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Paddle Sports Show Hits France Sept. 24-26 (with New Film Fest—Enter to Win!)

  Mark your calendars! The 2024 edition of the Paddle Sports Show will take place this year again Sept. 24-26 in the city of Strasbourg at...

Paving the Way: Chattooga Celebrates 50 Wild & Scenic Years (Special AW Tribute)

Beginning as a small stream in the Appalachian Mountains near Whiteside Mountain in North Carolina, the Chattanooga River travels 50 miles to its end at...

NRS, Astral Nominees for Grassroots Outdoor Alliance Awards

Paddlesports businesses NRS, Astral and a handful of dealers have all won places as nominees for the 2024 Grassroots Outdoor Specialty Awards, which celebrate overall...

Rig Like a Pro with Down River Equipment

Want to score sweet deals on river gear? Head to Down River Equipment or visit them online over Memorial Day to kick off the...

Paris 2024: All Eyes on Evy and Eichfeld (Bonus: Watch Evy’s Qualifying Run)

Evy Leibfarth, Casey Eichfeld Earn Team Trials Spots to Compete in Paris Olympics After April’s two U.S. team trial competitions—the first at the new Montgomery...

Big Gear Show, Outside Festival Team Up for Denver Show May 31-June 2 

Organizers of this year’s Big Gear Show are planning on both paddlesports, as well as their collaboration with the (e)revolution bike show and their...

A Doozy of a Race: African Dusi Marathon Brings out Long-running Marathoners, with Women at the Forefront

At this year’s Dusi Canoe Marathon in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Feb. 15-17, it wasn’t necessarily the winners garnering the most attention and fanfare but...

Canoecopia Recap: Reports from Vendors, Organizers Report A Booming Success

Reports have come in of a super successful Canoecopia consumer show hosted in early March by retailer Rutabaga in Madison, Wisconsin, with attendance and...

Rapid Media Announces 2024 Paddling Film Festival Winners!

Let’s call it the Oscars of paddlesports. That’s what the Paddling Film Festival has become, with the 19th Annual Paddling Film Festival World Tour premiering 2023's...

Down River Equipment’s Raftopia Returns April 1-6!

Hey Colorado rafters: Want to see firsthand the latest and greatest of everything in the rafting world, and also shop for some of the...

Canoecopia Coming to Madison, WI, March 8-10; Rutabaga Celebrates 50 Years

Let's just say that 50 years in paddlesports retail is a long, long time and one worth celebrating. Madison retailer Rutabaga is planning to...

Paddlesports Trade Coalition, Grassroots Outdoor Alliance Partner Up

While it's to quite like a merging of rivers, the newly formed Paddlesports Trade Coalition (PTC) and the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance are working together to find collaborative opportunities...

Former Guide/Instructor/Ranger Launches Paddling Safety Series Zoom Seminars

From a forum for Corran Addison to tout his new river rating scale to rescue experts outlining current safety protocols, there's a new zoom...

2024 R4 World Rafting Championship Coming to Bosnia-Herzegovina

Get your Bosnia cowbells out. The International Rafting Federation has announced that its 2024 R4 World Rating Championships will be held on the raging...

The Road to Paris: US Olympic Slalom/Cross Team Trials Come to Alabama, Oklahoma

Drum (not Eskimo) roll, please…The road to Paris for U.S. Canoe and Kayak Slalom athletes is going through Alabama and Oklahoma. Stop number one for...

America Outdoors Announces 2023 Industry Achievement, Innovator Awards 

Industry Achievement Award and Innovator Award honored at the America Outdoor Conference At its annual conference in Phoenix in early December, America Outdoors announced the 2023 winners...

Northern Forest Canoe Trail Silent Auction Nov. 15-30!

Forget Black Friday. Score great paddling gear and other products while supporting the greatest paddling trail in the country by visiting the Northern Forest...

Family Affair At the NRS Green Race: 1st Mother/Son Duo, Multiple Father/Sons, and Friedenson Bests Jackson

It was a family affair at this year's coveted NRS Green Race on Asheville, N.C.'s Green River, with multiple parent/sibling pairings showcasing boaters paddling...

The Jackson 5: Sage Donnelly Wins for Women, Dane Jackson for Men at ICF Freestyle World Championships

No, it's not the disco band. This Jackson Five goes to kayaker Dane Jackson. The world’s greatest male freestyle paddler and a former junior...

Inside France’s Paddle Sports Show: New Gear and Video Recap by Bren Orton!

You might have had a hard time getting ahold of company heads and designers at the end of September as most headed across the...

Slalom Worlds Wrap Up in Great Britain; Next Stop: Paris Olympics!

The ICF World Slalom Championships just wrapped up at Lee Valley, London, this weekend, with home country hero Joe Clarke winning his first ever world...

Ocoee Carnage Party Celebrates Boating Biffs

Like carnage? It doesn’t get any better than the annual Ocoee Carnage Party, an annual event where raft guides, boaters, and outdoors enthusiasts around...

Athlete Registration Opens for the 2023 GoPro Mountain Games in Vail

Better start practicing. Athlete registration is now open for the GoPro Mountain Games, which are returning to Vail, Colorado, June 8-11. Each June the GoPro...

Photo Essay: Wacky Red Bull Rapids!

Not all Red Bull events are uber-extreme. Case in point: Red Bull Rapids, which took place at at Riversport OKC in Oklahoma City on Aug...

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New Guidebook Release: Paddling the Salish Sea

In Paddling the Salish Sea, professional kayaker and SUP instructor Rob Casey guides paddlers to the quiet inlets of...
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River Management Society Announces 2024 River Studies and Leadership Certificate Recipients

The River Management Society (RMS) has announced 2024 recipients of the River Studies and Leadership Certificate, a program offered...

Paddle the Nation’s Driest State with New National Rivers Project Resources

Planning a river trip to America’s driest state has never been easier. The National Rivers Project (NRP) website, a...

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