This two minute excerpt from "The Call of the River", a 93 minute documentary of canoeing and kayaking, captures European paddling in the 1950's. Much of the original footage is derived from "The Klepper Film" of the same era.
The following is a preview of "The Call of the River", my three years in production project, capturing the rich history of paddlesports.
This preview captures a taste of early whitewater paddling in the US. Note the mix of Canoes and kayaks. The Canoe plays a big role in the evolution of paddlesports... and this rich history is captured in The Call of the River DVD.