Whitewater rafting hasn’t been able to enjoy much time in the limelight, but filmmakers Ryan Scott and Hans Hoomans are looking to change that with the release of Habitat this Friday, May 5.

The documentary takes you through the development of whitewater rafting in the Pacific Northwest from the late ’70s to the present—from Shane Turnbull during his early years with commercial rafting, pushing forward into the ’90s with John Hall and AAA Rafting on the White Salmon River, David Sacquety's private boating exploits, and the raft-racing events of 2008 that spawned a new rush for first raft descents into the present, where rafters in the Pacific Northwest have ventured beyond the guidebooks and explored completely uncharted territory . Read more on Hoomans and the Northwest race for first raft descents in C&K‘s Whitewater annual, available on newsstands now.

Keen on learning more about the Pacific Northwest rafting scene? Visit HabitatFilm.blogspot.com to learn more and pre-order the film. Check out C&K‘s exclusive preview of the film here:

Habitat – Upper Upper Cispus with Jeff Bennett from Red Shack Productions on Vimeo.