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Sign of the SUP Times: Payette River Games Goes SUP Only
Historically a huge boon to competitive kayakers’ pocketbooks, the country’s largest-purse paddling event, the $100,000 Payette River Games held at Cascade, Idaho’s Kelly’s Whitewater Park, recently announced that it’s going SUP-only for 2015 and beyond. Read more.

Open Air Dynamics Announces New SUP Construction
A new SUP production process being spearheaded by Open Air Dynamics and Tahoe SUP is making waves in the way SUPs are made… Read more.

New Play Park Comes to Colo’s Pumphouse Run; New Whitewater Park to Be Completed by April 2015
Kayakers paddling Class V Gore Canyon of the Colorado have a better reason to bring their playboats along now – at least so they can trade-out from the roof rack afterward. Officials recently announced the beginning of construction on the Gore Canyon Whitewater Park, to be completed by April 2015... Read more.

New York Times Runs Story on Tram Threat to Grand Canyon
Want to read the latest plight facing the Grand Canyon? Tune into the venerable New York Times, which is currently running a story highlighting threats facing the Grand Canyon, including a recent proposal to build the controversial Escalade tram, which would deliver gawkers down to the confluence of the Little Colorado... Read more.

Air Apparent: Keller Takes Inaugural Waterfall Champs in Mexico
It was only a matter of time. A waterfall World Championships? Yep, and it drew 18 of the world’s top kayakers to the Veracruz region of Mexico, courtesy of the Mexican Tourism Board, Ernesto Rivas, owner of Altius Events, and filmmakers Rafa Ortiz and Rush Sturges... Read more.

End of an Era: RIP Martin Litton (Feb. 13, 1917 – Nov. 30, 2014)
He lived to be 97 years old, and floated the Grand Canyon in a dory for nearly 60 of them (in 2004 at age 87, he broke his own record as the oldest person to row the Grand Canyon). River runners and environmental activists lost one of their most beloved companions with the Nov. 30 death of Martin Litton at age 97 at his home in Palo Alto, Calif., with his wife, Esther, at his side… Read more.

Corran, Riot Kayaks Reunited
He's baaaaack! After leaving Riot Kayaks to launch his own SUP line in 2004, Corran Addison has returned to Riot's parent company, Kayak Distribution, to grow his SUP line and again lend his expertise to its whitewater wares... Read more.

Sue Rechner, Confluence Light Up AOL’s This Built America
Built and boated in the USA. That could sum up why Confluence Outdoor, headed by Sue Rechner and owner of such brands as Dagger, Perception, Wave Sport, Mad River, Bomber Gear, Harmony and Wilderness Systems, highlights this month's This Built America show by AOL... Read more.

Jacobi Retires as CEO of USACK
From winning the C2 gold medal at the 1992 Olympics to serving as CEO of USA Canoe/Kayak, Joe Jacobi has been a constant supporter of slalom in the U.S. Now he’s stepping down from his post at USACK to stroke into different waters, while still supporting the slalom cause… Read more.

Hang on for the Ride: Grand Gets November Release of up to 37,500 cfs
Such marquee rapids on the Grand as Hance, Horn Creek, Hermit, Crystal and Lava Falls had a little more meat to them this month as the Department of Interior conducted a high flow experimental release from Glen Canyon Dam November 10-15… Read more.

Grandma En Route to Sea Kayak 2,500 Mile to Benefit Guatelmalan Children
Your Grandma’s got nothing on Deborah Walters. The 63-year-old grandmother of four from Troy, Maine, is well on her way paddling from Maine to Guatemala to benefit the children living in and around the huge Guatemala City garbage dump. At press time she was past the first leg of her planned 2,500-mile solo kayak expedition. Read more.

Boat Glenwood's Shoshone Section? Help AW Get Flows
Paddle the Colorado after Labor Day? Paddlers who boat the Glenwood Springs section of the Colorado River are being asked to help protect its off-season flows... Read more.

Don't Think Whitewater Parks Rock Large? Check This Chattahoochee Vid
Chris Edmonds of High Attitude Video in Columbus, Ga., shot this vid of boogie boarders, surfers and kayakers ripping up the Chattahoochee under the lights... Read more.

Nat'l Geo Announces 2015 Adventurers of the Year; 3 Sets of Paddlers Honored
Paddlers made a splash in National Geographic’s recently announced 2015 Adventurers of the Year, taking three of the top nine spots. Included in the line-up: Poland’s Aleksander Doba, who kayaked 7,716 miles across the Atlantic; Ben Knight, Travis Rummel and Matt Stoecker for their production of documentary “DamNation”; and blind kayakers Erik Weihenmayer and Lonnie Bedwell, who kayaked the Grand Canyon... Read more.

Levinson Wins Second Green Race Crown; Levknecht Nabs Win # 6 for Women
A freak six-inch snowstorm in nearby Ashville, N.C., and record number of participants (165) didn’t stop Jackson Kayak’s Isaac Levinson from topping the podium in the coveted Long Boat Division for his second time at this year’s Green River Narrows Race, arguably one of the most heralded Class V races in the world. Nor did it hinder women’s champion Adriene Levknecht from winning her unprecedented sixth Green River race crown… Read more.

PFD Types To Get Simpler
Paddlers may soon no longer have to suffer through the put-in, ranger-scrutinizing quagmire of arguing whether your lifejacket is Type I, II, III, IV or V. The PFD puzzle is soon to get simpler… Read more.

Disappearing Rio Grande Expedition
One of the nation’s most heralded rivers and canyons is getting some marketing manpower via the Disappearing Rio Grande Expedition to help its flows... Read more.

Despite Pressure from Russians and Czechs, Brazil Takes R4 World Rafting Champs
They might not have won in front of their home country in World Cup soccer, but they did so in fine fashion in rafting, making amends on the water if not the field.... Read more.

Running It Blind: Erik Weihenmayer, Lonnie Bedwell Kayak Grand Canyon Blind
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s the edict, anyway, enacted by blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, who after capsizing three times on the Grand Canyon’s Lava Falls and finally swimming, he hiked back up and ran it again, as part of his recently completed No Barriers Grand Canyon Expedition with fellow blind paddler and Navy veteran Lonnie Bedwell… Read more.

Book Release: Downstream Toward Home
DOWNSTREAM TOWARD HOME: A Book of Rivers, by Oliver A. Houck, Louisiana State University Press Read more.

Second Time’s a Sickline Charm for Morley, Newman
Maybe they just have the lines dialed. Whatever it is, it worked as both Joe Morley and Nouria Newman won the men’s and women’s divisions, respectfully, for the second year in a row at this year’s adidas Sickline extreme race on Austria’s Ache River. Read more.

