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Kayaking Magazines and Newsletters

If you can't be out kayaking, what better way to spend your leisure hours than reading and dreaming about your next kayaking adventure or future gear purchase? Here is a list of Kindle, print, and online magazines, as well as, newsletters geared towards the paddlesport enthusiasts:

Featured Periodicals

Canoe & Kayak Magazine

Canoe & Kayak Magazine covers the full range of paddling sports. Information on equipment, apparel and services, and where to paddle. Published bi-montly. Of particular interest to sea kayakers is the annual Kayak Touring issue.

Kayak Session

This magazine explores the world of whitewater kayaking in a visually stunning format.

Ocean Paddler: The Sea Kayaking Magazine

This U.K.-based magazine is aimed solely at the ocean paddler and published monthly.

The Paddle Junkie

This is provided by a group of outdoors lovers looking for quality gear that won't break the bank. Their publication provides gear, destination, outfitter and activity reviews, as well as other content deemed entertaining.

Additional Options

Adventure Kayak

Published quarterly, Adventure Kayak is geared toward touring kayakers. It includes equipment reviews, kayaking techniques up-to-date sea kayaking news.

Canoe Focus

Canoe Focus is the official magazine of the British Canoe Union. It is produced bi-monthly and is free to BCU members and features information on all paddlesports.

Coast and Kayak Magazine

A quarterly publication dedicated to the worldwide culture of paddling, from kayak to canoe to river raft.

Kanu Magazin

This German-language publication covers both sea kayaking and whitewater paddling.

Kayak Angler

Kayak Angler, published bi-annually, provides information to get paddlers fishing and fishermen paddling.

Outdoor Equipment Guide

This online publication provides product reviews on the entire world of outdoor products including a category for paddlesports.

Paddle World

Paddle World is an annual special issue that highlights the visual aspects of all paddlesports - sea kayaking, touring, canoeing, expeditions, kayak fishing, recreational, outrigger, and any other form of paddling.

Paddling Light offers information, articles and reviews about lightweight canoeing and kayaking.


Published quarterly, Rapid focuses on whitewater kayaking and canoeing: the hottest boats, best rivers and coolest tricks.

Sea Kayaker

Along with feature articles ranging from destinations to conservation, this bi-monthly magazine also provides detailed kayak and equipment reviews.

The Masik/Qajaq USA

This quarterly electronic newsletter is focused on traditional kayaking including home-built kayaks and paddles, and traditional kayaking techniques.

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