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Jeff Paine
Phone: 828-398-0321
Although an avid whitewater enthusiast today, Jeff started his paddling career quite by accident during his studies at the University of Connecticut. At the time one of his friends had injured his shoulder and Jeff was presented with a surplus of free boating gear to use and another friend who was out his former boating buddy. With the encouragement and instruction of his new paddling partner, it wasn't long before Jeff discovered a love for whitewater he still has to this day.

Later in his collegiate career, and despite these improbable whitewater beginnings, he became the President of the UConn Kayaking Club and set his sights on introducing as many students to the joys of whitewater as possible. After graduating from UConn with honors and degrees in both Business Management and Economics, Jeff went on to join the Whitewater Intensive Leadership Development program, or WILD. The WILD program lasted over 90 days, covering 20 different rivers, and wound through three different countries (Canada, USA, and Mexico). During this time Jeff received a number of official certifications including Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Wilderness First Responder, Raft Guide, and Kayak Instructor. Upon completion of the WILD program Jeff traveled to Chile to ply his craft on the big water challenges of the Futaleufú river as a kayak instructor and safety kayaker.

Now back in the states, Jeff joins the AW team combining his whitewater and business backgrounds in the pursuit of protecting our rivers. When he's not kayaking Jeff enjoys photography, martial arts training, racing dirtbikes, and motorcycle riding.


Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
8y83d01h48m @Horsepasture US Route 281 to Lake Jocassee [NC] Final Slide of Highway to Heaven n/a Jeff Paine
8y83d01h48m @Horsepasture US Route 281 to Lake Jocassee [NC] Thrasher Pike B n/a Jeff Paine
8y83d01h48m @Horsepasture US Route 281 to Lake Jocassee [NC] Sidepocket / Thrasher Pike A n/a Jeff Paine
8y83d01h52m @Horsepasture US Route 281 to Lake Jocassee [NC] Stairstep Falls n/a Jeff Paine
8y83d01h52m @Horsepasture US Route 281 to Lake Jocassee [NC] Second Drop of Stairstep Falls n/a Jeff Paine
8y83d01h52m @Horsepasture US Route 281 to Lake Jocassee [NC] First Drop of Stairstep Falls n/a Jeff Paine
8y83d02h56m @Horsepasture US Route 281 to Lake Jocassee [NC] Log Duck n/a Jeff Paine
9y38d22h35m @Cedar River Landsburg bridge to Maplewood Roadside Park [WA] Knotweek survey day n/a Jeff Paine
9y144d16h57m @Farmington Tariffville (Route 189) to Highway 187 (Tariffville Gorge) [CT] Mr. January n/a Jeff Paine
9y144d17h01m @Farmington Tariffville (Route 189) to Highway 187 (Tariffville Gorge) [CT] Tville Side Surf n/a Jeff Paine
9y144d17h02m @Farmington Tariffville (Route 189) to Highway 187 (Tariffville Gorge) [CT] Babylon Surfing n/a Jeff Paine
9y144d17h06m @Farmington Tariffville (Route 189) to Highway 187 (Tariffville Gorge) [CT] Tville Surfing n/a Jeff Paine
9y145d16h14m @Rocky Broad 2. Along Route 64/74 to Lake Lure at Chimney Rock [NC] A-Frame Rapid n/a Jeff Paine
9y145d16h16m @Rocky Broad 2. Along Route 64/74 to Lake Lure at Chimney Rock [NC] Rocky Broad Takeout n/a Jeff Paine
9y145d16h18m @Rocky Broad 2. Along Route 64/74 to Lake Lure at Chimney Rock [NC] Rocky Broad Bridge Gauge Closeup n/a Jeff Paine
9y145d16h23m @Rocky Broad 2. Along Route 64/74 to Lake Lure at Chimney Rock [NC] Rocky Broad River Bridge Gauge n/a Jeff Paine
9y145d20h37m @Merrimack Amoskeag Falls to Goffs Falls [NH] Elaine Campbell paddling 293 wave 0 cfs Jeff Paine
9y175d22h41m @Wilson Creek C) The Gorge: National Forest sign to parking area above Brown Mt [NC] Wilson Creek Bridge Gauge n/a Jeff Paine
9y257d04h55m [NC] Watauga Takeout Parking n/a Jeff Paine
9y257d05h05m [NC] Watauga Takeout Sign n/a Jeff Paine

Photos


Log Duck  (2.16MB .jpeg)

Final Slide of Highway to Heaven  (2.25MB .jpeg)

Thrasher Pike B  (2.01MB .jpeg)

Sidepocket / Thrasher Pike A  (1.60MB .jpeg)

Stairstep Falls  (1.93MB .jpeg)

Second Drop of Stairstep Falls  (2.50MB .jpeg)

First Drop of Stairstep Falls  (1.99MB .jpeg)

Knotweek survey day  (1.04MB .jpeg)

Mr. January  (388.25KB .jpeg)

Tville Side Surf  (549.84KB .jpeg)

Babylon Surfing  (475.92KB .jpeg)

Tville Surfing  (603.01KB .jpeg)


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