Swedish Canoe Trip Tests New GPS Safety Net for Paddlers
A recent canoe trip in Sweden pushed the boundaries for the use of GPS advancements for expedition safety. Recently finishing a seven-day expedition along the Hotagen River and surrounding lakes near the Norwegian border in the vast tundra of northern Sweden, Intrepid Expeditions invited a company called Globavista along to help pin-point their locations en route, receive accurate weather information, send and receive messages, and have an emergency parachute should things go awry... Read more.

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.

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.

Kiwi Sea Kayaker Rescued After Tasman Sea Crossing Attempt
After three years of planning, on July 12 Kiwi sea kayaker Scott Donaldson, 44, had to be rescued by helicopter after spending 84 days at sea attempting to solo paddle from Australia to New Zealand across the Tasman Sea... Read more.

Arctic Bound: Boomer, Korbulic, Stookesbery At It Again
Gluttons for punishment as much as pristine whitewater paddling, Ben Stookesberry, Chris Korbulic, Pedro Olivia and Erik Boomer are at it again, this time assembling a team for a 3,300-mile expedition through Canada’s Torngat wilderness to some of the most remote whitewater on the planet. Read more.

Fickle Feature makes for Difficult Rides; Freestyle Kayak World Cup Wraps Up in Sort, Spain
For the final freestyle kayak World Cup event of the year, crowning the World Cup champion, the hole in Sort, Spain, gave even the world’s best troubles… Read more.

World Slalom Champs Come to U.S. Sept. 17-21 for First Time in 25 Years!
On Sept. 17-21, 2014, Maryland’s Adventure Sports Center International, the only mountaintop re-circulating whitewater course in the world, will host athletes from over 35 countries for the ICF World Slalom Championships, 25 years after the 1989 World Championship held on Maryland’s Savage River and marking just the second time in history the event has been held in the United States. Read more.

Team Dagger’s Max Karlsson First Overall Junior in Two Events at Freestyle World Cup
Team Dagger’s 17-year-old Max Karlsson of Sweden took first place overall in the Junior K1 Men’s division and Men’s Squirt division at the sixth annual Freestyle World Cup. Read more.

Elevation Outdoors Top Adventure Town Competition
Elevation Outdoors Magazine wants to know: what is truly the best Colorado Adventure Town. And they want to hear from you, our dear dirt bag paddlers. Help bring your play hole and burrito joint the fame it so rightly deserves. Read more.

Keller Wins Great Falls Race for Third Time in a Row
Go ahead and rename the Great Falls Race on the Potomac after Pat Keller. That’s what a three-peat gets you. For the third time in a row, Keller won the long boat division in one of the nation’s most heralded extreme races as part of the Potomac Whitewater Festival… Read more.

Former US Slalom Team member, Potomac River Fest Organizer Jason Beakes Slashed by Knife at Party
Former U.S. Slalom Team member and Potomac River Festival organizer Jason Beakes is used to slashing his way through slalom gates, as well as his backyard’s Great Falls of the Potomac. But he was on the receiving end of such a slash at a party held at his house to celebrate this year’s festival July 4-6... Read more.

New Book Addresses Public Rights on Colorado Rivers
Thanks to historic log drives and fur-trading, there just might be hope for floating Colorado's questionably navigable rivers after all. A new book published by non-profit National Organization for Rivers maintains that there is a public easement under federal law to raft, kayak, canoe, fish, and walk along the banks of the state's rivers that were physically navigable during the 1800s for fur trade canoes and log drives... Read more.

Low Water Means No New Records, But Successful Yukon River Quest
Two Numbnuts took the top prize. Open to solo and tandem canoes and kayaks, and Voyageur canoes, the Yukon River Quest is an annual marathon canoe and kayak race drawing paddlers from around the world to race 444 miles day and night from Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon. While this year’s event drew near record numbers, lower than average water levels spelled no new records on times, with 48 teams of the 66 registered finishing and the tandem team of Two Numbnuts taking top honors… Read more.

Arkansas Boaters Get New Play Park on Illinois River
Boaters in Glenwood Springs, Colo., and the North Fork Payette in Cascade Idaho, aren’t the only ones surfing up a storm on manmade waves. Arkansas paddlers are now also getting in on the action thanks to the new Siloam Springs Whitewater Recreation Park on the Illinois River just downstream from the Fisher Ford Bridge. Read more.

River Wisdom: A Western Rafting Retreat for Women Navigating Change
Mother Earth, Mother Nature, and now Mother River. Using rivers as a metaphor for life, a river outfit in Vail, Colo., called River Wisdom is now offering river retreats as Women’s Empowerment Workshops and True Life Coaching sessions, with its inaugural weeklong July 2-7 along the Green River in Utah and Colorado. Read more.

Payette River Games Serve Up Payette-sized Purse; Dumoulin, Emily Jackson Take Freestyle Crowns
A handful of paddlers are a lot richer – and wiser -- after the completion of the Payette River Games June 20-22 in Cascade, Idaho. In all, over 600 competitors from 16 different countries took part to battle for their place on the podium and their share of a $105,000 prize purse divided up between kayakers, SUPpers and more at the REP-designed Kelly’s Whitewater Park. Read more.

A Tribute: RIP Jamie McEwan (1952-2014)
When Jamie McEwan won the bronze medal in C-1 slalom at the 1972 Munich Olympics, it spurred a U.S. slalom craze the likes of which has never been repeated. McEwan passed away from cancer on June 14 at age 61, leaving a hole in the hearts of all who knew him. PL checks in past racers for their take on his contributions to the sport… Read more.

Domine Crowned North Fork King
There’s a new King of the North Fork. In what has become one of the country’s premiere – and most lucrative -- Class V extreme races, Jules Domine paddled his way to top honors at the North Fork Championship on Sat., June 14, besting second-place finisher Egor Voskoboynik by just three-quarters of a second to take home the $5,000 first-place prize… Read more.

Payette River Games Serve Up Whopping $100K Purse!
Don’t be surprised if your local rivers are a tad empty of their better boaters the weekend of June 20-22. Chances are anyone worth his or her weight in water will be making their way to Kelly’s Whitewater Park on the Payette River in Cascade, Idaho, for the 2014 Payette River Games, whose $100,000 cash purse makes it the most lucrative river competition in the world. Read more.

On to the North Fork: Wegman, Levinson take Homestake, Downriver Crowns at GoPro Games
Call it the Wegman/Levinson Games, and a heckuva showing by a 13-year old girl. That’s the paddlesports summary of this year’s GoPro Games in Vail, Colo., as, after wrapping up a weekend of high-level competition, the world’s best kayakers are now en route to Idaho’s North Fork Payette for the North Fork Race followed by the Payette Games. Read more.

It's GoPro Games Time!
Yep, it's that time again. Time for the world's best kayakers to battle mano-a-mano in the mountains at Vail, Colo.'s GoPro Mountain Games, one of the country’s largest celebrations of outdoor sports. Read more.

