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New Sport of Extreme Slalom Making Waves

A record 36 nations competing in the extreme canoe slalom competition at the recent Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships underlined the meteroric growth...

A Madawaska Kanu Centre Family Story

Essay by Adrick Brock Up until he turned 40, my dad received from my grandma a $50 bill for his birthday. He was bashful about...

Molto Bono! Italy Celebrates Best Slalom Weekend Ever

Italy recorded its best ever world cup result and Australia’s Jessica Fox returned to the winner’s podium for the first time this season on...

Wade Blackwood Resigns As ACA ED

Wade Blackwood, executive director of the American Canoe Association, has resigned his position, just four months after the departure of ACA COO Chris Stec....

Paddlesports Museum Underway in Southeast

Want to see some classic paddlesports gear? Head to Asheville, N.C. While the town fell short in its bid to host the International Whitewater Hall...

Come to Daddy’s: Tennessee’s Daddy’s Creek a Whitewater Haven

Daddy’s Creek meanders through Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau—most of the year. But, after heavy rainfall, it becomes one of the East Coast’s most exciting free-flowing...

International Whitewater Hall of Fame to Headquarter in Richmond

Richmond, Va., and its James River, will soon be home to the International Whitewater Hall of Fame. After a nationwide search led by the IWHOF...

Loony Laws Concerning Canoes

Prohibited from sitting in a canoe while reading comic books? Banned from using a feather duster to tickle a girl in a canoe? These laws and...

Nova Craft Canoe Sold

After 50 years in the canoe making business and 30 under owner Tim Miller, Nova Craft Canoe has new a owner and president in Chris...

Learn These Outlandish Dirtbag Desert Dweller Recipes in New Book by Morgan Sjogren

Perfect for raft guides on their days off or looking to try something new on the river, adventure writer and land activist Morgan Sjogren...

Get Kids Paddling for a Lifetime with New Avid4 Adventure Camp Expansions

Paddling parents looking to pass on their passion for watersports, while maintaining their summer sanity, look no further. We all want to do our...

Strokes for all Folks: Canoecopia Goes Big in Mad Town

Don't be surprised is your local waterways were a little less crowded last weekend. On March 7-10, more than 20,000 paddlers of all strokes descended...

It’s Official: President Signs Lands Package with New Wild And Scenic Designations

River lovers rejoice! With the stroke of a pen, more than 621 miles of new Wild and Scenic River designation are greeting paddlers as...

Hell or High Water Author Peter Heller Releases New Novel: The River

Longtime whitewater kayaker and author Peter Heller is well known amongst paddlers for such non-fiction works as Hell or High Water, depicting Scott Lindgren...

Boundary Waters Reservation Glitch Delays Permitting

Planning to paddle the Boundary Waters the summer? Get in line.            The reservation system used to issue permits to the BWCA...

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...

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6 Days/6 Rivers: A Costa Rican Kayaking Odyssey with Amazing Vacations

“Buenas Lineas,” says our guide Arnaldo Cespedes. “Good lines.” We just finished scouting a Class IV rapid called Robin Hood...
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2021 Photo Contest Entries Are In

2021 Photo Contest Entries 2021 was a great year to get out and paddle. Check out some of the incredible...

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NRS Launches Latest Canoe Inspired Documentary “Wood on Water”

The latest film from NRS rolled out online with...

Oly Champs Descend On World Champs

Call it medal mania. All four Tokyo champions will...
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