||Slalom Racers (and Spectators) Ready for Maryland's Slalom World Championships
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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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)...
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
||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.
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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