Paddling Life Creek Race/Yampa River Festival Draws International Contingent; Fusilli, Dumoulin, Orton nab top spots for men; Wegman for women
With above-average snowpack filling the river, the Paddling Life Creek Race kicked off the 34th Annual Yampa River Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colo., May 30-31, 2014, drawing top-notch competitors to Northwest Colorado before their visit to the GoPro Mountain Games June 4-8 in nearby Vail. Read more.

Fluid Selling Direct
Let your fingers to the shopping. That’s the premise Fluid Kayaks is taking as it’s rolling out a new direct online sales model, letting consumers purchase their boats direct with the click of a mouse. Read more.

The Great Pacific Race
Thirteen crews are preparing for an epic race to row from California to Hawaii on June 7, 2014. Many of the crews are first-time ocean rowers, and several are poised to earn a Guinness World Record. Read more.

CKS Paddlefest Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend in Colorado
It's time to get wet in Colorado. Kicking off the river festival season is CKS PaddleFest Memorial Day weekend Friday, May 23 to Monday, May 26th in Buena Vista, Colorado, along the Arkansas River... Read more.

Catching Up with New Jackson Paddler Steve Fisher
In case you’re still paddling a Dancer and haven’t heard, kayaker and film producer Steve Fisher recently joined Jackson Kayak as the company’s newest sponsored paddler, bringing together EJ and Fisher, two of the industry’s most flamboyant characters and best paddlers. We caught up with Fisher for his thoughts on joining his one-time on-water rival, his recent marriage and what’s next after the Grand Inga project... Read more.

IRF R6 Euro Champs cancelled due to flooding
The International Rafting Federation released this message from R6 Euro Champs director Alex Pastir. Read more.

Dream Weavers: Behind the Making of NRS Films' Dream Video
If you haven’t seen the latest video sensation Dream by NRS Films, don’t miss the boat any longer. Here, we go behind the scenes with filmmaker Skip Armstrong and subconsciously tweaked star Benny Marr for a look at how it came together... Read more.

Three-peat for Dane Jackson in WW Grand Prix
Start singing that Na-na-na-na, Hey-heeey, Goodbye song. That’s what kayaking phenom Dane Jackson pulled off yet again in this year’s coveted Whitewater Grand Prix on a variety of rivers in Quebec, coming in first in three of the six events and second in two others to win the title for the third straight year. Here's what he has to say... Read more.

Catching Up With Doba: A PL Q&A
With his blisters and water sores still healing, Paddling Life catches up with 67-year-old Polish paddler Aleksander Doba, who on April 19 completed his second successful trans-Atlantic crossing by sea kayak, paddling up to onlookers in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Here’s what he had to say about the journey… Read more.

Neilsen Ratings Come to the River: Freestyle Kayaking World Champs to Reach 100 Million Households on TV
For those who couldn't make it to last September’s World Freestyle Kayak Championships at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, check your dials: coverage of the event will be aired on Fox Sports Net beginning May 4, exposing millions of viewers to both the sport and natural resources of North Carolina... Read more.

Rouge Deluge: Some Competitors Out, Other Flying High at Whitewater Grand Prix; Dane Jackson, Martina Wegman in Lead
With his dad EJ bowing out of the rest of the competition for business reasons, and the Czech Republic’s Jakub Nemec and Canada’s Ben Marr sitting out due to shoulder injuries reigning two-time Grand Prix champ Dane Jackson is carrying the Jackson flag high, sitting in the catbird’s seat halfway through the Whitewater Grand Prix, arguably whitewater kayaking’s biggest prize. Read more.

Onto the Rouge: WW Grand Prix Kicks Off on Ottawa’s Gladiator Wave
It reads like a Who’s Who of Whitewater. Fresh off last year’s extravaganza in Chile, 35 paddlers (27 men and 7 women) competed Monday, April 28, on the Ottawa River’s Gladiator Wave for the Best Trick award to kick off the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix. And it was a familiar name on the podium… Read more.

He Made It!
For Polish paddler Aleksander Doba, the second time was also a charm. At 4:18 p.m., on Saturday, April 19, the 67-year-old Doba completed his second successful trans-Atlantic crossing by sea kayak, paddling up to onlookers – and fellow paddlers – in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., in his custom-built, 23-foot-long kayak named OLO. Read more.

Big Water, Little Boats; Moulty Fulmer and the First Grand Canyon Dory on the Last of the Wild Colorado River
Want to gain an appreciation of little boats in the Big Ditch? Look no farther than Flagstaff author and longtime Grand Canyon river guide Tom Martin’s new book, Big Water, Little Boats; Moulty Fulmer and the First Grand Canyon Dory on the last of the Wild Colorado River. Read more.

Confluence Watersports sold, plans to expand outdoor business
Same great products, different owner. Confluence Watersports, parent company to eight well-known paddlesports brands, including Dagger, Wave Sport, Perception, Mad River Canoe, Bomber Gear and AT Paddles, was recently sold to J.H. Whitney Capital Partners, a private equity firm based out of New Canaan, Conn. A purchase price was not disclosed (just assume it was a bit more than your typical used kayak)... Read more.

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.

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.

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.

One Stroke Forward, Two Strokes Back: Yellowstone Paddling Bill Passes House, But AW Withdraws Support
The tumultuous political waters of trying to open Yellowstone National Park to paddling is akin to nailing a line in whitewater, only to later get stuck in a hole -- while the bill recently passed a House vote, AW has withdrawn its support... Read more.

New ED for NFCT
While that's a lot of acronyms, the future is all spelled out for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, which recently announced the appointment of Karrie Thomas is its new executive director... Read more.

Kayaks Used to Smuggle $162 Million in Meth
A drug bust in Australia netted more than the fish the kayaks were designed to catch...the smugglers used sit-in-top kayaks to hide 183 kilos of meth. Read more.

National Parks Traveler Releases Guide to Paddling
Talk about timing. While paddling in Yellowstone National Park is getting all the attention these days with House Bill 3492 recently passing by unanimous vote in the House, National Parks Traveler has introduced the first comprehensive guide dedicated to paddling in our nation's national parks.... Read more.

Paddleboard Expedition Pioneer Mike Simpson Attempts to Circumnavigate Puerto Rico
SUP expedition pioneer Mike Simpson is attempting to circumnavigate the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico in under 10 days. Read more.

Wenonah Strokes Into SUP Market By Acquring C4 Waterman Brand
Don’t worry…it’s not about to lead to the Stand-up Canoe acronym “SUC.” But a leading canoe and SUP manufacturer are joining distribution forces... Read more.

2014 Yampa River Festival/Paddling Life Open : May 30-June 1, 2014
Held the weekend before the GoPro Games in nearby Vail, Colo., allowing professional paddlers the opportunity to swing by and paddle the Yampa River, the Yampa River Festival and Paddling Life Open is a dynamic event held in downtown Steamboat Springs, CO, on the Yampa River, the last remaining free-flowing tributary to the Colorado River system. Read more.

