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Paddle Sports in the COVID-19 Era Wrap Up

By: Michael Hughes, April 2, 2021

When COVID started shutting everything down just over a year ago it seemed like there would be two possible outcomes. Things would be back to normal in a couple of...

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Val Slaying the Wave Trains

Paddle Sports in the COVID-19 Era Pt. 7

By: Michael Hughes, March 26, 2021

This week I chatted with my friend Val over at LEAP to see what sort of challenges she faced in the 2020 season. Tell me a little about yourself and...

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Wawi Running Big Holes

Paddle Sports in the COVID-19 Era Pt. 6

By: Michael Hughes, March 18, 2021

We continue our journey through the paddle sports world this week with my friend David "Wawi" Alejandro Riquelme Vega from Futaleufu Chile. An international guide extraordinaire that has had his...

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IRF Hood River-6

Paddle Sports in the COVID-19 Era Pt. 5

By: Michael Hughes, March 12, 2021

This week our journey through the paddle sports world in the COVID era has brought to raft training and education. I chatted with international training guru Mark Hirst about what...

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Mark Paddling the Cheoah River

Paddle Sports in the COVID-19 Era Pt. 4

By: Michael Hughes, March 5, 2021

This week I spoke with the Executive Director of American Whitewater, Mark Singleton. As we have learned over the past few weeks, getting outside was popular in 2020. Let's see...

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Paddle Sports in the COVID-19 Era Pt. 3

By: Michael Hughes, February 26, 2021

The U.S. saw record numbers of unemployed people last spring, into the summer, and through now. While everyone was wondering what was going to happen many people in the recreation...

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Big Water Lochsa

Paddle Sports in the COVID-19 Era Pt. 2

By: Michael Hughes, February 18, 2021

This week I chatted with my friend Seth over at Next Adventure to see what has been going on with COVID there. Stay up to date with them via Instagram...

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Paddle Sports in the COVID-19 Era Pt. 1

By: Michael Hughes, February 9, 2021

I have been curious how COVID-19 has impacted the paddle sports world. While it has closed some doors, some areas seems to be thriving. My buddy Jake over at Immersion...

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The Lower Gauley River

The Best Rapid in Each State: The Southeast

By: Nick Wright, November 5, 2020

If you've seen our list of best rapids in the western states, you'll know that we follow an incredibly scientific formula to determine the best rapid in each state. This...

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Big Brother, White Salmon River

Best Whitewater Kayaking in Washington State

By: Emily Little, July 6, 2020

With rivers spanning the entire state of Washington, the whitewater kayaking potential is huge. The rivers vary from big water paddling to technical creek runs. The Olympic Peninsula offers some...

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