After a more than successful 2013 season, I finally put my paddle gear away for the long winter months, which I would spend out of my kayak and exploring the world of winter and snow.
It always seems to be around the middle of March when I start to see the mad push from kayakers on social media.…Continue
Added by Tyler Curtis on June 15, 2014 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Athletes tend to spend a lot of time honing in their skill as well as their "feel" when preparing to learn new moves for competition or even fun- so much so that when a company introduces a new boat, we can be a bit skeptical. It's like saying, "Why are you messing with my game, Coach?" This is a tougher sell to…Continue
Excited to be part of the Wave sport Team and loving my new Mobius. I have had a chance to paddle some very big water this spring on the Ottawa River. First competition for me was The Ottawa XL where we were challenged with a big wave freestyle comp on Gladiator and the second day was a Boater Cross race through Coliseum . The levels were at 25 + and were not perfect Gladiator levels making it very difficult to catch and even harder to throw a trick. The wave behind Gladiator made for some…Continue
We kicked off our Dare to Kayak season at Mundo Hot Springs. Thanks Wave Sport for supporting my program and helping so many kids experience kayaking for the first time. Many of these kids will participate this summer in Dare to Kayak on the Salmon River this summer. Enjoy the video. The quality is not the best as our school has older computers, but you can still see all the fun the kids had. …Continue
Added by Devon Barker-Hicks on June 2, 2014 at 12:38pm — No Comments
May has been a pretty fun month for me. I got to paddle a bunch so that was pretty sweet, I turned 34, found out I'm going to be an aunt, and my best friends had a beautiful baby girl! It's been a good month!
The month started off with working a few events. I went to the Saratoga Springs and Old Forge, NY Paddle Festivals. It was fun talking to people about the sport of kayaking and getting them into the right kayak that best suits their needs. There was a SUP race at…Continue
Added by Elaine Campbell on May 29, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
The Salmon River runs to my home in Riggins, Idaho. 208.1 miles upstream is the launch ramp for the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Over the last twenty plus years of kayaking I’ve waxed and waned between running multi-day self-support kayak trips to park and play kayak surfing, but I am slipping back to my roots: wilderness river trips. I’m happiest unplugged in the middle of the largest wilderness in the lower 48, Frank Church River of No Return…Continue
Added by Devon Barker-Hicks on May 17, 2014 at 3:36pm — No Comments
Big thanks to the Coosa Paddling Club for hosting the 29th Coosa River Whitewater Festival and to all the sponsors donating prizes and cash awards for the Pro Freestyle event. I learned how to kayak on this river and competing this weekend brought back some fond memories. The Festival is fun for spectators and paddlers. There were lots of competitions open for all level athletes to enter in at Moccasin Gap rapid. King of the Wave is one of the most popular events with Dan…Continue
Added by Hunter Katich on May 10, 2014 at 10:14pm — No Comments
The Northwest Creeking Competition is an annual two-day gathering of paddlers from all over the Northwest, offering them a chance to test their speed and skill navigating Class IV/V whitewater on the East Fork of the Lewis and Canyon Creek.…Continue
Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on May 8, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Added by Aleix salvat on April 28, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments
Here's what's been going on in the world of the Campbell's.
We went to the New England Triple Crown a couple of weeks ago. The Triple Crown has usually been a successful event for me but not this year. I'm not sure if it was lack of paddling or if I just wasn't into competing that day or if it was the swim in cold ass water. Whatever it was, it was not a good day for me. I took a swim out of my wild water boat with my wing paddle, towards the end of the race. I wound up…Continue
Added by Elaine Campbell on April 25, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments
Dare to Kayak had a great day at Mundo Hot Springs, but I'll let them tell you about it in my next post. For now, here's a sneak peak at all the fun we had learning to paddle.…Continue
Added by Devon Barker-Hicks on April 13, 2014 at 10:07am — No Comments
Added by Natty Cordon on April 10, 2014 at 9:39am — No Comments
Punch Brook Slalom
This weekend was the annual Punch Brook Slalom race, which is held on a small Class II section of the Farmington River in Unionville, CT.
If I had to describe slalom, I would say that it is the more refined side of whitewater. Even at a small event such as this, people still arrived with their polished glass boats, and it’s…Continue
Added by Katelyn Green on April 8, 2014 at 6:19pm — No Comments
The 4th, 6th, and 8th grade students will be going to Mundo Hot Springs near Cambridge on April 9th for the Dare to Kayak drug prevention field trip.
The cost to Mundo Hot Springs is paid for this year through a grant from “Idaho’s Wild Rivers License…Continue
Added by Devon Barker-Hicks on April 8, 2014 at 2:28pm — No Comments
This has to be my absolute favourite selfie of all time.
I genuinely couldn't be more excited to have joined Team Wave Sport UK and am so stoked to get out in my…
Added by Natty Cordon on April 8, 2014 at 10:01am — No Comments
If I were told that I could only have one kayak to take with me for a full year to paddle every river in Costa Rica, the choice would be too easy. A destination like Costa Rica - much like Fayetteville, WV - has literally every type of whitewater from ultra high volume powerful runs(Gauley/Reventazon) to medium-sized pushy creek runs(Pacuare/Meadow), to the tiny little micro-creeks like the Orosi(comparable to Wolf Creek, WV).
Here's the 80 on a newly discovered micro creek in…Continue
6 Top (ish) Tips for Beginner Kayakers
After a rather tragic amount of internet browsing, I have realised that it is a somewhat confusing world in which first-time kayakers must find…
Added by Natty Cordon on April 3, 2014 at 2:35pm — No Comments
The new year started off pretty good with a bunch of rain and we got to go kayaking for a few days. Then winter fully kicked into gear with ridiculously cold weather and snow. Jeff and I spent our time going to pool sessions, xc skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding. I worked another season at Timber Creek Cross and Jeff worked his regular job and played music at a few different places in the area.
As I mentioned before it was cold, I have never seen so much ice on the…Continue
Added by Elaine Campbell on April 3, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
Kayaking is a fickle beast. Okay, okay… allow me to rephrase. The River knows no dominion, and as hopeful explorers we will discover this for ourselves sooner or later. We’re merely along for the ride until the River decides we are in need of some serious humility. You know what shape this takes: gnarly swims, coughing up water, swollen hands, banged up shoulders… if we’re lucky. We may limp off stream with concussions or dislocations and sometimes- maybe even worse than maim or…Continue
Added by Lydia Cardinal on April 1, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments