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We had a blast last week during our trip to Ile de Brehat in Bretagne, France!! Sunny weather, a small but great team and a perfect venue to play in! This is the place for rock gardening, playing in tide races and enjoying a wild and rough coast. Tides were normal (in between spring and neap tide) and the wind did not exceed force 3. Swell was good and provided us with enough water movement to play in. We circumnavigated the Brehat island itself, and we also did a trip to Les Heaux, some 6 km offshore, to visit the lighthouse over there.

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Ten days, $20,000 in prizes, and a grueling 650 miles through the Heart of Dixie.

On September 14, the Alabama Scenic River Trail will host the second longest paddle race in the world, the Great Alabama 650. As the name implies, the event is a 650-mile haul by canoe, kayak, or paddleboard. A shotgun-style start will ensue on Weiss Lake in the Appalachian foothills of Alabama’s northeast corner. Competitors will course the Coosa River, then join the Alabama River near Montgomery, and wind down its serpentine path across the state before reaching the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. The last leg of the race will   …  More

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Spanish Adventurer Paddles 2,900-plus Miles in 76 Days from San Francisco to Oahu

The choice for Antonio De La Rosa was obvious: Order the half-pounder.

The lunch request was simple to field after the 42-year-old Spanish adventurer stepped onto the docks of the Waikiki Yacht Club yesterday morning. There the Honolulu club’s commodore officially stamped his time of 8:30 a.m. — a formality to officially enshrine his feat in any record books, having just crossed the eastern North Pacific Ocean alone and unsupported from his June 9 launch in San Francisco. Sure it was great moment to paddle past Diamond Head as the sun rose, and then cruise with a small pod of paddlers outside the Waikiki surf. But how about that cheeseburger?   …  Pictures and More

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From white-water rafting on rushing rapids to floating along placid stretches, there’s no better place to cool off than on our mountains’ waterways

Tuolumne River, California

Affectionately known as “The T,” this whitewater gem outside of Yosemite sets the standard for Class IV rapids. Permits are limited, so anyone who scores a spot is guaranteed solitude in the wild. From late May to June, snow melts in the high country, pumping the river with massive, fast rapids that can challenge even experienced rafters  …  More

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