Ringing in the New Year, Kellogg Family-Style
Feeling good about your start to the new year? That’s nothing compared to how the Kellogg family rang it in. This year marked the third year that most of the family – consisting of dad Dan, mom Susie, and 12 kids, yes 12, ages 1-18 -- participated in a frigid float the Shoshone New Years Day Paddle... Read more.

Headwaters Outfitters Repurchased by Original Owner
Headwaters Outfitters has been sold back to the paddling and fly fishing center's founders, Debi and David Whitmire, who started the business as a modest canoe livery in 1992, after the passing of Sid Cullipher, who had been program director at Headwaters and purchased the business two years ago. Read more.

One More Time…With Feeling (Polish kayaker crossing Atlantic…for second time)
If at first you succeed, try, try again. That’s the motto being adopted by 67-year-old retired engineer and Polish kayaker Aleksander Doba who is now three-fourths of the way through his second time – yes, second – sea kayaking solo and unsupported.across the Atlantic Ocean. Read more.

NRS Now Fully Employee Owned
When you mess up a line in a rapid, you have to own up to it. Employees at Moscow, Idaho's NRS are now doing the same for their products. What started in Bill Parks garage 42 years ago is now fully employee owned as NRS has made the move to being entirely employee owned as of 2014... Read more.

Northern Forest Canoe Trail bids farewell To Kate Williams
Executive Director, Kate Williams, steps down after 10 years of leadership with the Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Read more.

20th Annual New Year’s Float Canceled in Chicago
One of the nation’s most ardent group of New Years Day paddlers, who regularly turn off the simmering black-eyed peas to ring in the new year by paddling the Windy City’s North Branch of the Chicago River, had to break with tradition this year due to the recent cold snap sweeping the nation… Read more.

Bill Introduced to Allow Boating in Yellowstone
There’s a chance kayakers might finally be able to paddle in Yogi country. Wyoming Rep. Cynthia Lummis recently introduced HR 3492 which would eliminate longstanding federal regulations that prohibit paddling on rivers in Yellowstone National Park and on some waters not currently open in Grand Teton National Park. The final say over which rivers would be opened to paddling would rest with park managers... Read more.

Addison Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Innovative Breakdown, Size-changing SUP
Leave it to Corran. The designer who brought kayaking the planing hull with the Savage Designs Fury is now working on (gasp!) the world’s first interchangeable, breakdown, multi-section paddleboard… Read more.

U.S. Men, Women, Seventh at World Raft Champs, while Brazil Grabs Gold
While the U.S. Men’s team pinned their hopes on a podium finish Down Under, it was Brazil for the men and home-country New Zealand for the women winning the overall crowns at the 2013 World Rafting Championships Rotorua, New Zealand. As for bragging rights between the two U.S. teams, there won’t be any; they both came home with a 7th place showing overall. Read more.

Johnson Outdoors Watercraft Launches AdventureOnTheWater.com
Johnson Outdoor's new online community AdventureOnTheWater.com aims to celebrate the people, places and passion of paddlesports. Read more.

River Network Celebrates 2013 River Heroes
River conservation leader River Network announces its 13th annual River Heroes -- inspiring paddlers nationwide. Read more.

Confluence Announces 8 Internal Promotions
Employees are on the rise at Confluence Watersports, which recently announced eight key internal promotions across the organization... Read more.

Colbys Purchase MTI Adventurewear
After managing MTI Adventurewear for the Takashina family for nearly a decade, paddlesport industry veterans Lili and Gordon Colby purchased the company from them in February... Read more.

Zimmerman Leaves Legacy
Legacy Paddlesports LLC announced today that Andy Zimmerman has decided to leave the company to pursue other interests.... Read more.

Wave Sport Designer Robert Peerson Joins Pyranha
Whitewater kayak manufacturer Pyranha has announced that former wave Sport kayak designer Robert Peerson will be joining their design team. Read more.

Current Designs Gets New Look
Current Designs s getting more current. At least, that'sthe premise behind a new brand identity, logo and boat graphics... Read more.

Kokatat Gets New Sales Manager
Kokatat, the 39-year-old independent watersports apparel and accessories company, is proud to welcome Jeff Turner to the Arcata, Cali. Headquarters, as the new Sales and Marketing Manager, effective immediately. Read more.

 


seakayaking Archive

November 20th, 2013

    • Grand Gets CFS Boost from Experimental Release

November 15th, 2013

    • USA Canoe/Kayak Accepting Nominations for Havens Leadership Award

November 11th, 2013

    • Lake Titicaca Circumnavigation Completed in 38 Days

    • KEEN Launches KEEN Effect Grant

November 7th, 2013

    • Keller Claims 3rd Green Race Crown; Wins for First Time in Five Years

November 4th, 2013

    • Not-so-fine Fine: River Runners Hiking in to Phantom Ranch Fined for Joining Grand Trip

October 30th, 2013

    • Protect the Flows Hosts Water Conference to Protect Colorado

October 24th, 2013

    • Did You Know?

October 16th, 2013

    • Mike Dawson, Nouria Newman Join Jackson Kayak

October 9th, 2013

    • Reconnoitering the Wave Sport Recon

October 7th, 2013

    • 2013 Slalom Season Ends with National Championships in Western N.C

October 3rd, 2013

    • Grand Pain in the Derriere

September 25th, 2013

    • Team 8 Ball to Represent U.S. Men at World Rafting Championships

September 20th, 2013

    • Three-time World Slalom Champion Scott Shipley One of Countless Evacuated from Lyons in Colorado Floods

September 17th, 2013

    • Czech, Mate

    • Gauley Fest: A Festivus for the Restivus

September 11th, 2013

    • Flood, Schmud: Slalom World Championships Head to Prague, Czech Republic, Sept. 12-15

September 9th, 2013

    • The Reign of Dane: Dane Takes K1 Worlds Crown for Men, Britain’s O’Hara Nabs Top Spot for Gals

August 28th, 2013

    • 2013 Freestyle Worlds to Feature Revolutionary New Scoring System

August 24th, 2013

    • Whitewater Parks International (WPI) to Design World’s Newest Whitewater Stadium

August 20th, 2013

    • Holy Smoky Mountains! 2013 Freestyle Kayaking World Championships Come to Bryson City, N.C.’s NOC Sept. 2-8

August 16th, 2013

    • Canoe Tripper Kevin Callan Takes on Cooking

August 13th, 2013

    • Dates, Location Set for 2013 Whitewater Symposium

August 7th, 2013

    • Firefighters Dream of Ice and a Northwest Passage Record

    • Bad Weather Did Not Deter Solo Paddle Around Iceland

August 3rd, 2013

    • OR Summer Market New Product Recap

August 2nd, 2013

    • C&K Awards Highlight OR Summer Market Tradeshow

July 24th, 2013

    • Duo Sets Yukon River Rowing Records

July 22nd, 2013

    • Send a Tweet, Save a River

July 21st, 2013

    • CROA Reports Family-Friendly Conditions

July 17th, 2013

    • Special PL Exclusive: EJ and Corran on the State of the Paddling and SUP Industry!

