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Kayak Session Magazine Paddle World magazine 2021

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.

United States
6 Issues

in this issue

3 min
the power of water

For many of us, the restrictions of the past year have only fueled our love of exploration and our desire to travel and experience the world around us, whether by board or by boat. It’s an odd feeling, the intense, collective longing for these kinds of activities to be possible again. But with borders remaining shut for much of the time between our last issue of Paddle World and now, we were forced to find other ways to feed our passions, finding new adventures and missions closer to home or spending time escaping virtually with online entertainment or social media, losing ourselves in stories and articles of places far away. Stories and articles like those we have chosen to feature on our website and magazines, like this issue of Paddle World/SUP…

14 min
the ionian islands a sea kayaker’s paradise

Blue skies, bright sunlight, white beaches, and crystal-clear water: These are the ingredients of a perfect holiday, especially when traveling by kayak and tent, bringing everything necessary for adventure with you. Greece delivers it all. With over 15,000 kilometers of coastline and more than three thousand islands, Greece sounds like more than a "good" destination — it sounds like a sea kayaker’s paradise. Yet there is one place, in particular, that should top the list: The Ionian Islands. "if you arrive in Zakynthos with perfect weather, and if you have a brilliant plan in your pocket, you can hardly find a more beautiful place to kayak and camp." Why the Ionian Islands? If there are so many islands and thousands of kilometers of beautiful coastline in Greece, why should you choose the Ionian…

4 min
the wish list

NORTIK - SCUBI 1 XL The award-winning Scubi 1 XL is an innovative hybrid kayak that combines a minimum frame structure with high-pressure air tubes on the sides. The few frame parts provide the needed stiffness and V-shape necessary for good tracking and speed. These features are most appreciated on paddle tours. Furthermore, the high-pressure air tubes ensure a great stability and fast assembly. Packed in its backpack, the boat is light and easy to carry around (on foot, by bus, bike, rail, car, plane, ...). After a quick and intuitive assembly, it is ready for your next adventure. LENGTH: 380 CM | WIDTH: 80 CM | WEIGHT: 12 KG | MATERIAL: PVC-PU / ALUMINUM FALTBOOT.DE LETTMANN - SKAGERRAK EPEDITION PLUS The Lettmann ''Skagerrak'' is one of our most functional seakayaks, designed for not only…

11 min
wild sea, glowing sky circumnavigating stewart island

It’s rugged out here. We’re alone and far from civilization, hunkered down on the wild and remote western coast of New Zealand’s third-largest island. It’s intimidating and scary. The full force of the Southern Ocean is rolling under our kayaks. The swell is slowly growing, looking angrier by the minute; the wind is strong and gusting. It’s getting big, really big – and we’re not stoked. We’re getting beat down, slowly growing more and more exhausted as the wind hits us head-on, 40 knots of bitterly cold southerly right in the face. It’s tough to make progress. Conversation has stopped; there's no point. Voices can't be heard over the roar of the ocean. Critical shouts pointing out obstacles are thrown towards the group, but most are lost or misunderstood. The…

2 min
the wish list

NORTIK - SCUBI 2 XL It is the newest and the most versatile kayak of the Scubi family. Besides the usual features of a Scubi-quick intuitive assembly, stiffness, well tracking, easy to carry around – there is a multitude of accessories that offer a wide range of uses. The variably installable third seat makes the Scubi 2 XL to a one, two or almost three-seater. It is a perfect companion for a short getaway as well as a two-week trip with camping gear or even to go fishing or sailing. The Scubi 2 XL is the boat that grows with your requirements and is always exactly the kayak you need! SEATS: 1, 2 UP TO 3 (WITH A SMALL PERSON) | LENGTH: 480 WIDTH: 90 CM WEIGHT: 19 KG | PAYLOAD: 250…

13 min
miller’s run the world’s best downwind a rite of passage in the cape of storms

I was 17 years old when I did my first downwind paddle on the famous Miller’s Run. It was one of the most terrifying experiences of my life and one of the most exciting. I have not stopped since; it has literally become my life. If the Hawaiian Islands are the spiritual home of downwind paddling, the Miller’s Run is the gym. We may go to church on Sundays, but we work on weekdays, and Miller’s is where the work gets done. Consistency, accessibility, and safety are what sets this downwind apart from any other. Whether you want to start downwind paddling or wish to become the best at it, the Miller's Run is a rite of passage. It is the world’s ultimate downwind training ground. "IT’S AN ADDICTIVE DRUG — THE…