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 …

2019 Nominations are now being accepted! Click here to view the nomination process & form.

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.

“We are extremely excited to host this year’s nomination, selection, and induction at PADDLEXPO for the second time, but for the first time since entering a partnership with the American Canoe Association (ACA),” comments Risa Shimoda, Chair, IWHOF Board of Governors and 2010 honoree.”   “From the ACA’s perspective,” notes Christopher Stec, Chief Operating Officer, “we are excited to serve as the parent organization of IWHOF as we meet an international paddle sport audience.”

Read more about the 2019 Induction Ceremony, here.

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!