Richard Barnes Completes Solo Kayak Crossing of Tasman Sea

After over two months and 2,000 treacherous kilometers, Aussie kayaker Richard Barnes completes one of the world’s most perilous paddling feats. Sixty-seven days—but’s who’s counting? Richard Barnes sure was, as that’s how many Earth rotations it took for him to kayak the treacherous Tasman Sea solo from Hobart, Australia to New Zealand. The dogged Australian paddler completed his … Read more

The 11 Best Pedal Kayaks of 2022

Pedal kayaks have exploded in popularity over the past several years, but this hands-free technology isn’t anything new. Hobie launched the pedal kayak movement in 1997 with the release of its Mirage Drive pedal kayak. The idea was to improve on a regular kayak by making it hands-free: Instead of using a paddle, you use … Read more

Take Paddling Safety Seriously This Summer: Learn the Ropes Before Hitting the Water

This article was produced under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. Taking out a canoe or kayak for some summertime fun doesn’t seem like an inherently dangerous activity—it’s not something where the stakes are apparent, like rock climbing, sky diving, or even piloting a power … Read more

Paddling Trip Tips: 12 Things to Know When Planning Your Adventure

I’ve been planning and executing remote, multi-week paddling trips in northern Canada and Alaska for 16 years. This year, I’m heading to the Yukon for a solo paddling trip on the Bonnet Plume River. The Bonnet Plume is a remote “true wilderness” river surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery that few have had the privilege of seeing—its … Read more