Whitewater Kayaking

Of Machetes and High Water: Stookesberry on His Leg Wound on Ecuador’s Rio Chalupas 

After a two-pronged attempt of first descent of Ecuador’s notoriously steep Rio Chalupas this fall — which is being kept under wraps until the...

Kayak Community Mourns Death of Adam Mayo on Mexico’s Rio Jalacingo (and Injuries to Nathan Werner)

Friends and family, as well as the Colorado and Oregon kayaking communities, are mourning the death of kayaker Adam Mayo, 43, who passed away...

Into the Land of Icelandic Waterfalls: Check the New RedBull Film “Jötunn”

We dare you to try and keep their names apart, but kayakers Aniol Serrasolses and Mikel Sarasola, along with photographers Aleix Salvat and David Nogales, ventured...

Breaking Down The Code: Inside Dagger’s New Creeker

Call it Mission Possible. Or the Mamba Phantom, which has the same initials. Credit Snowy Robertson and his design team at Dagger for breaking the...

Do They Really Make Kayaking Gear This Small? Watch This Vid

Apparently so. Northwest kayaker Paul Kuthe is raising his son Canyon, 7, and his friend’s daughter, Anne, 7, to becoming true kayaking kids, earning the...

Testing the Level 6 Australis

Want a sweet-looking and performing shortie for warm water/weather paddling? Look no further than the Australis from Level 6,  a short-sleeve semi-dry top constructed...

Oly Champs Descend On World Champs

Call it medal mania. All four Tokyo champions will look to create history this weekend when they attempt to become the first athletes to...

Dane Wins Green Race at 4:12, Sub-4 Still Holy Grail (And Watch His Winning Run!) Plus: Race Time Contest Winner!)

After all the hoopla about trying to best the coveted 4.0 time mark in the annual Green Race, Dane Jackson won the marquee extreme...

Inside Level6’s Duke Drytop (with Video Walkthrough!)

Our friends up in the great white north have been working on a three-season drytop the past few years and the updated 2021 Duke...

First Time’s a Charm: Dane Jackson Wins Oetz Extreme Race (Formerly Sickline)

Surprise? Not! We all knew it was coming. Jackson Kayak and Red Bull kayaker Dane Jackson showed he is still very much the world’s best,...

ICF Extreme Slalom World Champs Wrap-up on New Cunovo Course in Bratislava, Slovakia

Giving the newly re-designed Cunovo Water Sports Center in Bratislava, Slovakia, its first world-class test, some of the world’s best slalom and extreme kayakers...

The Quest for 4.0: Dane Jackson on Breaking the 4-minute Mark on the Green

Forget Chasing Mavericks. Like runners’ quest for the 4-minute mile, Red Bull athlete and Jackson Kayak’s Dane Jackson is training his tail off for...

Back For More: Check out NRS Flowstate!

Getting the flow state. That's the mantra being preached by NRS, which is halfway through the second season of its popular Flowstate video series, put...

Curtailed by COVID: AW Fall Event Roundup

It’s been a wild, wooly and wet year as far as events hosted by venerable river conservation organization American Whitewater. But it’s still finding...

Great Gore! (Kids Rule, Hilleke Swims, and More!)

Even with pandemic restrictions in place (i.e. no rager blowout party at nearby Rancho del Rio this year), AW’s classic downriver race through Gore...

“The River Runner” Now on Netflix: PL Checks in with Director Rush Sturges

Any kayaker who’s worth his or her weight in noseplugs knows of Rush Sturges, an accomplished filmmaker and expedition kayaker who grew up on...

Paris Olympics Here We Come: Switzerland Sweeps Extreme Canoe Slalom

Forget slalom and sprint at this year’s Olympics…after the final day of this year’s 2021 ICF junior and U23 canoe slalom world championships in...

Germany’s Funk Wins Women’s Slalom Kayak Gold, Australia’s Fox Nabs Inaugural Women’s C-1 Honors

Germany’s Ricarda Funk buried the heartbreak of missing selection for the Rio Olympics with an error-free run to win gold in the women’s kayak...

Tokyo Sneak Peak: The Top 5 Women Slalom Kayakers to Keep an Eye On

From oldest to youngest, the inside skinny on the top female slalom paddlers at this year’s Olympics. Spain’s Maialen Chourraut is the only Olympic male and female...

Cool Running: Jamaica’s Solomon Maragh Makes Slalom History

Call it Cool Paddling. In the 1993 movie "Cool Running," a group of Jamaicans created history by qualifying for the bobsled competition at the...

Holy Beatdown! Level6 King of Alps Comp Goes Awwwfff!

25 Nations – 250 Paddlers – 100% Fun. That sums up Italy’s King of the Alps kayak contest, which organizers held with COVID protocols...

Tokyo Here We Come: Meet the 3 Whitewater Paddlers Representing the USA at the Olympics

All eyes were on US racers at the 2021 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, on June 11–13, as berths at...

Kayaker Dies on Meatgrinder Rapid on Colorado’s Crystal River

A kayaker drowned on June 17 while kayaking the Crystal River, according to the Pitkin County Coroner’s Office. According to reports, Chason P. Russell, a...

4X Champ: Jackson Takes North Fork Crown (Plus, POV of Winning Run)

Don’t think that a year off from racing because of COVID-19 slowed extreme kayakers down at all. Especially phenom Dane Jackson, who won again...

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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...
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Skate Yak: The Movie!

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

NRS Releases Brainwaves

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

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