Whitewater Rafting

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...

Hyside Sells, Headquarters Moves to Utah

Hyside, a longtime maker of inflatable rafts and IKs, has sold after 38 years The new owner, John Seiner, moving the operation to Layton, Utah. “It’s...

10 Paddling Skills Every Paddler Should Know!

Paddling Skill 1: Execute a J-stroke This paddling skill will save your shoulder from having to do extra work. Don’t rudder while your partner pulls...

Colorado team falls short in second speed record descent down Grand

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. That was the paddling premise behind the U.S Rafting Team, which, despite a new raft...

American Whitewater Stewardship Highlights from 2019!

So the new year has come. What better time to look back and reel in the accomplishments of one of the country's top river...

Uber Combo: Paddling Croatia Via Sailboat

Huck Finn once said, “Thar ain’t no home like a raft.” For our host Zeljko Kelemen in Croatia, there ain’t no home quite like...

Sierra Rescue International’s High Water Safety and Rescue Tips

Winter's on the way, which means runoff is soon to follow (and rain-swollen rivers elsewhere). To polish up and get ready, we went to...

Kickstarter Launched to Fund Canoandes ’79 Documentary

What happens when you've just slipped the Iron Curtain with a military truck, homemade kayaks, and a plan to paddle unrun rivers throughout Central...

First-Ever IRF World Whitewater Rafting Summit Held in Costa Rica

With the focus on managing risk for a prosperous future, the first-ever World Whitewater Rafting Summit, presented by the International Rafting Federation (IRF), gave the...

Rafting for Peace: Former FARC Guerrillas in Colombia Trained as Raft Guides

From guerrillas to raft guides. That’s the storyline behind Colombia’s Rafting for Peace program, where five former FARC-EP guerrillas and three members from the...

Review: Rocky Mountain Rafts’ Latest Design, the PEAK 16

The RMR PEAK 16: Peak performance at a not-peak price. Christmas came early to the love-to-get-drenched De Feyter family last June in the form of...

Advanced Elements Delivers High Performance Through Drop-Stitch Technology

Advanced Elements, Inc., makers of world-class inflatable kayaks by any standard, have brought updates to two of their classics, which has resulted in two...

Westwater River Runners Rejoice: General Store Opens in Cisco!

River runners paddling Utah’s Westwater Canyon can now rest easy if they forgot a costume for “formal night” or even the hot dogs. A...

Boating to Bluegrass: Say Yes to the Yarmony Music Festival

Want to float into a music festival? It doesn't get any better than rafting into the rip-roaring Yarmony Music Festival, a three-day, hippie-filled, Hula-hooping...

AIRE Celebrates 30th Anniversary (Rolls Out Puma Classic)

Blow out the candles (after you blow up one of their inflatables): AIRE, one of the world’s leading inflatable paddlecraft manufacturers, is celebrating a...

Cody Beach Wins as Gore Fest Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Life's a beach for Cody Beach, who bested all other boaters in the longboat class to take this year's coveted Gore Canyon race with...

10 Off-Water Things Every Paddler Should Know

Paddlings Dryland Essentials Sure, there are things on the water all paddlers should know — how to read water, use a throw rope, swim a...

Boise Gets Rockin’ Whitewater Park Expansion

 Already close to some of the best whitewater in the country, Boise, Idaho, is now giving paddlers (and surfers) another reason to visit the...

First-Ever World Whitewater Rafting Summit Slated for Costa Rica October 8

The world’s first World Rafting Summit, designed primarily to address risk management, will be held in Costa Rica this coming Oct. 8-13, drawing more...

Brazil Takes IRF 2019 World Rafting Championships Crown

After five solid days of pedal-to-the-metal rafting on the Class IV water of Australia’s Tully Riverat the 2019 IRF World Rafting Championships, powered by Experience...

World Raft Champs Going Down Down Under: Brazil On Top After First Day’s Sprint; China Wins Men’s Head-to-Head

For the world's top rafters, it’s all going down Down Under. After the first day of competition of the 2019 IRF World Rafting Championships, powered...

Come to Daddy’s: Tennessee’s Daddy’s Creek a Whitewater Haven

Daddy’s Creek meanders through Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau—most of the year. But, after heavy rainfall, it becomes one of the East Coast’s most exciting free-flowing...

World Rafting Returns to Futaleufu After 20 Years!

World-class rafting competition is returning to Chile’s Futaleufú River after a 20-year hiatus. In March, the IRF announced that in March 2020 it will once...

Say It Ain’t So: Zambezi River’s Batoka Gorge Threatened By Dam

Now it’s getting personal. As if losing the awesome whitewater on Uganda's White Nile wasn't enough, now dam-makers have their sites set on Africa's famed...

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NRS Inks Deal to Use Gore-tex

Northwest River Supplies (NRS) has inked a deal with Gore-tex to bring the high-end waterproof/breathable fabric into a new...
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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...

360 Adventure Collective Announces Dates for 2022 Paddlesports Experience

The 360 Adventure Collective (Formerly EORA / NESR) has earned more than 40 years of success connecting the most...

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Real Tips from Real Rafting Mothers!

Moms know best…especially when it comes to taking your...

Curtailed by COVID: AW Fall Event Roundup

It’s been a wild, wooly and wet year as...
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