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​VIDEO: Kayaker Survives Nasty Entrapment Under Rock

Here’s a quick reminder of how scary whitewater kayaking can turn in an instant. Paddler Archer McLeay was running BC’s Ryan River when he took the wrong line and ended up getting swallowed by an undercut he didn’t even realize was there. Miraculously, after realizing there was no way to roll up, he pulled his skirt and swam to a pocket of air and light he saw at the back of the cave. It led to an exit and he crawled back up on to the river bank, giving his buddies a real scare.

His filmer Dan Sutherland shares:

''We were paddling on the Ryan river outside of Pemberton B.C, i decided to film the second lap and after a slight miscommunication i was starting the camera on the tripod when i saw Archie (Archer) paddling through the shot on the drone tilting up the camera just in time to watch him disappear under the rock where he remained out of site for the next 50 seconds before crawling out where you'd least expect it, with no injuries and spirits still high it was about as lucky as it gets!"

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A 13-Year-Old Just Won Olympic Street Skateboarding Gold
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A 13-Year-Old Just Won Olympic Street Skateboarding Gold

A 13-Year-Old Just Won Olympic Street Skateboarding Gold

If this isn’t a hometown hero story, then we’re not sure what is. With skateboarding finally debuting in the Tokyo Olympics (a win for action sports in general), two Japanese riders took full advantage of their home court to make action sports history. First, in the men’s street competition, 22-year-old Yuto Horigome took home the first-ever skateboarding gold medal for his home country, only to be followed up by 13-year-old Momiji Nishiya in the women’s competition a day later. Horigome

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​VIDEO: Rush Sturges’ New Film Is A Kayak Masterpiece
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​VIDEO: Rush Sturges’ New Film Is A Kayak Masterpiece

​VIDEO: Rush Sturges’ New Film Is A Kayak Masterpiece

If you haven’t already watched Rush Sturges’ latest whitewater film , do yourself a favor and toss it up on the ol’ tube tonight. Chronicling the story of legendary boater Scott Lindgren’s quest to paddle the four great rivers that originate from Tibet’s sacred Mount Kailash, the film dives deep into his struggle with trauma, addiction, and a life-threatening brain tumor. It’s an exploration of vulnerability within adventure sports culture and a look into mental health in high-stakes

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Video: The Kayak Gangsters are Back in Episode 2 of Team Scorch
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Video: The Kayak Gangsters are Back in Episode 2 of Team Scorch

Video: The Kayak Gangsters are Back in Episode 2 of Team Scorch

There’s nothing better than watching kayakers barrel through stout class five rapids to the soundtrack of some rap music. That’s what this crew in Episode 2 of Team Scorch is all about featuring Team Weiner and the KLCG members. Beginning their journey together along the rivers of Bingen, WA, the team makes their way throughout the West to leave their mark on some top notch territory. Hitting the Little White Salmon, Box Canyon of the Clarks Fork Yellowstone, and even Bull Lake Creek, the