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Bosnia to Host 2022 World Rafting Champs

COVID can’t cancel a rafting comp. That’s the word from the International Rafting Federation, which, after two years of obstacles and restrictions, announced that...

Oly Champs Descend On World Champs

Call it medal mania. All four Tokyo champions will look to create history this weekend when they attempt to become the first athletes to...

Dane Wins Green Race at 4:12, Sub-4 Still Holy Grail (And Watch His Winning Run!) Plus: Race Time Contest Winner!)

After all the hoopla about trying to best the coveted 4.0 time mark in the annual Green Race, Dane Jackson won the marquee extreme...

Inclusivity Corner: Paddling with Outdoor Afro

Outdoor Afro Black Paddle Expedition Paddles 100 Miles for Inclusion Leading the way for inclusion in outdoor recreation, nature, and conservation for all, nonprofit Outdoor...

First Time’s a Charm: Dane Jackson Wins Oetz Extreme Race (Formerly Sickline)

Surprise? Not! We all knew it was coming. Jackson Kayak and Red Bull kayaker Dane Jackson showed he is still very much the world’s best,...

ICF Extreme Slalom World Champs Wrap-up on New Cunovo Course in Bratislava, Slovakia

Giving the newly re-designed Cunovo Water Sports Center in Bratislava, Slovakia, its first world-class test, some of the world’s best slalom and extreme kayakers...

Curtailed by COVID: AW Fall Event Roundup

It’s been a wild, wooly and wet year as far as events hosted by venerable river conservation organization American Whitewater. But it’s still finding...

Great Gore! (Kids Rule, Hilleke Swims, and More!)

Even with pandemic restrictions in place (i.e. no rager blowout party at nearby Rancho del Rio this year), AW’s classic downriver race through Gore...

Honoring Rafael Gallo: Go Fund Me Launched for RAFA, IWHOF and IRF

Rafa lives on. Rafael Gallo, the former conservationist, rafting advocate and owner of Costa Rican outfitter Rios Tropicales who passed away from pancreatic cancer in...

Soft Serve Supping: National Ice Cream Month Calls for a Floating Parlor

Call it SUPs and scoops. Paddle boarding saw a sweet twist in July when Red Paddle Co. and urban ice cream brand, Northern Bloc, partnered...

Paris Olympics Here We Come: Switzerland Sweeps Extreme Canoe Slalom

Forget slalom and sprint at this year’s Olympics…after the final day of this year’s 2021 ICF junior and U23 canoe slalom world championships in...

Germany’s Funk Wins Women’s Slalom Kayak Gold, Australia’s Fox Nabs Inaugural Women’s C-1 Honors

Germany’s Ricarda Funk buried the heartbreak of missing selection for the Rio Olympics with an error-free run to win gold in the women’s kayak...

Sprint Paddlers Aren’t Done After Tokyo; Next Up: Oklahoma’s ICF Canoe Sprint Super Cup

After racing in the Olympics in Tokyo, the world's best sprint paddlers won’t be done. The paddling continues at the 2021 ICF Canoe Sprint...

Cool Running: Jamaica’s Solomon Maragh Makes Slalom History

Call it Cool Paddling. In the 1993 movie "Cool Running," a group of Jamaicans created history by qualifying for the bobsled competition at the...

Holy Beatdown! Level6 King of Alps Comp Goes Awwwfff!

25 Nations – 250 Paddlers – 100% Fun. That sums up Italy’s King of the Alps kayak contest, which organizers held with COVID protocols...

Tokyo Here We Come: Meet the 3 Whitewater Paddlers Representing the USA at the Olympics

All eyes were on US racers at the 2021 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, on June 11–13, as berths at...

4X Champ: Jackson Takes North Fork Crown (Plus, POV of Winning Run)

Don’t think that a year off from racing because of COVID-19 slowed extreme kayakers down at all. Especially phenom Dane Jackson, who won again...

Cuba Calling: Caribbean Country Garners 5 Golds at ICF World Cup Sprint Event

Forget the cigars...Cuba is making itself known for sprint paddling. Boding well for competing in the Tokyo Olympics, the country emerged as serious medal contender...

Jackson Wins Little White Extreme Race (Bonus: Watch Vid of Top 4 Racers Side-by-Side!)

Dane Jackson came out swinging at one of the first extreme kayak races of the season, winning the 2021 Little White Salmon Race on...

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...

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...

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Say It Ain’t So: North Fork Champs Cancelled

One of extreme kayaking's most iconic events has thrown in the towel...and not just to help dry off its...

Behind the Scenes with the founders of GoRafting and Far Out River Maps

Hasta luego, soggy paper river maps and huhlooo a new digital app alternative with the FarOut App from GoRafting,...

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Athlete Registration Opens for the 2023 GoPro Mountain Games in Vail

Better start practicing. Athlete registration is now open for...

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Fearless: One Woman, One Kayak, One Continent is the story of Freya Hoffmeister, a 46-year-old former sky diver, gymnast, marksman and Miss Germany contestant, who paddled alone and unsupported 9,420 miles around Australia in an adventure that virtually every expert guaranteed would get her killed. She was determined not only to survive the trip through huge, shark- and croc-infested seas, but to do it faster than Paul Caffyn, the only other paddler to have completed the circuit, 27 years earlier. PL catches up with author Joe Glickman...