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RMR Rafts Celebrates 10th Anniversary

While 10 years isn’t much in the lifespan of a river, it certainly is in the raft industry, with RMR popping the Champagne on...

Pelican International Acquires Advanced Elements

Now you can add a high-end inflatable IK line to Pelican International’s growing paddlesports portfolio. Just two years after acquiring Confluence Outdoors, whose brands include...

Montgomery (ALA) Whitewater Park Breaks Ground

Make me an angel, that flies from Montgomery... Those words by John Prine come in the form of a new recirculating whitewater park coming to...

Mustang Survival Acquires Ocean Rodeo Dry Wear

As part of a strategic move as they pursue growth in action watersports dry wear, Mustang Survival, the North American brand known for innovative...

Inventory Issues and Paddlesports

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” That quote by Charles Dickens sums up the paddlesports industry this season,...

NRS, AW Release Paddle Wise “Responsibility Code” for Paddlers

NRS and American Whitewater have released a new responsibility code for paddlers. Called Paddle Wise, the program outlines what all paddlers should do to help be...

Western Snowpack Roundup

With runoff starting throughout the West, paddlers are heading out in droves to area waterways—despite Mother Nature not necessarily providing a wealth of water...

Going Green with Level6: A Q&A with  Production Manager Addison Dark

When it comes to sustainability, Level6 is on the level. The company is implementing several key environmental initiatives to help protect the world we paddle...

American Rivers Releases 2021 Top Endangered Rivers List

For 36 years, American Rivers’ Most Endangered Rivers report has sounded the alarm about rivers facing urgent threats, spotlighting critical upcoming decisions and mobilizing public action.This year’s list  highlights...

Bad News for Black Canyon Boaters in Colo: Road Closed for 2021

Hoping to up your game and kayak the Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Colorado this year? You’ll have to wait another year. As reported...

Rafting Community Loses a Legend with the Passing of Rafael Gallo

The international rafting community lost one of its biggest stalwarts and promoters with the passing Tuesday, March 23, of Rafael Gallo, founder of Costa...

Support Youth Canoeing and Win a Level6 Drysuit!

Want to support youth canoeing, while earning a chance tow in a Level6 Emperor drysuit? Level6 has teamed up with Canada’s Project Canoe by hosting a raffle...

Hobie Sold; PL Catches Up with New Chairman Taso Sofikitis

On Jan. 25, pedal-drive kayak company Hobie Cat Co. was sold from one private equity group to another, consisting of executives from Detroit-based industrial...

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...

Outdoor Retailer Shifts Summer Tradeshow to Aug 10-12

Outdoor Retailer announced this summer’s trade show will move from June to August 10-12, 2021 and remain at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver....

A Boating First: Kayakers Watch Live NHL Game at Lake Tahoe

Sure, kayakers and canoeists have floated in the bay outside San Francisco’s Candlestick Park to chase down home runs in Major League Baseball. But kayakers...

21 Year Old Breaks World Record for Youngest Female to Row Solo Across Ocean

Jasmine Harrison, 21, from Thirsk in North Yorkshire, has broken the world record by becoming the youngest female to row solo across any ocean...

End of an Era: Famed Costa Rican Rafting Outfitter Rios Tropicales Closes Down

The pandemic has hit home for river runners—especially those who love paddling Costa Rica’s beloved Pacuare River. Ríos Tropicales, a pioneer on the Pacuare and...

Hasta Luego BIC Sport, Helloo TAHE!

After more than 40 years as a French-made watersports icon, BIC Sport is no more. At the end of 2020, it merged with Tahe...

PL Exclusive: Inside Level6 with Founder Stig Larsson

What started for Level6 founder Stig Larsson “as an idea on a little surf beach in Costa Rica” has blossomed into a full-blown paddlesports...

Teen Kayaker from Kentucky Still Missing

Prospect, Kentucky, teenager Jacob Stover, 16, went out kayaking in his fish kayak on the Ohio River on Jan. 10 and never returned. According to...

COVID Claims Life of ICF Exec

The International Canoe Federation is mourning the passing of long time board member and passionate canoe sports advocate, Joao Tomasini Schwertner, who died jan....

Pyranha Launches Boat Raffle/Cancer Fundraiser for Athlete Fiance

The paddling world is pretty tight knit and comes together when someone’s in need. That’s the case with Pyranha, which is launching a boat...

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

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

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RMR Rafts Celebrates 10th Anniversary

While 10 years isn’t much in the lifespan of a river, it certainly is in the raft industry, with...
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Foiled Again: Chris Bertish Plans to Solo Wing Foil 2,750 Miles Across the Pacific

Watesports athlete Chris Bertish is at it again. In a venture dubbed the TransPac Wing Project, he plans to...

Pelican International Acquires Advanced Elements

Now you can add a high-end inflatable IK line to Pelican International’s growing paddlesports portfolio. Just two years after acquiring...

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