Paddling Life Exclusives

Stroke, stroke, stroke: Rowing 50 Days From Yampa Headwaters to Lake Powell

Talk about a journey from your doorstep. Starting just a mile from his front door, Jacob McCoola spent nearly 50 straight days last spring and summer rowing his raft from downtown Steamboat Springs, Colo., to Hite Marina on Lake Powell, a distance of nearly 600 miles. While “stroke, stroke, stroke” became a mantra, he didn’t have to listen to it echo off the canyon walls solo; different friends joined him along the way. Read more.

New Canyonlands RiverMap Released

Southwestern river runners, rejoice! The venerable Tom Martin has made navigating the region’s myriad waterways easier than ever with the release (finally!) of the new quintessential Canyonlands RiverMap… Read more.

American Rivers Releases Annual 10 Most Endangered Rivers List

American Rivers released its annual list of the nation’s 10 Most Endangered Rivers, highlighting U.S. river systems threatened by drought, mismanagement, pollution and more. Who heads up this year’s nefarious title? The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) Basin and San Joaquin River... Read more.

Imua Keiki o ke Kai Event Helps Kids SUP in Hawaii

Kids have some help learning to SUP in Hawaii. SIC Global Team Athlete Andrea Moller hosted the 4th annual Imua Keiki o ke Kai event on April 3, at Maui's Hawaiian Canoe Club to provide children with special needs an opportunity to participate in ocean sports with a who’s who list of pro water sports athletes... Read more.

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Inside the Madawaska Canoe Centre

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Paddling Life Exclusives

Hobie debuts stand-up "pedal" board

There goes the neighborhood. Combining supping and pedaling, Hobie has married its MirageDrive® pedal system with a sup to create the world’s first stand up pedal boards: the Mirage® Eclipse 10.5 and 12. .. Read more.

Rivers Rejoice! Conservation Alliance Disburses $790,000 in Grants

Rivers across North America reaped in big rewards recently, as The Conservation Alliance has announced grants totaling $790,000 to 20 organizations working to protect wild places. The donations mark The Conservation Alliance’s first funding disbursal for 2016... Read more.

Sock company Smartwool promotes paddlesports film

Boat, paddle and paddlesports apparel companies aren’t the only ones using the imagery and solace of rivers to promote their products. Sock manufacturer Smartwool has also hopped on the water wagon, using Utah’s Ruby-Horsethief Canyons as the setting for its second original short film, Life on the River...  Read more.

$45 Million Oklahoma Whitewater Center to Open May 7

Let there be water! That's the tune at the $45 million Oklahoma Whitewater Center, where the spigots have been turned on in preparation for its grand opening May 7. And who should be first in line to catch its first eddy and surf the world’s highest-volume, fully adjustable pumped freestyle feature but five-time World Slalom Kayak Champion and park designer Scott Shipley of S2O Design... Read more.

Summit Sports, Austin Canoe and Kayak Merge

Like two rivers joining at a confluence to become even stronger together, two leading paddlesport retailers—Summit Sports and Austin Canoe and Kayak—recently announced a nine-store merger enabling all-season offers, immediate expansion and future growth Read more.

Tumultuous Waters: Man-made “Dallas” Wave Not Up to Snuff

A man-made whitewater park on the Trinity River in Dallas is making waves, but not the kind it’s supposed to. The city is in an uproar over a $4 million kayaking playground built in 2011 that has never functioned as intended. Now the Army Corps of Engineers is giving the city an ultimatum: either repair it, or remove it... Read more.

Hooked on Fishing: Confluence All In With New Fishing Craft for 2016

Fish On! That's the battle cry from Confluence Watersports this year, as the company is going all-in with its fishing line-up for 2016. It's debuting new angling wares from Wilderness Systems, Perception and Boardworks, including the Tarpon 130x, Pescador Pro 12, and Tracker SUP. These join the tried-and-true favorites Thresher and A.T.A.K., and fishing accessories from Harmony Gear and fishing paddles from Adventure Technology, to cover any angler’s needs. Inside, we give you a quick rundown… Read more.

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