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WERNER PADDLES WELCOMES TEAM MEMBER DARBY MCADAMS

Photo By Natalie Anderson on the Ottawa River Werner is happy to announce that we have added Darby Mcadams to our Team!  We had a chance to do a little Q and A with her recently too! Wer ...

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A PROPER WHITE RIVER EXPERIENCE IN WASHINGTON STATE

Photos and words by Aaron Black-Schmidt As I came around the bend in the river I saw it. A twisted jumble of tree roots and logs, silver and water-weathered that stretched across ...

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IMMERSED IN MY SURROUNDINGS

Words by Ken Campbell and photos by Beau Gaughran It is a crisp afternoon at the beginning of fall. The trees are just starting to lose their leaves, to turn from shades of green to ...

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FLOATING THE DOLORES RIVER IN SOUTHERN COLORADO

Case Turner floats the Bradfield to Slickrock section of the Dolores River in southern Colorado in these photos with his Alpaca Pack Raft.  He even helped a small Common green&n ...

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Sea Kayaking British Columbia’s Broughton Islands

Jason Learned went exploring the British Columbia's Broughton Islands this Summer via Sea Kayak.   This location just north of Vancouver Island is spectacular!    ...

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9 Seasons of Bomber Reliability

Location: Chuya River, Russia Photo Credit: Don Beveridge Words by Max Kniewasser After 9 seasons, it's time to retire my trusted ...

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8 Weeks Out - SUP Race Training Series

Click the image above to go to the Intro Video. 8 Weeks Out - A Training Series to unleash your inner athlete! In this se ...

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Werner Powerhouse – The Power House of Whitewater Paddles

Werner Powerhouse – The Power House of Whitewater Paddles Written by: Jared Nosal As kayakers, over the years we seem to discover what works best for us in our own niches of the sport of whitewater paddling. From the types of kayak ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Team Werner made their mark in Pro, Open & Junior Divisions at the Pacific Paddle Games

photo: J Haworth One of the biggest events in competitive Stand Up Paddling did not disappoint, with Werner paddlers putting in impressive races in all divisions. The waves arrived and the weekend challenge ...

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Feather Fest 2018

The Feather River — where do I even begin with the Feather River? It is an incredible canyon that has fueled my kayaking since I was too small to fit in my little Jackson Kayak Side Kick. I learned how to boof, ...

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Apex Voted Best Paddle at Paddle Expo

Werner Paddles is proud to announce that we took home the ‘Best Paddle’ award for our new Apex SUP model at Paddle Expo. Our new paddle is currently used by some of the top racers on the planet including Josh Riccio, Tyler Bashor, Dan Gavere , Lina Augaitis, Genna Flinkman and Mel Wygal. This paddle allows each stroke to e ...

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Plan your own SUP multi day trip

Having just finished being the first person to stand up paddle the 360-mile coast of Maine this summer, the number one question I get is "How?" I hope to demystify the "SUP Expedition" and get ...

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Jim Baird Paddles the Algonquin

I put some serious miles behind me on my recent 15-day canoe trip through the fabled Temagami region of Northern Ontario, Canada. Save for about five long minutes where I let my brother try it out, I pulled almost exclusively with the bent-shaft, carbon fiber Algonquin — and it was an absolute dream to use. In fact, after g ...

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How to Build Emotional Resilience on the Water

According to the dictionary, resilience is defined as, 'the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.' A second definition is: 'the ability of a subs ...

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Reach for the Apex

  Werner Paddles’ new race model is the perfect choice for both elite and recreation stand up paddlers looking to reach the Apex of their performance. Achieving Ultimate Paddle Performance is at the core of our designs; we take pride in our craftsmanship which is evident every time you put your paddle in the water.< ...

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Grande Ronde Family Rafting Trip

This year we were invited on another family rafting trip down the Grande Ronde river in Oregon. Emily and were stoked to take the kids our on the river for a 5-day multi-day trip. What made it even better was the crew tha ...

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Paddlesports Retailer 2018 - BEST PADDLE

  Paddlesports Retailer is a trade show, endorsed by the Paddlesports Trade Coalition, providing the premier commercial and cultural experience for exhibitors, retailers, media and industry advo ...

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Time To Make A Change

When I returned home from war, adjusting to civilian life was difficult.  Then, when a life-long friend, and brother of which I served with overseas, took his own life, it shook me to my core. After his tragic death, I dedicated my life to helping vets who struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Our non-profit organiz ...

