Industry Update | Hobie 2016:  A New Category, A New Way to Have Fun on the Water

Industry Update | Hobie 2016:  A New Category, A New Way to Have Fun on the Water

OCEANSIDE, Calif., April 5, 2016 — Hobie® has done it again. They have married their renowned MirageDrive® pedal system with 65 years of boardsports expertise to create a totally new kind of Hobie fun. Introducing the world’s first Mira[...]

Industry Update: Jackson Kayak Welcomes Whitewater Legend Tyler Bradt to Team JK

Industry Update: Jackson Kayak Welcomes Whitewater Legend Tyler Bradt to Team JK

April 4, 2016 – Jackson Kayak announces today the signing of Tyler Bradt to Team Jackson Kayak. Tyler is known for his prowess on the waterways of the world, currently holds the world waterfall record at 189 feet and has many first descents under[...]

Folbot Shutters Doors

Folbot Shutters Doors

While Folbot kayaks built their business around folding kayaks, now they’re folding their kayak business. In what’s hopefully only a temporary blow to breakdown sea kayak aficionados, Folbot recently announced that it is suspending operat[...]

Cowabunga! Surf Expo now open to paddlecraft exhibitors

Cowabunga! Surf Expo now open to paddlecraft exhibitors

Surfers might not be keen on sharing their waves with paddlecraft, but the higher-ups in the trade portion of industry are more than happy to do so on the showroom floor. Emerald Exposition’s Surf Expo recently announced it will be adding kayaks, c[...]

Millbrook Boats: Against the Currents

Millbrook Boats: Against the Currents

John "Kaz" Kazimierczyk’s simple recipe for innovative whitewater canoes for Millbrook Boats, one of the longest standing—and lesser known—whitewater canoe manufacturers in North America.

Jersey Paddlesports Show Canceled for 2016

Jersey Paddlesports Show Canceled for 2016

Sound the Taps theme. In a sign of the internet-besting-consumer-show times, Jersey Paddler recently announced that its heralded Jersey Paddlesports Show — a long-running consumer paddlesports show in Brick, N.J., second in size only to Madison[...]

Industry Update: Oru Kayak introduces their ‘Beach Kayak’, a craft for casual paddlers

Industry Update: Oru Kayak introduces their ‘Beach Kayak’, a craft for casual paddlers

PRESS RELEASE — Oru Kayak, a leading innovator in the kayaking industry and the first to bring a foldable kayak to market utilizing the principals of origami, is launching the new Beach Kayak – an easy-to-assemble version of its foldab[...]

Making the Cut: 3 Paddlesports Co.’s Make Finals for 2016 American Made Outdoor Gear Awards

Making the Cut: 3 Paddlesports Co.’s Make Finals for 2016 American Made Outdoor Gear Awards

The American Made Outdoor Gear Awards, a contest sponsored by Kokatat which annually celebrates outdoor companies with a commitment to American manufacturing and sourcing, has announced the finalists for its 2016 awards and three paddlesports compani[...]

Sea Eagle announces new riverboard: the Wave Slider

Sea Eagle announces new riverboard: the Wave Slider

Video showing the new inflatable, drop-stitch constructed Sea Eagle Wave Slider to the test.

Steve Fisher’s Dreamline Project

Steve Fisher’s Dreamline Project

Steve Fisher, one of the world’s most legendary whitewater kayakers, has spent the last several years producing high end films about his globetrotting adventures. His films’ stunning visuals and story telling, especially the Grand Inga Project, c[...]

Kayak Distribution Goes Long

Kayak Distribution Goes Long

Mark Hall compares his long career in paddlesports to a “ridiculous disease.” The Vancouver Island-based sales manager for Kayak Distribution, a Canadian company that brokers Boreal Design, Riot Kayaks and Corran SUPs, says he should’ve made a [...]

Innova Kayak Founder Tim Rosenhan Dies at 68

Innova Kayak Founder Tim Rosenhan Dies at 68

The paddling community lost one of its most passionate and innovative members when Innova Kayak founder Tim Rosenhan died unexpectedly Oct. 24. He was 68.

Registration Open for 2016 Yukon River Quest

Registration Open for 2016 Yukon River Quest

Registration opens for the world's longest annual paddling race, the Yukon River Quest

Meet Millionaire Beach Bum Tim Niemier

Meet Millionaire Beach Bum Tim Niemier

By Eugene Buchanan Tim Niemier, 64, has always thought outside the box — or cockpit. In 1971 in his Malibu, Calif. garage, he reworked an old surfboard into the world’s first sit-on-top kayak, with the goal of getting more people out on the w[...]