Snowy mountaintop in Brownfield, Maine

Wow… What year that was!

Just over a year ago, we realized that 2020 would be like no other in anyone’s living memory. Adjusting to new rhythms and circumstances is par for the course. In the last couple of years, even before the virus struck, folks may have noticed that we have taken a break from traveling the world and teaching kayaking. Suddenly, everything around us came to an almost full stop.

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Rebel Naja by Portland Head Light

Rebel Naja

Another composite Rebel innovation. With strong greenlandic roots, the Naja is for many that have been looking for a more intimate fit. Kayak Ways is honored to be part of the design team that has brought this little jewel into being. Johan Wirsen and the team at Rebel Kayaks deserve the credit for being open to this small idea and for developing its production. Excited!

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Solo Paddler

Puntas Arenas Symposium

In the course of our travels, we do sometimes run into ‘out of the ordinary’ experiences. As sometimes happens, more often that not actually, we get these e-mails out of the blue, inquiring whether we would be available at a particular place and time, to come and share what we know to be Greenland-style kayaking. We generally do our very best to accommodate! After all, we’re both honored to think that someone has sought us out, and we do like an adventure now and again. And again 😉

This is just how we got invited to go to the very end of the Americas, Tierra Del Fuego, Chile. In this post, we’ll sort through the symposium experience and write at a future point about other aspects of the trip.

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Skin on Frame kayak interior

Paddle Making

How long has it been since you put a plane to wood to make something beautiful AND useable? Or saw a shape materializing before your eyes? A shape that is useable in your kayaking, no less!

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Greenland Kayakers rolling in tandem

Digital Downloads

How cool would it be to take us with you when you roll? We are now offering Digital downloads on our website of, “This is the Roll” both in full and in segments. So you can get it loaded onto your digital device and take it with you!

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Spring Island, Vancouver, BC

Spring Island

Those words bring to mind so many powerful feelings. Panoramas dominated by the the coastal mountains of Northwest Vancouver Island and the mighty Pacific Ocean. The past echoes and the present beat of First Nations peoples continues to resonate.  Still great stands of Cedars, teetering on the edge of rocky cliffs, sentinels announcing this remote and remarkable collection of islands, creatures and vibrant sea states all making up the surroundings of Spring Island.

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