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The annual Ocoee Race has quickly become one of my favorite whitewater races. With excellent organization, great participation, 5 miles of fun whitewater, plenty of opportunities to train with friends leading up to the event, and knowing that your entry fee is helping a great cause, it’s easy to see why. 2016 was no exception. […]

Ocoee Race September 28

REPOST: Russell Fork is on!

This weekend marks the beginning of Russell Fork season. Breaks Interstate Park and the Russell Fork gorge are among my favorite places on earth. The high point of this month of releases is the Lord of the Fork race on the last weekend. Like many of you, the releases leading up to the race, give […]

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The Cough-town Showdown

Beautiful and historic Charleston again played host to a fantastic paddle sports event this past weekend. The 4th edition of the Chucktown Showdown would take us along the famous Charleston Battery, around Shutes Folly and into the heart of Charleston Harbor before returning to the start/finish line at Brittle Bank Park 9 miles later. Although […]

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With manufacturers turning their attention to introducing polyethylene surfskis and lowering the financial entry barrier for the sport, this is an exciting time for the growth and popularity of surfski. Doing so will open the door to surfski performance for paddlers everywhere, leading to, what I suspect may be a rapid increase in those using […]

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Paddle Grapple – Fontana Lake

  Nestled at the southern foot of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Fontana Lakes cool emerald green waters offer a unique venue for a race. While most of the east coast is sweltering in heat, the mountains provide cool respite and an attractive venue for recreationialists, enthusiasts and expert paddlers looking for a mid […]

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Gorge Downwind Championships

With incredible scenery, almost guaranteed perfect daily downwind conditions, simple fast shuttles, great organization, abundant support from almost all the industry and a well contested competition … you are probably thinking of somewhere in Hawaii, South Africa or Australia. But no … this is the Gorge Downwind Championships in Hood River, Oregon and it is […]

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Celebrating the 2016 Olympic Day

Today we celebrate Olympic Day. Olympic Day was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris. Every year the International Olympic Committee encourages everyone – regardless of age, gender or athletic ability – to get active on 23 June. Olympic Day is […]

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Back to the Chattahoochee

The “Back to the Chattahoochee” is an incredibly well executed race and festival organized and presented by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) in partnership with the National Park Service and the city of Roswell. The event is organized to celebrate the Chattahoochee and foster a sense of community around the river that serves 3.5 million Georgians and […]

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Paddle Bender – hotter than ever

This article was originally posted on http://www.surfskinews.com/ Mims and Dismukes Tops at Paddle Bender Temperatures were up at Dreher Island State Park’s Paddle Bender race this past weekend and with eighty paddlers and forty surfskis on the line, the competition promised to be fierce. The long course followed two four-mile trips circumnavigating around an island […]

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Motionize – Paddling Technology

Exercise data collection is everywhere these days. Your phone is counting footsteps, your Fitbit your calories burned and for the enthusiasts or athletes among us, you may have a GPS enabled Heart Rate monitor. On a bike you can go even further by measuring power, cadence and efficiency in addition to a multitude of additional […]