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Rapid Media Named Official Media Partner for 2018 Paddlesports Retailer Show

Rapid Media Named Official Media Partner for 2018 Paddlesports Retailer Show

The inaugural Paddlesports Retailer Show has just wrapped up in Madison, Wisconsin and already plans for 2018 are underway. Rapid Media has again been named…

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Scott MacGregor, Founder and Publisher

Paddling Magazine: An Open Letter From Our Founder and Publisher, Scott MacGregor

Dear Rapid fans,  Twenty years ago in my very first Off the Tongue editorial, I wrote, “I’m not about to sit here in my duct-taped…

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People paddling a raft with oklahoma city in the background.

Paddlesports Retailer Announces Location Change

Paddlesports Retailer has show in its first year that it truly is the official trade show for paddlers, by paddlers. In the inaugural year, the…

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Rapid, Early Summer 2017 cover.

Rapid Issue Preview: Early Summer 2017

NOW ON NEWSSSTANDS The Early Summer issue of Rapid hits newsstands today, with images and stories guaranteed to get you stoked for the upcoming paddling season. …

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Dagger Kayaks Logo

Dagger 2017 Sponsorships

Dagger has announced that will continue its sponsorship of numerous whitewater competitions, multi-sport events and women’s and cause-specific initiatives in 2017. Evan Lyendecker, marketing dire...

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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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