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Delightfully Solifeful: A family- and food-filled sea kayak trip in Alaska’s Kachemak Bay
Tide-pooling is a verb in Alaska. It’s 11 a.m. on Hesketh Island and the ebb is at its lowest outside our cabin in Kachemak Bay, home of the second largest tides in the world, of up to 28 vertical feet. That means it’s tide-pool time.... Read more.

ACA Releases New Paddling App
Filling out a float plan, checking your waterway’s conditions and accessing safety tips just got a whole lot easier. It's now right at your fingertips thanks to the new Paddle Ready App being debuted by the American Canoe Association and U.S. Coast Guard. Read more.

Lefevre Nabs C-1 Gold for U.S. at World Slalom Champs, But No More Red, White and Blue on Paddling Podium
Thanks to France’s Fabien Lefevre, the U.S. made it to the medal stand at the 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Champions in Deep Creek, Md. Now paddling for the U.S., Lefevre, in only his second season competing internationally in C-1, used his speed and boat positioning to win the gold medal in C-1. But that was it as far as podiums for the U.S... Read more.

Support American Whitewater: Gauley, Feather Fest Ring in Fall for River Runners
While the world’s eyes are on Maryland’s Adventure Sports Center International for the World Slalom Championships this weekend, paddlers with more of a wild side will be at West Virginia’s Gauley Fest and a week later California’s Feather Fest for revelry, river running and raising funds for American Whitewater… Read more.

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A Preview of the 2014 Deep Creek World Slalom Championships
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Training for the World Slalom Championships Sept 17-21 at the Adventure Sports Center International. Photo courtesy Crede Calhoun, www.visionqueststudios.com

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Slalom Racers (and Spectators) Ready for Maryland's Slalom World Championships (Plus: TV Schedule)
It's been 25 years since the ICF World Slalom Championships came to the U.S., when they took place on Maryland's Savage River in 1989. Not they're back, this time coming to Maryland’s Adventure Sports Center International, the only mountaintop re-circulating whitewater course in the world, Sept. 17-21, marking just the second time in history the event has been held in the U.S. Read more.

Lincoln Canoe's Sandy Martin Releases "Paddling Against the Tide" Book
A new book out by Lincoln Canoe's Sandy Martin, Paddling Against the Tide, chronicles his personal and entrepreneurial experiences in bringing fiberglass canoes to the masses… Read more.

PADDLEexpo 2014 Comes to Nuremburg, Germany
Want to know where the world’s top paddlesports brands will be at the end of the month? Talking shop (and hopefully selling boats) and the 12th annual PADDLEexpo Sept. 28-30, 2014, in Nuremberg, Germany. Show director Horst Fürsattel has filled all of the 54,000 square foot convention center with 136 exhibitors, up from 121 in 2013, showing a total of 271 brands. Read more.

Missouri River Water Trail Gets New Web Portal
If only Lewis and Clark had it this easy. Paddling the fabled River of the Lewis and Clark Expedition just got a whole lot easier. The new Missouri River Water Trail web-based portal offers everything you ever wanted to know about paddling the Lower Missouri River, but were afraid to ask... Read more.

Down River Equipment’s Bi-annual Sale and Swap Sept. 12 – 14
Live on the Front Range and want to upgrade your rafting and paddling gear? Head to Down River Equipment’s bi-annual Sale and Boat Swap Sept. 12 – 14… Read more.

Elwha River's Glines Canyon Dam Finally Reduced to Rubble
In Olympic National Park, the Elwha River now flows freely again as the last of Glines Canyon Dam comes down. Read more.

NOC Hosts Pan American Freestyle Kayaking Championships
Following this weekend's Ocoee Fest. this event will be the premier competitive event of the 2014 freestyle season, featuring athletes from North and South America, including several medalists from last year’s World Championships. Read more.

Liquidlogic Moves to Direct-only Sales
Good luck finding your favorite Liquidlogic kayak on the shelves of your friendly local kayak shop, or any dealer for that matter. Just months after Fluid announced a similar move, Legacy Paddlesports sent a notice to its retail partners that whitewater brand Liquidlogic will become a direct-to-consumer brand… Read more.

World Cup Final Returns to Augsburg
With typical German weather on hand (i.e. rain and high temperatures in the low 60s) and a field of over 300 competitors, this World Cup Final should provide a real test for those getting ready to compete at the World Championships next month in Deep Creek, Maryland. Read more.

Kayak Legend Josh Lowry Dead At 61 After Fall Scouting Deschutes River
You can survive all the hard whitewater in the world, but sometimes fate deals out different cards. Such is the case with the Aug. 2 death of longtime kayaker and South American river exploring legend Josh Lowry, who died at age 61 after falling from a cliff on Oregon’s Rogue River... Read more.

2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards Announced
While paddlesports retailers and manufacturers conducted business as usual at this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market tradeshow in Salt Lake City, it was the 2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by NRS held Thursday night that created the biggest buzz in the paddling community. And the winners were... Read more.


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