The world's biggest paddlesports company, Confluence Outdoors, has had a passing of the torch, with new CEO Richard Krause taking the reins from longtime CEO Sue Rechner... Read more.
She's Baaaaack! Freya Hoffmeister, that is, the mega paddler who, after circumnavigating Australia and South America, recently announced plans to circumnavigate the entire North American continent by sea kayak. Whoa.... Read more.
While Outdoor Retailer is mulling a move from Salt Lake City, and the paddlesports industry gun shy about the show moving its dates forward to June in 2018, Paddlesports Retailer, a new paddling industry tradeshow organized by industry veterans Darren Bush and Sutton Bacon, is quietly filling booth space for its new show in Madison, WI, Aug 29 - Sept. 1. 2017... Read more.
It’s time to get your cinematic paddling juices flowing again, while benefiting American Whitewater, at the 35th annual National Paddling Film Festival, to be held on Feb. 17-18, in Frankfort, KY, at the Buffalo Trace Distillery. Read more.
Call it a four-year portage around a rapid. According to Karen Heller in a recent story in the Washington Post, former American Canoe Association executive director Jeff Yeager is getting out of Dodge, leaving the country with his wife Denise, to escape the reign of President Donald Trump. Read more.
"Antarctic Integration" takes its name from the unique international environment where nations converge in peaceful collaboration, elevating Antarctica as a symbol of universal integration and historical exploration. Read more.
It was the proudest I’ve ever been as a father. It was the rainy, first evening of our five-day sea kayaking trip at Kayaker’s Cove in Prince William Sound, Alaska, and, tired of all the travel and logistics, I headed out at 9 p.m. for a quick solo paddle while the kids got cozy in the cabin. After circumnavigating Hat Island and crossing back for the paddle home, and feeling guilty about not rallying my kids out, the splash of a paddle approached in the distance, soon revealing the beaming face of my daughter Brooke, 17. She, too, had decided to venture out solo. “I had to,” she gushed. “It was just too gorgeous out.” Read more.
With paddling, including sea kayaking, canoeing and river running, continuing to play a major part in its curriculum, award-winning outdoor leadership school NOLS is heading into the New Year with a new look and rebranding campaign, fresh off its 50th anniversary... Read more.
What happens when you take a dozen of small island and islets, cover them in thick green maquis and medicinal herbs, keep them simmering with Italian, Turkish, Croatian and Illyrian influence for 1000 years, sprinkle around some carbonate rock formations, and then you go paddling there? Welcome to kayaking the secret islands of Croatia… Read more.
What all gear did we get our hands on this year at the Paddling Life offices? Read on for schwag we put through its paces paddling, aprèsing and all places in between. Read more.
Sorry fish, surviving just got a tad tougher. Anglers: Put this on your kayak fishing radar: Wilderness Systems just announced the release of its newest fish-slaying machine, the tri-powered Radar 135 and Radar 115 kayak, leaving a wake by paddle, pedal or electric motor… Read more.
Who's the best kayak angler in the world? If the results of the sixth annual Hobie Fishing World Championship, sponsored by Rhino-Rack™ and Hobie Cat®, are any indication, it's Steve Lessard, who claimed the crown for the second time... Read more.
Which Fishing Kayak is Right for You? Such a selection and so many questions. Fishing kayaks have come a long way, the market is flooded with new innovations and better designs. Shopping for a “first timer” can be expensive and confusing. When it comes down to it, base it on your needs and personal preferences, as highlighted by writer Paul Presson... Read more.
My, how the currents change. With Outdoor Retailer announcing a shift in its Summer market tradeshow dates to early June by 2018, outdoor industry veterans Sutton Bacon and Darren Bush have formed a new tradeshow, Paddlesports Retailer, to service the specific needs of the paddlesports industry... Read more.
Holy awesome reason to upgrade your paddling apparel, batman! On Black Friday, November 25, Patagonia gave 100 percent -- yes, 100 percent -- of global sales from its retail stores and Patagonia.com to support grassroots environmental organizations. And the total haul topped a whopping $10 million! Read more.
Want sweet schwag (and to support a great paddling trail at the same time?) Win outdoor gear in the Northern Forest Canoe Trail’s 12th Annual Online Auction. The event is live now and until December 1, 2016, and is the ideal place to get paddling and camping gear in time for the holidays. Proceeds support the nonprofit’s mission to maintain and protect access to the longest inland water trail in the nation.... Read more.
In honor of Veterans Day, Wilderness Systems has upped its commitment to the nonprofit organization, Heroes on the Water, debuting a new video telling the story of 19-year military policeman, Jason Austin, who was injured in an IED explosion. Suffering from post traumatic stress, a kayak fishing excursion forever changed his life. Read on for his story and video... Read more.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017, Island Expeditions has more experience kayaking and snorkeling in Belize than any other outfitter in the world (isn't it time you signed up for a luxury basecamp trip on a remote coral atoll, or island-to-island paddle?). Read on for a first-hand family sea kayaking tale... Read more.
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