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From Coal to Surfing: Craig, CO, Gets $3.3 Million EDA Grant for River Park Project

With the Yampa River running through town, Craig, Colo., is going about making its transition from coal to river recreation as a driving force...

Blast from the Past: Watch Pamela Anderson Paddle the S. Fork American on Baywatch!

Yes, our archivists have dug up that long-lost Season 3, Episode 1 clip of Baywatch in which Mitch takes a trip up to his...

State-of-the-art flood rescue facility in Houston offers flood, swift-water, low-head dam training and more for first responders

With up to 15 inches of rain flooding parts of the Dallas area in late August, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a disaster declaration for 23...

Gore Race Cancelled—But Festival Still a Boatload of Fun

Darn insurance companies. This year's Gore Fest race, Colorado's marquee Class V kayak race down Gore Canyon of the Colorado slated for Saturday, Aug. 27,...

Get Pumped! 8 Inflatable SUPs to Get You On the Water in Style

Inflatable SUPs are a gamechanger that are here to stay. The reason: a shallow learning curve (just hop on and go); ease of transportation...

Review Mania: PL Random Gear Sampler!

You asked, we schwaged. Behold Paddling Life's unequivocal haphazard roundup of assorted gear we put through its paces this boating season, from portable blenders...

Middle Fork Salmon Blocked by Debris Flow

Planning a late-season run down the Middle Fork of the Salmon? You might want to change your launch site to Indian Creek downstream. Salmon-Challis National...

Holy Surging Glaciers, Batman: Alsek’s Lowell Glacier Surges, Clogging Lake for Paddlers

Lucky enough to be heading to Alaska’s Alsek (only one of the greatest and most dynamic rivers on the planet)? Be prepared to dodge...

Pyranha Ripper 2 Review Time (with Uber Sweet Vids!)

Want an inside peak at Pyranha’s Ripper 2 kayak? For that, we went straight to the source: North American Operations head Mike Patterson, to...

Making Waves: First Waves SUP Program Benefits Pittsburgh Youth  

Under-served youth in Pittsburgh are learning how to SUP, make films and preserve the Great Outdoors through a new program called First Waves. Founded by...

2022 World Paddlesports Festival Set for Aug 26-29 in OKC 

Call it a Festivus for the Restivus. With the ICF Canoe Sprint Super Cup and Stand Up Paddling World Cup relocated from Russia to Oklahoma City's Riversport...

Photo Caption Contest Winners!

Well, we asked for it and we got it...the entries for our latest Photo Caption Contest poured in like these kayakers themselves in this...

HBO Max’s Edge of the Earth Series Debuts “Raging Torrent” (Plus: Stookes Chimes In)

It’s here! If you’ve been waiting on the edge of your kayak seat for HBO Max’s Edge of the Earth Series, whose Episode #2...

Dam Modification Spawns New Whitewater Park on S.C.’s Catawba River

In Chester County, S.C., near the North and South Carolina border—an hour’s drive south of the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, N.C.—a new...

Boating and Bears: PBS’s Expedition with Steve Backshall Tackles Kamchatka’s Kronotsky

Modern-Day Explorer Ventures Deeper into the Unknown Season Two of PBS’s popular documentary series, EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL, has returned this summer with six episodes, uncovering even...

Madawaska Kanu Centre Celebrates 50 Years

If you're a paddler you've most likely heard of Madawaska Kanu Centre, the Ivy League of whitewater kayaking, and this year they're celebrating their...

Beginner Kayak Fishing Tips!

Heading out to try and land some lunkers? Heed the following advice from Oklahoma-based kayak fisher Wesley Littlefield, who finished 8th in 2021 HafaSpot/KBF...

SUPper Drowns After Getting Blown Off Board on CO’s Lake Dillon

Suppers, wear your PFDs. That point struck home for the Colorado SUP community this past week when a stand-up paddleborder was blown off his SUP...

Pat on the Back for Pack Raft Founder: Alpacka Releases Trailer for New Film “Sheri”

Alpacka pack raft founder Sheri Tingey defied the odds by starting a company at age 50 that has revolutionized the outdoor industry. To pay her...

Holy Eye Candy! AquaBound Releases Norway: A Kayaker’s Playground Video

Want to see what it’s like to kayak Norway? AquaBound has you covered with its new video release Norway: A Kayaker’s Playground. But a word...

Wind, High Water and One Whacko Race: 10 Records Set at 2022 Yukon River Quest

Crushing wind, unrelenting rain, high water levels, and dangerous debris are just some of the adverse conditions that made the 2022 Yukon River Quest...

Jackson Kayaks Antix 2.0 vs. Antix 1.0 with video

    How does the Antis 2.0 compare to the Antix 1 from Jackson Kayaks?   Miles De Feyter: "It's Miles De Feyter here with PaddlingLife.com. Today we're...

COVID, Schmovid: Dane Jackson, Great Britain’s Robinson-Shaw Take World Freestyle Kayak Crowns

Even COVID-19 couldn’t keep kayak phenom Dane Jackson from winning his fourth World Freestyle Kayak Championship. https://youtu.be/ybE4nlHrEsk?t=5868 British freestyle paddler Ottilie Robinson-Shaw completed a record-breaking world championship clean...

The Year of the Wenatchee: An Insider’s Guide

Go ahead and call it the Year of the Wenatchee. That’s what paddlers in Washington are saying as the marquee day run outside Seattle is...

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Quinfecta: Jackson, Marr, Voorhees Bro’s Notch 5 Laps on the Stikine

Cross Canada’s Stikine off the big water bucket list for Dane Jackson. Paddling Jackson’s new Gnarvana creekboat, His Daneness,...
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Kind Design River Topo Sun Hoodie Review

Our friends at Kind Design asked us to test out their latest River Topo Sun Hoodie product.  Knowing how...

Sweet Protection Wanderer II and Rocker Top Renowned Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings

The Virginia Tech Biomechanics Helmet Lab impact tests helmets to evaluate their ability to reduce linear acceleration and rotational velocity of the head resulting from a range of impacts a whitewater kayaker might experience.

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