.
Gnarlfest—California’s hardest whitewater race; where no one ever shows up and someone always swims.
Paddling along the French, Spain, and Andorra borders, we were treated to excellent whitewater, scenery and food.
Follow this simple guide to a pretty cool way to keep your head dry and out of the way when doing a back deck roll.
In June of 2018 five Kokatat team members explored the incredible rivers and waterfalls of Iceland.
Now in its 6th year, the Malabar River Festival has grown from its humble beginnings and has sparked international interest, drawing in the best kayakers in the world.
Chile is a country flooded by beauty and cursed by the dammed
The 2018 North Fork Championship report from Kokatat team paddler Jules Domine. An incredible four days of action packed kayaking and excitement!
Jump in to the classroom with Seth to learn how to improve your kickflip!
While much of the year was the “usual” for me, it always has new challenges, new opportunity, and new joy
Learn one of Whitewater kayaking’s quickest and easiest rolls
“Balance? What is balance even?” For nearly two decades, Ben Stookesberry has been a world leader in expedition kayaking, but why?
The Samaná Fest is an atypical event celebrating for the fifth year in a row, the last free flowing river of Antioquia, The Rio Samaná.
Building confidence on the water translates directly to a greater sense of confidence in the rest of life.
Five exercises to develop comfort underwater
Seventy Ugandans paddle down the Nile – a first for all involved
Four paddlers search for whitewater in the remote Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia.
Spring season means warmer weather, blooming flowers and longer days. In the Southeast, spring also means rain and kayaking.
In this video, Seth Ashworth gives us some simple tips on how to improve your front surfing skills.
A quick instructional video on three ways to improve your 'Boof Stroke'' which is the stroke used to lift up your bow and carry speed out of drops.
In early January, 29 athletes from 12 diverse countries converged upon the longest river in the world for UNLEASHEDxUganda
After years of using various forms of dry suits, always wondering how they could improve but never knowing exactly how it would be, the Idol changed my perception of how comfortable and functional a piece of gear can be.
After years of using various forms of dry suits, always wondering how they could improve but never knowing exactly how it would be, the Idol...
Everyone recognizes the iconic beauty of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River from photographs, or has read about it’s awe inspiring landscapes, but few people get to truly experience the incredible place.
Everyone recognizes the iconic beauty of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River from photographs, or has read about it’s awe inspiring landscapes, but...
Watch this 5 step video for tips on mastering the sweep roll!
A step by step guide on how to get the most out of Moose Fest
A photo gallery from UNLEASHED 2017 - a four stage kayak competition on the giant whitewater of Quebec and Ontario.
Big volume channels, small ‘creeky’ lines, and rowdy waterfalls; the Mekong River is a whitewater kayakers paradise.
In this video, we aim to take basic skills such as s-turns and eddy turns and help you use them as tools to slow your downstream momentum, (by generating cross current speed and using eddies and other features) and in turn, to give you better position control and more ‘time’ to plan your descent.
In this video, we aim to take basic skills such as s-turns and eddy turns and help you use them as tools to slow your...
Enjoy kayaking with other female paddlers? Check out the fun we had at the Women Takeover the Green event!
With sour weather in the forecast, the helicopter runs were shut down, so we filled our time on other classic shuttle and hike runs.
For 19 days the team realized their dream of kayaking one of the most isolated rivers on earth through the Colombian Amazon...
Dinky Creek is a section of whitewater that is steep, continuous and remote. This was my third trip into this incredible place, but was different from previous trips.
Dinky Creek is a section of whitewater that is steep, continuous and remote. This was my third trip into this incredible place, but was different...
What better way to spend a honeymoon than to travel to New Zealand and enjoy some classic sections of whitewater!
Traveling with a paddle provides opportunities for adventure, self-knowledge and expanding our paddling community.
When the weather gets cold in New Zealand the kiwis look for warmer temperatures.
Each spring Emily Jackson and husband Nick Troutrman pack up the family into their RV and hit the road in search or awesome kayaking opportunities.
The Waiau River is the 7th longest river in New Zealand at a mighty 217km.
A great way to see Colorado is by participating in kayaking events throughout the state during the spring runoff.
The epic second descent of Madagascar’s Maningory River
Exploring the whitewater on the island of Sulawesi in central Indonesia. Warm water, hot air and stunning whitewater.
Chris Baer takes a trip of a lifetime to the kayak among the tallest mountains in the world.
Winter paddling tips on how to dress to extend your whitewater paddling season
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.
What you need to know to plan a whitewater kayak trip to Ecuador
It’s not often we are faced with the opportunity to begin again.
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
Whitewater Ladies of Washington Fall Paddling Day
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.
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...
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.
The Karnali is Nepal’s longest and largest river and with its tributaries, it drains most of the far west of Nepal.
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
Kokatat Teams Up with The Ecuadorian Rivers Institute to Save Ecuador's Best Whitewater
A review of the Maximus Centurion functionality from a safety standpoint
Driving, rappelling, and kayaking our way through East Tirol
Why Costa Rica should be on your radar for your next winter paddling trip.
The next stops on Daniel Brasuell’s Europe tour this year was Slovenia and East Tirol
Video - Joining the Glanz brothers in Austria, Daniel Brasuell was shown what wonderful rivers lie within the Alps.
Learning to be an expert paddler is a long process, take it one day at a time.
Video - 2 days of awesome California whitewater
Video - There is still time to act to help protect one of the World’s most remarkable rivers.
Video - Chevelon Creek is an incredibly scenic class IV whitewater run in north eastern AZ.
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
This year’s four-day Samana Fest ignited positive energy and admiration for Colombia’s river communities.