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BARELY A RIPPLE SNAGS the shoreline as we push lazily off across Safety Bay, adjusting skirts and rudders and dipping paddles into the clear water that washes o…

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1. Haida Gwaii, BC, Canada Start: Sandspit (guided)Finish: SandspitRecommended time: Eight days for an exploration of the southern region; 14 days-plus for the…

WE WOKE TO the sound of pounding surf. Ketchum Bay was closing out with eight-foot monsters, but we really didn’t want to stick around. We were already eight da…

HOW MANY PEOPLE know about the NSW Canoe & Kayak Trail network? Australia's most populous state has a well set-up paddling trail network encompassing some o…

AUSTRALIANS ARE remarkably lucky. Our island home is a playground of oceanic delights and diverse bushland ripe for the exploring. And nowadays, more so than ev…

STAND UP PADDLE (SUP) is said to have originated in Hawaii in around 2004, although there is some fantastic footage on Youtube of surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku…

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Bill Robinson has paddled the length of the Murray and completed 22 Murray Marathons. When floods revitalised the river he decided to explore his favourite part…

TRUE EXPEDITIONS rarely pan out like they’re supposed to. An uncertain outcome is part of the deal if the mission is real. When that first footstep falls onto v…

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A race that tests skill and stamina in the unpredictable island seas of the Whitsundays. THERE ARE FEW THINGS more satisfying than flying into tropical sunny Qu…

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RICHARD ‘SWAINY’ SWAIN PAUSES and crouches by the cool flowing water of the majestic Snowy River. He glances up at a remote and rugged Byadbo Wilderness where p…

Guides

THE RECENT DEATHS of two tourists who were kayaking on Lake Tekapo in New Zealand has again tragically highlighted how a bit of fun on the water on a seemingly…

FROM THE STANDING POSITION I feel as if I am towering over the other surfers in the line-up. I spot the dark line of swell early and stroke hard - I feel the mu…

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Wild conditions and a brutally hard course just add to the pull factor of the Magnetic Island Adventurethon. AS THE SHAVED-LEGS BRIGADE prepare to take on the M…

Guides

1. The vessel Not all canoes are created equal and these days there’s more variety than ever. Here’s a breakdown on performance attributes of different craft: W…

Guides

The complete guide to all the gear and every idea you need before you jump in the water with your kayak. Starting a new hobby can be intimidating. I should kno…