Paddling Industry News

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...

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...

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Chile, Colorado Kayak Pioneer Robbie Dastin Passes Away

Mourning the loss of Robbie Dastin Longtime Chilean and Colorado kayakers — especially those of the slightly older persuasion —...
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Kokatat HustleR Rescue PFD Review

Kokatat is at it again with an update to its popular HustlerR Rescue PFD (Video and photos by Aaron Wagoner)  Do...

PL Exclusive: Video Interview with Ben Stookesberry!

Ben Stookesberry talks recovering from an injury, The Dynamic of Expedition Kayaking, the state of whitewater kayaking today. Adventure kayaking...

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Corran Addison Leaves Imagine Surf

First it was Savage Designs. Then Riot Kayaks. Now industry stalwart Corran Addison is moving on from the third company he’s founded in the paddlesports arena, this time leaving stand-up paddleboard company Imagine Surf.