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BC Parks Closed to Boating

Planing/hoping to paddle British Columbia to escape the covid doldrums? Don't. British Columbia Parks had originally closed all of their campgrounds back on March 21st, but have...

High Angle Versus Low Angle Paddling Styles and Why Angle Matters for Sea Kayaking

Kayak Paddles: High-Angle vs. Low-Angle According to the experts at Aquabound, if you didn’t know better, you might think “a kayak paddle is a kayak...

Best Tents for Paddlers: Testing the Nemo Chogori Tent

By Rob Lyon Heading sea kayaking, canoeing or rafting? The Chogori by Nemo tents is your answer to a good night’s slumber after a day...

Another One Bites the Dust: Longtime (and Beloved) Specialty Retailer Mountain Gear Plans to Shutter Doors

Cue up the Queen music: Another specialty shop has thrown in the towel on the tough outdoor (and paddlesports) market, with Spokane, Wash.’s Mountain...

Uber Combo: Paddling Croatia Via Sailboat

Huck Finn once said, “Thar ain’t no home like a raft.” For our host Zeljko Kelemen in Croatia, there ain’t no home quite like...

“The Pacific Alone” Wins Outdoor Literature/Nat’l Outdoor Book Awards

The Pacific Alone: The Untold Story of Kayaking's Boldest Voyage, written by Dave Shively and published by Falcon Press, has won the Outdoor Literature...

Advanced Elements Delivers High Performance Through Drop-Stitch Technology

Advanced Elements, Inc., makers of world-class inflatable kayaks by any standard, have brought updates to two of their classics, which has resulted in two...

Hobie’s 2020 Passport 12 Fishing Kayak Aims to Grow the Sport

Building on the successful launch of the Hobie Mirage Passport 10.5 earlier this year, Hobie just introduced the new Mirage Passport 12 for 2020...

Using Paddling Events for Fundraising: Case Study — RiverTrek and Florida’s Apalachicola River

Story by Doug Alderson From paddling races to kayak poker runs, many nonprofit groups use events as engaging opportunities to raise funds. Starting with the basics:...

Special Book excerpt: The Pacific Alone— The Untold Story of Kayaking’s Boldest Voyage (by Dave Shively)

In the summer of 1987 Ed Gillet achieved what no person has accomplished before or since, a solo crossing from California to Hawaii by...

Oru Releases Revolutionary New User Friendly Folding Kayak: The Inlet

In its first-ever sub-$1,000 folding kayak offering, Oru is introducing the new Inlet, designed to eliminate all barriers to owning a fun, effective and...

10 Off-Water Things Every Paddler Should Know

Paddlings Dryland Essentials Sure, there are things on the water all paddlers should know — how to read water, use a throw rope, swim a...

Kayak Safety: A Primer from Perception Kayaks

Coming home safely is the goal of any paddling outing. Heed the following hints brought to you by Perception kayaks to ensure you have...

Advanced Elements Ambassador: Case Study Berthold Hinrichs (and a Close Encounter with Whales)

Inflatable paddlecraft company Advanced Elements lets its boats, and paddlers, do the talking. That’s why it has more than 20 ambassadors on board testing...

Who Needs a Paddle? Frenchman Makes It Across Atlantic in a…Barrel

Forget being up a creek with a proverbial paddle. France’s Jean-Jacques Savin just made it across the Atlantic in a barrel. Savin spent more than...

Rolling Into the Record Books

Grand Marais, Minn.’s Bryan Hansel is hoping to roll his way into the record books…literally. The publisher of PaddlingLight is off to set a new...

Get Kids Paddling for a Lifetime with New Avid4 Adventure Camp Expansions

Paddling parents looking to pass on their passion for watersports, while maintaining their summer sanity, look no further. We all want to do our...

Strokes for all Folks: Canoecopia Goes Big in Mad Town

Don't be surprised is your local waterways were a little less crowded last weekend. On March 7-10, more than 20,000 paddlers of all strokes descended...

Row, Row, Row Your Boat: 67-year-old Halfway Across the Southern Ocean

Stroke, stroke, stroke…that’s the cadence being uttered (under his breath) by Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov, who’s now halfway through his solo rowboat circumnavigation of...

Company Spotlight: Advanced Elements — From Waterbeds to IKs

Someone who invented a product that lets you sleep on water is also good at designing products that let you paddle on it. Such is...

West Hansen At It Again: This Time Paddling the Northwest Passage

Austin, Texas, paddler West Hansen is trading the Amazon for the Arctic next summer, when, according to Expedition News, he attempts to lead the first...

Inside the Guru of Greenland-style Paddle Company GearLab

How did an industrial designer in Taiwan discover a passion for an age-old style of paddling developed by Inuit hunters? Chung-Shih Sun, lead designer...

Kayaker Carrying Bible Killed by Bow and Arrow in Andaman Sea

A man sea kayaking off remote North Sentinel Island in the Andaman Sea of India died after being shot by bow and arrow by...

Kayaker Finds Alligator in Lake Michigan

Don't expect it to lead to any new mascots among Illinois sports teams, but thanks to a local kayaker, officials in Waukegan, Illinois, recently...

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Paddling Scotland’s Glasgow to Edinburgh Canoe Trail 

By Corey Buhay “Hiya, where you goin’ thar?” a man shouted from the shore. I looked up from my paddling...
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Break Out the Popcorn: HBO/TGR “Edge of the Earth” Series Debuts

Get ready to be on the edge of your seat for "Edge of the Earth," a new HBO and...

2022 Golden Rodeo Down River Race Results

2022 Golden Rodeo Down River Race On Wednesday, June 29th, the Colorado Whitewater Association hosted a spectacular down river race...

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Paddling Scotland’s Glasgow to Edinburgh Canoe Trail 

By Corey Buhay “Hiya, where you goin’ thar?” a man...
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Three New LUNA Products for On and Off the River

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