July 15th, 2013

    • Kayaker Dies on Great Falls; Falls Race Cancelled at Potomac River Fest

July 10th, 2013

    • Memories from Ecuador: Darcy Gaechter/Don Beveridge on Their Time at Small World Adventures and Upcoming Descent of the Amazon

July 5th, 2013

    • Amazon Update: Special PL Q&A with Amazon Expeditioner Rocky Contos

July 2nd, 2013

    • Women Take Top Cash Spots at Cash-ridden Payette Games; Wright Takes Freestyle Crown for Men

June 27th, 2013

    • New Limited Edition “A” Series paddle from Bending Branches

June 14th, 2013

    • Paddlers Urge Feds to Fund Urban River Revitalization

June 13th, 2013

    • The Infamous Stringdusters Announce American Rivers Tour

June 12th, 2013

    • Louis Geltman Takes First at North Fork Champs; Asheville Kayaker Eric Weigel Killed on Same Stretch Days Earlier

June 8th, 2013

    • Down Under's Dawson Takes GoPro Games' Bud Light Steep Creek Champs for 4th Time

June 7th, 2013

    • Landslide Causes Oil Spill into Ecuador’s lower Quijos River

June 5th, 2013

    • Colorado Creekin': PL Creek Race Wraps Up Yampa River Festival in Steamboat

June 4th, 2013

    • AussieAussies Paddle 600 Miles in Kayaks Made from Plastic Bottles

May 28th, 2013

    • Hoochee Mama! Chattahoochee Gets New Play Park

May 22nd, 2013

    • PasddleFest Comes to Buena Vista May 24-26

    • Day of the Daddy Long Legs: Justine Curgenven Tries to Circumnavigate Ireland

May 20th, 2013

    • The Emerald Mile Sends Readers on Record-Setting Grand Canyon Adventure

May 9th, 2013

    • Grand Aspirations: Running It Blind

May 8th, 2013

    • Growing the Sport of Stand Up Paddling One Demo at a Time

    • Maryland Funds Canoe Slalom World Championships

May 1st, 2013

    • US Freestyle Team Named at NOC; EJ Earns 25th Straight U.S. Team Spot, Dane Qualifies in 4 Events

April 29th, 2013

    • Dagger Resurrects 17-Year-Old RPM

April 17th, 2013

    • Most Endangered Rivers Called Out by American Rivers, Colorado River Tops List

April 16th, 2013

    • Paddling Life Creek Race To Be Held June 3, 2013, in Steamboat Springs, CO

    • U.S. Freestyle Kayaking Team Trials Set for April 26-28 on the Nantahala River

April 12th, 2013

    • Attn. Boating Photogs: Red Bull Extends Illume Photo Contest Deadline

April 10th, 2013

    • EJ To Be a Grandpa

April 4th, 2013

    • Deschutes Brewery Debuts

    • Rafting Trip of a Lifetime with Mountain Travel Sobek

April 2nd, 2013

    • Paddling Life/Playak Reach Content-sharing Agreement

April 1st, 2013

    • 2013 KayaXpedition to be Held in Chesapeake, Virginia

March 28th, 2013

    • 7th Time’s a Charm for Morley at Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival

March 25th, 2013

    • Obama Designates New National Monuments of Interest to Paddlers

March 22nd, 2013

    • Confluence Pens Tribute to Bomber Gear's Rick Franken

March 21st, 2013

    • Colo. Rafting Numbers Down 17 Percent in 2012

March 20th, 2013

    • Duffek, Anyone? Whitewater Hall of Fame Announces 2013 Inductees

March 18th, 2013

    • Paddling World Saddened by Death of Bomber Gear Founder Rick Franken

    • 65 Dams Removed To Restore Rivers In 2012

March 12th, 2013

    • American Rivers Stands Up For Wild and Scenic Protection of Merced River

March 8th, 2013

    • Mountain Folk to Tackle the Mississippi

March 3rd, 2013

    • Russia’s Wild Amur River to be Documented by River Runners

February 27th, 2013

    • Congo/Nomad Win Best Documentary at NPFF; Congo Also Takes Best of Show Honors

February 26th, 2013

    • Leisure Trends: Paddlesport Sales Surge 14% in 2012

February 25th, 2013

    • Oklahoma City to Get New Whitewater Park

February 14th, 2013

    • Jon Turk to Speak at Canoecopia March 8-10

February 13th, 2013

    • Wenonah's Mike Cichanowski Gets LaBrant Award from USCA

February 12th, 2013

    • REI CEO Sally Jewell Nominated for Secretary of Interior Post

    • Vail Summer Mountain Games Gains New Title Sponsor

    • Slalom and Women's Canoe Added to 2015 Pan American Games

February 7th, 2013

    • Brazil, Indonesia Next Up to Host World Rafting Champs

    • Extreme Kayaker Tyler Bradt Sets Sail for Five Year Expedition

February 6th, 2013

    • New Zealand Nabs Its First Whitewater Park

January 29th, 2013

    • Remembering Canoe Pioneer Ralph Frese

January 22nd, 2013

    • West Hansen Ends Amazon Express Expedition with Record Speed Descent

January 21st, 2013

    • Nova Craft Canoes Offers New Whitewater Boats and Announces the Annual Frankie Hubbard Award

January 18th, 2013

    • Rivers Lose Long-lasting Friend with Sec. of Interior Salazar Resignation

January 15th, 2013

    • Julian Monroe Fisher Enters Phase II of Five-Year African Folbot Expedition

January 9th, 2013

    • Vote Now for Nat’l Geo’s Adventurer of the Year; Steve Fisher in the Running

    • Avon Rafts Sold in Zodiac Deal

    • Kokatat Presents 2013 American Made Outdoor Gear Awards Winners

January 2nd, 2013

    • Johnson Watercraft Rounds Out Leadership Team with Hiring of Industry Vet David Hadden

December 31st, 2012

    • Anything Worth Doing: New Book Captures Spirit of Big Water Boating

December 21st, 2012

    • Creek Co. Debuts New Voyager 2 Fishing Pontoon

December 17th, 2012

    • Dane Jackson Wins Whitewater Grand Prix for Second year in a Row

December 12th, 2012

    • 2012 Whitewater Grand Prix Update: Jackson, Levinson, Deguil Battling for Top Spot

November 29th, 2012

    • Teva Pulls Out of Mountain Games

November 27th, 2012

    • Bluesmiths: The Ultimate Board Short?

