Video: 45 Miles Per Hour In Kayak

45 MPH might be an unofficial kayak speed record.

Kayaker Ben Marr captures great GoPro footage as he rockets down a concrete drainage into Lions Bay, British Columbia, at 72 kilometers (45 miles) per hour, occasionally yelling “thorns!” Hop ahead to 1 minute to get right into the action.

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.