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5 Key Points to ensure a successful intro to SUP for your kids

1. FUN! Most importantly keep it fun! Kids love FUN, games, anything that doesn't seem like work. They will like things like learning tricks, finding waves, playing games like handball while on the board, fun relay ...

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Enjoy a Wild and Scenic River in Idaho this summer.

Idaho is “The Whitewater State,” and it hosts some of the best Wild and Scenic rivers for whitewater paddle boating in the country. Not to mention it’s the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, which was signed in 1968 ...

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The 2018 Packraft Roundup

When you can put your boat and your paddle in your backpack, the world is your oyster. Packrafts – ultralight, ultra-packable inflatable rafts – have been quietly revolutionizing backcountry travel in Alaska and the Rocky Mountain stat ...

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Eric Schrock: Remembering my Dad

This video is very special and sentimental to me as my dad was the photographer and he has passed away. He was my best fishing partner and together we grew in this sport. I couldn’t wait to share what I had learned from each fishing trip if he wasn’t with me, so in that essence I was never alone. My dad loved to fish as I ...

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Jim Baird Adventurer

Werner Paddles is excited to announce their inaugural canoe team athlete — Jim Baird. You may be familiar with Jim, and his brother Ted, as the season 4 winners of History Channel’s TV show ...

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3 Reasons to try SUP Yoga

I've been around paddlers and yogis for over 20 years and I've heard 'hardcore' paddlers make fun of SUP yoga and yogis treat it as a novelty fad. I always say: 'Don't dis it until you've tried it!' BTW, why is it so easy for humans to dis stuff we haven't tried? The health, body and wellnes ...

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Stand Up Paddling with Gators

While taking a day off from training for the upcoming season, I decided to take a walk on the wild side-paddling with gators. Myakka State Park in Florida is home to what is known as the Deep Hole, o ...

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Working toward a Wild & Scenic Nooksack River

The North Cascade Mountains in Washington State are defined by their majestic beauty—wild forests, wild rivers, and stunning vistas. The jewel of North Puget Sound, the Nooksack River, is the backbone of Bellingham and ...

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Winter Circumnavigation of Vancouver Island

Late last summer, I came up with a wild, ambitious idea: attempt a winter circumnavigation Vancouver Island. As far as I could tell, it had not been done before. While planning I had tracked down a couple people who h ...

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South Fork Salmon Love

The South Fork of the Salmon is remote. It pulls us back as often as we can to paddle its pristine waters with a draw that for me is unparalleled in the US. The true wilderness experience we fin ...

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Jackson-Troutman Grand Canyon Trip

Written by: Emily Jackson-Troutman “You’ll never guess what?! We got another Grand Canyon Permit!!! Are you interested?” "Um of course I am interested!" “K because the launch date is in two weeks….”   This was the beginning of ...

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Tested By Earth, Wind and Fire

In the spring 1998 I entered the river for my first strokes in a kayak. Somewhere downstream Colorado waves still swollen from melting snow caught me from the side and I capsized. I composed myself to a C to C technique that I had practiced dozen’s of times in the lake and let that rehearsal play out in cold muddy water. Seconds ...

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Ultimate Performance for Kayak Fishing

Spending time on the water in pursuit of your favorite species of fish is ultimately what matters. Knowing that each cast could be met with an electrifying tug is what motivates us all to make the time to get out th ...

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White Nile River Dream by Cat Hardman

As kayakers, we know Africa for its big whitewater and epic play waves. Since I was a little kid, I have dreamed of going to the White Nile in Uganda. After wanting to go to this river for years, I finally got to go with World Class Kayak Academy. At the end of October, I hopped on a plane and headed to Uganda. I was stoked. &nbs ...

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President Roosevelt’s contributions to our wilderness

"There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm." -President Theodore Roosevelt  This Presidents Day we'd like t ...

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Packrafting the Neve Traverse

As I lay on my wooden bunk, the last light of the day streaming in through dusty, cracked windows I looked up at a tattered map stapled to the wall above, duct taped togeth ...

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Find Your Zen

The Zen Ensō is one or two uninhibited brushstrokes drawn in a circle that express a moment when the mind is completely free to let the body create. That feeling is similar ...

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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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SUP Whitewater Expedition - First Descent of the Mountain River NWT

Written by Jimmy Martinello jimmymartinello.com The Crew: Jimmy Martinello, Todd Lawson, Dennis Flett and Jon Burak The Mountain River is one of the most sought-after whitewater journeys in Canada. The river is a tributary of the mighty Mackenz ...

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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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Why We Paddle for Fish

I saw a hint of movement. Then I saw the triangle and the lone dot pop up above the surface like Morse code shorthand for “Here I am”. I was too far away to cast so I picked up my Werner Hooked Shuna and made three whis ...

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SUP Equipment Choices with Josh Riccio

Fresh off of his 1st place finish in the stock 14' SUP division at the Molokai 2 Oahu race, Werner team rider Josh Riccio gives us some insight as to why he uses the Grand Prix 86.  ...

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Werner Paddles - Moving to Monroe WA

For Immediate Release:   The Sultan, WA based company Werner Paddles announced today that they will be moving their production facility from Sultan to Monroe, WA.  The move will bring both manufacturing and the fulfillment center under one roof in order to improve efficiencies.  ...

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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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Limited Edition Lone Star - Camano and Shuna

Available February 27th Shuna Lone Star - Limited Edition: ...

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#KayakfishFRYDay Jim Sammon’s tells us, “Hold your paddle correctly!”

Happy #KayakfishFRYDay to you all.  This week, we look Werner Paddles pro-staff Jim Sammon's, "Public Service Announcement." You don't catch as many fish from a kayak as he has, without knowing a few things about how to paddle.  Jim's humorous ...

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The Gales Storm Gathering-coming to Lake Superior this October.

The Gales Storm Gathering is one of the premiere rough water sea kayaking events in the US.  Taking place in October, on lake Superior, conditions never let paddlers and coaches down and it truly makes for an amazing learning experience.  It is an honor for ...

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Throw Back Thursday. 2007 to 2017, wishing Doug Ragan all the best after 10 great years.

Happy Throw Back Thursday to you.  This blog originally ran in April of 2015, part of a #TBT celebration as we looked back over our history while celebrating 50 Years of handcrafting paddles.  Today, we repurpose it as we send off a friend and amazing colleague of 10 years, sales director Doug Ragan.     ...

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Whitewater Wednesday.  IR’s John Weld, eulogizes his Shogun.

From the gang at Werner Paddles, happy Whitewater Wednesday to you.  Today, we have an awesome piece to share from co-founder/owner of Immersion Research, John Weld.  For many of you younger paddlers out there, you may know of  t ...

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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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Introducing #Paddle4Fish - Celebrating fishing with a paddle

We are excited to kick off the 2017 kayak fishing season with the introduction of #Paddle4Fish       The hash tag will be a catch all for videos and photos posted to social media by kayak, sup, and canoe anglers who choose to chase their favorite species using a paddle, for the tradition, performance, ver ...

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Sea Kayak surfing SKOOKUMCHUCK NARROWS, WITH MATT ANGER.

The Skookumchuck Narrows or "Skook", as it's known to most boaters, seems to be even more beautiful and exhilarating everytime you see it. At peak flows, whitecaps and whirlpools form at the rapids even in calm weather. Each day, tide ...

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INTRODUCING “BLUEFIN” A “JACKSON KAYAK-LIMITED EDITION” HOOKED KAYAK FISHING PADDLE

This week's Kayak Fish FRYDay has some exciting news from our Hooked kayak fishing paddle line up. Werner Paddles announces the new Hooked: Jackson Kayaks-Limited Edition paddle. In a collaborative effort joining 2 great ...

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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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Inspiration to hit the water- Enjoy our Kayak Fishing Photo Collage

Fall is a magical time to be on the water as a kayak angler...but it can also be a stressful time.  Stressful dealing with new patterns as the water temps drop but increasingly more stressful everyday as winter grows closer every day and the knowing that the season is coming to an end grows more imminent.  Your friends ...

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Werner Paddles Logo Story

The Werner Paddles logo is one of tradition and family.  Have you ever heard the story?  Although apparent earlier in the relationship of Martha and Werner Furrer (on items such as their climbing gear or Martha's pottery,) the logo was not evident on paddles until the first Werner design In 1965.  Looking at the dra ...

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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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Fiona Wylde earns her first World Title

Werner Team Paddler Fiona Wylde earns her first stand up paddling world title with wins in the long distance, sprints and overall on Maui at the World Series Final. W ...

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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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Kayak Fish FRYDay.  Werner kayak fishing pro-staff Rob Choi, with his video “Bliss.”

Welcome to this week's Kayak Fish FRYDay.  Today we share a beautifully done film by Werner Paddles pro-staff Rob Choi, documenting his love for being in a kayak with friends, family and of course a few fish. He titled it simply enough. "Bliss." Have a watch ...

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Whitewater Wednesday. Taylor Robertson tackles Eagle Falls.

Taylor Robertson, Werner’s new Director of Marketing and Sales lands in the Northwest ready to paddle as he completes his first lap down Eagle Falls, on the Skykomish R., near Werner’s production facility in Sultan, WA.  Taylor has been a member of the Werner Team for many ...

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Greenland Kite-Kayak Supertrip 5000 September 9th update

Not a lot to report in this week's update from Werner Paddle's athlete Ben Stookesbury, as he along with team members Sarah Mcnair-Landry and Erik Boomer continue to kite-ski (towing all of their camping and paddling gear) 600 miles across the Greenland ice cap.  If you are just tuning in now, you can get caught up on the ...

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Iowa SUP surfing.  Hannah Ray Childs BLOWING up.

The progression of SUP surfing is insane right now and paddlers are making super hard moves look so smooth. Werner Paddle's ambassador, Hannah Ray Childs is one. Watch as she "shove-its" and flat spins like mad on Iowa's Charles City wave. Learn more about this awesome wave, built for whitewater kayak and stand up pa ...

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Lumpy Waters Sea Kayak Symposium.  October 7-9.  Pac NW’s premiere rough water symposium.

Werner Paddles is once again the proud sponsor of the "Lumpy Waters Sea Kayak Symposium."  Hosted by Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe, in beautiful Pacific City, OR, the event is the premiere rough water sea kayak symposium in the Pacific NW.& ...

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Werner Paddles SUP Team riders, come together as a family at the “Gorge.”

As Werner Paddles stand up paddle Team riders travelled from around North America to compete at the 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge, they gathered for an on water day to get the gang together and build a closer bond. Wi ...

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Whitewater Wednesday.  Athlete-Filmmaker, Tino Specht, beautifully captures Chile’s “Rio Claro.”

The Rio Claro is one of the most unique, awe inspiring, beautiful rivers in the world. Carving its way through the jungle in Chile, its magic has drawn some of the best paddlers in the world to test their skills. Nomade Media has done a gorgeous job capturing this river in its glory, with wo ...

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Greenland Kite-Kayak Supertrip 5000 August 26th update.

Not a lot to report in this week's update from Werner Paddle's athlete Ben Stookesbury, as he along with team members Sarah Mcnair-Landry and Erik Boomer continue to kite-ski (towing all of their camping and paddling gear) 600 miles across the Greenland ice cap.  If you are just tuning in now, you can get caught up on the ...

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Kayakfish FRYDay.  Fishing made easier with bouyant, Ultimate Performance, Hooked paddles.

Werner Paddles, Kayakfish FRYDay presents, technology talk. This quick video demonstration shows the ease in which our Ultimate carbon Hooked kayak fishing paddles surface from the water.  This "buoyant blade" technology makes paddling easier, by having the blade "pop" ...

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Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge-Insider Coverage, Event Recap

The 2016 Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge is a wrap and all of us here at Werner are stoked we have been able to provide "Insider Coverage."  There were so many winners at this event, and beyond just those on the Podium.& ...

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Whitewater Wednesday.  SUP river surfer, Brittany Parker on “Pipeline”

Werner Paddle's athlete Brittany Parker is far and away one of the world's most talented SUP river surfers. Watch as some beautiful cinematography captures her on the famous "Pipeline" wave on Idaho's Lochsa River. She's riding a hand shaped, custom ...

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Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge.  Insider Coverage-Sunday.

Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge, "Insider Coverage" from Werner Paddles of Day 2 down wind action. Father-daughter-boyfriend steal the show?! Although Mother Nature was the true star of Day 2 action, serving up SICK winds to give true downwind racing to the world's best stand ...

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Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge-Insider Coverage.  Saturday.

"Insider Coverage," from the stand up paddle world at the Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge. Day 1 racing saw Annabelle Anderson and Connor Baxter take the win in the "Super Lap," with Werner Paddles own Tyler Bashor winning ...

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Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge-Insider Coverage.  Team Werner interviews.

Hood River, Oregon.  August 19th 2016. As the best stand up paddle racers in the world gather to compete in the 2 day, Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge, we teamed up 2 amazing paddlers from different sports to give you Insider Coverage all ...

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Greenland Kite-Kayak Supertrip 5000 August 19th update.

The Supertrip 5000 expedition, over the Greenland ice cap, continues and we got s ...

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Whitewater Wednesday.  Super grom, Kaelin Friedensen, talks about the Twist.

13 year old freestyle whitewater paddler, Kaelin Friedensen is one of the most talented young boaters on the water.  He caught up with Werner Paddle's athlete and film maker, Bren Orton, to talk about his favorite paddler, the Twist.  We should all be having so much fun on the water. The small size blades of the ...

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Kayak Anglers.  We present to you, Redfish.

Tailing at Werner Paddles kayak fishing dealers, the latest addition to our line up of HD Graphics in the Hooked series, we give you Redfish. Available on our Premium Shuna and Camano Hooked models, HD Graphics add no weight and turns a great performing paddlin ...

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GREENLAND KITE KAYAK SUPER TRIP 5000

What is the kite kayak supertrip 5000? A super group with a super goal to cross a super (900 km)icecap and finally a very super whitewater ride. Werner Team Paddler Ben Stookesberry loses his sight of the sea and is engulfed in a sea of ice. Follow Ben, Erik Boom ...

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Kayak Fish FRYDay.  California, kayak fishing, teenagers team up to land a massive salmon.

Werner Paddle's sea kayak ambassador, Jason Self, coaches ocean paddling skills at his school Kayak Trinidad, in Humbold Country California.  2 of his start students, teenagers Cory Soll (15) and Nate Ferguson (12 ) are stoked to be on the sea no matter if long boats, surf boats, stand ...

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Whitewater Wednesday. The Skykomish hits 33,000cfs and local boyz Grafton and Kinsella are there.

Welcome to this week's edition to Werner Paddle's Whitewater Wednesday.  Standing in the parking lot of our Sultan, WA factory, carefully cross the Route 2 traffic and a short walk through the woods will take you to the ...

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SUP river surfing with Werner Paddle’s Team rider-Brittany Parker.

Werner Paddles and Bad Fish SUP Team rider, Brittany Parker, is one of the most talented stand up paddle river surfers in the world. Watch the video as she surfs 2 legendary waves, "Lunch Counter" in Wyoming and Idaho's &q ...

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Kayak Fishing

Kayak Fish FRYDay.  Nebraska pike explosion with the Workman brothers.

Brothers Caleb and Kevin Workman, of Nebraska, are both members of the Werner Paddles kayak fishing team and in this awesome video they teamed up to take on some angry Mid-West pike.  Along with being great anglers personally, both work together to put on the Mid-West Kay ...

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Kayak Touring

2016-Lumpy Waters Sea Kayak Symposium brings the excitement to the Pacific NW.

Coming to the the NW, Pacific City-Oregon to be exact, this October 7th through 9th is once again the "Lumpy Waters Sea Kayak Symposium," presented by Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe.  Lumpy is a three day celebration of sea kayaking! With coaching aimed at advanced beginners, early intermediates, and advanced level paddler ...

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Kayak TouringWhitewater Kayaking

A river lifestyle Adventure- British Columbia by freestyle kayak, mountain bike and long boat.

On a recent tour through British Columbia, Werner Paddle's athlete and Demshitz own Dave Fusilli and friends (including the love of his life Gina) found outdoor adventure of many sorts.  In true river lifestyle, watch this fun video as ...

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Whitewater Wednesday.  Bren Orton’s Norway whitewater highlight Reel.

Werner Paddle's Team rider, Bren Orton, is fresh off a Summer of 2016 tour of Norway's amazing white water paddling. Here is the much anticipated highlight reel of the 5 week white water kayaking mission. From Bren, "Much love to all of the awesome people that helped me out this ...

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Whitewater Kayaking

Whitewater Wednesday.  Demshitz mission on Boundary Creek.

This past June Werner Paddles whitewater kayak athlete, Dave Fusilli, teamed up with a crew and took on Boundary Creek.  The creeks path cuts in and out of the Montana, USA and Alberta, Canada hence the name... ...

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