Whitewater Kayaking

Special Video: Level Six Emperor Drysuit Unplugged!

While Level6’s new Emperor drysuit is fast making waves in the world of watersports, it’s now also making it onto the airwaves, as witnessed...

Getting Silly with Fusilli: Pyranha Paddler Dave Fusilli Talks Scorch Kayak Design(Special Video and Q&A)!

Paddling Life sits down for a question and answer session with longtime Pyranha and White Salmon, Wash., paddler Dave Fusilli, an ageless wonder still...

Whitewater Athlete Sadat Kawawa Joins Kokatat Global Team

Kokatat announced that it has signed Uganda National Team paddler Sadat Kawawa to its Global Team. The whitewater athlete from Jinja, Uganda -- who grew...

Jackson Releases “We Are Family” Video

Everyone knows that Jackson Kayak has always been all about family, with founder, world champion and Olympian Eric Jackson employing his kids Emily and...

PL Exclusive: Inside Level6 with Founder Stig Larsson

What started for Level6 founder Stig Larsson “as an idea on a little surf beach in Costa Rica” has blossomed into a full-blown paddlesports...

Photo Caption Contest Winners!

OK, so the writers of the below might be better kayakers than they are comedians, but like stepping up to run a big drop...

Catching Up With: Aniol Serrasolses on the Pandemic, His New Kids Program and More

One of the most accomplished paddlers of our time, Spain’s Aniol Serrasolses fell in love with kayaking at a young age and has been...

Pyranha Launches Boat Raffle/Cancer Fundraiser for Athlete Fiance

The paddling world is pretty tight knit and comes together when someone’s in need. That’s the case with Pyranha, which is launching a boat...

PL Q&A Exclusive: Filmmaker Scott Blankenfeld Releases New Vid of Cali’s South Silver First Descent

First run in the late ‘90s, California’s South Silver drains the Sierra Nevada in a torrent of cascades, creating one of the best granite-lined,...

Level Six Exposes Counterfeit Drysuit Ring

In the ultimate unboxing video, Level Six president Stig Larsson purchased a counterfeit Level Six dry suit from Amazon — from a brand that...

Group Fights to Save Ecuador’s Newest Whitewater Gem: El Rio Piatua

Now, it's getting downright indigenous. In November, a coalition of civil society organizations and law professors submitted an amicus brief to Ecuador’s Constitutional Court calling...

Denver to Get New River Park at River Mile

Downtown Denver, Colo.’s largest mixed-used development, The River Mile, will soon be getting new river park amenities as part of a dynamic restoration of...

Extreme Slalom in the Olympics?

The International Canoe Federation is one step closer to adding extreme canoe slalom to the Olympic program. The ICF Board voted to include men’s and...

Emily Jackson on Finding Balance in Life

Balance is far more than something you find in your boat. It’s just as important — perhaps even more so — in life. So what...

Watch Vid of 9-year-old Paddling Skykomish’s Class IV Boulder Drop (and Q&A with the Father) 

A 9-year-old boy's attempt to become the youngest person to whitewater kayak through the Skykomish's notorious Class IV rapid Boulder Drop in Washington might...

Living the Best Day Ever (by Hendri Coetzee)

Now that COVID-19 has given everyone a little more indoor time on their hands, what better way to spend it —especially as Old Man...

Small World Adventures Cancels Ecuador Season Due to Pandemic

Now it’s getting personal for paddlers. Due to the global pandemic Small World Adventures is cancelling its Ecuador season of whitewater kayaking. In a letter to...

Closing In On 4 Minutes: A Q&A with 25th Green Race Record-setter Dane Jackson (Watch Video!)

While things looked a little different due to COVID restrictions at this year’s marquee 2020 Green Race — an extreme kayaking race on Asheville,...

Nouria Newman Makes a Case for Saving Italy’s Sorba

(By Nouria Newman, extreme kayaker, 2013-Vice-World Cup Slalom Champion/Team World Champion 2014; Read bio HERE) If you are not from the Old Continent, chances are...

From Our Boat Experts at CKS: History of the Longboat and Green Race

According to our friends and partners over at Colorado Kayak Supply, longboats are having their moment. Especially given that it's fall and some of...

Sick Slicey Class V Freeride Play (By Bren Orton)

Bren Orton, a 26-year-old paddler from Warrington, England, knows how to throw down — especially when it comes to the Wellerbrucke section of Austria’s...

Sweden Gets First-ever World Cup Slalom Medal…And it’s a Gold! (And 16-year-old American Evy Leibfarth Wins Bronze!)

Chalk one up for the Swedes...and 16-year-old female slalom racers in the U.S. An historic first-ever slalom world cup gold medal for Sweden; a gold...

Sink, Don’t Think: NRS Debuts “The Mystery” Film!

Squirt boaters occupy a peculiar cult in the world of kayaking — those who live to go down beneath surface of the water rather than...

Chile, Colorado Kayak Pioneer Robbie Dastin Passes Away

Mourning the loss of Robbie Dastin Longtime Chilean and Colorado kayakers — especially those of the slightly older persuasion — are mourning the loss of...

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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...
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6 Days/6 Rivers: A Costa Rican Kayaking Odyssey with Amazing Vacations

“Buenas Lineas,” says our guide Arnaldo Cespedes. “Good lines.” We just finished scouting a Class IV rapid called Robin Hood...

2021 Photo Contest Entries Are In

2021 Photo Contest Entries 2021 was a great year to get out and paddle. Check out some of the incredible...

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6 Days/6 Rivers: A Costa Rican Kayaking Odyssey with Amazing Vacations

“Buenas Lineas,” says our guide Arnaldo Cespedes. “Good lines.” We...

It’s River Permit Time: 10 Tips from our Friends at CKS!

The Selway. Middle Fork. Yampa. Lodore. Deso/Gray. San Juan....
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