Heading out of the country with your favorite whitewater toys for an international adventure can be daunting, stressful, and downright exhausting. As we embark on our second trip to Chile this winter, I’m using a layover to reflect on some tips and tricks that have made our travels with lots of gear and a bit of uncertainty wildly fun and gratifying. …See More
We are lucky as paddlers to live in the Columbia River Gorge. During the rainy season, within a half hour drive it is possible to be at over a dozen different rivers. Each and every one, unique, and awe-inspiring.One of my favorite rivers in the gorge is actually a creek – Trout Creek, a tributary to the Wind…See More
The season is slowly coming to an end for me. We are back in VT full time now and doing some house and yard work before winter is here. The good news is we should have enough wood to keep us warm! The winter toys are ready to be busted out and played with. We should have another month or so of paddling before the winter season kicks in. It’s been another great year and can’t wait for next! Here’s a video and photos from this past week of paddling in VT with my Recon 70. …See More
Here are photos to complement Kings River Celebrations: part 1, which took place in early June on the North Fork of the Kings. This stretch is a wilderness hike-in run above the reservoirs which de-water most of the river's length. I pirated these photos from the Janney brothers who made up half of…See More
In the rush to paddle in increasingly exotic locations, sometimes the British classics can be easily overlooked. The levels weren't amazing today. It would have been very easy to stay in bed when my alarm woke me up at some disgusting time, but I didn't. Against my own better judgement, I dragged my snotty, cold-ridden body out of bed and got ready for boating. Four slices of burnt toast, 10 minutes wafting the fire alarm and one squashed slug later (long story), I was out of the door and on my…See More
Trollfors, Sweden. Trollforsen is a section of whitewater on the Piteälven (Pite River), which is one of Sweden’s largest river basins. It is located in the Norrland region just outside the bigger city of Arvidsjaur in the north. It has become a well know section for destination paddling and is host to the annual midsummer…See More
Corsica 2014 - Call of Duty on the Island of Beauty
The Forecast was promising to have some extraordinary conditions on Corsica for Easter kayaking as meteorologists were talking about snow-covered mountains in what extent they have not been sighted for a decade.
VIDEO: Wet West Paddle Fest 2013 Alan Ward
The annual trip up to Scotland with the Thames Valley boys for some river running fun times.
Took my Wave Sport Recon up with me and cruised every drop, loving it.
Alan Ward Mobius Promo Video
Alan Ward placed 5th at the World Championships 2013 in Nanthala, paddling his brand new Wavesport Mobius. Check out his freestyle kayaking skills and of course the abilities of the brand new Mobius.