How about a little visual inspiration to hang on the wall? The paddling community is blessed with an overwhelming amount of photographic talent, and these photographers are creating imagery that inspires us to get out and experience the world in our boats. But, while it’s fun and easy to click “like” on a photo on Facebook in Instagram, “likes” don’t pay the bills. Photo prints and wall calendars make great gifts and help to support paddling’s hard working photographers.

Here are just a few of my favorite media creators:

John Webster

Based in Idaho, John Webster is creating some of whitewater’s most powerful imagery. His work has been featured in Redbull Illume and, more recently, in Men’s Journal. Most of his paddling photos focus on whitewater, though he does have some more tranquil scenes of paddle boarding and canoeing as well. Prints available at

Gradient and Water

Gradient and Water is a globe-trotting group of Kiwis who tackle some of the gnarliest whitewater expeditions on the planet. Each year, they make a wall calendar with images from their adventures. This year features images from Laos, New Zealand, and beyond. Available for online purchase here:; $25

Tegan Owens

Tegan Owens is a Canadia-based adventure photographer and is creating stunning whitewater imagery in BC and beyond. View her portfolio here:

Check out the Best Paddling Accounts on Instagram for more photographers who are creating art that is worth hanging on your wall.

More Gifts for boaters by boaters:

Give to a Cause

Organizations that make a difference in the paddling community.

Photo Prints and Wall Calendars

Beautiful imagery from photographers who paddle.

FunHoggin’ Fleece Wear

Functional and fun fleece skirts and shorts.

Fuzzy Threads

Screen printed clothing and canyon-inspired hats from Boulder, CO

Huppy Bars

Healthy energy bars made by hungry river guides for paddling adventures.

Prayer Flags by Kate Aitchison

Handcrafted prayer-flags with unique river trip vibes.

Prayer Flags by Kate Aitchison

Handcrafted prayer-flags with unique river trip vibes.

Homepage: Gifts by Boaters

Holiday gift ideas made for boaters by boaters.

Have a great gift idea that supports the paddling community? Get in touch!