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Surf’s Up! Salida Gets New, Rippin’ Scout Wave (Plus Shredalicious Vid Footie)

Yup…The surf’s up in November in Colorado now, thanks to the new Scout Wave 2.0 on the Arkansas River in Salida. Located downstream of the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

SUP Goes Transformer with the New Switch Board from Isle

ISLE announce the Switch, a new “hybrid” watercraft that converts from SUP to kayak in seconds and weighs in at just 19 pounds.

Whitewater Review of Mustang Survival’s Hudson Dry Suit with Video

Mustang Survival has been keeping the hero's of the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy SEALs and NASA astronauts dry since 1967. The Canada based company is...

Explore New Waters on Ultralight iRocker Paddle Boards

No adventure is off-limits with the new line of ultralight stand-up paddle boards from iRocker ready for travel and up for exploration.

PFD, Wetsuit, H20-proof Phone Case Save SUPper (Special Water Sports Foundation Report)

Heading out supping? Make sure you have all the right gear, as evidenced by the following report from the Water Sports Foundation, detailing how...

River Surf Town USA? Glenwood Wins Water Rights for 3 New WW Parks on Colorado

It already has the uber-sweet, river-wide Glenwood wave, which has proven a mainstay for river surfers (even if the eddy service is a tad...

Euro SUP Brand Mistral Sold

SUP, windsurf, surfboard and wingfoil brand Mistral has been acquired by Dutch equity investor NMG. The Haarlem-based investor will take over 100% of the...

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 become a new brand, TAHE,...

Sneak Peak: Bent Shaft, 4-Piece Breakdown from Aqua-Bound; Bonus: Beyond the Paddle Vid!

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...

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...

Hydrus SUP Co-founder Nicholas Zawadzki Dies Paddleboarding Payette

Nicholas Zawadzki, 36, co-owner and co-founder of whitewater paddleboard company Hydrus Board Tech, died on Monday, Aug. 9, following "a complete freak and unexpected accident"...

Catching Up With Former Pro Boater Luke Hopkins on BG’s New Tandem SUP, Built for the Pandemic

For Body Glove, Nautica and Spyder licensee Surf 9—whose 45 employees are based in Benita Springs, FL, including 10 added in just the past...

BOTE Wins ICAST 2021 “Best Boat” Category

SUP-maker BOTE banged out a big win at this year's ICAST trade show in Florida. Held at the Orange County Convention Center, this year’s ICAST (International...

A Klamath Undertaking: Trio SUPs Source to Sea on Cali’s Klamath

Feel good about your little 10-mile SUP day trip? That’s paddling peanuts. A threesome of adventurers has you beat, supping source-to-sea down 234 miles...

Nootica News: SUP Buying Tips for Summer

We always look forward to summer vacation, but this year especially. After being locked up, everyone wants to get outside on the water to...

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 solo wing foil 2,750 nautical...

Paddleboarding and Pet Safety with the Founders of Earthly Pet

Spyq Sklar is living on Tomales Bay, California, for the summer, with kayaks and paddle boards and pups in tow. Sklar is the co-founder...

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Plastic Tides: Using Sea Kayaks to Help Rid the Ocean of Waste

(By Ken Campbell) My name is Ken Campbell and in addition to being a long-time kayak guide and instructor, I...
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Tristan Bussell and NRS Launch “Before I Die”

Learning he had the gene for Early Onset Alzheimer’s motivated Tristan Bussell to turn his dream of kayaking off a waterfall into reality.

NRS Founder Bill Parks: “What I’ve Learned: Let the People Lead”

In His Own Words: NRS Founder Bill Parks — "What I’ve Learned: Let the People Lead" "In the early 1970s,...

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Surf’s Up! Salida Gets New, Rippin’ Scout Wave (Plus Shredalicious Vid Footie)

Yup…The surf’s up in November in Colorado now, thanks...

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.,...
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Two Kids PFDs from MTI

When we at PL took our kids for a late season sea kayak trip on Washington’s San Juan Island, we figured what better place to test two new kids’ PFDs from MTI? Throw on a Class I-II float down the Colorado immediately afterward (the day before school), and the testing grounds – er, waters – were complete. Both passed with flying colors – especially when the testers hurled themselves off the 25-foot cliffs...

Obama Designates New National Monuments of Interest to Paddlers

Paddlers have plenty of reason to celebrate with President Barack Obama recently designating five new national monuments encompassing more than 240,000 acres, including several of keen interest to kayakers and canoeists. Among the new paddling-friendly monuments are…