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list of upcoming events.
Am. Whitewater (41 min. ago) -
Earlier this year the Virginia Marine Resources Commission confirmed that they consider Johns Creek and several other whitewater streams navigable and public. This determination is based on their policy of assuming streams of sufficient size are navigable unless proven otherwise. This is a common sense approach that respects the rights of citizens that own property adjacent to rivers, as well those who wish to rightfully enjoy those public rivers and streams. read more...
Canoe Kayak (2 hrs. ago) -
The very first Canadian-hosted World Freestyle Championships was held on the Ottawa River in 1997 just upstream of Garb in the famed Horseshoe Hole where names like Whiting, Jackson, Addison and Benedict were launching into lefty cartwheel attacks on the hole.
ACA (4 hrs. ago) -
The ACA is proud to present the second Swiftwater Rescue Conference, October 9-11, 2015, on the Tuckaseegee River in North Carolina. read more...
Misc. (6 hrs. ago) -
It's not the smoothest sport, nor the most graceful.
At its most exciting moments, participants end up in kind of a slipping-on-a-banana-peel stance.
Yet for those who love it, whitewater stand-up paddleboarding -- or whitewater SUPing -- holds a powerful allure.
For some, it brings a big thrill with a little less risk.
That's why paddling instructor Jack Nelson switched from kayaking to whitewater SUPing.
"I took some scary swims (in a kayak) and just thought, 'I don't know, if I stay with this group of guys that I've grown in the sport with, am I going to be one of those statistics that dies on the river?' " said Nelson, 31, an American Canoe Association level 3 whitewater SUPing instructor who lives in Bristol, Tennessee.
Then, Nelson started stand-up paddling on cl... read more...
WatersEdge SUP (8 hrs. ago) -
Proper maintenance and care for your board is the key to ensuring its quality for as long as possible. Here are a few tips to keep your board looking and performing as new.
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