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Bellyak: Laying Down and Loving It

Most whitewater kayakers try not to swim. But not the folks at Bellyak, makers of a hybrid craft that falls somewhere between kayaking, hand...

Boundary Waters, Oregon Scenic Waterways, Others See Preservation Through Conservation Alliance Grants

The Conservation Alliance Contributes $800,000 in Grants to 21 Organizations; $20 Million in grants awarded since 1989.

A Look Inside a River Ranger’s Shuttle Rig

  Longtime kayaker Lucas Strickland is a river outfitter licensing ranger with the state of Colorado. As well as getting paid to paddle all season...

Boardworks Surf Acquires Rogue SUP

There's a lot more than waves merging in the SUP world these days. Boardworks, a SoCal-based surf and SUP manufacturer, recently announced its global...

Kokatat Cancels American Made Gear Awards

Paddlesports apparel maker Kokatat has suspended its popular American Made Gear Awards after a five-year run...

The Zoar Score: Top 5 River Trips Around the Zoar Outdoor Center

Whether you’re rafting, stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking--and into a Class I float or Class IV thrills--you’ll hit nirvana in the Northeast around Charlemont, Mass., just a two hour’s drive from Boston. With releases on the Deerfield River and rain feeding other nearby waterways, the watery wonderland offers something for paddlers of all strokes...

A Cause for Conservation from a Sea Kayaking College Student

My name is Abbey. I am a student at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. My school has one of the best outdoor programs in the nation, and I'm currently part of a sea kayak guide leadership class, a hands-on, excursion-based class that follows NOLS curriculum. We learn how to teach paddling, lead trips, seamanship and rescue skills and make responsible decisions on the water. When I am out on the water, I feel at home. I am not afraid of the ocean, but I am afraid for it....

NRS Purchases STAR Rafts

Adding to its already robust market share position in the rafting world, NRS recently completed its purchase of STAR Rafts, a raft manufacturer that has been in business since 1993.
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