Chuck Patterson, Dave Boehne, Slater Trout

This summer, SUP magazine organized a Main Salmon River trip in Idaho with Middle Fork River Expeditions. With some of the sport's best athletes signed on, we used the expedition as an opportunity to examine the state of whitewater SUP–from the paddlers to the competition to the cultural blender, as ocean and mountain culture collide on the rio. Check out the feature in the upcoming Winter Issue, on newsstands December 10.

This segment of "The River Life," features Chuck Patterson, Dave Boehne and Slater Trout. In the next few weeks, look for more segments of this SUP magazine original series.

Look for more river scenes in Brent Deal's new movie H2Mexico, to be released in April of 2014.