Destination: The Green River’s Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons

Most of the Southwest’s canyon floats involve serious whitewater. What makes this section of the Green River perfect for sinking into “River Time” is that it dives deep into that rock-wall dimension, but the current stays benign the entire route, a no-brainer for open canoes or touring kayaks. The other draw is that the potential […]

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The Triberider’s SE Asian Invasion


A short highlight of some paddling in South East Asia

Tom Bergh Unfiltered


Tom Bergh’s moustache is older than most of the folks he boats with. He makes his living paddling, and if you pry, he’ll tell about self-supported missions to the ends of the earth, but he’s not your typical pro. He is a guide, first and foremost. It’s a role he values in a deep way. […]

The Duffek Stroke with Zoar Outdoor’s Bruce Lessels


Learn the duffek and cross duffek stroke for flatwater canoeing

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.

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