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FIRST WAVES STRIKE USS REQUIN

Written by: Ian Smith The USS Requin submarine is a floating museum of World War II era technology along Carnegie Science Center on Pittsburgh’s North Shore.  While educating and enchanting hundreds of thousands of visitors about life and science aboard a submarine, the ship often serves to divulge a m ...

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Whitewater Kayaking

The Rio Claro | A Dream Come True by Cat Hardman

The Rio Claro is one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. The Claro is in the Maule Region and is based in the Siete Tazas National Park in the heart of Chile. I have always dreamed of running this river and I got my chance to paddle this glorious canyon. During my stay in Chile, all I could think about was freefalling on the Cl ...

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PROTECTING THE WAKIMIKA TRIANGLE ANCIENT FOREST BY JIM BAIRD

The Wakimika Triangle Ancient Forest represents the largest stand of old growth Eastern Red and White Pines in the world. This forest has never been logged. It is a place of beauty and tranquility where you can wa ...

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Whitewater Kayaking

Devils Postpile included in Wild and Scenic Inventory

Few whitewater runs in the world contain such quality rapids, grandiose geologic scenery, and clean translucent water as the Devil’s Postpile of the Middle Fork San Joaquin River in C ...

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Mexican Freeride - Kalob Grady

Written by: Werner Athlete Kalob Grady The jungles of Veracruz are a mystical place, where imaginations flourish and ideas come to life. In the spring of 2018, Nick Troutman, Dane Jackson and I orchestrating a quick mission to Veracruz State and the Alseseca River. Our goals were simple and founded in the c ...

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SUP

Stretching for Paddlers

Here in the U.S. we spend over 100 billion dollars per year on low back pain relief (trying to get it). What is most astounding about this is that most, if not all, low back pain is ...

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Whitewater Kayaking

A year of first, and a few returns.

This year I had many moments of “How did I get here?!” From standing on an SUP to a Starting Ramp at Creek Races, not only did I surprise myself but they became some of the more memorable moments of my comp ...

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Kayak Touring

Gig Harbor Lighted Boat Parade

One of our favorite holiday traditions is paddling during the lighted boat parades. There are many to choose from here in the Pacific Northwest, this year we stayed close to home and attended the Gig Harbor Lighted Bo ...

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Kayak Touring

Blind Captain’s Journey

It all started with a little splash of salt water, sounds of the crushing waves, silky sand on my hands, and the feel of wind and sun on my skin. My first memories of the ocean were when I was about 3 years ol ...

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Ted Baird Joins Werner Paddles

Over the years I have travelled some of the most rugged terrain on the planet by canoe. My passion for canoeing began at a very young age and developed into a borderline addiction. The Canoe is my only option to access ...

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Team USA Takes Home Silver

This year I was asked to represent China for the 2018 ISA SUP World Championships as an athlete on Team USA. It has always been a dream of mine to represent my country on a global scale. When I was aske ...

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Whitewater Kayaking

SEND in India

The magnetic pull of the Malabar river fest was too strong to ignore for many of the World’s top kayakers this year. Following the incredible week-long event certain competitors remained to follow the rain, crush the Kerala c ...

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