Jeff Moag

When archeologists excavate Jeff Moag’s garage sometime in the distant future, they will unearth a nearly complete evolutionary record of whitewater kayaks dating back to the proto-plasticine epoch, circa 1997. Jeff is the former editor of Canoe & Kayak magazine and a contributing editor to Rapid Media’s trade publication, Paddling Business. On page 164, he reports on how the COVID-19 pandemic turned the kayaking world upside down and why the paddling boom might be here to stay.
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Answering the Call

The emergency calls came in a flurry as the weather turned sour along the coast of North Wales. When the last one came, Andy Bolter was the only person...

Why The Pandemic Paddling Boom Might Be Here To...

On the second Thursday in March last year, workers hustled to assemble exhibits, rack hundreds of kayaks, canoes and paddleboards, and arrange bales of gear inside the Alliant Energy...

Hobie Cat Company Sold To Investment Group (Exclusive)

The Hobie Cat Company, a pioneer and market-leader in pedal-drive kayaks, was sold in January to an investment group led by Taso Sofikitis with other senior officials of Detroit-based...

The New Future Of Demo Days

Not every paddling retailer has a love-hate relationship with demo days. For some, it’s all hate. So when the COVID-19 pandemic burst onto the scene last spring, closing stores and...

The Big Gear Show’s Bold, New, Almost-Pandemic-Proof Plan

The middle of a pandemic is an odd time to launch a new trade show, but there’s nothing conventional about the vision Darren Bush and Sutton Bacon have for...

Preventing Kayak Accidents: Lessons From The New York Ferry...

New York City is an extraordinary place to paddle. The Hudson waterfront on the west side of Manhattan boasts unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty and the world’s...

Delta Kayaks Is The Latest Manufacturer to Get Ripped-Off...

Overseas knockoffs are nothing new in the paddling business, but it hits a little harder when it’s your baby they’re ripping off. Last year, Chinese company, Hangzhou Kudo Outdoors Inc.,...

Rob Thompson is making the world’s first marine plastic...

The idea came to Rob Thompson on the coast of Cornwall, in southwest England. Staring at the bulging bags of trash he and his friends had collected from a...

How this coalition helped pass the biggest land-use bill...

Back in 2015, Forest Woodward released a film called The Important Places about floating the Grand Canyon with his father, Doug. The name came from a poem Doug wrote...