Moose on the Loose

With rainfall doubling the flow of New York’s Moose River, the MooseFest race finale to the Whitewater King of New York point series lived up to its wild reputation as the last big paddling event the year for Northeast paddlers.

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Ocean Minded: The Hurricane Riders


Another video from British Columbia’s big-boat and big water crew

Canoeing is Not Dead


OC1 Freestyle World Champ Jeremy Laucks’ winning rides

Round the Rock Stand Up Paddle Race


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.  […]

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


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


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

Liquidlogic presents ‘The Combat Roll’


Instructional video presented by Liquidlogic, demonstrating the Combat Roll

World Championship Prelims


Rush Sturges Provides the Soundtrack

2009 Whitewater Photo Annual


All the best shots from the 2009 Whitewater Annual



Women Sprint Canoeist Want Shot at Olympic Glory


When Washington, D.C.-based paddler Pamela Boteler began her sprint canoe-racing career, she could only compete against men. Sprint, or “high-kneel” canoeing, has been an Olympic sport since 1936. But only in 2002 did USA Canoe/Kayak establish national competition for women sprinters, and only twice has the International Canoe Federation (ICF) allowed women to compete in […]

Gear Guide Listings Legend


KAYAKS: USAGE: CR–Casual Recreation; ST–Sea Touring; WW–Whitewater; SQ–Squirt Boats; WS–Whitewater Slalom; DR–Downriver; OF–Olympic Flatwater; OT–Open Top; WV–Wave Skis; SK–Surf Kayak; SY–Specialty; “T” at front indicates tandem boat; MATERIALS: CO–Composite; TH–Thermoform; RO–Rotomolded; SF–Fabric skin/frame; WO–Wood; BOLD= new product for 2010 CANOES: USAGE: CR–Casual Recreation; TR–Touring; CS–Cruising; WT–Wilderness Tripping; WW–Whitewater; DC–Decked Canoe; DR–Downriver; SP-Sportsmen; ST-Sport; SY-Specialty; “S” […]

SUP Big Drop Action


Dan Gavere on the West Fork of the Hood

Ta-Hoe Nalu SUP Race Sees 237 Entrants


Ernie Brassard remembers when he was the only one using a stand-up paddleboard on Lake Tahoe, and he can just about list the names of all of the 35 participants in the first-ever Ta-Hoe Nalu, a casual, non-competitive race he organized in August of 2007. “It was almost like a private event,” says Brassard, 63, […]

The Boof


Shane Benedict explains key techniques to an effective boof.

Jason Craig on High Tension Wave


Ripping High Tension

Spine Tingling


THE DEFINITION OF WHAT’S POSSIBLE IS EXPLODING IN EVERY SEGMENT OF PADDLESPORTS, but none more so than whitewater kayaking, where young boaters have been chasing the waterfall world record with incredible audacity. The mark has been eclipsed four times in 21 months, culminating in Tyler Bradt’s 186-foot styling of Washington’s Palouse Falls, April 21. Please […]

Kayakers Helping Kayakers: A Benefit for Matt Thomas


On the river, Matt Thomas was always ready to help a friend. Now after a horrific accident, they’re looking after him. Matt Thomas used to work as a civil engineer in Medford Oregon, but did not let the rigors of his career slow down epic feats as a weekend warrior. Last Labor Day weekend he […]

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