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Don’t Be Confused: New Paddle Sports Tradeshow Announced for Orlando in January?

Yes, there's a new "paddle sports" tradeshow coming. No, Paddlesports Retailer does not have to be worried. The inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference will...

Davenport Paddle Surf Classic King of the Wave Does Not Discriminate

Got what it takes to be King of the Wave? Against even surfers and suppers? Then the Davenport Paddle Surf Contest is your staging...

What’s up at Zoar Outdoor? Iconic Outdoor Center Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Special Fall Trips

As a former U.S. Whitewater Team member, Bruce Lessels knows a thing or two about how to have fun on the river. With a...

Dousing and Makin’ Deals: Paddlesports Retailer Demo Day at Oklahoma’s Whitewater Center Goes Off Largetime

Holy Demo-day of all-time, Batman. When Paddlesports Retailer moved its annual tradeshow to Oklahoma City this year, it did so primarily for access to the...

Red Bull Eat Your Heart Out: Ride the Bull Kayak Tournament Has Anglers After Bull Reds

Talk about an event Red Bull might want to sponsor: they catch bull reds. The Ride the Bull Kayak Tournament, sponsored by Wilderness Systems,...

New Zealand’s Dawson Dominates India’s Malabar River Festival

  Chalk up another international kayaking victory to the kayaking kiwi from down under. At southern India's monsoon-filled Malabar River Festival, Olympic kayaker Mike Dawson capped...

Third Annual Red Bull Heavy Water: World’s Toughest Stand Up Paddling Race

Through the turbulent swells and dicey, unpredictable weather of the Bay Area, Red Bull will host one of the most intense stand up paddling...

Calling All Kayak Anglers for the Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic

The Bayou La Batre Kayak Classic is returning for its fifth consecutive year, further securing its title as the largest kayak fishing tournament in...

International Rafting Teams Head to China for the Ziyuan Rafting Festival

Rafters are heading to the Orient. With China's Guilin area host to some of the most beautiful waterways in the world, paired with the country's...

Serrasolses Brothers Sweep Idaho’s North Fork Championships

With much of the rest of the West wallowing in drought, it was anything but at this year’s sixth annual North Fork Championships, with...

Record Field Set to Start 20th Annual Yukon River Quest

The Yukon River Quest (YRQ) 2018 is entering its 20th year on Wednesday, June 27 with the annual "Race to the Midnight Sun"; the...

Olympian Greg Barton and Teammate Kevin Olney Win Inaugural SEVENTY48

Before the eastern sky could begin to turn grey, four-time Olympic medalist Greg Barton and his teammate Kevin Olney of Team Epic crossed the...

City Paddle Festival New York: SUP Gets Its Big Urban Debut

The Association of Paddlesports Professionals (APP) is expanding the global reach of SUP with the introduction of its City Paddle Festivals: a three-stop urban...

Race to Alaska Organizers Shift Gears

The premise of Race to Alaska (R2AK) is quite simple; get you and your watercraft of choice 750 miles from Port Townsend, WA to...

Vail Games Kick Off on Dowd Chute, Spain’s Gerd Serrasolses Takes Home Gold

The race down Class IV Down Chute of the Eagle River was a throwback to precursor events to the GoPro Mountain Games, including the former Jeep Whitewater Festival and early iterations of the Mountain Games.

GoPro Mountain Game’s Steep Creek Moves to Vail’s Dowd Chute

For the first time in the Games’ long-running history, the Steep Creek Championship at the GoPro Mountain Games has been moved from the original...

Wild and Wet Yampa River Festival

It was a wild, wooly and wet whitewater weekend June 1-3 in Paddling Life’s hometown of Steamboat Springs, Colo., with the 38th annual running...

Yak Fest River Celebration set for June 15-16, 2018

For one weekend out of the year the small town of Tornado, West Virginia, doesn't seem so small when over 1,000 kayakers  participate in...

Tight Race at Last Week’s Paracanoe World Cup

The 2018 ICF Paracanoe World Cup in Szeged, Hungary, was a game of inches. Paralympic and World Champion Curtis McGrath barely won the gold in...

Wild Women Expeditions: Empowering Women in the Paddlesports Community

More than 120 female kayakers, canoeists, and stand-up paddle boarders are expected to gather on the banks of Lake Huron June 8-10 to participate...

16th Annual Ohio River Paddlefest Set for August 3-4

Get ready for one of the country's biggest paddlesports celebrations. The 16th annual Ohio River Paddlefest is set commence this year August 3-4, in...

Low Snowpack Cancels Snow Kayaking Event at Colorado’s Monarch Mountain

Low snowfall this year in Colorado's Rockies affected both skiers and kayakers--and at Monarch Ski Area, even a wacky combination of the two with...

Northwest Paddling Festival Readies for Eighth Annual Event

The largest paddling festival in the Northwest is entering its eighth year in 2018, held annually on Lake Sammamish, just a 20-25 minute drive...

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Second Oldest Organized River Race in the Country

We knew that paddlers love only one thing more than boating, and that's their moms. And to celebrate, we recently learned that the second oldest,...

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Middle Fork Salmon Blocked by Debris Flow

Planning a late-season run down the Middle Fork of the Salmon? You might want to change your launch site...
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Holy Surging Glaciers, Batman: Alsek’s Lowell Glacier Surges, Clogging Lake for Paddlers

Lucky enough to be heading to Alaska’s Alsek (only one of the greatest and most dynamic rivers on the...

Pyranha Ripper 2 Review Time (with Uber Sweet Vids!)

Want an inside peak at Pyranha’s Ripper 2 kayak? For that, we went straight to the source: North American...

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2022 World Paddlesports Festival Set for Aug 26-29 in OKC 

Call it a Festivus for the Restivus. With the ICF Canoe...

Wind, High Water and One Whacko Race: 10 Records Set at 2022 Yukon River Quest

Crushing wind, unrelenting rain, high water levels, and dangerous...
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