Every summer there is one place on Earth that I know I must return to. It is the most relaxing place I've ever gone kayaking, and has one of the sweetest waves found anywhere in the fjordland of the Sunshine Coast of BC, Canada. You guessed it - Skookumchuck!
Skook is always an adventure to get to. This year it was a 22 hr drive from Salt Lake, a $200 bribe at the Canadian border to get or Czech friend Jakub in, a beautiful ferry… Continue
Added by Bryan Kirk on July 27, 2009 at 5:30pm —
After upgrading my new project We went to Graz to test the boat. As you know the boat is made from Kevlar bottom and carbon upper part. The boat is very light stiff and how I sad before there are couple new changes which make it a bit different from the project 52. There was really important to repair same things around the seat. It took me some time to figure out how the reinforcing of the outfitting should be but now it’s done and I been paddling the boat more than 10
trainings. Of… Continue
Added by Peter Csonka on July 27, 2009 at 6:16am —
I’ve always found Reversing Falls in Saint John, New Brunswick to be a bit of a pain in the butt. It’s about three and a half hours from where I live in Nova Scotia and is one of the only places you can paddle whitewater in the area most summers. It gets the name Reversing Falls due to the fact that it’s a tidal rapid and…well it changes directions.
Cookie Monster Pan am
Unlike more popular tidal spots like the Skookumchuck… Continue
Added by Kelsey Thompson on July 26, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Added by Peter Csonka on July 25, 2009 at 5:52pm —
Peter and I had an awesome time during last week. It all started on Thursday, when we left for Ötz, where we wanted to meet up with our fellow adidas team-mates. Our plan was to kayak with some friends, have an interview and share the general experience along the way. On Friday morning, we met Olaf, Jared, Sam, Tomass, Stéphane, Deborah, Bernhard and some other well-known faces at the Wellerbrücke. We all drove through the valley in order to find an appropriate place to start paddling. Even… Continue
Added by Peter Csonka on July 23, 2009 at 4:29pm —
Can anyone give me some feedback on the Project 62. Looking to get one soon.
Added by Paul B on July 22, 2009 at 7:36am —
Check out the Core77 design competition winners in all their glory over at the liveblog!
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Added by Webmaster on July 21, 2009 at 2:52pm —
We've posted some pics up on the Outdoor Retailer blog from setting up the booth today.
Check it out over at
Here's a couple of Wave Sport pics that didn't make the post:…
Added by Webmaster on July 20, 2009 at 12:45am —
We left VT after a couple days of relaxing at home and headed to our cottage in Henderson, NY. The Black River was at an ideal level and Rt.3 Wave was perfect. The weather was great, my nephew John came with us to spend the week and good friends Nicole and Jeff (yes another Jeff) came to visit. We went to the wave for a few days and we paddled and John fished. We even brought the Aire inflatable duo and surfed the wave with it. Surfing the inflatable was crazy fun! I was laughing so I hard I… Continue
Added by Elaine Campbell on July 17, 2009 at 11:30am —
The memory is still strong in my mind, a week teaching a bunch of ladies. They had various ability levels and where ready to improve kayaking skills, confidence and share their experience. It was incredibly empowering! Last week I have the privilege to teach along side Anna Levesque at MKC (Madawaska Kanu Center) located on the Madawaska River in Ontario Canada.… Continue
Added by Tanya Faux on July 15, 2009 at 8:52am —
Just got off the South Ram near Rocky Mountain House, AB, Canada. We had the Epicocity project filming some big hucks, including this 1st D by Jakub Nemec, from the Czech Republic. It's at least 80', and is called Tapestry Falls.
This canyon is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. There were literally hundreds
of waterfalls coming in from both sides of the river, which were massive shale/slate cliffs for the 30 mile… Continue
Added by Bryan Kirk on July 14, 2009 at 2:30am —
It's amazing how fast time has flown this year, and it's already time for our biggest event of the year, the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market show in Salt Lake City, Utah.
As you may recall, we'll be featuring our Wave Sport design contest winners at the show, among many other exciting events and announcements.
