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, 39 honorees have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since the first class was inducted in 2005. The honorees of IWHOF hail from these countries: Australia, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Great Britain, Russia, Slovakia, and the United States. We are 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 …

IWHOF is pleased to announce the 2013 Honorees into the International Whitewater Hall of Fame, honoring the world’s most accomplished whitewater Pioneers, Explorers, Champions, and Advocates.
Ramon Eaton  – USA
Milo Duffek– Switzerland
Peter Knowles – UK
Graham Mackereth – UK

Read about each of these contributors to whitewater paddling history through the links to their individual profiles.

  • The 2013 Class of Honorees Induction Ceremony Takes Place October 3rd, 2013 at PaddleExpo in Nuremberg, Germany.

Check out the Tribute to the 2013 Inductees Video

Donations to IWHOF are being gratefully accepted with Paypal

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2013 sponsorship opportunities for IWHOF!
Learn more about the 2013 Partnership Program here

IWHOF Sponsors

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Pyranha kayak manufacturer and whitewater specialist




Sustainable tourism and geotourism leaders in Costa Rica

Jackson Kayak manufacturer and whitewater specialist


A special thanks to the ACA, Pyranha, Jackson Kayak, Rios Tropicales, Pamela Dillon and Virgil Chambers, Rafael Gallo, Risa Shimoda, David Mason, for their 2013 sponsorship!


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A special thanks to Horst Fursattel of PaddleExpo, for hosting and coordinating the 2013 Induction Event at PaddleExpo coming up on October 3, 2013!