Canoeing the Blackfoot River, Montana. Brian French.

Paddling

Whether canoeing a flatwater stretch of river such as the Flathead (pictured above), kayaking steep, inaccessible canyons and creeks, or using oar-rigs for big multi-day float trips, paddling is all about access to places you couldn’t any other way than being on the water.

As with other adventure sports such as skiing and snowboarding, new innovations in technique and equipment has led to dynamic progressions in paddling over the last 10 years. Enormous rapids, 50 or even 100 + foot waterfalls: what was once considered “unrunnable” by previous generations is now paddled under control by the latest generation of expert boaters.

Paddling Articles

6 of the best river parks in the US

by David Miller

North America’s Galapagos: 5 outdoor adventures on California’s Santa Cruz Island

by Kristen Bor

Check this mesmerizing footage of kayakers SURFING UNDERWATER

by David Miller
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Rowing in the Grand Canyon is the most coveted job in the world and it’s easy to understand why

by Morgane Croissant

15 epic things Canadians need to do this summer

by Morgane Croissant
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This surfer uses SUP boards to access the raddest street art spot ever

by Morgane Croissant
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9 reasons Idaho is the capital of American whitewater

by David Miller
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Extreme kayaker Rafa Ortiz teaches indigenous in Mexico to kayak

by Cathy Brown

These guys surf some of the most fun water features on earth, and the way they reach them is amazing

by Rory Moulton
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Emotional portrait of a 67 year old paddler exploring solo

by Rory Moulton

Watch this kayaker make an art form out of running huge waterfalls

by David Miller

WATCH: Paddleboarding through an insane ice floe on Lake Michigan

by Rory Moulton

On the water with the world’s most grueling outrigger canoe race

by Shawn Parkin

Kayakers race 45mph down a drainage ditch

by Rory Moulton

30 seconds of awesome: SUPing with icebergs in Lake Michigan

by Rory Moulton

Can I Surf That: The rowdy waterwomen of stand up paddleboarding

by Rory Moulton
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The Coast: An epic reminder to do what you love, today

by Emily Nuchols

Be thankful that places like Fiji’s “Grand Canyon” and forward-thinking people still exist

by David Miller
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