Paddling Industry News
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...
Paddling Industry News
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.
Holy Smoky Mountains! 2013 Freestyle Kayaking World Championships Come to Bryson City, N.C.’s NOC Sept. 2-8
Who’s it going to be this time around? Yep, it’s freestyle kayaking’s biggest stage in two years again, with the 2013 Freestyle Kayaking World Championships coming to Bryson City, N.C.’s NOC Sept. 2-8, drawing paddlers from around the globe. The question is, will the Brits prevail again, with 2011 World Champs James Bebbington and Clair O’Hara able to retain their coveted kayaking crowns?
After this winter's pullout by Teva of the Vail, Colo.-based Mountain Games, which began more than 11 years ago as the Jeep Whitewater Festival, event organizers and GoPro have agreed to a long-term partnership, placing the company as the title sponsor for what has become one of the world’s premier celebrations of mountain sport, lifestyle and music.
As The Who might put it in Tommy, “How do you think he does it? What makes him so good?” Dane Jackson pinballed his way down some of Chile’s toughest whitewater in five events of the 2012 Whitewater Grand Prix, sealing his second straight overall title with commanding wins in the final Boatercross and Whitewater Enduro races on Chile’s big-water Rio Futaleufu...
Your local creeks might be devoid of their best paddlers right about now. That’s because 30 of the world’s best from 13 countries have been invited to Chile for the Second Annual Whitewater Grand Prix kayaking championship, underway as we speak with three of five events completed. In the driver’s seat so far are last year’s winner Dane Jackson, Isaac Levinson and France’s Eric Deguil, with France’s Nouria Newman leading the women's pack…
You’d be hard pressed to find a prettier campsite. We’re on a cobblestone beach on Jackson Lake in Teton National Park, 12,605-foot Mt. Moran rising 6,000 feet overhead. Like a backstage pass to a concert, our VIP treatment is due to a unique OARS itinerary allowing first-time kayakers, families and more to sea kayak where few people get the chance...