Person paddleboarding on a Riber iSUP

Paddling water sports such as kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddleboarding have a universal appeal and are a great workout. If you want to try a new sport, or are thinking of getting back into paddling, we have put together eight reasons why you should. It Gets You Closer to Nature and Discovering New Places…

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People canoeing with riber canoes

Go Canoeing Week, beginning Saturday 26th May and ending Sunday 3rd June, is British Canoeing’s yearly campaign that aims to bring the excitement of the sport to everyone. This year’s theme is Big Adventure and the week falls over May half-term so that the whole family can get involved. Several organised events are taking place,…

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Across the pond in America people recently lined up along Highway 148 overlooking the Chickasawhay River in Shubuta, Mississippi to show support for, and cheer on kayakers and canoers as they participated in the annual Great Chickasawhay River Race. Locals claim that the event is a wonderful way to highlight how appealing the area is,…

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The 2016 Fiji ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship kicked off over the weekend in the South Pacific, where events started on the 12th November, and will run until the 18th.     The fifth edition of the event organised by the International Surfing Association (ISA) will crown champions in six divisions across various locations,…

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With the Olympics now over, the Team GB athletes who have dedicated their lives to training and competing in the events, will hop about flights from Rio to London to return with their faces full of glory.     As they return home however, their journey is not yet over, as they prepare to take…

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When Red Bull were looking for a surprising place to send 22-year-old kayaker Eric Walter to test his kayaking ability, he probably wasn’t expecting to end up in the middle of a desert in Namibia…     The German rider is used to dropping off some of the biggest waterfalls in the world, but ended…

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A team of six canoers have qualified for the first ever ParalympicsGB canoe team for Rio 2016. This is the first time that canoeing has been included as a competitive sporting event in the Paralympics.     The long-awaited announcement was made yesterday as to who would make the Paralympic canoe team for Rio 2016…

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Kayaks have come a long way from their handcrafted origins to where they are today as an Olympic sport. Their history goes back several thousand years to the Inuit and Aleut tribes of Arctic North America.     The original kayak boats were made from either light driftwood, fallen tree trunks or animal skins stretched…

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