November 14th, 2012

    • International Whitewater Hall of Fame Still Accepting Nominations

    • Folbot Kayak Auction to Benefit Superstorm Disaster Relief

November 13th, 2012

    • Third and Final Tallulah Release this Weekend

November 12th, 2012

    • Whitewater Gran Prix Heads to Chile

November 8th, 2012

    • Deliverance Celebrates 40 Years

November 7th, 2012

    • Johnson Out Hires New Marketing Director for Watercraft Division

November 5th, 2012

    • Dawson Takes Home Green Race Crown with New Course Record

October 30th, 2012

    • World Rafting Champs World’s First Carbon Neutral Event

October 22nd, 2012

    • Colorado River Ranger Among Victims at Denver bar Shooting

October 19th, 2012

    • Sutton Takes Sickline Crown...Again

October 15th, 2012

    • Sea Kayak Icon Derek Hutchinson Passes Away

October 12th, 2012

    • In His Own Words: Doug Ammons On Jeff West’s Death on the Stikine, Plus: His Take on Ben Marr’s First D of Site Z

October 9th, 2012

    • Filming Underway on International Rivers Documentary

October 8th, 2012

    • Running It Blind: Kayaking with Blind Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer

October 5th, 2012

    • Ching, Anderson Win Battle of the Paddle

October 3rd, 2012

    • The Conservation Alliance Releases Our Rivers, Second Video in worthWILD Series with Partner KEEN

September 28th, 2012

    • Conservation Alliance Awards Record $700,000 in Grants; Several Wateway Organizations to Reap Benefits

September 25th, 2012

    • CONGO: The Grand Inga Rapids

September 20th, 2012

    • AW Northeast Stewardship Director (and Friend of PL) Alan Panebaker Dies Kayaking in New Hampshire

September 17th, 2012

    • White(water) Wedding: Willie Kern Weds Tracy Bowerman

September 12th, 2012

    • Jeff West Killed in Solo Attempt of the Stikine

September 10th, 2012

    • 2012 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Cup Comes to an End

    • Hobie Cat® Co. Acquires Hobie Cat Europe

September 7th, 2012

    • KEEN Promotes World Recess Day Sept. 14!

September 6th, 2012

    • Whitewater Symposium Heads to White Salmon, WA, Oct. 12-14

    • Hance rapid Changed on Grand

August 27th, 2012

    • Southeast Hosts Freestyle World Cup; Czonka, Emily Jackson in Driver's Seats

August 22nd, 2012

    • Warm Springs Rapid on Yampa Rearranged

August 14th, 2012

    • Freestyle Demo Debuts on Olympic Stage

August 8th, 2012

    • Canoe & Kayak Magazine Bestows First-ever Paddler Awards at OR Show

    • Olympic Paddling Medal Hopes Evaporate, But Successful Games Nonetheless

July 31st, 2012

    • Queen, Hurd/Larimer Miss Cut for Semifinals at 2012 Games

July 25th, 2012

    • Olympic Cliff Notes: Schedules, Racers, Insider Info and More!

July 24th, 2012

    • Teva Founder Thatcher Hatches New Sandal Co.

July 23rd, 2012

    • Johnson Watercaft to Close Bellingham, Wash., Offices

    • REP Whitewater Challenge Wraps Up; Dane Jackson, Courtney Kerin nab top spots in series sponsored by Recreation Engineering & Planning and Bomber Gear

July 20th, 2012

    • London Calling: Slalom Athletes Set for One of World’s Toughest Courses

July 18th, 2012

    • Drought, Schmought: Shoshone Protocol Spells Higher-than-Average Flows in Upper Colorado

July 16th, 2012

    • Czechs Dominate World Jr Slalom Champs in Wausau, Wis.; U.S.'s Powell earns Bronze for K1 Men

July 13th, 2012

    • Freestyle Nat’l Champs Wrap-up at Kelly’s WW Park in Cascade, Idaho; Wright First for Men, Emily Jackson for Women

July 9th, 2012

    • Foursome Heads Off on Rowing First: Crossing the Arctic Ocean

July 6th, 2012

    • Stookesberry, Korbulic Bag Unrun Section of Cal's Kaweah

July 2nd, 2012

    • Friberg Sets 24-Hour Stand Up Distance Record

June 22nd, 2012

    • Festival Season in Full Swing: FIBArk, Lyons and More!

June 21st, 2012

    • Czech's Lasko On Top at Teva Exteme Champs

June 18th, 2012

    • American Whitewater’s Deerfield River Festival on Schedule

June 13th, 2012

    • Local Ryan Casey Wins Coveted North Fork Payette Race

June 12th, 2012

    • U.S. Olympic Slalom Team Named After Switzerland’s Cardiff World Cup

June 11th, 2012

    • SUPping the Bermuda Triangle

June 7th, 2012

    • $5,000 REP Whitewater Challenge Off to Rapid Start; 3 Down, 4 to Go

June 5th, 2012

    • Wham, Bam, Thank You Ma’m: MTV Star Bam Margera Runs “100-foot” waterfall with Steve Fisher

June 4th, 2012

    • French Broad River Fest Sees Another Year of Growth

June 1st, 2012

    • Foreigners First at Teva Games' Steep Creek Champs

May 31st, 2012

    • Stand-up Surf's Up in Colorado

May 23rd, 2012

    • 2,600-Mile Trans-Territorial Canoe Expedition off to a Strong Start

May 21st, 2012

    • The Hunger For Water Games; Teva Plans Alternatives for Low Flows

May 16th, 2012

    • AR Announces Most Endangerd Rivers List; Potomac, Green, Skykomish Also Make List

May 11th, 2012

    • Frolicking at Cheat Fest

May 9th, 2012

    • NW Boaters Get Backyard Run Back

May 1st, 2012

    • First Descents Ball Raises...Wait For It...$450,000

April 19th, 2012

    • From Tricky Whu’s to Tricky Gates: Emily Jackson Makes US Slalom Team, Behind Caroline Queen, Ashley Nee; Parsons, Fraker Take Top Spots for Men’s K1 and C-1

April 18th, 2012

    • NOC Freestyle Shootout April 20-22

April 16th, 2012

    • Fearless: One Woman, One Writer, One Year of Toil

April 13th, 2012

    • Boardworks Launches National “Show Up and Blow Up” SUP Demo Tour

April 11th, 2012

    • American Rivers launches River Ambassador Program for Outfitters

April 9th, 2012

    • Zoar Hosts Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon

April 5th, 2012

    • Hungarian Man Becomes First to Canoe (yes, canoe) Single-handed Across the Atlantic.

