Paddling Life Exclusives

Blast from the Past: EJ Reminisces About RV Life in LA Times Story

So EJ is grandfather. In taking a trip down memory lane, he recently posted a story published in the LA Times called “Chasing a Dream and a River,” chronicling his time with wife, Kristine, and kids Emily and Dane (along with their Dalmatians, Pebbles and Target) moved into an RV and traveled the country for eight years hitting the river circuit. Read on for the full story and quips from his EJness about the journey… Read more.

RiverBlue Documentary Touts River Preservation While Taking Aim at Global Fashion Industry

Like those trendy designer jeans you slip into after the day's paddle and boogie down in on the late-night dance floor? A new documentary raises awareness of the toll the fashion industry takes on the world's rivers (read on to view trailer!)... Read more.

Serrasolses, Hyslop Secure Sickline Titles

With only a year in age separating them, Spain's Aniol Serrasolses, 25, and Great BRitain's Sandra Hyslop, 26, shoed that the mid-20s rule in this year's adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championships in Austria’s Ötztal valley... Read more.

Running the Grand Blind: Erik Weihenmayer Releases No Barriers Book

Want to know what it’s like to kayak the Grand Canyon without being able to see it? Pre-order Erik Weihenmayer’s No Barriers, a new book giving a whole new meaning to running something blind… Read more.

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Kayaker chased by a shark!

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Now that's a kayak. Ken Hoeve testing out his newest will-you-be-my-friend boat from Bonfire Brewing Co.

Paddling Life Exclusives

Kayaking Photo Takes Spirit Award at 2016 Red Bull Illume Comp

In the Spirit category of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016, held in Chicago on Sept. 28, a shot taken by Dean Truml of a group of kayakers tending an injured comrade landed on the podium… Read more.

Pacific Paddle Games Wrap up in SoCal; Connor Baxter, Candice Appleby Win Overall

Call it a stand-up showing, leading to a stand-up repeat. That's the storyline from the 2016 Pacific Paddle Games (presented by Salt Life) at Doheny Beach, where Connor Baxter and Candice Appleby who were crowned overall champions for the second year in a row – each taking home a cool $8,000... Read more.


Supalicious. That sums up the sup scene at the 2016 SUP Awards presented by Tommy Bahama, where the world’s top suppers, filmmakers and more gathered under the stars at Doheny State Beach, marking the first year at the new venue—also the site of the Pacific Paddle Games. Read more.

Turk Releases Crocodiles and Ice

He’s as bad ass on the water as he is with words. Jon Turk, who was named one of National Geographic’s Top 10 Adventurers of the Year for his circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island with Erik Boomer, recently released Crocodiles and Ice, “a scientist/adventurer's journey into a Consciousness Revolution based on a deep, reciprocal communication with the Earth.” Read more.

Drumroll, Please: The 2016 C&K Awards

Celebrating those who inspire adventure, endurance, performance, progression, teamwork and community in paddling, paddlers gathered at this year’s Outdoor Retailer tradeshow in Salt Lake City to honor the winners of the fifth annual Canoe & Kayak Awards, including Male and Female Paddler of the Year, Paddle with Purpose, Spirit of Adventure, Lifetime Achievement and Nexen Tire's Expedition of the Year and $10,000 Dream Adventure Contest. And the envelope, please… Read more.

Center, Henry Reunite to Win ACA Downriver Nationals

At this year’s ACA Downriver Nationals in Old Town, Maine, the old school (old’s cool) pairing of Rob Center and Kay Henry -- Center, the co-founder of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, and Henry of Mad River Canoe (now owned by Confluence) -- still proved formidable, coming out of retirement after 15 years and fresh back from a 21-day hiking trip in Scotland, to not only show up but win the Mixed 55+ Class. We caught up with Center for his take on the win… Read more.

American Casey Eichfeld Wins World Cup Bronze

After years at the top of the C1 men's field, three-time Olympian Casey Eichfeld finally strikes Bronze. Read more.

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