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This is the Nolichucky

Keep the Nolichucky free flowing. It’s hard to believe but only 0.35% of the rivers in the US are protected under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. With next year marking the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act there is no better time to build a movement around the iconic Nolichucky Gorge. Let’s get a ...

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East Coast Whitewater Festival Season

The Beaver River Rendezvous kicks off the East Coast whitewater festival season on Labor Day weekend (Sep 1 to Sep 4) with 4 days packed full of whitewater releases in New York’s Adirondack Park. It’s a must attend for anyone looking to experience New York’s classic runs. Werner has been a long-time supporter of New ...

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AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF KAYAKERS ENTER THE UNKNOWN AMAZON JUNGLE

Southeast, Colombia,  March 28th, 2017 - The expedition down the mystical Apaporis River will take an international team of kayakers including Werner Team Paddlers Ben Stook ...

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Whitewater Wednesday. 360 Video tour of the Grand Canyon

Friend, Werner Paddles athlete and film maker, John Grace, recently had the opportunity to one again head into the Grand Canyon on a self-supported whitewater kayak mission.  From the John, "The Grand Canyon exists on a scale few other things in nature can compare with. If you are interested in learning how to self-supp ...

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Whitewater Wednesday-Bren Orton 2016 Highlight reel.

As we sit around as boaters and debate who falls into the group of the most elite talents in the World, the name Bren Orton comes up more and more these days.  The young man with the crazy hair from Warrington, England has gone from freestyle specialist, to a super well rounded paddler since he started a more intense Internationa ...

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Whitewater Wednesday.  “Jammed” up in Ecuador.  Further proof of Bomber reliability.

Welcome to this week's Whitewater Wednesday, as we take you to Ecuador.  Morgan Arnaud from the French paddlers group, "NopasaNada" was shooting Go-Pro footage during a descent of the Pusuno River when he got quite the surprise. He captured footage ...

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Whitewater Wednesday.  Introducing the 4-piece breakdown, Rio.

Happy #WhitewaterWednesday When you need it, your breakdown paddle is the most important piece of boating gear to you or your paddling mates. However it is often the most over looked piece as well. Why? Well at the core it's hard to spend $ on gear that liv ...

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Jackson Kayak.  More than a decade later, still BIG news in a Small TN town.

It was 2003 when Jackson Kayak was officially founded in the small town of Sparta, TN.  But even though they are over a decade into their exciting history, the positive effect the company has had on this small Tennessee town is still big news.  Both in the economic benefits as well a ...

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Whitewater Wednesday. “Californian Oasis.”  How Dylan Mckinney spent his summer.

Happy #WhitewaterWednesday to you.  We teamed up with the good people at the Green Race to host the "How I spent my Summer Vacation," video contest for this year's 21st annual running of the race.  Boater-film makers were asked to condense their submission to 5 minutes o ...

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Whitewater Wednesday. Alicia Lycan takes us down Tumwater

Werner Paddles Ambassador, Alicia Lycan, takes us through Tumwater, just on the outskirts of Leavenworth, WA. Just about a 2 hour drive away from Sultan where we handcraft each and every one of our paddles. Alicia take us through the POW and Exit rapids at 2,000 cfs. Watch the video HERE: ...

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Whitewater Wednesday.  Sage Donnelly’s win and the amazing Feather Fest 2016

Happy Whitewater Wednesday to you.  One of the best autumn whitewater festivals, and California's largest, is Feather Fest.  Werner Paddle's  athlete Sage Donnelly  has been paddling sections of the Feather s ...

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Werner Paddles-Whitewater ambassador, David Silk, with some freestyle action.

Stoked to see New England continues to put out talented young boaters.  From his learning grounds on CT's Farmington River, we are stoked to have David Silk join Werner Paddles as an ambassador.  Enjoy some of his freestyle footage, as he was training with the ...

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