Paddling Magazine Staff

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Kayaker Saves Sea Lion From Fishing Net Entanglement (Video)

Sea kayaker and conservationist, Naude Dreyer, is no stranger to dealing with wild, uncooperative seals and sea lions. Through the work of the Ocean Conservation Namibia (OCN) non-profit organization,...
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Dane Jackson Rescues A Kayaker Stuck In A Cave...

As much as we love watching our whitewater heroes send the tallest waterfalls and throw down the most impressive tricks, there is something infinitely more satisfying about watching them...
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Oh Flip! Surprise Seal Jumps Over Kayaker (Video)

As much as we acknowledge and appreciate the wealth of life that lives beneath the ocean’s surface, we generally like to experience it on our own terms. When Scottish...
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Building A Whitewater Kayak From Scratch (Video)

Konrad van Varseveld has always enjoyed diving headfirst into DIY projects. So, after recently creating a hydrospeed (a whitewater river board) out of the shell of an old creek...
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Kayaking On Snow At 100 KM/H (Video)

After the internet success of Red Bull’s previous “snowyaking” video of kayak racers tearing down snow (in such organized disorder that it rivaled Brits chasing a cheese wheel down...

Dane Jackson Drops Over 80-Foot Waterfall in Hawaii (Video)

 Earlier this month, two seasoned pros—Dane Jackson and Hayden Voorhees—snagged a first descent off the right line of Rainbow Falls on the Wailuku River, Hawaii. Internationally known for many a...

River Fatalities Up In 2020, According To American Whitewater...

Thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have never been so many paddlers on the water. However, communicating safety messaging is a challenge the industry will be reckoning with for...

20 Industry Insiders On Top Forecasts

What are you most excited about in 2021? The number of new people introduced to the sport of paddling for the first time. Initially fueled by COVID-19 and the opportunity...
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Florida’s Bioluminescent Kayaking in Clear Kayaks (Video)

Whether blinking on the back of a firefly or glowing from a mysterious clump of mushrooms, bioluminescence often looks like magic. This video is no exception, as a cruising...