Sunday marked the first day of the EddyFlower Vertical Challenge, an annual event open to paddlers of all abilities, male and female. Created as a fundraiser for First Descents, teams of up to five people compete to paddle the most vertical feet in one month from May 15 to June 15. Individuals can compete in of the six divisions: Open, Class V, Class IV, Class III, Weekend Warrior and Women’s. While the idea is to rack up as many vertical feet in a month, the event is also an event…Continue
Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on May 19, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments
While it seems like most of the northern hemisphere has been paddling for the last month or two, in the Canadian Rockies we are just starting to get water now. Enjoy a few pics from this past weekend.
The freestyle tour is in full force! Were all geared up in our RV's and following the circuit. A couple of weekends ago was the Reno River Fest, with warm weather the river came up high. In years past Reno was known for being really great but shallow hole, not this year the feature turned…Continue
After Reno we paddled Sierra City to Downiville and Pauley Creek. Then headed out to Riverdale, UT to go surf a wave. The level was around 3,400 cfs and rising while we were there. Pretty darn fun wave to surf that had these crazy boils that came through the wave that made it interesting when you bounced off one. Here's a video from our day there.
Canoe and Kayak did a pretty sweet write-up of this year's 2011 Northwest Creeking Competition ... Check it Out!
Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on May 17, 2011 at 10:23pm — No Comments
Added by Elaine Campbell on May 10, 2011 at 1:19pm — No Comments
Sam Fulbright, partner in crime, and myself have been working hard on our next project for Chronicles of Gnarnia which will be an instructional segment to take your boating and personality traits to the next level. If you thought we were absurd before, just wait.
CHRONstruction drops on…Continue
Added by Chris Wing on May 3, 2011 at 8:32pm — No Comments
Going to go boat the north fork tomorrow. Instead of just starting at the regular put in I am going to hike up 3/4 of a mile on yukka creek which is more steep creeking than the north fork.
Added by Chasen Hauber on April 29, 2011 at 11:56pm — No Comments
So, this morning - like many mornings, I drag my happy ass out of bed early, throw my kayak in my car, and drive to the beach before the sun is anywhere near rising.
Today i brought my new Project X 56. I've only had it for a short while and have only taken it out in 3-5' south florida chop - which was a lot of fun. Today I decided to take it further offshore (~3 miles) to watch the sun rise.
There were many baitfish swimming around, and a few predators…Continue
Added by Brian Horan on April 29, 2011 at 2:40pm — No Comments
The value of one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe, the Rizzanese (southern Corsica), has been sold out for political reasons.
Added by Michele Ramazza on April 29, 2011 at 5:37am — No Comments
Added by Chasen Hauber on April 28, 2011 at 9:19pm — No Comments
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Added by Dale Mears on April 26, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments
Finally the spring has arrived and the Ottawa River is free of ice and the water levels are high.
It has been a good 2 years since the world famous Bus Eater Wave has come into its prime. I spent the past week stalking the river by walking to the shoreline in front of my house every hour to see what the…Continue
Added by Tyler Curtis on April 24, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
You know it’s like the physiotherapist come…Continue
This past weekend was the 5th Annual Northwest Creeking Competition, which takes place on the East Fork of the Lewis River, WA and Canyon Creek, WA each spring.
Friday night came and brought some serious rain, causing the East Fork of the Lewis River to come up about 1,000 cfs overnight.…Continue
Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on April 21, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
3 white water courses, 1000miles travelling and 2 competitions in 5 days! Just got home from a week of training and competition at various spots in the UK. Over the last few days I have been on KJO's World of Champions training program. On the course this year were 5 of us including Junior European Champion Quim and other members of the…Continue
Added by Josh Wedgwood on April 21, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
The Triple Crown was another great event. More paddlers showed up this year which made it a tough competition for all. Saturday starts off with a head to head downriver race. I was head to head with Dane Jackson he was in a Speeder and I was was in a WaveHopper. I kept up with him at first and then he broke away. I paddled my brains out and my time was 4min 33sec which put me in second place for the down river. Katrina Van Wijck came in first with 4min 29sec in a…Continue
Added by Elaine Campbell on April 20, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
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School's out! Finally, after 11 long semesters of studying excessively, I had all the time to realize this long-cherished wish of mine and go on a proper trip with my kayak. The plan: 5 months of travelling in North, Middle and South America - always in search of the most beautiful pieces of whitewater on the planet. After spending fall 2010 in the Southeast of the USA, playboating all over the place and successfully racing on Russel Fork and Green, the…Continue