Paul Kuthe

Hometown: Portland, OR
Current Transportation: 1992 Ford Ranger Pick-UP
Core Activities: Whitewater kayaking, sea kayaking
Non-Core Activities: Skiing, hiking, skateboarding
Sponsors: Outdoor Research, Hilleberg Tents, Keen Footwear, Pyranha, P&H
Favorite Places: Alaska, Okisollo Tidal Rapids, Scottish Highlands
My Jam Is: Anything Jazz, Reggae, Bluegrass, Punk
I Eat Lots Of: ICE CREAM!
Fun Fact: I hate wearing clothes.

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.

Call To Action: Stand Up Now To Protect Our Rivers

Individuals and local groups form a key link in environmental conservation. Here's how to get involved. [Read More]

Are You Ready For Creeking? Part 2

5 tips for how to go faster, more smoothly and safely on race day. [Read More]

Are You Ready For Creeking? Part 1

Sure, you love paddling whitewater. But are you ready to race? [Read More]

Video: Sea Kayaking Oregon’s Coastal Caves and Tunnels

Explore the secret treasures only accessibly by swimming or paddling with Paul Kuthe. [Read More]

A Different Kind of Race

Paul Kuthe, an OR paddler based in Portland, was recently featured in National Geographic's Fringe Elements… [Read More]

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