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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...

Kayaker’s Cove: Alaska’s Best-Kept Sea Kayaking Secret

Want the convenience, amenities and paddler-friendly price of a 10th Mountain Division ski hut in the Rockies, but for sea kayaking? Stroke no further...

The Latest New Bent Shaft and 4-Piece Breakdown Kayak Paddles from Aqua-Bound

Aqua-Bound (and sister company Bending Branches) consists of a tight knit group of more than three-dozen dedicated paddlers that walk through a factory door each day...

Jennifer Garner, Daughter Rescued After Kayak Mishap

“Did I get us lost in a kayak? Yes. Did we paddle as hard as we could for 100 hours and end up in...

Paddling for a Purpose: GEARLAB Athlete Alex Martin Plans to Solo Circumnavigate Lake Winnipeg

In 1983, a pair of ambitious paddlers circumnavigated the 1,750 km of Lake Winnipeg. Thrity-five years later, at the ripe age of 18, GEARLAB...

Kokatat Cancels American Made Gear Awards

Paddlesports apparel maker Kokatat has suspended its popular American Made Gear Awards after a five-year run...

NRS Purchases STAR Rafts

Adding to its already robust market share position in the rafting world, NRS recently completed its purchase of STAR Rafts, a raft manufacturer that has been in business since 1993.

Glen Canyon Advocate Katie Lee Passes Away at 98

Katie Lee -- folk musician, environmental activist, Colorado River advocate and author -- passed away peacefully in her home in Jerome, AZ on November 1, 2017. She was 98 years old.

No Ch-Hance: Navajo Nation Votes Down Grand Canyon Tram

Native American lawmakers on Tuesday said not a Ch-Hance, voting down a multimillion-dollar proposal to build a tramway into Grand Canyon National Park...

Crazy Fun Paddling in Louisiana

Want a little quirkiness with your boating? Head south to Louisiana, where every October paddlers head down the Bayou Teche National Paddle Trail led by a performing Cajun band on the lead raft. Oh, and people dress up like birds and paddle for some reason. Heck, it’s Louisiana!

Grassroots Outdoor Alliance Connect Returns to Knoxville Nov. 7-10, 2017

Several paddlesports companies, including such brands as Astral, Chaco, Freefly, Katadyn, Teva, Yakima and Yeti, are kicking off the upcoming tradeshow season by attending the Grassroots Outdoor Alliance's four-day national buying show to the Knoxville Convention Center, Nov. 7-10, 2017.

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RMR Rafts Celebrates 10th Anniversary

While 10 years isn’t much in the lifespan of a river, it certainly is in the raft industry, with...
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Foiled Again: Chris Bertish Plans to Solo Wing Foil 2,750 Miles Across the Pacific

Watesports athlete Chris Bertish is at it again. In a venture dubbed the TransPac Wing Project, he plans to...

Pelican International Acquires Advanced Elements

Now you can add a high-end inflatable IK line to Pelican International’s growing paddlesports portfolio. Just two years after acquiring...

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While Level6’s new Emperor drysuit is fast making waves...

Atlantic Kayaking Legend Alexander “Olek” Doba Dead at 74

He survived three treacherous solo kayak crossings of the...
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