Whitewater Kayaking

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 Teton Gravity Research documentary that...

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 in the heart of Golden,...

New King & Queen of North Fork Champs: Hayden Voorhees, Jenn Chrimes Take Crowns

There’s a new King and Queen of the North Fork Championships, Idaho’s prestigious Class V kayak race on the state’s crown jewel North Fork...

Floods Bring Epic, Record Flows to WYO, MT; Paddlers Chime In

Big water boaters in southern Montana and northern Wyoming were either licking their chops or hiding their boating gear in fear on June 13...

Kayaking Ecuador: 7 Class IV Jungle Rivers in 7 Days 

I’ve learned a new word in Spanish: “Nudillos.” It means “knuckles,” and that’s exactly what the sloth is extending us, or at least three...

Jackson Goes 3-for-3: Freestyle Win Caps Hattrick at GoPro Games: Next Stop, North Fork Champs

While most other mono-discipline competitors are either arriving in Banks, ID, early to train for the high-water North Fork Championships June 17-18, or heading...

Double Win for Dane Jackson at GoPro Games

Wednesday's Steep Creek Championship in Colorado saw some equally steep competition but, in what has increasingly become as no surprise, Dane Jackson won the...

Exclusive PL Interview with Clay Wright about the Jackson Rockstar V

Paddling Life caught a few minutes with Clay Wright, of Jackson Kayaks, while he was in Steamboat Springs CO. for the 2022 Yampa River...

Yampa River Festival 2022 – PL Catches up with Clay Wright of Jackson Kayaks

  Paddling Life's Eugene Buchanan catches up with Clay Wright of Jackson Kayaks at the 2022 Yampa River Festival in Steamboat Springs, CO. Clay just finished...

Kayaking Community Mourns Death of Idaho, Surf Kayak Legend Jim Grossman

Idaho, and the paddling community, lost one of its most iconic whitewater kayakers with the death of Jim Grossman, 56, of Sun Valley, in...

Can Whitewater be Distilled in a Book? A New Coffee Table Book Thinks So

Whitewater is coming to your coffee table with the publication of, well, "Whitewater," a book about you know what. The book is published by YETI,...

Staying Tight: Paddling Life Spray Skirt Review—Seals Pro Rand

Sure, boats, paddles, apparel and PFDs are important and all, but the one piece of gear holding it all together, and keeping you part...

Entering the World of Wood: A Review of Shade Tree’s Custom Bent Shaft Kayak Paddle

With my getting older I thought it was time to treat myself to a custom wood paddle design by Shade Tree Paddles. The flex in...

Skate Yak: The Movie!

Well, it's that time of year again in the Rockies when skate skiers head to the hills in the early morning to ski on...

NRS Releases Brainwaves

Kayaking is all about fun, right? Not all the time. The newest film from NRS and Matt Devlin (@western_pix), Brainwaves, is a story about...

Dire Straits for Glen Canyon Dam; Lodore/Deso to See Higher Flows from Flaming Gorge Dam Releases

Boaters on the Grand this year can expect lower water. And those on stretches above Lake Powell, especially on the Green River in canyons...

Breaking News: Ocoee Whitewater Center Burns to Ground

Site of the 1996 Summer Olympics—and its Olympic flame—the Ocoee Whitewater Center, located along the banks of the Upper Ocoee in Ducktown, TN, was engulfed...

Werner Paddles Releases “We Are Werner” Vid

We Are Werner! That’s the theme song being echoed by one of the country’s top paddle makers, as Werner unveils its We Are Werner...

RIVERSPORT Whitewater Center in OKC Brings Championship Lineup to the U.S.

Oklahoma City poured its heart - and $45 million - into a world-class, man-made whitewater center, one of the few of its caliber worldwide. This year, that investment is paying off for OKC in a new way with an invitation from the International Canoe Federation to host a number of championship water sport events building up to the 2028 Olympic Games.

Bird’s-eye View of the “New” Barrel Springs on the Colorado

While 2020’s Grizzly Creek fire wreaked havoc on the Colorado River’s Glenwood Canyon outside of Glenwood Springs, CO, the resulting mudslides also did the...

Watch Nouria Newman Land a World Record Drop in New Documentary, Wild Waters

French kayaker Nouria Newman breaks the record for the first female descent of a waterfall over 100 feet, documented in the new Red Bull film Wild Waters on her experience and momentum leading up to the run.

Special Excerpt/NRS Duct Tape Diaries: 10 Ways to Die on the Blue Nile River

“Welcome to Africa my river people. You must begin to exercise your flexibility in all ways: mentally, physically and spiritually. When we push off...

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...

Little White Salmon Kicks Off Extreme Race Season; Wells Wins for Men, Newman for Women

The year’s extreme kayak race season kicked off with a bang on Washington’s Little White Salmon River on March 26, with boaters crawling out...

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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...

New King & Queen of North Fork Champs: Hayden Voorhees, Jenn Chrimes Take Crowns

There’s a new King and Queen of the North Fork Championships, Idaho’s prestigious Class V kayak race on the...

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Paddling into Grise Bay on Aug. 19, once-strangers Erik Boomer and Jon Turk managed to travel 1,485 miles in 104 days, skiing on ice, jumping from flow to flow on moving pack ice and finally paddling through ice-choked water to complete the first-ever circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island. PL checks in with the ragged, haggard tandem...