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[...]

Remembering Boyce Greer

Remembering Boyce Greer

By Joe Carberry If you love whitewater, you know she’s a cruel bedfellow. She takes us to remote locales and rewards us with an unmatchable feeling of accomplishment. But when we make mistakes on the river, the consequences can be dire—the penanc[...]

Industry Update: Kokatat to Expand SwitchZip Line in 2016

Industry Update: Kokatat to Expand SwitchZip Line in 2016

Last year paddle wear manufacturer Kokatat broke new ground with the innovative Idol dry suit, the first dry suit model to feature a fully separating watertight zipper that allows paddlers to wear the garment as a full dry suit or as an individual to[...]

Industry Update: Old Town donates four watercraft to veterans on a 2,320-mile canoe journey

Industry Update: Old Town donates four watercraft to veterans on a 2,320-mile canoe journey

OLD TOWN, MAINE, July 20, 2015 — From July 20 to November 22, 2015, four combat veterans will paddle the entire length of the Mississippi River from Lake Itasca, MN to the Gulf of Mexico. Each will be aboard an Old Town NEXT for the 2,320-mile trip[...]

Bomber Gear to cease production, distribution

Bomber Gear to cease production, distribution

Confluence Watersports announces plans to cease production and distribution of Bomber Gear in 2016.

Wave Sport exits North America

Wave Sport exits North America

Longtime kayak manufacturer Wave Sport today announced its intention to transition production and distribution to Europe, selling through existent North American inventory.

Kickstarter Campaign: Launch and retrieve kite-sails directly from your boat

Kickstarter Campaign: Launch and retrieve kite-sails directly from your boat

The following excerpt was taken from the RX Controller Kickstarter Page: Purpose of Campaign The purpose of this campaign is to offer customers the lowest possible price. The RX Controller has many potential uses, from boating safety and training to [...]