Instagram is an especially visual social space, and if you’re anything like us, it can pull you in for hours of guilty pleasure perusing stunning images and videos of rowing at sunset, rowing on glassy waters, rowing in gorgeous places, and, ahem, rowing bodies on boats. Watermarked images mean something different for rowers. You’ll want to follow these top Instagram accounts for rowers.
Rowing Bible, 24.8K
Rowing Bible posts gorgeous images of rowing on smooth, glassy waters, underwater shots and shots of quads and more. It uses the hashtag #rowhardorgohome. Its goal is to post the best daily new rowing posts.
In 1997 there was a dearth of online rowing information, so Ed Hewitt started Row2k, now one of the most heavily trafficked rowing sites in the world
Rowing News, 22K
For more than 20 years, the Rowing News website RowingNews.com has been the go-to source for rowing news, features, advice and more, delivering coverage of all things rowing. Filled with details and incredible photos, its Instagram account allows them to reach more rowing fans.
Rowing Related, 40.1K
On a mission to deliver thought-provoking content to the rowing community, these posts include plenty of videos and even rowing sketches.
Rowing is Passion, 11.4K
An account with lots of relevant reposts (so you can follow others you like) and even a rowing playlist! Play on.
Row Zambezi, 1191
In July and August 2018, 3 boat crews took part in the RowZambezi Challenge – a 900-km, 18-day sculling exploration down the wilds of the crocodile-infested Kafue River, an epic trip to increase awareness of the need for clean water.
We Row_Life, 13.1K
Although this account, and others, are race-focused, it shares some great shots, and many stories.
Always Row, 1656
Always Row is also race-focused but with some wonderful popped-up and curated shots including moody scenes, mattering moments, closeups and drone images.
Rowing Susan, 700
Susan mostly reposts but her curation is quirky and interesting.
Mahe Drysdale, 26.8K
New Zealander Mahe Drysdale is an Olympian. We like his feed not only for great rowing shots but because of his heartwarming family images with his kids in the scull with him. Start them young!
David Watts, 7500 followers
David Watts is on the Australian Rowing team and is also a photographer, which makes for a great combination of personal rowing pics that are beautifully composed and shot.
Girl on the River, 2209
This athlete and journalist does a good job of sharing what she went through during her cancer diagnosis from the perspective of a rower. She also has a website that is worth a look at Girl on the River.
Seize the Oar, 1833
Seize the Oar is unique because of her focus on inclusive rowing. She will keep you up-to-date on premiere coaching, clinics and content on adaptive rowing.
Hear the Boat Sing, 725
For anyone of you familiar with Hear the Boat Sing blog, you’ll know they cover everything about the rich history of rowing, as a sport, as a culture and as a lifestyle.
Rebel Coastal Rowing, 427
We are interested in the growth of coastal rowing, so we would be remiss not to showcase a couple of coastal rowing accounts. These two men out of the Eastern U.S. aim to launch a coastal rowing revolution in 2019. You go guys!
Irish Offshore Rowing, 1265
Another coastal rowing account that uses imagery to illustrate the differences in coastal rowing. This one is focused on Ireland.
World Rowing, 72.8K
We included World Rowing because as they are the governing body of rowing, its coverage is comprehensive. Found here: Beautiful rowing images, exclusive footage and more, including workouts, throwback images and excellent albums covering various events.
To find Instagram posts aligned with your interests, search #communityrowing #rowingclubs, #gigrowing, #womenrowing, #rowingmotivation, etcetera, and, of course, #rowingtravel.
Let us know of other top Instagram accounts for rowers and include #rowing_the_world so we can repost your amazing shots. Please follow us, too, on Instagram at Rowing The World. Curious about our rowing destinations and where our images come from? Check out our rowing trip line-up.