Friberg Sets 24-Hour Stand Up Distance Record
If only the gold rushers had stand-up paddleboards and Ben Friberg’s stand-up stamina. On June 27, Ben Friberg set a new SUP Distance World Record on Canada’s Yukon River by paddling a whopping 238 miles in a single 24-hour period. All we can say is that’s a lot of standing and paddling. PL checks in with the record-setter...
Festival Season in Full Swing: FIBArk, Lyons and More!
With the Lyons Outdoor Games and FIBArk wrapping up in Colorado, and river fest followers now flocking to Gunnison, Festival season is in full swing in Colorado, with familiar names on the podium. A quick wrap PL-style on who’s done what where...
SUPping the Bermuda Triangle
You've heard of the Bermuda Triangle, the demise of countless ships. Hopefully, the same fate won't befall stand-up paddlers Bill Whiddon and Thaddeus Foote who are planning the first-ever attempt to stand-up paddle (SUP) over 48 miles across the Gulf Stream, from Bimini, Bahamas to Miami, Florida.
$5,000 REP Whitewater Challenge Off to Rapid Start; 3 Down, 4 to Go
Next stop Lyons. That's the sentiment for those following the $5,000 REP Whitewater Challenge, a series of events held at river parks designed by Boulder, Colo.’s Recreation Engineering & Planning, now nearing its halfway point with three of its seven events completed. In the lead? No surprise...Dane Jackson.
Stand-up Surf’s Up in Colorado
Shaka-brah. That's what SUP paddlers will be saying in Colorado June 9-10 when the 2012 Rocky Mountain Surf Festival comes to Glenwood Springs. The Polynesian-themed extravaganza will feature surfing contests, music, food and product vendors, costumes, limbo competitions, hula hooping, goof boarding and more...
Inside the Adirondack Paddlefest in Old Forge, NY
Want to sell boats? Take a lesson from the Adirondack Paddlefest in Old Forge, N.Y. Clear skies and sky blue sales marked the 14th Annual Adirondack Paddlefest in Old Forge, New York, May 18–20, at the biggest on-water boat sale and demo in the country...
The Hunger For Water Games; Teva Plans Alternatives for Low Flows
Paddlers might be partying a little harder than usual at this year's Teva Games. Mother Nature has thrown every curve ball possible to the organizers of the Teva Mountain Games — from sinkholes and snowstorms to floods. This year it's drought. While organizers remain hopeful all whitewater and SUP events will take place as planned May 31-June 3, they'll make a final race status decision May 29....
AR Announces Most Endangerd Rivers List; Potomac, Green, Skykomish Also Make List
Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act this year, American Rivers named the Coal River as topping America’s Most Endangered Rivers, shining a spotlight on the threat mountaintop removal mining poses to clean water and public health. Read on for full list...
NOC Freestyle Shootout April 20-22
Borrowing a line from Field of Dreams, the Nantahala Outdoor Center gears up this week for the 2012 NOC Freestyle Shootout April 20-22, the first official freestyle event to be held at the newly built Nantahala Wave, designed for the upcoming 2013 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships...
Boardworks Launches National “Show Up and Blow Up” SUP Demo Tour
Existing whitewater festivals throughout the country will get a new dose of SUP added to their line-ups this year. Boardworks recently announced a new 2012 Show Up and Blow Up SUP Demo Tour, featuring a fully stocked caravan of pros and boards touring the country offering free SUP demos, races, clinics and more...
American Rivers launches River Ambassador Program for Outfitters
A new program launched by American Rivers, the nation’s leading river conservation organization, is helping local businesses and outfitters connect with customers and join the effort to protect rivers and clean water...
Corran Addison Leaves Imagine Surf
First it was Savage Designs. Then Riot Kayaks. Now industry stalwart Corran Addison is moving on from the third company he’s founded in the paddlesports arena, this time leaving stand-up paddleboard company Imagine Surf.
Outdoor Nation Awards $30,000 to Youth Paddling Programs
A few more kids might be getting wet than normal this paddling season, thanks to a new series of grants offered by Outdoor Nation. The group recently announced the 13 winners of its Paddle Nation Project, aimed at connecting young Americans with their waterways through recreational paddling...
