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300 Miles To Go: Polish Paddler Doba Back on Pace to FInish Atlantic Crossing
At least he still has a sense of humor. In a recent text, Polish paddler Aleksander Doba, 67, who is now just 300 miles away from crossing the Atlantic from Portugal to Florida, wrote: “Haitian girls wanted to greet me with flowers, but I passed Haiti too fast...” Read more.

Olympic Skier Crossers Have Nothing on These Guys; Snow-yakking Alive and Well in Colorado
Talk about a place where you want to nail your roll. What would you do if you were a ski resort located a throwbag’s throw from some of the best whitewater in the country? If you’re Monarch Mountain, perched just 15 minutes from Colorado’s Arkansas River, you create an event that has crossover between kayaking and skiing – and hope that its participants don’t get hypothermia. Read more.

AIRE Celebrates 25th Anniversary
As AIRE celebrates its 25th year of manufacturing inflatables, company founder Alan Hamilton chimes in on all things AIREhead. Read on for a behind-the-scenes look at one of the country’s most respected inflatable brands… Read more.

EJ Turns 50
Now you have even more reason to be bummed out when you lose to him. Already a granddad, his EJness turned 50 in early March, which he celebrated in fine fashion surfing Africa's Nile Special with family and friends. He's now marching into his second half-century of a life well-played... Read more.

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Redbull Huckfest: Mexico's Michoacan with Dane Jackson, Rafe Ortiz and Joel Kowalski

 
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The U.S. Men's Rafting Team en route to their 7th-place showing at the Worlds in New Zealand Photo courtesy IRF
 




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Management Plan Issued for Cali’s Merced, Tuolumne
While California’s Merced has long been a hotbed of paddling outside the boundaries of Yosemite National Park, boaters liking to float beneath the park's massive, granite monoliths have now gotten the green light. Yosemite National Park recently released its new Wild and Scenic Final Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Merced, as well as the park section of the Tuolumne, putting paddling on the same footing as climbing and hiking within the park’s boundaries... Read more.

Reel Paddling Film Festival Announces 2014 Winners
Toronto retailer The Complete Paddler sponsored the largest premiere audience in festival history, raising $1,500 for the charity Project Canoe. Read more.

Dagger Ups Sponsorship Game
Kayak manufacturer Dagger is putting its money where its river mouth is. The company recently announced an expanded line of event, expedition and other sponsorships designed to support the sport of paddling... Read more.

The Red Deer Expedition: Paddling for Dinosaur Bones
It’s not quite the Land of the Lost, but this July 18 members of New York’s Explorers Club will put their canoes into the Red Deer River just downstream of Bleriot Ferry, Alberta, to continue a journey first started in 2012 looking for…dinosaur bones. Read more.

Ode to the Grease Bomb
Paddling Life correspondent Sean McNamara knows a thing or two about grease bombs. Here, he pens an unequivocal essay about their captivating allure that will make you a true believer... Read more.

Save Steve Fisher’s Home!
You might not be able to do much to help kayaking icon Steve Fisher on the water, but you can help save his home, which will earn you eddy-cutting privileges ahead of him for your lifetime. Earlier in March, Fisher issued a plea to all paddlers to help prevent a dam on the south section of the Nile that would flood the last of its world-class whitewater... Read more.

Nat'l Geo Weighs In On New Amazon Source
With Peruvian river explorer Rocky Contos maintaining that the Mantaro is the new "source" of the mighty Amazon, National Geographic weighs in on the waterway's birthplace... Read more.

KEEN and River Network to Fund River Clean Ups
KEEN Footwear will partner with River Network to support 14 river clean-ups across the U.S. this Spring. Read more.

The Outdoor Foundation Releases 2013 Paddlesports Report 

The Outdoor Foundation and The Coleman Company released its Special Report on Paddlesports, lending a detailed look at participation in kayaking, canoeing, rafting – and for the first time – stand up paddle boarding. Read more.

River Restoration Efforts Lead to the Removal of 51 Dams in 2013
18 States in the U.S. removed 51 dams that were deemed outdated or unsafe to aid in river restoration Read more.

“Live With Your Dreams” Tour Heads Next to South Carolina
Spring pro kayaker and Dagger Team manager, Chris Gragtmans, aims to inspire youth to get outside and get active Read more.


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