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When was the last time you practiced setting up a Z-Drag?

So you've got your Z-Drag kit prepped with rescue rope, webbing, pulleys, carabiners, and cordage. But when was the last time you actually took...

Vail GoPro Games Moving Ahead with June Dates, Athlete Registration Opens April 9

The GoPro Mountain Games are officially on for June 10-13, 2021. “We are back, and we could not be more excited to bring some joy,...

70th Dusi Canoe Marathon Kicks Off (80-year-old Races for 10th Time!)

The COVID-19 pandemic isn't stopping South Africa's coveted Dusi Canoe Marathon from its 70th edition, as of the MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon sets off from...

Excuse Me, Is This Your Disco Ball? Whacko Items Found on River Cleanups

Every year around the country, river advocacy groups, outfitters, paddling shops and more host river cleanups to pick trash out of their local waterways....

Canadian Teams Invited to Register for COVID-adapted Yukon River Quest June 23-26, 2021

The “Race to the Midnight Sun” will take place in 2021, with registration opening last week for iconic Yukon River Quest and new Half...

Canoecopia Goes Virtual March 12-14

After having to cancel last year’s venerable Canoecopia consumer tradeshow in Madison, WI, due to the pandemic, organizer Darren Bush is planning a virtual...

Nation’s Top River Sojourns

To "sojourn" is "to dwell in a place temporarily." If you throw in the word "river" beforehand, and then treat sojourn as a noun,...

Extreme Slalom in the Olympics?

The International Canoe Federation is one step closer to adding extreme canoe slalom to the Olympic program. The ICF Board voted to include men’s and...

Don’t Think There’s Money in Kayak Fishing? Hobie Bass Open Series Pays Out $62K; Winner Ryan Lambert Pockets $30K

When the splashing ended, drags stopped screaming and wind finally subsided, Ryan Lambert’s name stood alone atop the leader board at the Hobie Bass...

Closing In On 4 Minutes: A Q&A with 25th Green Race Record-setter Dane Jackson (Watch Video!)

While things looked a little different due to COVID restrictions at this year’s marquee 2020 Green Race — an extreme kayaking race on Asheville,...

Sweden Gets First-ever World Cup Slalom Medal…And it’s a Gold! (And 16-year-old American Evy Leibfarth Wins Bronze!)

Chalk one up for the Swedes...and 16-year-old female slalom racers in the U.S. An historic first-ever slalom world cup gold medal for Sweden; a gold...

Sink, Don’t Think: NRS Debuts “The Mystery” Film!

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

Lord of the Fork Race (Spoiler: Dane Won) Kicks Off KY’s Biggest Kayak Weekend

It’s East Coast extreme kayaking race season, COVID be damned. And it kicked off the last weekend of October on Kentucky’s Russell Fork. Every...

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....

Author Joe Booth Hosts RESILIENCE – Using Lessons from the River to Cope with Addiction (July 28, 5:30 pm)

One-hour Live Stream event to raise funds for American Whitewater, First Descents, and Team River Runner (RESILIENCE: July 28, 2020, 5:30-6:30 p.m. PST) For longtime paddling...

Rollin’ with the Times: Latvian Canoe Association Hosts Virtual Eskimo Roll Contest

With 4952 roles down and 5048 rolls to go, now is the time to join the other 143 athletes from 11 countries in the...

New Wave of the Future: Virtual Racing? ICF, Yukon River Quest Host Cyber Events

Talk about a virtual wake. The first week of the International Canoe Federation’s 5-kilometer virtual paddle challenge has come to an end, attracting competitors from...

Coronavirus Cancellation Update: The Big Gear Show Postpones to 2021, Offers Full Refunds

What was supposed to replace the annual Paddlesports Retailer Show held for the past three years in Oklahoma City, the new Big Gear Show,...

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Teva Launches First TevaForever Recycling Program

In 1984, Teva created the world’s first sport sandal on the banks of the Grand Canyon, and spurred a...

Op Ed: NRS Marketing Director Mark Deming on Lower Snake River Dam Removal

Paddling Life checked in with NRS Marketing Director Mark Deming as he shares his thoughts on the restoration of...

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Vail GoPro Games Moving Ahead with June Dates, Athlete Registration Opens April 9

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70th Dusi Canoe Marathon Kicks Off (80-year-old Races for 10th Time!)

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Industry Buzz: Bomber Gear is Back!

2003 was a sad year as one of the most innovative paddling outerwear companies in the industry bid adieu to paddlesports. But now, after fighting through five years of strife, Bomber Gear and owner Rick Fanken are back with a new, recognizable partner and the same bomber gear.