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It’s Permit Time! (Link to Resources Here!)

It's permit season, all you freeloading dirtbags. Ensure your chance to keep getting invited on river trips by actually applying for, and hopefully pulling, a...

New River Gorge To Become National Park

Get ready to raft in a new national park. West Virginia’s New River Gorge is set to become the nation’s newest national park, thanks to...

Big Adventures, Eddyline Chime in on State of the Sea Kayak Sector

After a slew of changes in the sea kayaking business world a few years ago, the sector is  back to stroking along smoothly, especially...

It’s Official: Led By SUPs, Paddlesports Sales Swelling

Paddlesports sales are swelling like the waves their followers paddle on. As part of this year’s Outdoor Retailer Winter Online tradeshow Jan. 6, that’s what...

Johnson Watercraft Revenues Grow 25% for Year

“The 2020 fiscal year was like no other year in our history” Johnson Outdoors, owner of such paddlecraft brands as Ocean Kayak, Old Town Canoe...

Jeff Moag Named Content Director for Water Sports Foundation

Longtime paddlesports writer and editor Jeff Moag has been named the new Content Director for The Water Sports Foundation (WSF), responsible for managing the...

Denver to Get New River Park at River Mile

Downtown Denver, Colo.’s largest mixed-used development, The River Mile, will soon be getting new river park amenities as part of a dynamic restoration of...

Dams Getting Closer to Coming Down on Cali’s Klamath

When two tribes, two states and Warren Buffett step up and commit to the world’s biggest dam removal project – it’s a big deal. So...

River Advocate Herm Hoops Passes Away; Watch NRS Film The Salad Days

Herm Hoops, a long time river runner and advocate for the Green and Yampa rivers near Dinosaur National Monument, once wrote, “A river trip...

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...

Living the Best Day Ever (by Hendri Coetzee)

Now that COVID-19 has given everyone a little more indoor time on their hands, what better way to spend it —especially as Old Man...

Small World Adventures Cancels Ecuador Season Due to Pandemic

Now it’s getting personal for paddlers. Due to the global pandemic Small World Adventures is cancelling its Ecuador season of whitewater kayaking. In a letter to...

New Wild and Scenic Rivers Bill Introduced for Montana

Forget Kevin Costner and his new watch-me-cowboy "Yellowstone" series. There's bigger news for Montana: the state might soon be getting more Wild & Scenic...

Nouria Newman Makes a Case for Saving Italy’s Sorba

(By Nouria Newman, extreme kayaker, 2013-Vice-World Cup Slalom Champion/Team World Champion 2014; Read bio HERE) If you are not from the Old Continent, chances are...

Meet Bodie Hilleke: The Youngest Kayaker to Paddle the Grand

It figures that it’s Tommy and Polly Hilleke’s son. Both kayaking icons in their day — Tommy a longtime extreme kayaker and perennial winner of...

Gauley During COVID: A Personal Account

Essay By Darcy Gaechter It didn't feel like there was a global pandemic raging as we pulled into the Tail Waters launch site -- the...

Western Fires Hit Home for Paddlers: Case Study: Sam Drevo

World-class kayaker Sam Drevo had all records of his paddling exploits, from slides to medals, go up in flames. Gone in a flash. That sums...

“He Could Sell Shit to a Cow:” Watch Tribute Video to Martin Litton

Some say he rowed with an angel on his shoulder. But renowned conservationist and dory aficionado Martin Litton was the angel on the shoulder of...

Inside the Jackson Antix 2.0: An On-water Report from Demshitz’s Jesse Shimrock

What’s the latest antics with the new Jackson Antix 2.0? Plenty, especially when you get the lowdown from freestyle kayaker and Demshitz crew member Jesse Shimrock,...

Catching Up with AIRE Co-founder Alan Hamilton

What better place to run into one of Idaho’s, and the rafting industry’s, most passionate, productive and accomplished players than the banks of Idaho’s...

Virtual Paddlesports Bingo! It’s Not What You Think

What were some of the top (if there is such a thing) minds in paddlesports media doing on a collective zoom call mid-September, when...

Supalicious: 5 Top Inflatable SUPs for Every Occasion

Class III rapids? SUP it. Waves? Those, too. Lake? SUP that also, giving you a view of the fish below. From grandma to Kai Lenny,...

Jackson Kayak Names Jameson Redding New Fishing Development Lead

Jackson Kayak has opened the door with a glimpse at the next stage in their fishing program with the announcement of Jameson Redding as...

Paddlesport Sales Skyrocket 56 Percent in June

While paddlesports sales were treading water at best prior to COVID-19, the pandemic has put them back on the path to prosperity, with sales...

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