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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,...

‘Paddling’ from Home: CWC’s Coaching Webinar Series

If you're bummed we're not out kayaking like we should be, we feel your pain. Good thing is, there are ways to keep 'paddling'...

Paddlers Help Set Guinness Record for Largest Underwater Clean-Up

We're always proud to see paddle sports being used to do good by the world, but this time paddlers from the nonprofit surf and...

Paddlers Weigh in on Olympic Postponement

While there is certainly frustration with the postponement of the Olympic Games, athletes agree that everyone needs to have the same opportunity to prepare and train for...

Couple Returns from the Grand to “Different World”

(As first reported in the Steamboat Pilot & Today, by Shelby Reardon) When Steamboat Springs residents Patrick Keogh and Michelle Johnson concluded an 18-day rafting...

Tokyo Olympic, Paralympic Games To Be Held July/Aug 2021

After announcing their postponement, the IOC and Japanese organizers said the Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8 2021, while the...

Outdoor Retailer Cancels 2020 Summer Market

Likening it to a ski slope that's not safe, or even a rapid that's not fit to run, Outdoor Retailer has cancelled its heralded...

GoPro Mountain Games Postponed to August 20-23 in Vail

The Vail Valley Foundation today announced the postponement of the annual GoPro Mountain Games mountain sports, music and lifestyle event from June 4-7 until...

Olympic Update: Olympics Postponed (as well as US Olympic Team Trials)

In breaking news, USA today reports that the 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed by one year because of coronavirus. The news comes just...

Glenwood Games Postponed to Sept. 4-6

First the heralded move to Glenwood Springs. Now a new date thanks to COVID-19. The 2020 Glenwood Adventure Games — formerly the Golden Games —...

22nd Annual Yukon River Quest Cancelled

You'd think that at least the boondocks of the Yukon would offer enough social distancing, but even the 2020 Yukon River Quest has been cancelled....

Coronavirus Cancels Canoecopia

Canoecopia has become the first major paddlesports gathering to be affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Organizers announced the cancellation of the long-running consumer tradeshow...

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Win a Good Vibes River Gear Prize Pack

Winning a Prize Pack from Good Vibes River Gear After you've entered for your chance to win the Good Vibes...
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The Quest for 4.0: Dane Jackson on Breaking the 4-minute Mark on the Green

Forget Chasing Mavericks. Like runners’ quest for the 4-minute mile, Red Bull athlete and Jackson Kayak’s Dane Jackson is...

Back For More: Check out NRS Flowstate!

Getting the flow state. That's the mantra being preached by NRS, which is halfway through the second season of its...

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1 war canoe + 3 days + 8 paddlers + 90 miles...adds up to funds for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.