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Sink, Don’t Think: NRS Debuts “The Mystery” Film Oct. 27

Squirt boaters occupy a peculiar cult in the world of kayaking — those who live to go down beneath surface of the water rather than...

Quick-thinking Kayakers Rescue Fellow Paddler Trapped Behind W. Va.’s Kanawha Falls

Chalk one up for the camaraderie of kayakers. In a story broken by Fayette County, West Va.’s WCHSTV.com, a Tennessee kayaker was rescued from behind...

World Record Attempt to SUP Around Great Britain

Great Britain is about to be supped around, mate. On July 26, 36-year-old Jordan Wylie set out on a SUP world record attempt to stand-up...

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar: 2020 Green River Takeover Goes Virtual, Worldwide Aug. 22

There might be fewer gals on the Green this Aug. 22 than years past, but that doesn't mean you won’t see or hear them...

Grizzly Creek Fire Hits Rafters on Colorado River

Things heated up for rafters on Colorado’s Shoshone Canyon section of the Colorado River when a fire broke out near Grizzly Creek, forcing commercial...

Contactless Hobie Bass Open Series Hits the California Delta August 15

The Hobie Bass Open Series (B.O.S.) aims to provide a simplified, open-to-anyone format and an elite feel for kayak anglers across the country. The...

Back to China for 2021 IRF World Rafting Champs

IRF World Rafting Champs 2021 and 2022 Dates/Locations Announced Following the postponement of the International Rafting Federation's 2020 World Rafting Championship (WRC), the IRF has...

1,000 Fish and Counting: Hobie Bass Open Series Sees Snyders Snag Podium

For most of the 84 kayak anglers fishing the Hobie B.O.S. event in La Crosse, WI, the prospect of fast action was never in doubt....

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REI Expands Used Gear Biz with Trade-In Program and Pilot of Standalone Used Pop-Up Shops

Although the program is yet to include paddlesport-specific gear, REI Co-op's latest efforts to encourage consumers to upcycle and...
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PL Exclusive: Video Interview with Ben Stookesberry!

Ben Stookesberry talks recovering from an injury, The Dynamic of Expedition Kayaking, the state of whitewater kayaking today. Adventure kayaking...

Gauley During COVID: A Personal Account

Essay By Darcy Gaechter It didn't feel like there was a global pandemic raging as we pulled into the Tail...

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Sink, Don’t Think: NRS Debuts “The Mystery” Film Oct. 27

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Somewhere, Dr. Scholls is smiling. But while blisters were the name of the game at this year’s 2009 Yukon River Quest, the longest annual canoe and kayak race in the world where paddlers race non-stop over 460 miles to Dawson City, so was fun and festivities at one of the toughest adventure marathon events in the world. PL checks in...

AT Bids Hasta Luego to Hood River

Whenever kayakers in Hood River needed an extra paddle – say they lost one on a waterfall or spaced it out at home – they were never far from a spare. They’d simply swing by the headquarters for AT, makers of one of the best composite blades in the world, and be on their way. All that came to a screeching halt at the end of July when parent company Confluence uprooted AT from its Northwest home and moved it to Easley, S.C. PL checks in with those in the know…

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There were arguably a lot of blisters. But what else would you expect from a gruel-fest that takes racers 444 miles from Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon? By all measures, this year’s 17th Annual Yukon River Quest held June 24-28 was a huge success, with 57 teams starting the event and 44 finishing – a pretty good showing for one of the toughest paddling races on the planet…