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October 2009 Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival

10.15.2009 //

The nation’s premier canoeing and kayaking destination is set to explode with activity in mere days. The Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival is two weekends of happenings plus fun in between – Oct. 23 through Nov. 1. Check it all out at www.CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com CHECK OUT THE SPEAKERS There’s something for everyone all week long. Saturday, Oct. […]

Back to the Amazon

10.09.2009 //

When Canadian filmmaker Chris Forde paddled the Mississippi River with Don and Dana Starkell a few summers ago, he couldn’t help but feel he was part of the original 1980 father and son journey from Winnipeg, Manitoba to the mouth of the Amazon River. “They were pretty much using the same equipment they had on […]

New Report from Outdoor Industry Association and The Outdoor Foundation Examines Paddlesports Trends in the US

10.08.2009 //

Boulder, CO, October 8, 2009—Outdoor Industry Association and The Outdoor Foundation released today A Special Report on Paddlesports—which provides a detailed look at participation in kayaking, canoeing, and rafting among Americans. Among other findings, the report reveals that nearly 18 million Americans enjoyed paddling in 2008 – getting out on rivers, lakes, streams and other […]

Kokatat Sponsors Antarctic Peninsula Expedition To Increase Global Warming Awareness

10.05.2009 //

Heralded Kayakers Will Cross Land and Water to Educate Public Arcata, Calif., (October 1, 2009) – Kokatat, the independent paddlewear and accessories company, is sponsoring a land and sea expedition covering a never-before navigated section of the Antarctic Peninsula. Chilean kayakers and explorers Cristian Donoso and Mario Sepúlveda will use Kokatat products including the GORE-TEX […]

Outdoor Retailer Moves to back to August

10.02.2009 //

Outdoor Retailer Moves to back to August Dek: Organizer announces discounts for paddlesports companies San Diego, Oct. 1 – This week Nielsen Business Media and the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Paddle Council announced that Outdoor Retailer Summer Market (OR) will move from July to the first week in August 2010. Boat exhibitors also will receive […]

KEEN to Sponsor 350.org’s River of Action Event | Oregon’s Willamette River will play host

10.01.2009 //

Portland, OR – September 22, 2009 – KEEN Inc. – a leader in hybrid outdoor performance products, including footwear, socks and bags – is announcing its sponsorship of the River of Action which will take place in Portland, Oregon, on October 24, 2009. River of Action is part of the International Day of Climate Change, […]

Adventure Tour Operator Scholarship Winners Named by Teva and ATTA

09.24.2009 //

Adventure Tour Operator Scholarship Winners Named by Teva and ATTA (SEATTLE) SEPTEMBER 24, 2009 – Entrepreneurs representing an ecotourism wilderness lodge operated by the Moose Cree First Nation people of James Bay, Canada; an eco lodge operated by members of Ethiopia’s Eastern Cushitic, ethno-linguistic Konso culture; and a bicycle ambulance service operated by community volunteers […]

Kokatat Sponsors Intra-Coastal Expedition For Charity | Expedition Supports “Penny Paddle Pledge” Campaign

09.21.2009 //

Arcata, Calif., (September 21, 2009)– Kokatat, the independent paddlewear and accessories company, is sponsoring a 1,300 mile journey from Norfolk, VA, to Key West, FL. On behalf of the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, Justin DeForest will set out September 28th on the two-month expedition. DeForest is using the expedition to raise money and awareness for the […]

Kokatat and Anna Levesque Foster Women’s Paddling Through Host of Projects

09.17.2009 //

Arcata, Calif., (September 15, 2009) – Kokatat, a 38-year-old, independent paddlewear and accessories company, is a founding sponsor of Anna Levesque’s “Girls At Play” paddling program. www.watergirlsatplay.com Girls At Play (GAP) is an organization designed to encourage female participation in watersports and to empower women in their daily lives. A longtime Kokatat sponsored athlete, Levesque […]

Kokatat and Anna Levesque Foster Women’s Paddling Through Host of Projects

09.15.2009 //

Arcata, Calif., (September 15, 2009) – Kokatat, a 38-year-old, independent paddlewear and accessories company, is a founding sponsor of Anna Levesque’s “Girls At Play” paddling program. Girls At Play (GAP) is an organization designed to encourage female participation in watersports and to empower women in their daily lives. A longtime Kokatat sponsored athlete, Levesque has […]

Round the Rock Stand Up Paddle Race

09.09.2009 //

Washington’s Mercer Island is set to host the Pacific Northwest’s  largest Stand Up Paddle (SUP) race Sept. 27, 2009.  All proceeds from entrants and sponsors will benefit the, Surfrider Foundation’s Seattle and South Sound Chapters. The Seattle and South Sound Chapters will be using funds raised to set up Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) labs.  […]

Northern Lights Expedition Completes Greenland Phase

09.08.2009 //

Arcata, Calif., (August 31, 2009) – Northern Lights Expeditions, a project seeking to establish links between children of isolated indigenous communities of the Arctic and children of the U.K., has completed the first phase of this three-part service project. Northern Lights explorers Richard Smith and Craig Mathieson founded the project with the goal of educating […]

Love and Marriage: Emily Jackson and Nick Troutman Win Freestyle World Titles

09.08.2009 //

Husband and wife duo, Emily Jackson and Nick Troutman, captured world titles this weekend in Thun, Switzerland during the 2009 ICF World Freestyle Kayaking Championships. It was the second title in a row for Jackson, who also won in 2007 on the Ottawa. Reno, Nevada’s Jason Craig won in the junior men’s category and Pennsylvania’s […]

Jackson Kayak: Freestyle World Championships Quarterfinals

09.08.2009 //

For photos and results of the Freestyle World Championships Quarterfinals click here!

World Championship Prelims

09.03.2009 //

Rush Sturges Provides the Soundtrack

Lincoln Canoe & Kayak launches U.S. distribution network with BORÉALDESIGN, Maelströmkayak & Beluga

09.02.2009 //

Lincoln Canoe & Kayak launches U.S. distribution network with BORÉALDESIGN, Maelströmkayak & Beluga Known as “Maine Kayak Source”, the exclusive distribution channel will deliver both premium product and a passion for the paddling culture. QUEBEC – (September 2nd, 2009) In their first major move under new ownership, Lincoln Canoe & Kayak today announced the creation […]

WAIKIKI BEACHBOY ALIKA WILLIS EARNS THE ULTIMATE RESPECT AT C4 WATERMAN STANDUP BEACHBOY EVENT

08.28.2009 //

HONOLULU, August 27, 2009 – Waikiki beachboy Alika Willis, 45, might not have made it to the final of the C4 Waterman Standup Beachboy contest, but anyone familiar with the company of C4 Waterman and the story behind Duke’s OceanFest, knows that its spirit doesn’t lie in competition. Duke’s OceanFest is a celebration of the […]

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