April 2nd, 2012

    • Longtime Paddler/ Wilderness Adventurer Alan Kesselheim Releases Let Them Paddle Book

March 28th, 2012

    • Corran Addison Leaves Imagine Surf

March 19th, 2012

    • Ecuador Outfitter Small World Adventures Sold

    • Outdoor Nation Awards $30,000 to Youth Paddling Programs

March 16th, 2012

    • Teva World Water Day

March 13th, 2012

    • U.S. Nails It: Qualifies C-1/C-2 Spots at Pan Am Games for London Olympics

March 6th, 2012

    • U.S.’s Emily Merrill, Brandi Baksic, Slay it at World SUP Champs in Peru; Help propel Team USA to Overall Silver

March 5th, 2012

    • Paddle4Peace Pairs Paddling with Philanthropy

February 28th, 2012

    • Colorado to Possibly Get New WW Park Below Gore Canyon

February 27th, 2012

    • FERC Dismisses Initial Pipeline proposal for Green River's Flaming Gorge Dam

February 23rd, 2012

    • $27,500, for a SUP?

February 6th, 2012

    • Teva's Dawson Sets Up Worlds Toughest Slalom Course on New Zealand's Kaituna

    • Extreme Sea Kayak World Mourns Loss of Eric Soares

January 23rd, 2012

    • Freya Hoffmeister South America Circumnavigation Update ("It was the worst decision-making mistake of my life...")

January 19th, 2012

    • Jordan Byrum recently added to Shred Ready Team

January 11th, 2012

    • Tanya Faux, Aussie Gals Gear Up for a World’s First

    • Confluence Watersports Boosts Marketing, Supply Chain and Accessories Teams

January 10th, 2012

    • Get Yer River Permit Applications In!

December 29th, 2011

    • Trio Plans Trans-Canada Canoe

December 13th, 2011

    • USA Canoe/Kayak Relocates HQ to Oklahoma City

December 12th, 2011

    • Grand Opening of 2013 World Freestyle Championsip Wave Set for December 16th

December 7th, 2011

    • Book Review: Flooding Granite

December 2nd, 2011

    • Keller, Levinson, Gragtmans Poach Previously Unrun Noccalula Falls

November 30th, 2011

    • Turk, Boomer Earn Nat'l Geo Adventurers of Year Award

November 29th, 2011

    • From Everest to the Sea: The Ultimate Descent

November 28th, 2011

    • Emotion Kayaks Sold to Lifetime Products

November 17th, 2011

    • Boardworks, Badfish Unveil Breakthrough Inflatable SUP

November 10th, 2011

    • Isaac Levinson Wins Coveted Glass at Green Race

November 4th, 2011

    • adidas Group to acquire Five Ten

November 3rd, 2011

    • Gal Duo Paddles from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay

    • Cuba Shines at 2011 Pan-American Games

October 31st, 2011

    • Basque, UK Shine at World Surf Kayak Champs

October 28th, 2011

    • NOC Opens New Store in Asheville

October 26th, 2011

    • White Salmon Runs Free! (by Megan Hooker/AW)

October 19th, 2011

    • 2011 Whitewater Hall of Fames Inductees Honored

October 17th, 2011

    • Mexico, Veracruz Partner with Jackson Kayak to Promote Adventure Travel

October 13th, 2011

    • Sam Sutton is Sick

October 11th, 2011

    • US Men, Women Take 7th Overall in World Raft Champs; Japan Wins Overall for Men, Czech Republic for Women

October 9th, 2011

    • Czech Mate: Czechs Take Slalom Crown at World Rafting Champs

October 7th, 2011

    • World Raft Championships Underway in Costa Rica

September 30th, 2011

    • 2012 Whitewater Symposium Wraps up at Rock Island, TN, Oct 12-14

September 26th, 2011

    • Pioneering the Black Canyon

September 24th, 2011

    • Historic Dam Removal Underway in Washington

September 13th, 2011

    • Slalom Worlds Wraps Up, Hochshorners, Lefevre/Gargaud Make History

    • Freya’s At It Again

September 9th, 2011

    • Till Slalom Gates Do Us Part

September 8th, 2011

    • Good—Make that Great—Gauley! Historic Releases This Fall

September 7th, 2011

    • Irene Follow-up: Damage on the Deerfield

September 1st, 2011

    • Turk, Boomer Complete Ellesmere Circumnavigation

August 31st, 2011

    • Whitewater Pioneer John Berry Passes Away

August 26th, 2011

    • Rock Creek Outfitters Rockin' Large with New Expansion

August 23rd, 2011

    • Liquidlogic Investor Boyce Greer Dies on Idaho’s North Fork Payette

August 22nd, 2011

    • Sprint Worlds Wrap-up in Hungary; U.S. Team Still Hopes for Olympic Spot

August 17th, 2011

    • Paddle Council Receives $30K Grant from Nielsen

August 8th, 2011

    • David vs. Goliath: Ludden’s First Descents Files Trademark Complaint Against Eddie Bauer’s First Descents

August 4th, 2011

    • OR Gets Underway with On-water Demo

July 31st, 2011

    • Paddlers Forced to Abort “Shetland Bus” Expedition

July 29th, 2011

    • OR Paddlesports Preview

July 26th, 2011

    • Oh Black Water, Keep on Moving

July 21st, 2011

    • The Ladies’ Kayak Project

July 19th, 2011

    • Kayaker Stephen Forster Dies on NF Payette; Body Found July 16

July 18th, 2011

    • Boardworks to Manufacture Badfish River Boards; Plus, a PL Q&A with Founder Zack Hughes

July 13th, 2011

    • This Man Will Crush You

July 12th, 2011

    • Clean Sweep: Jackson Family Nabs Nationals

July 5th, 2011

    • S2O Designs Reinvents Itself

    • Despite Hiccups, Montana Whitewater Championships Fly High; Point Series Now Heads to Cascade, Idaho

July 1st, 2011

    • Bebbington on Winning the Worlds...Special PL Q&A

June 28th, 2011

    • Old Man River: Corra Takes FIBArk Crown

June 27th, 2011

    • Dane’s World: US Teen Dane Jackson Wins Three Golds; Great Britain’s Bebbington Takes Men’s Crown

June 22nd, 2011

    • EJ Out at Worlds

June 20th, 2011

    • International Whitewater Hall of Fame Calls for 2011 Nominees Through Social Media

June 17th, 2011

    • World Freestyle Kayak Champs Come to Plattling

June 6th, 2011

    • Gavere Claims Teva Mtn Games SUP Sprint Crown

    • The Paddling Enthusiasts Tri-fecta: Vail, Glenwood Springs, Salida.

June 2nd, 2011

    • Czech Mate: Lasko Ties Dawson in Teva Mtn Games' Homestake Creek Race

May 31st, 2011

    • Dane Jackson Nabs Top Honors in Pro Debut at Paddling Life Invitational

    • Team Teva Dominates US Rafting Association National Championships in Oregon.

