Whitewater Rafting

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...

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the John Wesley Powell Expedition, OARS Launches Hidden Canyons

In 1969, OARS became the first exclusively non-motorized rafting outfitter authorized by the National Park Service to run trips on the Colorado River through...

New Guide to Colorado’s Arkansas River Released

Duwain Whitis and Tom Martin have teamed up again to write a new guidebook titled Guide To The Arkansas River, Colorado. This is the...

Costa Rica Ups Ante for Raft Guide Certification

Want to raft in Costa Rica? You'll be in good hands. In an initiative to promote tourism safety, the Costa Rica Sports Association for Adventure...

First Time Rafting? Newbie Tips from Western River Expeditions

Planning a rafting trip this spring or summer? Heed this advice from the experts . Western River Expeditions has been putting people and rafts on...

From Guerilla Rebels to Raft Guides

Nine ex-FARC guerrillas in Colombia have a new future ahead of them in adventure tourism, thanks to rraft guide training provided by the International...

Glenwood Springs Shooting for Three More Whitewater Parks?

 The town where legendary gunslinger Doc Holliday died, Glenwood Springs, is now shooting to add three more world-class whitewater parks on the Colorado River,...

U.S. Women’s Masters Wins 2018 World Rafting Champs; Czech Wins Open Men’s and Women’s Crown 

Age and experience fared better than youth and vigor at this year’s R4 World Rafting Championships Nov 4-10 in the Lake District of Patagonia, Argentina,...

5 Dead in Costa Rica Rafting Tragedy

Four American tourists and a local guide were killed last weekend in a rafting accident on Costa Rica’s Rio Naranjo. A popular rafting run, the...

Two Minutes for Rafting: Philadelphia Flyers Take to River for Team-building Trip

Other NHL teams might see a little more teamwork this season from the Philadelphia Flyers: After wrapping up their exhibition season, they took advantage...

Where Do All the Raft Guides Go in the Winter?

Our advice to all the raft guides and other boating bums left in limbo during the winter months? Hit the slopes, of course. Colorado...

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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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