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, 51 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 …

Nominations for the International Whitewater Hall of Fame (IWHoF) Class of 2021 continue; nominations are accepted year-round and will be accepted for 2021 induction consideration through June 25, 2021.

When nominations are submitted, the IWHoF screeners will review them to determine a slate, whose names will be open for voting by the IWHoF electorate, an international body of experienced paddlesports experts. The IWHoF Class of 2021 will be announced in July 2021. Given the importance of safe distancing in groups and varying international regulations, the format for the induction ceremony is still being determined.

To submit a nomination, please click here. For more information, contact iwhof@americancanoe.org or call +1 301-502-6548.

Want a taste of  previously inducted honorees and the excitement of the award ceremonies? Watch the 2019 Induction video below:

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

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