Remembering Sam Grafton – The Pacific Northwest paddling community gathers to mourn the loss of one its best and brightest

Paddling gives so much to us, sometimes it is hard to recognize the flip side: that it can take away everything. After receiving the recent news that the Pacific Northwest paddling community had lost one of its brightest young boating chargers on February 10, I was in disbelief. Every boating community has moments like this,

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The Incident at Burro Creek – An Arizona kayaker recounts a close call with an armed landowner

I was drifting; gazing at a cliffside spring, listening to the soothing sound of a riffle. CRACK! The calm was shattered by the sharp deafening peal of nearby gunfire. Pat, one of my three companions kayaking upstream, gave a holler that almost had a celebratory tone to it–woohooo–but clearly it was a communication to whomever

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5 Tips for Flying with Your Kayak – A guide to getting on the plane with your whitewater kayak

Words by Aaron Mann Illustrations by Querine Wegman As airlines continue to impose stricter and stricter baggage restrictions, flying with your whitewater kayak has become almost as difficult as carrying a firearm in your checked baggage. The number of air carriers that accept kayaks has dwindled in recent years, leaving the jet-setting boater with limited options. If

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Adam Clawson: A tribute to the life and slalom racing career of an American canoe legend – Celebrating the Life of a Champion … and Why You Should Never, Ever ‘Snit’

On July 10, 2017, former slalom canoeist Adam Clawson passed away at the age of 44. A two-time U.S. Olympian and a 1991 World Championship silver medalist, Clawson is widely recognized as one of the greatest C-1 slalom paddlers to ever race for the United States. The following tribute to Clawson’s life and racing career

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Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship to Pause in 2018 – Future now in doubt after organizers announce cancelation of this year’s competition

The future of the Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championships is now in doubt following the surprising announcement today that they will be pressing the pause button for 2018. But today’s announced cancellation of the event for this year has created a cloud of uncertainty as to whether another edition of Sickline will ever be

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