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Friends of the River this year brings back the California Rivers Festival, the popular annual event that has something for everyone: kayakers, whitewater boaters, fly fishermen, families interested in learning about California rivers, and anyone who wants to get involved in river conservation.

Held each year as the snow starts to melt and the rivers start to rise, the festival brings river enthusiasts together to have fun, as well as to learn more about the rivers they love and about Friends of the River’s work to protect rivers throughout the state.


* An opportunity to learn about whitewater rafting and kayaking by talking with …  More info


bike-waterLiving on Treasure Island, George Graef sees just about everything going on on the Lake. So when he saw this bicycle skimming across the waves, he wasn’t necessarily surprised, but he did pause to take a picture. “The inventiveness of Canyon Lake water ski enthusiasts is something to admire,” he says. 

According to Al Van Beenen, who often is involved as a boat driver when something unusual is taking place on the water, Mike Murphy and Tony Klarich are behind the latest contraption…  More info


Times are tough, so the Miami International Boat Show is going overboard to make it easier to buy a boat.

The 68th Miami show, which runs today through Monday at three sites, will have an Affordability Pavilion to help people find boats that can be financed for $300 or less per month.

The pavilion, which has appeared at other boat shows, will feature fishing boats, runabouts and personal watercraft such as an Angler 173F ($250 per month), the 20-foot Carolina Skiff 218DLV ($219), a Polar Kraft Bass Series TX175 Pro ($125) and the Yamaha VX Cruiser and VX Deluxe PWCs ($59).

Those in the market for a boat should find good deals at the show…  More info


german-kayak former German beauty contestant is attempting to become only the second person in history to circumnavigate Australia in a kayak.

Freya Hoffmeister, a 35-year-old mother from the German town of Husum, on the North Sea (near Kiel) is due to paddle through Sydney Harbour on Friday evening (February 13).

The adventure-paddler will leave Bulli at 7am tomorrow morning and is expected to arrive at Manly Wharf at 6pm and she is expected to be joined by a flotilla of paddlers, welcoming her into

She will then continue her trek north from Manly’s Shelley Beach (near Fairy Bower) at 7am on Saturday morning.

Freya set out from Melbourne …  More info