Ever thought of kayaking over Niagara? Neither have we. But Rafa Ortiz has, and his exploits now come to the silver screen in Rush Sturges’s Chasing Niagara, which takes viewers from the rainforest rivers of Mexico to the waterfalls of the Northwest and eventually, Niagara itself. Director and athlete Rush Sturges chimes in on the making of the flick… Read more.
A paddling company without a marketing head can be like a paddlecraft without a rudder. That short period is over for Johnson Outdoors, which is proud to announce the hiring of Ryan Lilly as the new marketing director for their Watercraft division. Read more.
Eleven times is a lot to win any race, let alone one as adrenaline-filled and daunting as the annual FIBArk downriver race on Colorado's Arkansas River. But at the ripe age of 55, Durango's wily veteran Andy Corra, owner of Four Corners Riversports, made up for last year's second-place finish with his 11th win at this year's race, despite rolling his downriver boat at the crux... Read more.
Rafting season is literally heating up on the Ottawa as the Esprit base camp goes up in flames...and here's how you can help them get back on the water. Read more.
Find the flipper! Location: Yampa River, Colo.
Swims, beat-downs and three live-bait rescues sun it up. Historic high water conditions (a whopping 550 cfs) on Thursday’s Coors Light Steep Creek Championship at the GoPro Games were summed up in two words by the experts monitoring river flows at American Whitewater: “Not Recommended.” But that didn’t stop 49 of the world’s top whitewater paddlers from jumping into their creek boats and taking on the raging torrent thundering through the steep, narrow gorge at water levels never before measured in GoPro Mountain Games history — or any history, for that matter. Read more.
You've heard of Kodak Courage. Call this one Playstation Bravery. A gig with PlayStation resulted in a big plunge for extreme kayak Pedro Olivia. While it resulted in a swim, Olivia--tasked with creating an "uncharted adventure" to mark the release of PlayStation’s 'Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End'—opted to run 82-foot-high Juruena falls in the Amazon rainforest, after turning away from the feat five years ago. Read more.
Is he just a glutton for punishment, Poseidon-style? Or maybe he just can’t figure out anything better to do? Whatever the reason, Polish adventurer Aleksander Doba just set out on his third solo trans-Atlantic crossing by sea kayak, this time going west to east from New York City to Portugal. Read more.
Call it a heck of a wake to trace. This summer, British explorers Olly Hicks and George Bullard will attempt the first documented crossing from Greenland to Scotland by kayak. The In the Wake of the Finnmen expedition follows a course likely traveled by Inuit tribes-people centuries ago... Read more.
Sheri Griffith Expeditions wants to know how well you know the Green River? On a recent email blast, it sent its customers 10 photos to ID on the iconic river corridor. Read on to see how you fare, be it a wily John Wesley Powell or Green River rookie… Read more.
Call it a Blackjack or Lucky 7. Whatever moniker you give it, Stephen Wright and Emily Jackson came up winners in spades at the Reno Whitewater Festival, kicking off what’s sure to be a raging kayak freestyle season… Read more.
Want to paddle the famed Northeast? Set your sights on the waterways around the Zoar Outdoor Center, which serves up some of New England’s finest floating, whether you’re rafting, stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking… Read more.
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