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Paddlesports Retailer Opens Registration for 2019

Paddlesports Retailer, the official national trade show of the paddlesports industry, has opened registration for the 2019 show, welcoming exhibitors, retailers, working media, independent...

Duo Carries Canoes to Everest

Oxygen bottles, climbing ropes, tents…those are the things usually carried to the basecamp of Mt. Everest. But in true Canadian fashion, brothers Tom Schellenberg...

Two Chinese Canoeist Receive Two-Year Bans After Failed Drug Test

In April, after failed out-of-competition drug tests, Chinese female paddlers Shengfang Tian and Huan Men receive two-year bans from the International Canoe Federation (ICF). Shengfang...

Paddlesports Retailer Commits to Oklahoma for Two More Years

Paddlers better start watching the movie Oklahoma, because Paddlesports Retailer, the official national trade show of the paddlesports industry, just announced it will remain in...

Paddling Life Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Best Gifts for Paddlers and Outdoors Lovers

The holidays are, basically, here, and it's not too late, or too early, to shop for the paddler and outdoors lover in your life....

Salute to Slalom: Remembering U.S. Slalom Coach Jay Evans

When Jay Evans—the first coach of the U.S. Whitewater Team, from 1969-1972—passed away last spring, it touched the hearts of U.S. slalom paddlers every...

Dousing and Makin’ Deals: Paddlesports Retailer Demo Day at Oklahoma’s Whitewater Center Goes Off Largetime

Holy Demo-day of all-time, Batman. When Paddlesports Retailer moved its annual tradeshow to Oklahoma City this year, it did so primarily for access to the...

NOC Stories: New Book on Antics at Nantahala Outdoor Center

From shooting Deliverance to shooting the chutes at Nantahala Falls, a new book out compiled by former Nantahala Outdoor Center president and board chairman Payson Kennedy...

New Documentary “7 Generations” Joins the Battle to Protect Public Lands

Outdoor filmmakers Tom Deschenes and Andrew Bydlon have taken to Kickstarter to help push the completion of their new documentary, 7 Generations. The documentary will...

Rebirth of Calgary’s Harvie Passage Whitewater Park

Whitewater park design firm Recreation Engineering & Planning has big news: Five years after being destroyed by a devastating flood, Calgary's Harvie Passage river...

Hobby Help Presents the Ultimate Beginners Guide for Paddlers

We get it. For the uninitiated, getting started in paddlesports can be intimidating. But it doesn't have to be. In order to help more...

Yak Fest River Celebration set for June 15-16, 2018

For one weekend out of the year the small town of Tornado, West Virginia, doesn't seem so small when over 1,000 kayakers  participate in...

Tight Race at Last Week’s Paracanoe World Cup

The 2018 ICF Paracanoe World Cup in Szeged, Hungary, was a game of inches. Paralympic and World Champion Curtis McGrath barely won the gold in...

Wild Women Expeditions: Empowering Women in the Paddlesports Community

More than 120 female kayakers, canoeists, and stand-up paddle boarders are expected to gather on the banks of Lake Huron June 8-10 to participate...

Hungarian Hungry: Five-time Olympic Champ Kozak set to Return to Canoeing Competition This Year

The Hungarian is hungry. Watch out, fellow women sprint paddlers: Five-time Olympic gold medalist Danuta Kozak of Hungary is set to make her much...

Grass Sticks Unveils Bamboo Canoe Paddle

Bamboo Canoe Paddles If it works for ski poles, why not canoe paddles? That’s the theory behind a new line of bamboo canoe paddles manufactured by...

Madawaska Kanu Centre’s Week of Rivers

Want to paddle Canada’s rivers without the hassle of arranging the shuttles, meals, and accommodation? Join the Madawaska Kanu Centre’s Week of Rivers Program,...

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Second Oldest Organized River Race in the Country

We knew that paddlers love only one thing more than boating, and that's their moms. And to celebrate, we recently learned that the second oldest,...

Dragon Boat World Championships at Georgia’s Lake Lanier Olympic Park Combine Competition and Culture

Georgia's Lake Lanier Olympic Park (LLOP), 45 minutes northeast of downtown Atlanta, will host the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Dragon Boat World Championships September...

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.

Kokatat Cancels American Made Gear Awards

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

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....

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...

The Paddling World’s Greatest Unsolved Mysteries

So Halloween just ended…but not the following paddling mysteries that continue to haunt history buffs across the canoeing continent. Read on, if you dare…

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PL Q&A Exclusive: Filmmaker Scott Blankenfeld Releases New Vid of Cali’s South Silver First Descent

First run in the late ‘90s, California’s South Silver drains the Sierra Nevada in a torrent of cascades, creating...
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Smokeless Fire Made Possible with BioLite’s FirePit+

Ideal for cool quarantine nights, BioLite’s FirePit+ makes smokeless fire possible in any environment.  Review by Shae Laplace When I say...

Choo-choo Chew on This: Colorado’s Browns Canyon Threatened by Oil Trains

Paddlers taking to Colorado’s beloved Browns Canyon of the Arkansas could soon see the iconic wilderness whitewater run jeopardized...

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How One California Outfitter Has Weathered 4 Fires (and now COVID)

For river outfitter Russian River Adventures, located in the...

Nation’s Top River Sojourns

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