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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 on Costa Rica’s Rio Naranjo...

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 photo submissions from our 2021...

It’s River Permit Time: 10 Tips from our Friends at CKS!

The Selway. Middle Fork. Yampa. Lodore. Deso/Gray. San Juan. Cataract. Salt. Grand. Those are just a few of the iconic western rivers up for...

Don’t Moose Out…Photo Caption Contest Winners!

Well, the results are in from our most recent Photo Caption Contest, this time witticisms relating to a Bullwinkle encountered by a boater in...

And In This Corner, Weighing In At….! Alpacka Hits the Water Running in 2022 With New Lightweight Boat Line-up

Yes, it sounds like a boxing announcer, and for good reason. Pack raft maker Alpacka is packing in a full, ultralight product line for...

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

In the past few years, there’s been a changing of the guard of sorts in the paddlesports sector, with new CEOs and companies behind...

Of Machetes and High Water: Stookesberry on His Leg Wound on Ecuador’s Rio Chalupas 

After a two-pronged attempt of first descent of Ecuador’s notoriously steep Rio Chalupas this fall — which is being kept under wraps until the...

Kayak Community Mourns Death of Adam Mayo on Mexico’s Rio Jalacingo (and Injuries to Nathan Werner)

Friends and family, as well as the Colorado and Oregon kayaking communities, are mourning the death of kayaker Adam Mayo, 43, who passed away...

Rockslides and Rafting: Nightmare on the Grand Canyon Kills One, Injures Several

Last summer, a group of commercial passengers (and their guides) saw firsthand a dose of how powerful Mother Nature can be, surviving a storm-induced...

Into the Land of Icelandic Waterfalls: Check the New RedBull Film “Jötunn”

We dare you to try and keep their names apart, but kayakers Aniol Serrasolses and Mikel Sarasola, along with photographers Aleix Salvat and David Nogales, ventured...

Breaking Down The Code: Inside Dagger’s New Creeker

Call it Mission Possible. Or the Mamba Phantom, which has the same initials. Credit Snowy Robertson and his design team at Dagger for breaking the...

Do They Really Make Kayaking Gear This Small? Watch This Vid

Apparently so. Northwest kayaker Paul Kuthe is raising his son Canyon, 7, and his friend’s daughter, Anne, 7, to becoming true kayaking kids, earning the...

Inside AIRE’s Outcast Sporting Gear (OSG)

Want whitewater-worthy beefiness with your fishing craft package? Look no further than AIRE’s sister company, Outcast, designed to offer just that, bringing the company’s...

An Icelandic Odyssey: Sea Kayaking Hornstrandir Nature Reserve

It’s my daughter who should’ve been the writer. “Dad, look, there’s a chandelier of jellyfish down there!” she exclaimed. We’re on day four of a six-day...

Advanced Elements Launches New Packlite+ Packraft Series

Advanced Elements, a longtime maker of drop-stitch construction inflatable kayaks, has launched into the packraft market with its new Packlite+ Packraft Series. “What makes them...

Bosnia to Host 2022 World Rafting Champs

COVID can’t cancel a rafting comp. That’s the word from the International Rafting Federation, which, after two years of obstacles and restrictions, announced that...

Oly Champs Descend On World Champs

Call it medal mania. All four Tokyo champions will look to create history this weekend when they attempt to become the first athletes to...

Largest SUP Accident in the World? 4 Dead in Wales

Perhaps the biggest SUP accident in the world unfolded in Wales on Oct. 30 when four standup paddleboarders died on the flooded Cleddau River...

Dane Wins Green Race at 4:12, Sub-4 Still Holy Grail (And Watch His Winning Run!) Plus: Race Time Contest Winner!)

After all the hoopla about trying to best the coveted 4.0 time mark in the annual Green Race, Dane Jackson won the marquee extreme...

Inside AIRE Environmental

Sure, AIRE makes awesome inflatable craft for everything from whitewater and touring to fishing. But did you know that it also has a sister...

Portugal The Man Goes Pack Rafting!

Portugal The Man might have won the Grammy for their 2017 hit song “Feel It Still.” But they’d still rather be out on their...

Three SOTs from Pelican

While Pelican Sports might have recently acquired Confluence and its coveted watersports brands, including Dagger, Perception, Wilderness Systems, Mad River and more, that hasn’t...

Inclusivity Corner: Paddling with Outdoor Afro

Outdoor Afro Black Paddle Expedition Paddles 100 Miles for Inclusion Leading the way for inclusion in outdoor recreation, nature, and conservation for all, nonprofit Outdoor...

First Time’s a Charm: Dane Jackson Wins Oetz Extreme Race (Formerly Sickline)

Surprise? Not! We all knew it was coming. Jackson Kayak and Red Bull kayaker Dane Jackson showed he is still very much the world’s best,...

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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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6 Days/6 Rivers: A Costa Rican Kayaking Odyssey with Amazing Vacations

“Buenas Lineas,” says our guide Arnaldo Cespedes. “Good lines.” We...

It’s River Permit Time: 10 Tips from our Friends at CKS!

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