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Hala Gear Purchases CKS Online

SUP manufacturer Hala Gear, of Steamboat Springs, Colo., is attempting to pump up its sales with the recent purchase of CKS Online. “It’s huge to...

RED Paddle Co’s New Compact 9’6″

RED Paddle Co announces the launch of its new Compact 9’6”, a full-sized SUP that folds down to half the size of a regular...

Glenwood Springs Shooting for Three More Whitewater Parks?

 The town where legendary gunslinger Doc Holliday died, Glenwood Springs, is now shooting to add three more world-class whitewater parks on the Colorado River,...

The Eagle Has Landed: Eagle Whitewater Park Nearing Completion

Next spring, Colorado kayakers, rafters and suppers will have a great new playpark to surf when the town of Eagle completes the second phase...

Ultimate Shuttle Rig: Land Cruiser Ups Lifestyle Ante Adding Luxe to Off-Road Chops

What would a paddler pay for the pinnacle of off-road performance? Land Cruiser fanatics...get out your ATM card, pull out $84,000, and head to...

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...

Grey Duck Group Launches New Adventure Touring SUP

Hailing from the paddlesports mecca of Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Grey Duck Group announced the launch of its Quetico14: a revolutionary new touring SUP for...

Surf Expo Welcomes New Watersports Brands (So Why the Babe Photo?)

Fresh off attending the Paddlesports Retailer show in Oklahoma City, many players in the sup and paddling industry are now heading to the Surf...

Dousing and Makin’ Deals: Paddlesports Retailer Demo Day at Oklahoma’s Whitewater Center Goes Off Largetime

Holy Demo-day of all-time, Batman. When Paddlesports Retailer moved its annual tradeshow to Oklahoma City this year, it did so primarily for access to the...

SIC Sweeps 2018 Supconnect Awards

The 2018 Supconnect Awards are out and SIC Maui walked away with not one, but two of the titles: Brand of the Year and Race...

Third Annual Red Bull Heavy Water: World’s Toughest Stand Up Paddling Race

Through the turbulent swells and dicey, unpredictable weather of the Bay Area, Red Bull will host one of the most intense stand up paddling...

City Paddle Festival New York: SUP Gets Its Big Urban Debut

The Association of Paddlesports Professionals (APP) is expanding the global reach of SUP with the introduction of its City Paddle Festivals: a three-stop urban...

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Second Oldest Organized River Race in the Country

We knew that paddlers love only one thing more than boating, and that's their moms. And to celebrate, we recently learned that the second oldest,...

Boardworks Surf Acquires Rogue SUP

There's a lot more than waves merging in the SUP world these days. Boardworks, a SoCal-based surf and SUP manufacturer, recently announced its global...

Sanuk Launches Biggest Footwear Project Since the Original Sidewalk Surfer

We’ve been kicking it après-paddle in our Sanuks since the old days, when things were simpler and these simple shoes represented what we were...

Kokatat Cancels American Made Gear Awards

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

The Zoar Score: Top 5 River Trips Around the Zoar Outdoor Center

Whether you’re rafting, stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking--and into a Class I float or Class IV thrills--you’ll hit nirvana in the Northeast around Charlemont, Mass., just a two hour’s drive from Boston. With releases on the Deerfield River and rain feeding other nearby waterways, the watery wonderland offers something for paddlers of all strokes...

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.

The Paddling World’s Greatest Unsolved Mysteries

So Halloween just ended…but not the following paddling mysteries that continue to haunt history buffs across the canoeing continent. Read on, if you dare…

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!

CANOE & KAYAK Mag Wins Best Article at Folio Awards for Healing Waters.

In a project sponsored by NRS, CANOE & KAYAK recently won Best Single Article at the Folio's 2017 Eddie & Ozzie Awards for its online feature Healing Waters, recognizing the power of paddling in healing vets...

Brazil Tops Podium at World Rafting Champs; U.S. Men 8th; Women 5th

It was Brazil, host country Japan and the Czech Republic taking the top three podium seats at this year’s World Rafting Championships on Japan’s Koboke Gorge on the Yoshino River, with the U.S. men settling for 8th and the U.S. women 5th.

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How One California Outfitter Has Weathered 4 Fires (and now COVID)

For river outfitter Russian River Adventures, located in the heart of Sonoma Valley wine country in Healdsburg, Calif., adversity...

Big Adventures, Eddyline Chime in on State of the Sea Kayak Sector

After a slew of changes in the sea kayaking business world a few years ago, the sector is  back...

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