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Mustang Survival Merges with MTI Adventurewear in PFD Market Breaking News

Burnaby, BC’s Mustang Survival has merged with Massachusetts-based PFD-maker MTI Adventurewear, creating a burgeoning force in the lifejacket market. Mustang’s parent company, California-based WING Group,...

National Rivers Project Details Info on Wild & Scenic Rivers

Want to paddle a Wild & Scenic or other picturesque river? It just got a whole lot easier. Put out by the River Management Society,...

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...

SUP Clears Major Olympic Hurdle; Governance Awarded to ISA

Supping as an Olympic sport, anyone? The sup world’s road to the Olympics got a boost recently with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)...

Duh, Why Didn’t I Think of That? Witness the AIRE “Cataroller”

You might not find them on AIRE’s website or your typical REI catalog, but if you’re an avid catarafter looking for a leg up...

Wave Sport Founder Chan Zwanzig Dies

Wave Sport founder Chan Zwanzig passed away the morning of July 24 after a long battle with cancer and other ailments, leaving the whitewater...

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...

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...

American Whitewater Accident Summary from January to June 2020

Stay safe out there, folks. You don't want to become part of AW Accident Database Manager Charlie Walbridge's semi-annual Accident Report, as highlighted below: Report from...
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Costa Rica is Navigating Rough Waters with Coronavirus and Tourism

COVID-19 has turned the world of eco tourism upside down. We’re all Paddling a First Descent. Watch this video on Costa Rica rafting operator Rios...

Paddling World Mourns Loss of Shredder Inventor Tom Love

The world of R2ing will never be the same. Tom Love, the inventor of the beloved Shredder inflatable made by Airtight Inflatables, died on June...

Brad Taylor Joins Jackson Adventures as VP of Sales

Brad Taylor is welcomed this week by Jackson Adventures as the company's new Vice President of Sales. Brad brings 25+ years of experience in...

Three-time Paralympian Angela Madsen Dies on Pacific Rowing Crossing

Angela Madsen, a three-time Paralympian and Marine veteran who aimed to be the first paraplegic and oldest woman to row the Pacific Ocean, was...

A Packraft for All Occasions

Packrafts are taking the paddling world by storm… ...for good reason. They’re stable, maneuverable and tough, and light enough (some weighing under 5 lbs.) to...

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,...

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...

ACA names Rok Sribar as GM, High-Performance Programs

The ACA is proud to welcome Rok Sribar as the new General Manager of High-Performance Programs. In this role, Rok will be responsible for...

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...

S2O Design Drops New “Whitewater Park Toolkit”

Want to get a whitewater park built in your community, like so many others are doing around the country? (Salida, Buena Vista, Eagle, Glenwood...

Chaco Footwear Pivots Operations to Sew and Donate Protective Masks

COVID-19 has put some helplessly stagnant, and others on complete overdrive. We're proud to see some of our beloved outdoor companies, such as Chaco...

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...

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PL Q&A Exclusive: Filmmaker Scott Blankenfeld Releases New Vid of Cali’s South Silver First Descent

First run in the late ‘90s, California’s South Silver drains the Sierra Nevada in a torrent of cascades, creating...
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Smokeless Fire Made Possible with BioLite’s FirePit+

Ideal for cool quarantine nights, BioLite’s FirePit+ makes smokeless fire possible in any environment.  Review by Shae Laplace When I say...

Choo-choo Chew on This: Colorado’s Browns Canyon Threatened by Oil Trains

Paddlers taking to Colorado’s beloved Browns Canyon of the Arkansas could soon see the iconic wilderness whitewater run jeopardized...

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New River Gorge To Become National Park

Get ready to raft in a new national park. West...
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After setting a record by sea kayaking around Australia in 332 days, Herr Hofffmeister (Germany’s Freya Hoffmeister) is at it again, this time taking off Aug. 30 from Buenos Aires to be the first person to paddle all the way around South America. In all, the glutton for paddling punishment is planning to do the trip in three stages of 4,800 miles each over the next 3 years)...

Rouge Deluge: Some Competitors Out, Other Flying High at Whitewater Grand Prix; Dane Jackson, Martina Wegman in Lead

With his dad EJ bowing out of the rest of the competition for business reasons, and the Czech Republic’s Jakub Nemec and Canada’s Ben Marr sitting out due to shoulder injuries reigning two-time Grand Prix champ Dane Jackson is carrying the Jackson flag high, sitting in the catbird’s seat halfway through the Whitewater Grand Prix, arguably whitewater kayaking’s biggest prize.