7 Kayakers to Follow on Instagram for Year-Round Paddling Inspiration

These amazing paddlers will motivate you to get out on the water. 

By Alli Hill

7 Kayakers to Follow on Instagram for Year-Round Paddling Inspiration
Photograph Courtesy of Luke Rovner

Some of us feel most at home on top of the water with a paddle in hand. From the dog days of summer to the frigid months of winter, Instagram is the go-to place to ignite your paddling dreams. From adventure photographers to world-class competitors, find all the inspiration you need for your next kayaking trip by following these seven awesome Instagrammers who share your passion.  

Rush Sturges

A pro behind the paddle and the camera, Rush Sturges is a trailblazer among kayakers. From making films to conquering waterfalls, he always leaves you wondering how he does it. 

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Dave Fusilli

This whitewater thrill seeker’s photos might just have you holding your breath. Dave isn’t afraid to push the boundaries of paddling, and is constantly on the move to bigger, better, and more daring challenges.

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Kayak Hipster

This Instagram account is the true definition of adventure seeking by kayak. From stunning mountain backdrops to waterside camping, every photo will make you want to jump right into trip-planning mode.

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Chris Bensch

Whitewater rafting pro Chris Bensch highlights the challenges of kayaking along with the fun of the sport. From adventures with his dog to zooming down waterfalls, you’ll discover lots of new tricks to try and treks to make.

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Tomasz Furmanek

The adventure photographer Tomasz Furmanek features some of the most stunning kayaking photos on Instagram. His entire account seems to come straight from a magazine, and the scenic places he visits are nothing short of inspiring for your next kayaking trip.

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Canoe & Kayak Mag

One of kayaking’s top publications offers a little something for everyone. They’re skilled at blending artistic photography with the raw, unfiltered side of the sport to thrill adventure seekers and welcome new paddlers alike.

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Nouria Newman

World champion kayaker Nouria Newman brings years of kayaking experience and accolades to her Instagram account. From whitewater rapids to riverside camping adventures, she’s showing the good, the bad, and the sometimes heart-pumping side of the sport.

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