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History of the Worlds (Rodeo)

1991: Bitches Tidal Bore, Wales, England Conception: The first World Rodeo Championship is the brainchild of Andy Middleton, who sketches out the event on a road...

A Defining Moment

Del Mare nationals 1975, the Zepher Crew tore the world of competition apart, a punk ass team of misfits from dog town revolutionised the...

Rush Sturges, Marlow Long, & Brooks Baldwin

Judging from the footage in Young Gun Productions' 2004 DVD New Reign, extreme kayaking has found its heirs apparent. The flick, 30-plus minutes of...

The Fall Guy

What enters a man's head as he plunges 60 feet over a thunderous Icelandic waterfall in a tiny plastic boat? In Shaun Baker's case,...
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CURRENTS: The Ottawa River

In this episode Currents explores what this river has contributed to the sport of whitewater paddling. See the history of the Ottawa River through...

Corran Addison: The Dennis Rodman of Kayaking?

Love him or hate him, South Africa's Corran Addison is making waves in the world of whitewater. The annual Outdoor Retailer trade show in Reno,...

Unsponsored Q&A – Eli Helbert

I won my first World Championship title in whitewater freestyle rodeo in 1999. I defended this title in 2001. I won the World Extreme...

The Lure of the Realm

The “Realm” is our name for where we roam. We just go around for a little while and then come back to the real...

The Evolution of the Whitewater Kayak

I forget, sometimes, just how “new” many of the kayakers today are to the scene and what seems like common knowledge to myself and...

Throwing Down a Killer Hole

THE FIRST FREESTYLE TOUR began with an old white pizza delivery van, a gas card, and 20 bucks per diem. It was 1996 and...