Kayak Session Magazine

Kayak Session Magazine Fall 2019

The biggest whitewater kayaking magazine in the world. If a photo speaks a thousand words, then Kayak Session is an encyclopedia. Dubbed the ‘National Geographic’ of whitewater kayaking, we collaborate with some of the best photographers and most acclaimed writers in the outdoor industry. Our photo concept is to show stunning images of kayakers in their element. This photos-first idea is coupled with a creative layout and fresh content, sure to inspire our readers with every issue. Kayak Session is the essential reading for whitewater kayakers worldwide.

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The ICF Freestyle World Championships just took place in Sort, Spain, returning to the small town in the Pyrenees Mountains for the first time since 2001. For us at Kayak Session, it is a very special place and an occasion to celebrate. It is where we launched 18 years ago. When we presented the very first issue of Kayak Session Magazine next to the river in Sort, little did we know that we would be here 18 years later. Our goal, our vision was to produce a quality whitewater magazine. As readers turned the pages of Issue #0, presented to the public for the first time in that Catalunyan mountain resort, there was the thrill of finally seeing whitewater portrayed the way it deserves to be. But many wondered about our ability…

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world whitewater news

NEWS AND HAPPENINGS PADDLE EXPO, NUREMBERG, GERMANY, OCTOBER 4TH-6TH 2019 The 2019 PADDLEexpo, in partnership with the German Canoe Federation, will once again take place in Nuremberg, Germany, from the 4th-6th of October 2019. See the latest and the greatest in the Paddle Sports Industry, from the newest gear to the hottest trends and innovations. PADDLEexpo is the leading, paddle-sports exclusive trade fair in the world. More than a chance to show off new products, the Expo is a global meetup and networking event for buyers, manufacturers, importers, retailers, athletes, media, and associations. PADDLEexpo also functions as a hub for information distribution regarding rentals, event management, incentives, and watersports tourism.With over 1400 visitors and 140 booths in 2018, 2019 is set to be even bigger and better.For more information, visit Paddleexpo.com. See…

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BIGGIE SMALLS, HIGH WATER ROUGE RIVER, QUEBEC, CANADA, APRIL 2019 During spring run-off, Stakeout connoisseurs frequent the Rouge River to paddle a short section with a roughly one-kilometer-long highlight rapid. The aptly-named Gauntlet has hosted both the Whitewater Grand Prix and Unleashed boatercross events, yet neither has managed to hit it at peak flows. Yes, you are reading that right. What you have seen gets bigger. The section roosts as the water rises, keeping kayakers hooked and craving more. In 2019 the water levels rose and rose, roads were being cautioned, and homeowners were driving through the river in their front lawns. On April 25th, the area was emergency evacuated because the decommissioned, 100+-year-old Bells Falls Dam was at risk of failure. The dam was engineered to withstand 1000 cms. The…

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DURANCE FESTIVAL, DURANCE VALLEY, FRANCE, JULY 2019 With a record attendance of 199 registered paddlers, the 2019 edition of the Durance Whitewater Festival will be one to remember. Kayak Session Magazine is proud to partner with NRS to inspire a revival of sorts in this remarkable French river valley. It had been over a decade since the Rabioux campsite was filed by cars and vans with watercraft perched atop their roofs.The festival has become the mid-summer European rendez-vous for whitewater paddlers. This year rafters, supers, open canoeist and a big turnout of packrafters, all came to take part in the races or just enjoy the vibe.The new creek race – the Gorge Guil Chrono attracted 72 racers in multiple classes.The prize money for the win in the short boat class went…

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PADDLE PEAK INITIATIVE, PEAK DISTRICT, UK Pete Astles of Peak UK has recently set up the Paddle Peak initiative to help to promote paddle sports in the Peak District area of the UK. The initiative aims to meet a wide range of objectives, including access, inspire, care, share, and promote. By engaging the local communities, Pete is hoping that more access can be granted to the multitude of rivers in the area, allowing more paddle sports to happen. Astles hopes to encourage everyone to take part in caring for the river; to inspire them to pick up rubbish instead of pretending it is someone else's problem. However, he doesn’t want to do this alone. By reaching out to local angler clubs, businesses, and communities,Astles hopes to have everyone involved in sharing…

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mission east to west stories from the vanishing wild rivers of nepal.

Stuck on a highway along the Kaligandaki River in 2017, an intense sadness washed over me as I watched an excavator chip away at the mountain, sending debris down, destroying the rapids below. I felt my past and my future slipping away, and a sense of urgency built. I decided that I wanted to see what remained of the rivers and the mountains of my country before it was all destroyed by human need and greed. As a young struggling kayaker, my only relationship with rivers was through paddling. My dream was to tick rivers off a list - to be the man who had paddled them all. But a cross-country river expedition seemed out of reach and felt more impossible with each passing year. My favorite rivers, the Bhotekoshi and…