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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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Whitewater Kayaking

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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Canoe

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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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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Kayak FishingGeneral

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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