A Different Kind of Race

By Paul Kuthe, 19 November 2012

  • DATE

    19 November 2012


    Paul Kuthe



Paul Kuthe, an OR paddler based in Portland, was recently featured in National Geographic's Fringe Elements series. Check out his episode and get a glimpse into what its like to surf the huge rapids of the sea.

Paul Kuthe

Portland, OR

Paul Kuthe has paddled some of the most demanding rivers anywhere, made numerous appearances in paddling films that have taken him to the very brink of what can be done in a sea kayak for National Geographic, and even graced the pages of the NY Times in defense of free flowing rivers. But he still feels his greatest achievement has been carving out a viable living in this crazy business, a living that allows him to spread the joys of paddling to people from all walks of life, all while creating positive change for both the individuals participating in the sport and the waterways we all love and depend on.

Paul has a passion for traveling deep into the seldom seen but always inspirational natural places that both challenge and inspire him. He enjoys sharing and enjoying these places with his closest and most trusted friends, and with the rest of the world through his photographs and stories.