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Pyranha Ripper 2 Review Time (with Uber Sweet Vids!)

Want an inside peak at Pyranha’s Ripper 2 kayak? For that, we went straight to the source: North American Operations head Mike Patterson, to...

HBO Max’s Edge of the Earth Series Debuts “Raging Torrent” (Plus: Stookes Chimes In)

It’s here! If you’ve been waiting on the edge of your kayak seat for HBO Max’s Edge of the Earth Series, whose Episode #2...

Madawaska Kanu Centre Celebrates 50 Years

If you're a paddler you've most likely heard of Madawaska Kanu Centre, the Ivy League of whitewater kayaking, and this year they're celebrating their...

COVID, Schmovid: Dane Jackson, Great Britain’s Robinson-Shaw Take World Freestyle Kayak Crowns

Even COVID-19 couldn’t keep kayak phenom Dane Jackson from winning his fourth World Freestyle Kayak Championship. https://youtu.be/ybE4nlHrEsk?t=5868 British freestyle paddler Ottilie Robinson-Shaw completed a record-breaking world championship clean...

Break Out the Popcorn: HBO/TGR “Edge of the Earth” Series Debuts

Get ready to be on the edge of your seat for "Edge of the Earth," a new HBO and Teton Gravity Research documentary that...

New King & Queen of North Fork Champs: Hayden Voorhees, Jenn Chrimes Take Crowns

There’s a new King and Queen of the North Fork Championships, Idaho’s prestigious Class V kayak race on the state’s crown jewel North Fork...

Jackson Goes 3-for-3: Freestyle Win Caps Hattrick at GoPro Games: Next Stop, North Fork Champs

While most other mono-discipline competitors are either arriving in Banks, ID, early to train for the high-water North Fork Championships June 17-18, or heading...

Double Win for Dane Jackson at GoPro Games

Wednesday's Steep Creek Championship in Colorado saw some equally steep competition but, in what has increasingly become as no surprise, Dane Jackson won the...

Kayaking Community Mourns Death of Idaho, Surf Kayak Legend Jim Grossman

Idaho, and the paddling community, lost one of its most iconic whitewater kayakers with the death of Jim Grossman, 56, of Sun Valley, in...

Ukraine Secures Multiple Golds at ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup

While their country is at war and cleaning up debris, Ukraine paddlers cleaned up at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Racice. Ukraine’s Oleh Kukharyk and Ihor...

One More Time…With Feeling: Cyril Derreumaux Set to Try Again Kayaking from California to Hawaii. 

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s the sentiment of French-born U.S. citizen Cyril Derreumaux, who, in June, will try to...

NRS Releases Brainwaves

Kayaking is all about fun, right? Not all the time. The newest film from NRS and Matt Devlin (@western_pix), Brainwaves, is a story about...

Werner Paddles Releases “We Are Werner” Vid

We Are Werner! That’s the theme song being echoed by one of the country’s top paddle makers, as Werner unveils its We Are Werner...

Special Excerpt/NRS Duct Tape Diaries: 10 Ways to Die on the Blue Nile River

“Welcome to Africa my river people. You must begin to exercise your flexibility in all ways: mentally, physically and spiritually. When we push off...

Mustang Survival’s Live Beyond Land Vid Showcases Kayak Angler Annie Nagel

Mustang Survival, a pioneer manufacturer of lifesaving solutions since 1967 for those pushing themselves to the extremes, has released Part 6 of its Live...

Little White Salmon Kicks Off Extreme Race Season; Wells Wins for Men, Newman for Women

The year’s extreme kayak race season kicked off with a bang on Washington’s Little White Salmon River on March 26, with boaters crawling out...

Meet the USA Freestyle Kayak Squad; Next Stop, England Worlds!

Well, the USA Freestyle Kayaking Team’s Team Trials at Oklahoma City’s RiverSports Whitewater Center are all said and done, after a whirlwind of high-flying...

NRS Welcomes Emily Jackson, Darby McAdams and Rush Sturges to Athlete Team

Northwest River Supplies (NRS) is welcoming three new athletes to a growing team of ambassadors that prioritize paddling and whitewater as well as community...

ICF Slalom Racer Details Escape from Ukraine

On February 24, Ukrainian slalom kayaker Viktoriia Dobrotvorska was woken by the sound of her phone going crazy, as news broke that her country was under...

NRS Releases “Changing the Flow” Film 

A story spanning nearly a decade, NRS Films’  Changing the Flow shows the world what can happen when women defy strict societal norms to find...

A PL Q&A with Adventurer Jon Turk on New Book “Tracking Lions, Myth, and Wilderness in Samburu”

Lifelong adventurer Jon Turk has written a lot of paddling books, including “Crocodiles and Ice,” “In the Wake of the Jomon” and “The Raven’s...

Getting Barreled in a River Wave? Dane Jackson Weighs In

This fall, Dane Jackson got something even Kelly Slater cherishes: barreled in a wave. Only Jackson, paddling Zimbabwe's Zambezi River, got his on a river...

Jimmy Blakeney on TAHE’s Acquisition of BIC Sport

Last year, after more than 40 years as a French-made watersports icon, BIC Sport merged with Tahe Outdoors to become a new brand, TAHE,...

Of Machetes and High Water: Stookesberry on His Leg Wound on Ecuador’s Rio Chalupas 

After a two-pronged attempt of first descent of Ecuador’s notoriously steep Rio Chalupas this fall — which is being kept under wraps until the...

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Middle Fork Salmon Blocked by Debris Flow

Planning a late-season run down the Middle Fork of the Salmon? You might want to change your launch site...
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Pyranha Ripper 2 Review Time (with Uber Sweet Vids!)

Want an inside peak at Pyranha’s Ripper 2 kayak? For that, we went straight to the source: North American...

Paddlesports Booming: Big Gear Show Recap from Park City

 The Big Gear Show, the marquee tradeshow for cycling, paddlesports and outdoor gear, wrapped up in Park City, Utah,...

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