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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...

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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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My, how the currents change. With Outdoor Retailer announcing a shift in its Summer market tradeshow dates to early June by 2018, outdoor industry veterans Sutton Bacon and Darren Bush have formed a new tradeshow, Paddlesports Retailer, to service the specific needs of the paddlesports industry...

American Whitewater’s Deerfield River Festival on Schedule

This is a must-hit event for whitewater paddlers and river lovers of all persuasions, featuring new events this year in an action-packed one-day format. And according to American Whitewater, for whom the annual event is a major fundraiser, the Deerfield Fest is the largest whitewater event in the northeast. It’s also one of the longest running, coming together back in 1994 to commemorate and celebrate the successful dam relicensing process that took place on the Deerfield in 1993.

China Will Host 2019 ICF SUP World Championships

The International Canoe Federation and the Chinese Canoe Association...