Interview: Jason Yarrington Sticky

Interview: Jason Yarrington Sticky

Trailhead Paddle Shack – Trailhead Canoes, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Trailhead Paddle Shack has been a Canadian landmark for nearly 50 years. It began in 1976 as Trailhead, merging with the Paddle Shack in 2012. We met with co-owner Jason Yarrington…
 When Less is More Sticky

When Less is More Sticky

How simplified products are helping paddlesports work toward a circular economy. A surprising trend is on the horizon: stripped-back products focusing on versatility and durability. Is this the first step to reaching a circular economy?  Being a leader in the…
 Open Waters Ahead Sticky

Open Waters Ahead Sticky

Why it’s time for the industry to embrace adaptive paddling Rather than focusing on the limitations of those with disabilities, it’s time for the industry to take note of their ability to participate in paddlesports.  In 2016, paracanoeing debuted at…
 Too Close for Comfort Sticky

Too Close for Comfort Sticky

Drawing the line between Inspiration and Imitation This fall, brands came under fire for designs that felt a little too familiar. While far from the first (or last) time a “copy cat” call sounded, it raises the question, where do…
 Interview: Gero Priebe Sticky

Interview: Gero Priebe Sticky

The Hobie name has long been synonymous with water sports, bringing to mind bright California beaches and sun-kissed surfing or sailing enthusiasts. With the advent of the MirageDrive, a pedal propulsion system, Hobie burst into the paddlesports market in the…
 Rising Above the Rest Sticky

Rising Above the Rest Sticky

“Move over SUP. There’s a new board in town.“ Since the beginning of the SUP industry, market participants have wondered how long the popularity of stand-up paddling will last. Are we nearing the end, or will foiling’s rise renew enthusiasm…
 Closing the Diversity Gap Sticky

Closing the Diversity Gap Sticky

For years now, it has been widely agreed that prices need to increase for the industry (and our dealers!) to survive. Those prices are now up, but are they the answer to the initial problem?   The past decade has…
 What’s Around the Corner? Sticky

What’s Around the Corner? Sticky

A look at what fully stocked shelves and rising production costs might mean for paddlesports.  Despite the turbulence of the past two years, paddlesports is poised to continue a positive trajectory. For the savvy shopper, there might be deals on…
THE PADDLE SPORTS SHOW 2022 | HIGHLIGHTS Sticky

THE PADDLE SPORTS SHOW 2022 | HIGHLIGHTS Sticky

For the second year, the Paddle Sports Show, the international paddle sports trade show, took place in Lyon from September 28th to October 2nd. We were delighted to accomodate 94 exhibitors and over 1000 visitors over the 3-day trade show…
 Product Spotlight: The Bluedrive S By Aqua Marina Sticky

Product Spotlight: The Bluedrive S By Aqua Marina Sticky

Meet the latest generation of AQUA MARINAelectric water propulsion device BLUEDRIVE SExplore a new way for remote locations withyour paddle boards. The BLUEDRIVE S is anelectric motor designed to fit almost all types of watercrafts with a fin box. It…
 Product Spotlight : Indiana LTD Edition Sticky

Product Spotlight : Indiana LTD Edition Sticky

This year’s limited edition was designed by tattoo artist and adventure ambassador Pat Müller. The motifs show man’s connection to nature and embody its importance for our coexistence on the planet. The pointed and flat 12’6 Limited Touring with a…
 Naish Welcome New Marketing Coordinator Ray Borg Sticky

Naish Welcome New Marketing Coordinator Ray Borg Sticky

Naish International is absolutely frothing to welcome Ray Borg to their Marketing team.  Ray joins Naish from Southern California where he spent the last 4 years getting a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of California Santa Barbara. When not…
 ASI Appoints Paul Byrne, CEO for ASI worldwide Sticky

ASI Appoints Paul Byrne, CEO for ASI worldwide Sticky

ASI is excited to announce the appointment of Paul Byrne as our new CEO for ASI worldwide. Paul has worked with ASI since 2011, as an Instructor trainer and as ASI General Manager for Training.  He has been responsible for overseeing…
 ICF appoints new Secretary General Sticky

ICF appoints new Secretary General Sticky

The International Canoe Federation is pleased to announce the appointment of experienced Canoe and Olympic Official Richard Pettit as Secretary General. The former ICF media and communications manager returns to the federation after five years working for the International Olympic…
 News: Triple Gold for Garioud at SUP World Cup Sticky

News: Triple Gold for Garioud at SUP World Cup Sticky

International Canoe Federation world champion Noic Garioud had a weekend to remember in Budapest, claiming three gold medals in a commanding Stand Up paddling world cup performance. The New Caledonian picked up the sprint and long distance gold medals on…
 Product Spotlight: The WAVE of Aqua Marina Sticky

Product Spotlight: The WAVE of Aqua Marina Sticky

Coming with a stunning new look, the 2022 WAVE is designed for beginner to intermediate surf enthusiasts who want to easily catch waves and manoeuver some turns without compromising on speed. To significantly enhance the wave-riding performance, we refreshed the…