Check back later this week for website information for the liveblog, which will include photos and videos, launching shortly.
Added by Webmaster on July 13, 2009 at 2:46pm —
Lienz is a sweet small town surrounded by colossal mountains in Tyrol. The nature around here is so beautiful and there are many options of what to do in your spare time. In this particular region you can find rivers for beginner as well as for the most experienced kayakers. Many tourists visit Lienz during the whole year because almost every sport is possible. Skiing, hiking, rafting, kayaking, paragliding… you just name it. Due to these circumstances, it’s the perfect place for organizing… Continue
Added by Peter Csonka on July 13, 2009 at 2:36pm —
Finally I get an email from Ingrid Schlott that a new project 54cx is waiting for me. The project 54cx is an carbon version which should be more light stiff , bouncing better , more speedy , but the best think about this boat is that they finally past in my body mass weight. Unfortunately or fortunately, I don’t know, my weight is about 90 kg which means that when I have all my gear on its about 95-100 kg… and that’s a lot. Until now I been paddling the project 52 gallons and it is a bit small… Continue
Added by Peter Csonka on July 13, 2009 at 2:00pm —
After some cool missions in California like Fantasy falls, South fork of Silver creek, Middle and east fork of Kaweah river we went back to Cherry creek cause it looked like the water is dropping down and we will be able to paddle mighty upper Cherry creek. When we came the river was too high of course so we figured out the Mission. Middle part of Cherry creek releasing from dam, west Cherry second run double fun and then mighty upper Cherry creek. Unfortunatelly not with Ron Fischer again… Continue
Added by Jakub Nemec on July 8, 2009 at 6:43pm —
The last few weeks have been crazy busy.. Tyler and myself have hosted, supported by the Norwegian Paddle Federation, two more Youngboaters weekends, where the up and coming juniors of Norway get coaching in both freestyle and riverrunning. In addition we organized the Freestyle Nordic Championship last week, which also was our selections for Worlds in Thun later this summer. I am extremely proud to say that we have a Norwegian Team that counts nine people this year, so I don´t need help… Continue
Added by Mariann Saether on July 8, 2009 at 3:19pm —
On July 1st (Canada Day) the Freestyle Nordic Championships took place. Athletes from Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the UK joined together to throw down at the Bubble Machine. Due to high water levels the Skjaak Wave was washed out and the event had to be moved from a wave feature to a hole! The Bubble Machine is a great feature that allows every hole move you can think of to be performed. From Tricky-Whu to Phonix to Air Loop and Super Cleans the Nordic Cup spectators saw them… Continue
Added by Tyler Curtis on July 8, 2009 at 1:34pm —
Wow, it feels like summer just started last week yet I have already been paddling a ton getting on a bunch of personal new rivers and waterfalls. I started out paddling the Eastern slop of the Rockies getting on some of the classic ledges and waterfalls produced by the geology, Titan was the highlight a perfect 25 footer I had never had the chance to run before. Next I was able to get 4 good days at Brilliant spending a rare few days in my playboat, it's been years since I have been stoked on… Continue
Added by Mikkel St.Jean-Duncan on July 7, 2009 at 11:20pm —
Tyler Fox coming over Anomaly Falls on the riviere Gouffre du Nord.
We had been in Quebec for a week now, and run a long list of classic runs and park 'n hucks, unfortunately there seemed to be no end to this list of rivers and we only had one more week left. It is a Very hard decision to not "Take the sure thing", I mean I've given that very advice to many of my friends, but in the end the draw towards the unknown adventure is why I kayak.… Continue
Added by Tyler Fox on July 3, 2009 at 12:43pm —
The latest Euro Cup was held at our local spot in Cunovo. We all were very happy to welcome Europe’s best paddlers here in Slovakia. A country, where most of them have never been to before. That was one of the reasons, why we tried to make them feel as comfortable as possible. In order to prepare the spot for the event, we’ve rebuilt the hole during the winter and made some final improvements just short before the actual competition.
Some paddlers already arrived on Monday, right… Continue
Added by Peter Csonka on July 2, 2009 at 5:53pm —