Kayak Session Magazine

Kayak Session Magazine SUP World Magazine 2017

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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3 min.
water is more than life

Nearly 71 % of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. While the ocean holds 96.5 percent of the Earth’s water, water also exists in the air, in icecaps, glaciers, aquifers, and of course, lakes, rivers, and even ourselves. It is no wonder that we are drawn to water. Water is life. Water unites those of us who draw pleasure from being on or in its liquid depths.The paddlesports world is constantly growing. New communities and connections are being forged and brought into contact with each other, paddle sports providing opportunity to share a love of water that goes beyond cultural or national boundaries. Bill Vonnegut and the Neptune’s Rangers seek the dynamic, ever changing swells of the Pacific Ocean as it flows through rocky coastlines to create rapids and lines that…

11 min.
the rapa nui experience what paradise has to teach us

Every year more than 25 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean. This plastic slowly collects, drawn together by tidal currents into gyres. Our oceans contain five major gyres, or large, slow rotating whirlpools created by ocean currents, wind, and the Earth’s rotation, where plastic trash circulating in the ocean accumulates to form extensive patches covering a total area equivalent to 20 times the size of Great Britain. Sometimes referred to as ‘garbage patches,’ the easiest way to visualize this phenomenon is to imagine a big soup of marine debris floating on the ocean’s surface, the water circulating like a vortex to hold the trash at its center. Most of this plastic eventually breaks down into small particles no bigger than a few millimeters, but does not biodegrade, landing…

2 min.
the wish list

BIC SUP DURA TEC KIDS 8’4 The new DURATEC 8’4 Kids is a perfect all purpose board for kids. Its longboard shape gives it a great maneuverability as well as good glide. The DURATEC technology provides a high level of durability with the true boardsport feel and performance of higher priced, and much more fragile, epoxy boards. LENGTH:8’4’’ / 254cm - Width: 23.25’’ / 59cm - Thick: 3.20’’ / 8.2cm - Weight: 21lbs / 9.5kg - Volume: 72L WWW.BICSUP.COM BIC SUP CROSS 10’ TOUGH TEC The CROSS-SUP blends the excellent performance characteristics found in BIC SUPs classic surf-inspired series with features found on the WING Touring series. This fusion creates a unique board that performs great in all types of conditions, particularly inland lakes and calm sea conditions, and offers a perfect platform for all-round…

14 min.
finding angola a tale of contrasts and serendipity along the angolan coast

Luanda, Angola’s capital, where four to six million people live without power or water, is the most expensive city in the world for expats. I came to this country to understand more about it and to see with my own eyes if it is really as it is often depicted: a country torn apart by too many years of war and too much oil. I wanted to understand how it was possible that an African city could top Mercer's list of "Cities With The Most Expensive Cost of Living In The World" when the majority of Luanda’s inhabitants can’t afford to live within the city boundaries. For example: Angola's GDP per capita is only $7,700 USD per year, yet an apartment with two rooms in Luanda costs an average of…

10 min.
the tara river sup project exploring the world’s second deepest canyon by sup board

“THE GOAL: PADDLE 150 KILOMETRES (94 MILES) DOWN THE TARA RIVER, INCLUDING DEVIL’S CANYON, ONE OF THE DEEPEST CANYONS IN THE WORLD.” THE PROJECT French whitewater SUP pioneer Nicolas Fayol was in search of a place within Europe to run a multi-day whitewater SUP mission. He wanted a river with a taste of exploration and beautiful scenery, yet still easily accessible. After poring over maps, Fayol lit upon the Balkans, a region in Eastern and Southeastern Europe that takes its name from nearby mountains. The Balkan range stretches from the Serbian-Bulgarian border to the Black Sea, encompassing many countries, including Bosnia, Yugoslavia, Serbia, Croatia, Kosovo, and Montenegro. Of all the rivers the Balkans has to offer, the world-famous Tara River Canyon,a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montenegro, caught Fayol’s eye. While kayakers…

3 min.
the wish list

AQUADESIGN SUK 9’6 Developed in coordination with river rider specialists and Aquadesigns 25+ years of whitewater expertise, the SUK meets demands. A short and wide shape makes it easy to handle while independent inflatable tubes improve stability and higher rocker rides over waves. Two elastic cords will keep your belongings safe. Use in a standing or seated position with its kayak seat. Whether you are on the sea or river, both fishermen and riders will love it.Made from PVC dropstitch for durability, the SUK comes with a SUP hand pump with nanometer, a PVC repair kit and a comfort seat. WWW.AQUADESIGN.EU WRSI WRSI ANIMAS KNEE/SHIN PADS Stomp downriver SUP runs without shredding your knees and shins. Designed for stand up paddlers running lower-volume rivers, WRSI Animas SUP Pads protect your legs from scrapes and…