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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...

Three-time Paralympian Angela Madsen Dies on Pacific Rowing Crossing

Angela Madsen, a three-time Paralympian and Marine veteran who aimed to be the first paraplegic and oldest woman to row the Pacific Ocean, was...

A Packraft for All Occasions

Packrafts are taking the paddling world by storm… ...for good reason. They’re stable, maneuverable and tough, and light enough (some weighing under 5 lbs.) to...

New Wave of the Future: Virtual Racing? ICF, Yukon River Quest Host Cyber Events

Talk about a virtual wake. The first week of the International Canoe Federation’s 5-kilometer virtual paddle challenge has come to an end, attracting competitors from...

Coronavirus Cancellation Update: The Big Gear Show Postpones to 2021, Offers Full Refunds

What was supposed to replace the annual Paddlesports Retailer Show held for the past three years in Oklahoma City, the new Big Gear Show,...

Paddlers Help Set Guinness Record for Largest Underwater Clean-Up

We're always proud to see paddle sports being used to do good by the world, but this time paddlers from the nonprofit surf and...

Paddlers Weigh in on Olympic Postponement

While there is certainly frustration with the postponement of the Olympic Games, athletes agree that everyone needs to have the same opportunity to prepare and train for...

ACA names Rok Sribar as GM, High-Performance Programs

The ACA is proud to welcome Rok Sribar as the new General Manager of High-Performance Programs. In this role, Rok will be responsible for...

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Quick-thinking Kayakers Rescue Fellow Paddler Trapped Behind W. Va.’s Kanawha Falls

Chalk one up for the camaraderie of kayakers. In a story broken by Fayette County, West Va.’s WCHSTV.com, a Tennessee...

Supalicious: 5 Top Inflatable SUPs for Every Occasion

Class III rapids? SUP it. Waves? Those, too. Lake? SUP that also, giving you a view of the fish...

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Grand Opening of 2013 World Freestyle Championsip Wave Set for December 16th

Finally, the Nantahala River has a sweet play wave. The Nantahala Gorge Organizing Committee (NGOC) will celebrate the grand opening of its new 2013 Wave on Friday, December 16 with a ceremony, reception and paddling exhibition starting at 12pm.

World Slalom Champs Come to U.S. Sept. 17-21 for First Time in 25 Years!

On Sept. 17-21, 2014, Maryland’s Adventure Sports Center International, the only mountaintop re-circulating whitewater course in the world, will host athletes from over 35 countries for the ICF World Slalom Championships, 25 years after the 1989 World Championship held on Maryland’s Savage River and marking just the second time in history the event has been held in the United States.

2013 Slalom Season Ends with National Championships in Western N.C

Showing that it’s a beehive of boating activity, no sooner than freestyle kayakers packed up their paddling gear after the World Kayak Freestyle Championships, Bryson City, N.C.'s Nantahala Outdoor Center hosted the National Slalom Championships on the Nantahala River, marking the last major competition of the 2013 slalom season. And just like at the freestyle champs, friendly rivalries were out in full force, with one of the best tit-for-tat showings coming between two-time Olympian Casey Eichfeld and 2008 Olympian Benn Fraker in men's C-1 and C-2…