May 25th, 2011

    • The Perils of Big Plunges: Jesse Coombs Collapses Lung on Abiqua, Tyler Bradt Healing from Broken Back

May 24th, 2011

    • Diamond Anniversary: 10th Annual Teva Mountain Games June 2-5

    • Spotlight: Ocean Kayak Founder Tim Niemier

May 17th, 2011

    • Olympic Whitewater Course for 2012 Games in London Open to the Public

    • Whitewater Grand Prix Wraps Up with Dane Jackson on Top

May 14th, 2011

    • The Rocky Mountain Surf Festival: New Name, Same Great Competition.

May 12th, 2011

    • From Uganda to the Tetons: Catching Up with Steve Fisher

May 11th, 2011

    • Record Water Year in Store for West

May 3rd, 2011

    • Open Sesame! WRC Secures Acess to Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers.

    • Hitchcock Creek: Birth of a Blue Trail by Jeffrey Cheatham

April 26th, 2011

    • Paddling in London: Sprint National Team Trials Help USACK Team Take Shape for 2012 Games.

April 22nd, 2011

    • 1st Annual Northwest Paddling Festival- June 25&26 Jack Block Park, West Seattle

April 18th, 2011

    • Announcing the Inaugural Great Russian River Race, May 7 2011

April 12th, 2011

    • 2009 Junior World Freestyle Kayak Champion Jason Craig Injures Spine Running Waterfall, Continues to Heal. Plus: How You Can Help

April 8th, 2011

    • AIRE Announces Video Contest for 2011.

April 7th, 2011

    • Mississippi Madness By Michael Gutschenritter

April 1st, 2011

    • Two Women About to Make Paddling History

March 28th, 2011

    • Paddling Community Mourns Loss of Canadian Canoe Museum Founder Kirk Wipper

March 23rd, 2011

    • Putting Its Money Where Our River Mouths Are

March 22nd, 2011

    • Rally HO!: The National River Rally set for Charleston SC June 3-6

March 16th, 2011

    • New River Dries Goes Off

    • Mark Kalch's

March 14th, 2011

    • AW Conducts Flow Survey for Yampa Basin

March 11th, 2011

    • Idaho Rivers United Files Suit Against Forest Service over Clearwater, Lochsa rivers

March 2nd, 2011

    • Silverback Swallowed

    • Looking Back Upstream: Eight Clean Water Success Stories from 2010

February 26th, 2011

    • 28th National Paddling Film Festival Wraps Up Feb. 25-26

February 23rd, 2011

    • Solo Catting Cotahuasi

February 20th, 2011

    • Para-Canoeing added to roster for 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio

February 18th, 2011

    • Obama Backs Rivers

February 15th, 2011

    • 2011 Whitewater Symposium Slated for Oct. 12-14 at Rock Island, TN

February 11th, 2011

    • Fluid Kayaks Donates 25K In Memory of Coetzee

February 8th, 2011

    • One More Time...With Feeling

February 4th, 2011

    • Doba Does It! Madman Completes Solo Transatlantic Kayak Crossing

January 31st, 2011

    • Pack-rafting Tasmania’s Franklin River

January 28th, 2011

    • Zoar Outdoor Walks to Work, Drops 880 lbs!

January 14th, 2011

    • Crossing the Pond: A. Doba attempts solo transatlantic kayak crossing

January 7th, 2011

    • It's Permit Time

January 4th, 2011

    • Jackson Gets All Techy

December 21st, 2010

    • Confluence Buys Bomber Gear

December 15th, 2010

    • PL Exclusive Q&A with USACK ED Joe Jacobi

December 9th, 2010

    • Death on the Congo; Stookesberry Team Member, Hendri Coetzee, Killed by Croc

December 7th, 2010

    • Another One Bites the Dust

November 22nd, 2010

    • Online Auction Makes Holiday Shopping For Outdoor Gear Easy

    • NOC 2010 Paddlesports Manufacturer Awards

November 19th, 2010

    • Paddler Replaced by Rapid

November 16th, 2010

    • Seeking Nominations for Swiftwater Rescue Award

November 15th, 2010

    • Team Dagger and First Descents Team Up For a Good Cause.

November 8th, 2010

    • Dawson Nabs Green Race Crown and Brings Home The Glass

    • Colorado Residents Signatures Needed for “Save Our Rivers” License Plate

November 6th, 2010

    • Kayaker Ben Stookesberry Inducted Into Hall of Fame

November 1st, 2010

    • Filmaker and Class V Kayaker, Brook Aitken on filming

October 20th, 2010

    • Cali Burn Fest

October 18th, 2010

    • $10 Million Devon Boathouse opens in Oklahoma City

October 15th, 2010

    • Fluid Kayak Reveals

October 13th, 2010

    • Trio Knocks off Stikine in One Day

October 12th, 2010

    • Czechs, Brazilians dominate Pre-Worlds in Costa Rica

October 8th, 2010

    • This ain’t your daddy’s special edition Explorer.

    • Necky and Ocean Kayaks Support the Breast Cancer Fund

October 6th, 2010

    • Kiwi Connection: Sutton wins 2010 adidas Sickline Crown

October 4th, 2010

    • Feather Fest Tests Livers and Lines

    • A Couple of Beers Can Go A Long Way to Save the Colorado River

    • Ka-CHING Redux: Danny Ching Makes it a Clean Sweep in California

September 29th, 2010

    • Rivers Orgs Clean-up with Conservation Alliance Grants

September 28th, 2010

    • Third Time’s a Charm?

September 24th, 2010

    • Good Gauley

    • Canoe & Kayak Magazine 2010 Reader's Choice Results

September 16th, 2010

    • Babushkas, Borscht, and...BOATS!?!?!

September 13th, 2010

    • Feature-length WW FIlm, Raven Fork, Debuts

September 10th, 2010

    • Shimoda to Head River Management Society

    • Int'l WW Hall of Fame Induction Set for Sept. 25

September 7th, 2010

    • Flash Flood Closes Mineral Bottom Road; Affects Canyonlands Canoeists

September 1st, 2010

    • Great Guns, It’s Gore Fest

August 23rd, 2010

    • The Heat Is On! IFC Canoe Sprint World Championships

August 19th, 2010

    • Bad Week for Sharks and Sea Kayaks!

August 17th, 2010

    • Water Flows at London Olympic Course

August 12th, 2010

    • The Kamchatka Connection

August 4th, 2010

    • Laird Hamilton Puts On A Clinic at Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow

August 3rd, 2010

    • Super-size Me

July 20th, 2010

    • The Booty Beer Scandal of Summer 2010

July 2nd, 2010

    • 4th Annual Chicago Shoreline Marathon

May 24th, 2010

    • Heliconia Releases Award-winning Kayak Fishing Film on DVD

 


 

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