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Kayaker Finds 35-year-old Message in a Bottle

Cue Sting’s “Message in a Bottle” song. A kayaker on Delaware’s Broadkill River found a bottle with a message inside of it that was written...

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...

Paddling for Manatees on the Homosassa River in Florida

(Story and photos by By Dana Benner) It was an unusually “cool” March morning when my wife and I edged our kayaks into Florida’s Homosassa...

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...

High Angle Versus Low Angle Paddling Styles and Why Angle Matters for Sea Kayaking

Kayak Paddles: High-Angle vs. Low-Angle According to the experts at Aquabound, if you didn’t know better, you might think “a kayak paddle is a kayak...

Best Tents for Paddlers: Testing the Nemo Chogori Tent

By Rob Lyon Heading sea kayaking, canoeing or rafting? The Chogori by Nemo tents is your answer to a good night’s slumber after a day...

Another One Bites the Dust: Longtime (and Beloved) Specialty Retailer Mountain Gear Plans to Shutter Doors

Cue up the Queen music: Another specialty shop has thrown in the towel on the tough outdoor (and paddlesports) market, with Spokane, Wash.’s Mountain...

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...

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What were some of the top (if there is such a thing) minds in paddlesports media doing on a...
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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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Kayaker Finds 35-year-old Message in a Bottle

Cue Sting’s “Message in a Bottle” song. A kayaker on...

Three-time Paralympian Angela Madsen Dies on Pacific Rowing Crossing

Angela Madsen, a three-time Paralympian and Marine veteran who...
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Big Water, Little Boats; Moulty Fulmer and the First Grand Canyon Dory on the Last of the Wild Colorado River

Want to gain an appreciation of little boats in the Big Ditch? Look no farther than Flagstaff author and longtime Grand Canyon river guide Tom Martin’s new book, Big Water, Little Boats; Moulty Fulmer and the First Grand Canyon Dory on the last of the Wild Colorado River.

The Ultimate Compliment

Sure, Budweiser just named EJ an ambassador for its Budweiser American Ale. But does he have a beer named after him? The late Ed Lewis, a mild-mannered canoeist from the Midwest, has even EJ the Olympian beat. His moniker’s on a malted beverage...