Welcome to the International Whitewater Hall of Fame

The International Whitewater Hall of Fame (IWHOF) recognizes and honors individuals who have made significant contributions to whitewater related activities. To date, 47 honorees have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since the first class was inducted in 2005. The honorees of IWHOF hail from from many countries, including: Australia, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Great Britain, Russia, Slovakia, and the United States. IWHOF is proud to honor their legacy and those of the dozens of other world class athletes, pioneers, advocates, and explorers from around the world who have been nominated to the Hall of Fame. Read More …

The 2019 Inductees have been selected! Click here for the official press release.

The International Whitewater Hall of Fame (IWHoF) will honor its Class of 2019 during the PADDLEXPO Industry Dinner, 5 October during the 2019 PADDLExpo in Nuremberg, Germany.

“Holding the ceremony in conjunction with the PaddleExpo festivities will provide an opportunity for international paddlers and other individuals seeking stories of whitewater history and inspiration for the future to witness the induction and meet these revered whitewater heroes,” said Board of Governors member, Pam Dillon. A limited number of induction ceremony tickets are available for the public: contact IWHoF@americancanoe.org for more information. IWHoF is seeking event sponsors! Sponsorship information is available at http://IWHoF.org/sponsorship-2/.

The 2019 INduction ceremony will feature a video tribute to the inductees, with amazing historical footage and photography of their lives and accomplishments. Check out the 2017 inductee video below, for a taste of what’s to come!

About the International Whitewater Hall of Fame (IWHOF)

The International Whitewater Hall of Fame (IWHOF) is a program of the American Canoe Association,  a national non-profit organization serving the broader paddling public by providing education related to all aspects of paddling. IWHOF is led by an international Board of Governors who hail from various paddling backgrounds. Nominations are sought and submitted through IWHOF Affiliates around the world and screened by an international panel. Over 115 members of the IWHOF electorate are eligible to cast votes in each category to determine the year’s honorees in the categories of Pioneer, Explorer, Champion and Advocate. www.iwhof.org

Donations to IWHOF are being gratefully accepted! Please click here to donate via the ACA website.

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A special thanks to the ACA, Pamela Dillon and Virgil Chambers, Rafael Gallo, Risa Shimoda, and David Mason for their sponsorship!