Whitewater Kayaking

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar: 2020 Green River Takeover Goes Virtual, Worldwide Aug. 22

There might be fewer gals on the Green this Aug. 22 than years past, but that doesn't mean you won’t see or hear them...

Top 6 River Adventure Books (and One to Grow On)

(Compiled by Michael Hughes/Northwest Rafting Co.) With the pandemic cutting into shared time outdoors, now is the perfect time to start in on the reading...

Would You Solo Kayak the Gnar? Watch Nouria Newman Test Herself.

Solo kaying can mean a lot of things. But starting out in the middle of the Himalayas with freezing glacier runoff, Class V rapids,...

Wave Sport Founder Chan Zwanzig Dies

Wave Sport founder Chan Zwanzig passed away the morning of July 24 after a long battle with cancer and other ailments, leaving the whitewater...

Country’s Best Whitewater Self-support? Consider Idaho’s South Fork Salmon

Want wilderness and whitewater? Set your sights on the South Fork Salmon. Forget for a second that Idaho's coveted South Fork used to harbor...

Author Joe Booth Hosts RESILIENCE – Using Lessons from the River to Cope with Addiction (July 28, 5:30 pm)

One-hour Live Stream event to raise funds for American Whitewater, First Descents, and Team River Runner (RESILIENCE: July 28, 2020, 5:30-6:30 p.m. PST) For longtime paddling...

Ouch! Stookesberry Blows Shoulder on Old Man’s Creek

It was an aptly named creek for it to happen. After running more than 130 first descents all around the world, adventure kayaking pioneer Ben...

Foam Boat or Actual Grom? 6-Year-Olds Rip the River in Tiny Kayaks

Whitewater kayaking at 6-years-old? Soul Waterman founder Corran Addison thinks so, as illustrated by his recent video showing kids having a blast river running and...

Brad Taylor Joins Jackson Adventures as VP of Sales

Brad Taylor is welcomed this week by Jackson Adventures as the company's new Vice President of Sales. Brad brings 25+ years of experience in...

Level Six Sends Kids to Kayak School for Free: Apply Now!

When the classrooms are cancelled, send em to kayak school! That's what Level Six is saying when they're offering to send 13 kids to kayak...

A Corona Kayak: How Hitting the Water for the First Float of the Season Saved My Sanity

It was late-March and I decided to do it: round up my gear for the first float of the season. Call it a corona...

Sun Valley’s Buey Grossman Kayaks North Fork’s Juicer Rapid…Blindfolded

Kayaking the North Fork of the Payette scares the living daylights out of most boaters. But Sun Valley, Idaho, local Buey Grossman just ran its...

Silver Linings: Things I See When I Surf

It struck me while surfing one of the first glassy green river waves of the season, when you’re there in the Zen-like moment, mind...

Shane Benedict’s Gut-Busting Solo Corona Shuttle on the Green

Well, that’s one way around social distancing while still kayaking. Liquidlogic kayak designer Shane Benedict came up with a unique approach to maintaining distance while...

The Russian Way: A Kayaking Expedition Through Siberia (By Brian Berger/Courtesy NRS)

Up ahead, Egor pops his skirt and takes a big, fire-charred pot out from between his legs. He places it on the deck of...

Like Father, Like Son: Kailix Addison Introduces Rio Corona Padding Film

Rivaling even his father Corran's legendary Paddle Quest film produced during whitewater's heyday, quarantined boaters will be inspired by the next generation of kayakers...

Help Save the Zambezi’s Batoka Gorge!

Anyone who’s ever paddled the Zambezi River’s Batoka Gorge realizes it’s some of the best action-packed whitewater on the planet, packing an entire Grand...

BC Parks Closed to Boating

Planing/hoping to paddle British Columbia to escape the covid doldrums? Don't. British Columbia Parks had originally closed all of their campgrounds back on March 21st, but have...

Most Whacko Kayak Vid Ever? Bogner’s Take on the Ultimate Kayak Race

For your viewing pleasure...the kayaking scene from Bogner's 1990 Fire, Ice and Dynamite action film. It's what happens when you put a multi-million-dollar estate at...

Tokyo Olympic, Paralympic Games To Be Held July/Aug 2021

After announcing their postponement, the IOC and Japanese organizers said the Olympics will be held from July 23 to August 8 2021, while the...

S2O Design Drops New “Whitewater Park Toolkit”

Want to get a whitewater park built in your community, like so many others are doing around the country? (Salida, Buena Vista, Eagle, Glenwood...

A Corona Note from an Outfitter: We’re all Paddling a First Descent

The world finds itself in uncharted territory in the crisis of the coronavirus pandemic. Longtime river adventurer Rafael Gallo gives some words of comfort...

Olympic Update: Olympics Postponed (as well as US Olympic Team Trials)

In breaking news, USA today reports that the 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed by one year because of coronavirus. The news comes just...

Grand Canyon, Canyonlands, Dinosaur Closed to River Running

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread around the southwestern United States, the following is an update on closures and restrictions throughout the...

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Exclusive Review and Video: New Stohlquist Descent Rescue PFD

Stohlquist adds second generation Descent Rescue PFD to it's line, wets paddlers appetite for new products With the help of...
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CN’s Magpie River Declared a “Living Entity”

Ranked by National Geographic as one of the world’s top ten whitewater rivers, the Quebec’s Magpie River now has...

New Film from NRS Fishing: A Resilient Paradise: Florida Keys

Combining Caribbean vibes with easy access from the mainland, the Florida Keys emit a unique energy—from the bustling patios...

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Red Bull Athlete Aniol Serrasolses Hits 60 MPH on Snow Before Waterfall Double Kick Flip Launch

Red Bull athlete and Spanish whitewater paddler Aniol Serrasolse...
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