October 8, 2018

Paddle boarding is supposed to be fun. That should be obvious. But people, please, let's be honest, a lot of us out there are taking it way too seriously. Because of pretentious paddlers, super sensitive egos, and social media trolls, SUP is a sport in jeapordy of loos...

September 11, 2018

It's been an amazing season traveling across the Western US paddling rivers and meeting the growing population of river SUP paddlers. 

As the summer season wanes, one Pacific Northwest river stands out. The Tieton in southern Washington is mostly dorment all year, kept...

February 19, 2018

Zachary Collier of Northwest Rafting Co interviewed me SUPPAUL for his Gear Garage Vlog, episode 20.

Click here to watch. 

Thanks Zach!

Paul Clark SUPPAUL  is the duffel bag paddle boarder. 

February 13, 2018

Paddle boarding in Bend, Oregon is popular enough that on a hot summer day you would think you are in a beach town. Cars are racked with boards and the lakes are busy with paddlers. 

However, Bend is a mountain town and some of the best paddling is done on rivers in the...

January 14, 2018

Paddling rivers means being exposed to cold water and inclement weather. In the Pacific Northwest where I live, some of the best whitewater is found during winter rain cycles on rivers barely warmer than freezing. Snow runoff is when Rocky Mountain states are pumping....

January 4, 2018

Whitewater parks are popping up on rivers everywhere there is a paddling community to support them. Parks are seen as good revitalization projects, and whitewater parks in particular are part of urban development plans and dam removal efforts across the US. Parks proje...

December 28, 2017

New Zealand has some pretty amazing rivers to paddle. Many rivers have been sought out by international kayakers and whitewater rafters. The New Zealand Whitewater Guide Book by Graham Charles is the Bible for boaters looking for the more technical whitewater throughou...

December 7, 2017

Any river trip to New Zealand should include a stop in Auckland at the Wero Whitewater Park

In operation for only a year, it has already put thousands of people on the water. Inspired, this will be where much of New Zealand's population learns whitewater fundamentals....

November 30, 2017

One of the destination whitewater rivers in New Zealand is the Kaituna near Rotorua. Okere Falls is celebrated as the highest commercially rafted waterfall in NZ. It is the epicentre for river running on the north island. The national rafting teams train here, and kaya...

November 13, 2017

We have covered some miles over the last week. From paddling a SUP-support multi-day on the wilderness section of the Whanganui River on the North Island to road tripping across the west coast of the South, we are on a whirlwind journey in paradise.

The Whanganui is spe...

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