Kate Hives

It’s time to get out for sunset paddles and kick the leaves underfoot, finish that one last project and shine brightly before the simple stark renewal of winter is upon...

'First & Last towlines' & 'Deck Bags - What are they good for?'

You can be guaranteed that somewhere in the world someone is always paddling. As we Canadians begin to trade dry suit for snowsuit and kayaks for skis, paddlers down in South...

Well, the busy summer season is over. I have been in my rubber boots these days, but rather than tromping through sand, I have been tromping through fallen leaves. I have...

Sea kayak surfing – the fringy sister of an already fringe subculture of paddlesports – has taken on its own following in recent years. Although it emerged from the simple necessity...

I made this little “how to” video for my friends and family as they were preparing for a kayak trip with me. It is a trick to pack your sleeping bag...

Notes and homework from a student. – Thanks Joy!    

It has been a whirlwind of a month which has most recently landed me back in Victoria BC, Canada (my home waters), but I feel I am only just arriving here...

Sometimes you go out for a surf and you get skunked… but sometimes there are some gems in that video you didn’t even know were there!!! Here is a bit of...

Dear Santa, I forgot to write you a letter last night. Apparently you noticed… This morning when I woke up, I found a stack of my old letters to you dating...

I find myself, once again, in South America – Amongst the smell of burning wood stoves, delicious wines, rich Mapuche culture and an opportunity to remember what it is to open...

Birthdays, signposts & celebrations!!!! A day of reflection! I’m on the water today, paddling with aspiring guides! I love my work, I am grateful for my opportunities and the people who...

I was recently asked for my opinion around how we can encourage more women into the sport of Sea Kayaking. This has been a topic that has been circling my awareness...

Adventures outside of Canada this year have dominated my time. From the coasts of Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales, up towards Scotland and the Inner Hebrides, to the...

Check out this cutie little story about a wicked woman shredding the waves at PPS! Kokatat Blog – by Kate Hives

Rippa of a Trip In Tasmania – Maria Island Adventure – Kokatat Blog There were glow-in-the-dark mushrooms, flying fish, birds with wingspans of more than 3 meters and Fairy penguins calling...

Tasmania!?! The globe trotting adventures continue with an adventure to Australia. I’ve been taking in some of the coastline, messing around in longboats on a few rivers and involved with some...

Well I’ve made the decision to embark on a different sort of journey into the world of academia. I will be working on my Masters in Environmental Education and Communications at...

Location: Pucon, Chile My first adventure to Chile some years ago gave me a taste of some of the white water that Region X (10) has to offer. The Futaleful Valley...

Simposio De Kayak Pacifico Sur Location: Valdivia, Chile When I received an email in my inbox in regards to a Sea Kayak Symposium to be hosted by Pueblito Expeditiones in Valdivia,...