At the end of May, World Class Academy took a trip to Idaho and the South Fork of the Clearwater, a whitewater gem that often gets overlooked. With two different sections of continuous whitewater, great scenery and easy logistics, this … Continue reading
As you take on more challenges in your kayaking, you’ll likely be moving your boating into surf zones, river waves and big water. The turbulence in these conditions adds an extra dimension to executing your roll.
Since we ran the most recent article, Dry Drowning Revisited, we’ve received several responses from readers that deal with the phenomenon and how to recover from it. We thought it was time for a dry drowning update; here’s your feedback. Continue reading
Having storage and gear attachment points on your decked sea or touring kayak is an important part of organizing gear you want close at hand.
The C-to-C Kayak Roll is a great technique to have in your kayak roll quiver. It breaks the roll setup into two distinct steps – the paddle sweep and the paddle down thrust. Continue reading
On June 8th and 9th, some of the best paddlers in the world came to compete on this river in the First Annual North Fork Championship. If a picture is worth a thousand words, we’ll just let the pictures do the talking. Continue reading
Most of us have heard that boating in inflatables began after World War II using surplus military rafts. Actually, the first whitewater runs occurred almost 100 years earlier. Continue reading
Sunday was the 8 Ball Sprint, which is such a great event to compete in. Who doesn’t want to sprint down a short course with four other boaters while “8 ballers” in kayaks and rafts try to take you out? Continue reading