Although the web guy (me) found some carnage early myself just hiking down to Pillow rapid with a nice spill (and dirtying my new AT Paddles shirt) it was worth the hike as I found quite the party going on at the bottom. Here's a few uploads.
I wouldn't have fallen if the sign hadn't gotten me so shaken, ok.
As some of you already know the New River Academy crew has set up base here on the Ottawa River right now. We’re taking in all the amazing features that are in such as Corner Wave, Babyface, Push button, and the famous Garbarator. All these features are at wonderful levels especially Garb; it’s at a prime right now perfect for throwing those big tricks and getting massive
pop. One trick that is great to throw at…
Identified as an international competition fiend and a longstanding leader in playboat design, Wave Sport expands for the 2011 season with the fully redesigned and much-anticipated premier of the new Wave Sport Project X. The Project X’s highly refined design, new volume distribution and outfitting system make it the ultimate in performance and visual excitement. Created to drive the evolution of freestyle paddling, the Project X will make its public debut this weekend at GauleyFest, Sept.… Continue
Added by Webmaster on September 17, 2010 at 10:30am —
Gauley Fest is just hours away, and the 2011 Wave Sport Project X playboat is on its way up to take on West Virginia's finest.
Get ramped up with the first view of the full Wave Sport Project X video, featuring Bryan Kirk showing off the full capabilities of this beast. Then join us at Gauley, hit the water, and see it for yourself. We'll have 3 Project X's all over the river both days.
This past winter I was fortunate enough to join an international group of 11 paddlers, to complete a 22 day expedition down Australia's largest river system, the Fitzroy River and its main tributaries. The Goal of our trip was to explore and document this regions vast and secluded beauty, rich cultural heritage and environment importance. Our hope is that by showcasing this areas values and the problems that are threatening it we will be able to create some awareness, and in turn gain… Continue
Added by Tyler Fox on September 16, 2010 at 8:00am —
Bryan Kirk, Team Wave Sport, and the Project X will be all over the Gauley this weekend. In addition to Gomer's Hole / Geek Wave, the Project X will be showing off its freestyle prowess on the Bat Wave/Hungry Mother playspots.
From Bryan Kirk - "Bat Wave/Hungry Mother - After Pillow rapid, these 2 playspots are real close together. Bat wave is a small, fun wavehole for loops. Hungry mother is a very sticky hole for all the hole moves, but can be a little munchy. Very…
Tyler Fox First Descent of Haew Suwat Falls, Thailand - Photo Josh Neilson
One of the biggest appeals of going to Thailand, for myself, was the fact that not much was really known about paddling there. Several crews of paddlers have ventured here in the past, but there seemed to be so much more whitewater to discover. And one of my big drives for this season was to get out into these “unknown” areas and do… Continue
Added by Tyler Fox on September 14, 2010 at 8:00am —
Tyler Fox on the Mae Sa River in Thailand - Photo Toni George
The Mae Sa River is a quality stretch of white water within 30 min’s of the city limits of Chiang Mai. The put in is located at the Queens Botanical Garden and is literally on the side of the road, so much so, that it is more reminiscent of a ditch then a river. However, the river quickly veers away from the road and starts it descent.… Continue
Added by Tyler Fox on September 10, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Wave Sport will be holding our annual Gauley Fest Raffle on Saturday night to benefit American Whitewater. This year, though, we'll be giving away a Wave Sport boat like every year....but you'll have the option to get your hands on the new Project X when it's released as well.
Check back for more details as we move closer.
This could be you :-) Unless you can't do that… Continue
Added by Webmaster on September 9, 2010 at 2:38pm —
The 2011 Project X from Wave Sport will be hanging out at Gauley Fest next week for its public unveiling, and we'll be releasing information throughout the week to get everyone pumped about the festival and the new boat.
One place you'll find Team Wave Sport and the Project X will be Gomer's Hole / Geek Wave. It's two surf spots - one is a blasting hole you can spin and roundhouse in. The main hole gives up really big loops, blunts, and more..and… Continue
Your hear the grumbling of the big yellow school buses a never dying symbol of school and know you don’t ride on one of those. Ohhh no, you ride in a much more prestigious, the New River Academy van! The “Huge” logo stamped on the side and all the stinky kayaking students you can imagine.
Everyone talking about how sick their blunt or airscrew was on the Ottawa that
day. But, this is only the beginning of our…
What a great weekend at the Beaver River in NY. The Beaver has three sections to it Taylorville (III/IV), Moshier (IV/V) and Eagle (V). Taylorville and Eagle have a few scheduled releases during the fall but Moshier has one release a year and it's the day before Labor Day. It's too bad it doesn't run more because it's such a fun run! It starts with two really fun waterfalls then some boogy water and then Moshier Falls. The falls is a longer rapid that has four drops. It's really easy to…
Well, my season has officially winded down at the ol' concrete ditch in Charlotte, better known as the US National Whitewater Center. But not before going out with a bang of course. August 28th we held the first ever Pro-Am event that benefited FIRST DESCENTS, a camp designed for cancer patients/survivors. The event was organized by close friends Jason and Samantha Miller. They have been pretty…