I leave for Surf Kayak Worlds in Australia on July 5th . Here are a few photos of me surfing in Santa Cruz, CA at Steamer Lane. Surf kayaks are slightly different than freestyle surf kayaks, but when you are flying down the face of the waves, they feel very similar. I've been seeking out big inland waves in Idaho in my Project X to help me prepare for the ocean. If you like to surf waves, I recommend a trip to the coast. …Continue
After spending a month doing some freestyle and creeking, I placed 4th on the first Canoe Slalom World Cup of the season. Mixing disciplines isn't a bad thing. it allows you to transfer your paddling abilities from one discipline to the others, and it can only make you a better paddler. …Continue
After the announcement of the Ottawa XL event and that it would act as one of the qualifying events for next years Whitewater Grand Prix, my excitement for spring paddling set in.
While hanging out in the snowy mountains of Northern Sweden and watching all my friends lighting up…Continue
Added by Tyler Curtis on June 27, 2013 at 10:01pm — No Comments
Last weekend was the Zoar Outdoor Demo Fest and was a successful event. Wave Sport had all the boats at the Demo site. Each boat was heavily used, which was great to see. I worked some awesome clinics and met some great people. The best part of an event like this is when you see the improvement of boaters by the end of the clinic and how they walk away with feeling like they learned something.
I was able to grab an Ethos nine and ten to take with me to NY. I haven't had the…Continue
Added by Elaine Campbell on June 27, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Little video of our latest adventures paddling in the Pallars Sobira spain!! Full video dropping late July!
Added by Aleix salvat on June 20, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments
Video of Tad in his new Wave Sport Project X 56 as a C-1. Video is taken at the Nantahala (Site of the 2013 Freestyle World Championships), New River, and at Eternity Hole. All video is taken by the beautiful Lisa Watkins.
Added by Tad Dennis on June 20, 2013 at 3:35pm — No Comments
I'm back in VT after an amazing to trip to Slovenia to compete at the Wild Water Worlds. Slovenia is a beautiful country with innumerable small villages spread throughout the Julian Alps, and lots of whitewater. It was not someplace I ever thought I would visit but thanks to kayaking, there I was!
The Wild Water World Championships was a very different experience than the Freestyle World Championships that I competed in in 2009. For starters, compared to my fairly solid…Continue
Leavenworth, or what I affectionately call “Der Town” is a strangely unassuming tourist town nestled on the eastern shoulder of the Cascade Mountains. Upon first visit, one might find the town’s Bavarian theme and touristy feel a bit much, but beyond the stenciled faux-German exterior is what may be one of the best places to kayak in the state of Washington. With runs like Icicle creek, Tumwater Canyon, Ingalls Creek, Peshastin Creek, and the Wenatchee play run all easily…Continue
Added by Jonathan Ehlinger on June 19, 2013 at 3:47pm — No Comments
On Sunday May 26th 60 kayakers races down the Little White Salmon and 30 of those 60 racers competed in the first ever Spirit Falls Slalom. In true Northwest fashion boaters from all over raced down 3 miles of continuous class five whitewater. This was the 3rd annual Little white Race and the format was a little different this year. The 2 years before the race was a team race so you could set safety for each other the way you would if you where doing just a normal…Continue
Added by Kyle Hull on June 18, 2013 at 2:43pm — No Comments
Few people have pursued whitewater kayaking for as long with as much passion as Bryan Kirk. From Kelsey Thompson's series, Portraits, check out "Freestyle Kayaker" featuring the Carbon Ticket...
Added by Wave Sport Marketing on June 13, 2013 at 2:25pm — No Comments
Once upon a time in Minnesota, there was rumor of a creek that precariously meandered through the most arduous private property along Lake Superior's North Shore. That river is the Forbidden Fruit.…
You almost always know the moment when you have met someone special. There is a sense of humility and ease that begs the question, "how did this person get this way?" I have met very few people in my life that have totally put me at ease when I interact with them, and if you asked me now who they were I would have no trouble recalling them by name and events from my past. Lonnie will be one of those people I will recall, not only because of his sense of ease, but also his humor and…Continue
Added by Chris Wing on June 10, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I haven't been home on a Memorial Day weekend in 5 years! Usually, we are in the RV out in CO for a few weeks competing at events. I could of gone out for 2 weeks this year but decided to just stay home and focus on WildWater training.
I've been hanging out at home in VT since US Team Trials. I worked this fun demo event a few weeks ago for Westfield Water Sports and learned a lot about Confluence's other brands. It was fun helping out at an event that was getting people to demo…Continue
Added by Elaine Campbell on June 5, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments
The 2nd annual New River Festival is in one week. The New River Clean Water Alliance created the festival to support their efforts to restore and protect the river. Flowing north from Boone, North Carolina to West Virginia, the New pours through the mountains to create the New River Gorge, one of the best big water play in the East. 320 miles from its start the river finds the Gauley to end its journey. …Continue
Added by Shane Groves on June 2, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
It has been a really weird spring here in Maine with a late thaw and almost no rain for much of April and May, but it rained 5" last week. It was perfect timing for high water big wave surfing during the holiday weekend. Below are some screen grabs and a quick edit from Taylor Walker of Send, IT Whitewater, who specializes in WW Kayak instruction and rescue training based out of Millinocket, ME.…Continue
The Petawawa is one of the main tributaries of the Mighty Ottawa River and host to the 5th annual Hell Or Highwater Weekend.
The petawawa River flows from the heart of Algonquin Park and mearges with the Ottawa River just north of the Roche Fondu Whitewater Section…Continue
Added by Tyler Curtis on May 29, 2013 at 8:56pm — No Comments
The Ottawa XL was a really challenging event. The Freestyle on Gladiator was scary but the good times bouncing and carving such a big wave were definitely worth it. …Continue
Added by Nouria Newman on May 29, 2013 at 2:54pm — No Comments
The last 3 weeks has been quite the whirl wind of van and dirt living, jamming gear and people into cars and having an amazing time. It started April 25th when my 2 roommates’, Russel Davies, Davis Gove and I drove to Pocatello Idaho to compete in the Black Canyon of the Bear Race. There was a three day schedule release on the class 4 section. The festival was a cool gathering of southeast Idaho and Utah boaters. The race was on Saturday and the sun was out and spirits where high. I came in…Continue
Added by Kyle Hull on May 29, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments