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A group of whitewater kayakers on the Soca River in Slovenia during Balkan River Tours

Balkan Rivers Tour 2 Dispatches: Part 1

PART 1 – Soča River, from Source-to-Sea The sun is just peaking out over the Julian Alps, in western Slovenia. A lone skier starts down…

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The poster for Unleashed, a new whitewater kayaking competition from kayaking collective Send

Innovative New Whitewater Kayaking Competition Announced

Four professional kayakers have announced a brand new kayaking competition called Unleashed, scheduled for April 28-May 7 in Quebec. Held during peak spring runoff times…

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Rapid Spring 2017 cover.

Rapid Issue Preview: Spring 2017

NOW ON NEWSSTANDS Now that Rapid's Spring 2017 issue has hit stands online and in store, let's take a sneak peek of North America's favorite whitewater…

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A whitewater kayaker in a red kayak descends a waterfall in Norway.

5 Whitewater Trends For 2017

Sage Donnelly, professional kayaker, Nevada  “Something I have noticed recently when it comes to creeking is that everyone is now super into throwing cross-bows, ear…

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Screen shot of Dane Jackson doing whitewater freestyle

Video: Dane Jackson's 2016 Highlight Reel

On January 4, Dane Jackson shared a highlight reel on his Facebook Page of his exploits in 2016. It's no secret Jackson's freestyle game is top…

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Frank Wolf speaks to an audience at a TedXWestVancouverEd conference

Inspiring Talks By Paddlers You Need To Watch

A great deal of inspiration in the paddling world is visual. We watch kayakers descend precipitous waterfalls and challenging whitewater sections that seem to have…

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An aerial shot of Jondachi River in Ecuador.

Video: The Spirit Of Ecuador's Jondachi River

New short film from Mike McKay explores the Jondachi River as it cuts through the jungles of the Napo Valley in Ecuador. Featuring Brayan Robles,…

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Nouria Newman and Dane Jackson fist bump on the river.

Video: Dane Jackson and Nouria Newman Kayak Backwards

Professional kayakers Nouria Newman and Dane Jackson had a little bit of extra fun while at the 2016 Adidas Sickline World Championships in Austria. The…

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A collection of gear for river and whitewater paddling on a grassy backdrop.

7 Items To Make Your River Running Life Even Better

1. KAYAK PRO COMPACT KAYAK ERGOMETER I don’t have Olympic dreams; I just don’t want to suck more than I did last season. As a…

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Photo: A slalom paddler and his daughter race on the Gull River

Results: 2016 Gull River Open Canoe Race

The 36th Gull River Open Canoe Slalom Race took place September 10 and 11 at the Minden Wild Water Preserve. The annual race draws competitors…

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A racer during Adidas Sickline

Sickline: Qualifying Run Results

The 2016 Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship began yesterday on the Wellerbrücke river section in the Ötztal Valley. In the men’s qualification runs, Argentina’s…

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Downtown Palmer Rapids.

11 Things That Will Not Get You Hired At Rapid Media

In our search for three full-time candidates for our growing editorial department, we’ve received hundreds of resumes. But we’re still looking. Why? Here are the…

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A kayaker in a whitewater play park

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Whitewater Play Parks

Driving across the heartland of America, you’d be hard pressed to notice the exit for Main Street, Charles City, Iowa. Nestled in the endless cornfields…

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