Our original site, paddling.net, was founded in 1998 (see the original home page) by Brian and Brent, a pair of paddling enthusiasts, with the goal of creating the best resource for canoe and kayak paddlers and a community for paddlers to share ideas and get advice.

Over the years, paddling.net grew from a small site with a few features to a comprehensive resource for all types of paddling information used each day by thousands of paddlers - kayakers, canoeists, and paddleboarders.

2016 marked a massive redesign and upgrade of the site and a move from paddling.net to paddling.com.

Our goals remain the same as the day we launched: we strive each day to help provide fun and useful information and resources for all types of paddlers, but that's not enough...

Paddling.com would not exist without all the great contributions of all our users who contribute to the paddling locations map, product reviews, message boards, places to paddle and much more. Thanks for all you do and keep up the great work.

Oh, and we can't forget Sophie, the office dog.

Happy paddling from the 5-person + 1-dog crew at paddling.com!