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Saving tourism in unprecedented and challenging times

In these testing times we find ourselves and our loved ones in situations we would likely never have considered. Many of us in the rafting industry are under increasing pressure with not just personal situations but tourist operations and employees…

IRF GTE Instructor update in Costa Rica this September

The IRF GTE will be holding an Instructor update 30th September - 2nd October 2020 for all existing IRF instructors who are able to travel to attend the update on the Sarapiqui river in Costa Rica. The aim of the update is for IRF instructors…
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Rafting Magazines Gear Shed – Arch Rival Drysuit

Shell Fabric: 3-layer waterproof/breathable shell with 100% nylon taslan face fabric treated with C6 DWR (durable water repellent) finish Fabric Weight: 181g/m² Waterproofness (mm h₂o): 30,000 Breathability (g/m²/24h): 4000 …

Reviewed, refreshed and renewed – IRF GTE Instructor resources

Reviewed, refreshed and renewed - IRF Instructor documentation and resources (in English and now also in Spanish) There is now a wealth of resources that the IRF provides to our certified Instructors and Assessors which are all aimed at assisting…

8 Things to Ask a Rafting Company Before You Book

Its getting hot in your area and you want to cool off with your friends and have a little excitement on the river. Maybe you saw a rafting trip on a daily deal site and thought it looked fun. Well don't get suckered into a trip that you don't…

Top 10 rafting spots in California

If you are a thrill-seeking nature lover, then there are tons of whitewater rafting spots in California that will give you the best experience. California is heaven for those who love the waters. There are tons of watersports you can enjoy…
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Help stop the Batoka Gorge Dam

The review dates of the Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the proposed Batoka Gorge Hydro- Electric Scheme (Zambia and Zimbabwe) on the Zambezi River been delayed due to impacts from the coronavirus. Now is the time to have…
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4 Types of Guides You Will Meet Rafting

OK so you booked a whitewater rafting trip with your friends on an awesome river. You’re super stoked to be going on an amazing whitewater adventure. You show up at the outfitter's camp, they give you a safety orientation, and introduce…
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Knot your business

It's rare that I write a personal article but lockdown has given me plenty of time so as I while away the hours and days, I've found myself reviewing the last few months and in particular being assessed for the New Zealand raft guide qualification.…