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Check Out Some of the Best Paddling Gear From Our Friends at Elevation Outdoors

You can enjoy the water this summer while respecting social distancing regulations. In fact, paddling can help get you out and clear some of...

World Record Attempt to SUP Around Great Britain

Great Britain is about to be supped around, mate. On July 26, 36-year-old Jordan Wylie set out on a SUP world record attempt to stand-up...

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar: 2020 Green River Takeover Goes Virtual, Worldwide Aug. 22

There might be fewer gals on the Green this Aug. 22 than years past, but that doesn't mean you won’t see or hear them...

PaddlingLife and Elevation Outdoors Join Forces to Bring You Swag Giveaways and Breaking News

PaddlingLife.com is proud to announce we will be partnering with Elevation Outdoors, to bring you the latest content speaking to Colorado and the Rocky Mountain...

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)...

Top 6 River Adventure Books (and One to Grow On)

(Compiled by Michael Hughes/Northwest Rafting Co.) With the pandemic cutting into shared time outdoors, now is the perfect time to start in on the reading...

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...

Meet Alpacka Packraft Stud Stanley Mulvany (with Podcast!)

Want to get to know one of the packrafting world’s most ardent — and well-aging — paddlers? Look no further than New Zealander and avid...

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...

1,000 Fish and Counting: Hobie Bass Open Series Sees Snyders Snag Podium

For most of the 84 kayak anglers fishing the Hobie B.O.S. event in La Crosse, WI, the prospect of fast action was never in doubt....

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...

Ouch! Stookesberry Blows Shoulder on Old Man’s Creek

It was an aptly named creek for it to happen. After running more than 130 first descents all around the world, adventure kayaking pioneer Ben...

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...

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...

Foam Boat or Actual Grom? 6-Year-Olds Rip the River in Tiny Kayaks

Whitewater kayaking at 6-years-old? Soul Waterman founder Corran Addison thinks so, as illustrated by his recent video showing kids having a blast river running and...

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...

Permit System Comes to Lower Gunnison’s Dominguez-Escalante Canyon

Flatwater aficionados in Colorado might see another one of their favorite non-permitted multi-day floats fall victim to regulation again (like Ruby-Horsethief on the Colorado),...

Paddling Life’s Got A New Kayak Shuttle Rig

PL Enters Van Life with Some Serious Kayak Shuttle Capacity With this 2019 Nissan NV Passenger van and it's seating for 12 paddlers the PL...

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...

A Corona Kayak: How Hitting the Water for the First Float of the Season Saved My Sanity

It was late-March and I decided to do it: round up my gear for the first float of the season. Call it a corona...

Sun Valley’s Buey Grossman Kayaks North Fork’s Juicer Rapid…Blindfolded

Kayaking the North Fork of the Payette scares the living daylights out of most boaters. But Sun Valley, Idaho, local Buey Grossman just ran its...

Lessons Learned About Post Corona Life and a Life on the River from a Guide

Emily Little grew up in Northwest Washington, but found her passion for whitewater on the Rogue River. She learned to kayak at age 12...

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WIN This Yeti Hopper 8 Soft Cooler

After you've entered to win a YETI 8 soft cooler, check out these other camp essentials. Cooler Wars: What...
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Special Pre-release Pyranha Scorch Review (with Sweet Vid)!

Special Pre-release 2021 Pyranha Scorch Video Review (by Nick Hinds) Check out more of Nick's detailed Scorch review for more texture... I...

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...

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Special Pre-release Pyranha Scorch Review (with Sweet Vid)!

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Hobie Sold; PL Catches Up with New Chairman Taso Sofikitis

On Jan. 25, pedal-drive kayak company Hobie Cat Co....
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A River Reborn: Floating the Dolores (By Jake Myhre)

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