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In the Pacific Northwest, water is abundant and of the freshest variety. Old volcanic spillways have carved some of the most classic and stout river beds known to man kind. The Substantial TV crew take to the Columbia gorge to... Go To Church! Watch as the boys enjoy the Holy Waters in this episode 5 teaser.

Check out this very cool whitewater kayaking video from Dylan McKinney. He traveled to the Pacific Northwest with Stephen McGrady and Kevin Nunns and stationed in Hood River, Oregon. Watch his video edit of over 3 weeks paddling the Little White Salmon, White Salmon, Eagle Creek, the Wind River, Canyon Creek, East Fork of the Lewis, the Lewis River, and the North Fork of the Payette.

Wow. This video makes the Zambezi Festival, held in October 2012, look insanely fun. We are talking HUGE water on the Zambezi river with tons of playboating, river-running, rafting, drinking and just great freaking times. I'm sitting here in the U.S. right now, dreaming of African whitewater. Will make it there one day.

Chris Baer, from, is back with another great kayaking video. This one is from Split Rock River in Minnesota at a REALLY high water level. Locals say that the S on the spray painted bridge gage means it's at shire level. M means it is at Mordor. This vid is of way above Mordor. Enjoy.

Sam Crosby and Andrew Yonkofski bring us a great short whitewater kayaking video called "Slidin' Down the Thompson." The Thompson River is a Class V+ river in one of the most rugged and beautiful regions of NC and it is not too well documented. Check out the vid to see some great whitewater and a pretty epic slide.

Lorenzo Andrade Astorga brings us an awesome edit of his latest trip to New Zealand where he got the opportunity to compete in some kayaks races, and to run some great rivers and waterfalls. His trip started in Queenstown and finished in Okere falls. Check it!

You've gotta take a moment and check out this awesome short whitewater kayaking video. Ryan Lansche fires up some classics on South Silver, near Strawberry, CA in his Liquid Logic Stomper. Some really nice shots of Lansche stomping it and a cool soundtrack.

On May 18th, the third edition of the Rouge Challenge was held. This is a whitewater kayaking event on the Rouge River in western Quebec, Canada, which empties into the Ottawa River. The Rouge challenge is a a 2 paddler team race down the 7 sisters section of the Rouge as well as a BoaterX race. Check out this very cool edit of the event.

We get so jealous seeing all of these amazing playspots around the world. Have you ever checked out the Z-dam on the James River in Richmond, VA? Looks like an epic place to practice all of your freestyle moves. Check out this short video of Dr. Kyle Irby as he enjoys this world class destination on a sunny summer day.

Armada Media coming at you with another whitewater kayaking video. What would be a better test for a brand new paddle and boat than some Class V whitewater action? Watch as they paddle Paint Creek in I believe, Pennsylvania. Enjoy.

The River Militia brings us another cool whitewater kayaking video. This time, some of the boys headed to the French Island of Corsica over the Easter Holiday to throw down. Recorded entirely on GoPros, this is a well edited video with some great kayaking and a cool soundtrack. Check it out.

The guys at Substantial Media House have a special tasty treat for you today. They don't normally do freestyle kayaking videos but this is STAKEOUT! Enjoy some amazing wave surfing from some of the sports best at The Ruins in Ottawa. This wave is one of the greats in big wave surfing. Sit back, press play and enjoy!

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