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
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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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Recently unearthed: Incredible vintage video of Kayaker pulling moves 30 years ahead of his time

by David Miller

“Adventure is curiosity”: Crossing the Georgia Straight on a standup paddleboard

by Katka Lapelosov√°

Nobody’s River: Descending one of the world’s last free-flowing rivers

by David Miller

28 signs you’re addicted to paddling

by Shane Townsend
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Paddle Lake Superior with the Voyageur Canoe Musical Tour

by Joe Baur
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9 reasons you should try SUP boarding this summer

by Emma Thieme
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New world record: Dude styles a 60 foot waterfall in an open canoe

by David Miller
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