Brooke Hess

A big wave freestyle kayaker, Brooke Hess is from Missoula, Montana, and a member of the U.S. National Freestyle Kayak Team.

The Gender Gap In Whitewater Kayaking Prize Money Payouts

As a competitive whitewater kayaker, it has always been my dream to stand on top of the podium for a professional competition. In May 2016, I achieved my goal....

How 7 Famous Rapids Got Their Names

Money Drop, Norway Held annually in Voss, Norway, Ekstremsportveko is the largest extreme sports festival in the world. At the 1999 Ekstremsportveko, event organizers offered South African paddler, Shane Raw,...

Kayaking Alone: Are The Dangers Worth It?

When the dangers of solo boating are worth the shortcut to finding flow.

How Ottilie Robinson-Shaw Smashed The 1,000-Point Freestyle Barrier

Two weeks before Great Britain’s team selections for 2020, 17-year-old Ottilie Robinson-Shaw was lying in bed, sick and hopped up on antibiotics. The day before the event, she still...

Get A Grip: How To Decide Between Kayak Gloves,...

Want to keep paddling into autumn and winter, but can’t seem to keep your hands from freezing? Want to paddle all summer in the sun, but don’t want your...

Cooking Tips & Recipe Ideas For Your Next Camping...

Do you want to know the secret to cooking camping meals? With the right gear, prep and knowledge, your camping meals don’t actually have to be any different from...

Is Kayaking A Good Workout? Yes! Here’s How It...

One of the keys to developing a healthier lifestyle is finding a physical activity you enjoy doing. Fun and excitement help mask unpleasant feelings you may experience as a...

5 Risks Of Sun Exposure All Paddlers Should Take...

Often overlooked, sun and heat exposure present some of the biggest risks in paddling. While in or on the water, your body may not feel dehydration coming on until...

How To Choose The Right Drybags For Your Paddling...

A drybag is a piece of gear used to keep things dry when submerged in water. It is essentially a sack made of waterproof material with a water-tight seal...