Teva World Water Day
Paddlers give up water? A tall order, perhaps, but that’s what Teva is asking paddlers to do on the eve of the 19th annual World Water Day...
U.S. Nails It: Qualifies C-1/C-2 Spots at Pan Am Games for London Olympics
Talk about throwing down when you need to. At this past weekend’s Pan American Championships in Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, with the U.S.’s sole C-1 and C-2 London Olympic spots on the line, U.S. paddlers Eric Hurdand and Jeff Larimer took first in the Men’s C-2 final, and Benn Fraker took home the Gold medal in Men’s C-1, ensuring the U.S. will have Olympians in both the C-1 and C-2 categories at the London 2012 Summer Games.
U.S.’s Emily Merrill, Brandi Baksic, Slay it at World SUP Champs in Peru; Help propel Team USA to Overall Silver
While the Aussies won the team event (and coveted Club Waikiki Trophy) of the inaugural ISA World StandUp Paddleboard Championships in Lima, Peru, two U.S. SUP gals helped the U.S. secure a second-place finish. Emmy Merrill, 18, ripped her way to first place in the women’s SUP surfing final with a point score of 15.94, and Brandi Baksic swept the women’s marathon.
Paddle4Peace Pairs Paddling with Philanthropy
A trio of paddlers is banding together to raise money for global peace through competitive endurance paddling. PL checks in with founder Dwanye VanHoose...
FERC Dismisses Initial Pipeline proposal for Green River’s Flaming Gorge Dam
The Green River's whitewater canyon Gates of Lodore and the popular fishing stretches upstream in Brown's Park have at least had a water flow stay of execution with FERC recently dismissing the initial permit application for pipeline project that would pull water out of the Flaming Gorge Dam upstream...
Pelican Unveils 12 New Boats for 2012
Pelican International is adding 12 new models to its line-up this year, including six new kayaks and three SUPs...
Get Yer River Permit Applications In!
Okay, all you free-loading dirtbags. No more free lunch. It's permit season. So get off your duff and send in your applications for your favorite river trip instead of waiting to get asked along. Plus, that way you can invite who you want (which hopefully will include us). Here's all the info you need...
Grand Opening of 2013 World Freestyle Championsip Wave Set for December 16th
Finally, the Nantahala River has a sweet play wave. The Nantahala Gorge Organizing Committee (NGOC) will celebrate the grand opening of its new 2013 Wave on Friday, December 16 with a ceremony, reception and paddling exhibition starting at 12pm.
A Must Have for Swimming Big Rivers: Leg-Floatation-Devices
After much time watching guests struggle during unexpected whitewater swims, Hamish McMaster, 20 year whitewater veteran and owner of the International Whitewater Company, Water By Nature developed the leg floaty.
Emotion Kayaks Sold to Lifetime Products
In the latest merger news in paddlesports, Emotion Kayaks of Pennsylvania has been sold to Lifetime Products of Clearfield, Utah. PL checks in with Emotion founder Tom Strauss for the lowdown...
Boardworks, Badfish Unveil Breakthrough Inflatable SUP
Worried about tipping over on your SUP in whitewater? Boardworks and partner company Badfish of Salida, Colo., recently unveiled a new inflatable paddleboard that will do wonders to keep you on the surface where you belong.
Canoecopia ’23 : Canoe Country Gear Video Roundup
Want the lowdown on what's new from this year's Canoecopia show? Our good friend and videographer Aaron Black-Schmidt stopped...
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New Unfiltered Vid on Northwest Boater Rob McKibbin: “The People’s Champ”
A new short film documenting a few of the paddling exploits by Northwest-based kayaker Rob McKibbin, the first whitewater...
Paddle Camping in Style: Tune Outdoor Unveils New Truck Canopy Camper
Paddlers have always employed whatever it takes to crash near their favorite waterway, from sleeping on the dirt and...
Paddling Ontario’s Dog River…Woof, Woof! (By Jonathan Rugh)
During the early days of COVID when we were...
Behind the Scenes with the founders of GoRafting and Far Out River Maps
Hasta luego, soggy paper river maps and huhlooo a...
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