about

Ben Stookesberry
Founder
With two dozen international kayaking expeditions through 13 countries resulting in over 70 first descents, Ben's tenure as an extreme kayaker is unique in the industry.

Jesse Coombs

Recognized in 2007 as a National Geographic Adventure Hero, Jesse brings a mix of his experience in corporate management and an innate ever-positive mentality to some of the toughest river expeditions of earth.

Clear H2O Films (CHF) began in 2000 as a group of friends with a common passion for the execution and documentation of extreme expedition kayaking.

Since its humble inception, the CHF team has released nine feature-length kayaking documentaries, and has amassed a list of clients that includes Eddie Bauer/ First Ascent, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Outside Magazine, Canoe and Kayak Magazine, Jackson Kayak, Kokatat Water Wear, and many more.

Today this collective of professional photographers and cinematographers specializes in the exploration and re-exploration of our planet traveling by whitewater kayak and capturing one-of-a-kind HD images of the earth and its rivers in the 21st century.