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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,...

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...

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Jimmy Blakeney on TAHE’s Acquisition of BIC Sport

Last year, after more than 40 years as a French-made watersports icon, BIC Sport merged with Tahe Outdoors to...
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6 Days/6 Rivers: A Costa Rican Kayaking Odyssey with Amazing Vacations

“Buenas Lineas,” says our guide Arnaldo Cespedes. “Good lines.” We just finished scouting a Class IV rapid called Robin Hood...

2021 Photo Contest Entries Are In

2021 Photo Contest Entries 2021 was a great year to get out and paddle. Check out some of the incredible...

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Hellooh 2022: Slew of Acquisitions Lead to Changing Face of Paddlesports

In the past few years, there’s been a changing...

Inside AIRE’s Outcast Sporting Gear (OSG)

Want whitewater-worthy beefiness with your fishing craft package? Look...
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