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EddyFlower Vertical Challenge and the Dirty Diva's!


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…


Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on May 19, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments

Early Season

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.



Added by Mikkel St.Jean-Duncan on May 18, 2011 at 11:50pm — 1 Comment

Freestyle Circuit Update



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…


Added by Haley Mills on May 18, 2011 at 5:24pm — 1 Comment

U to the T


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.




Added by Elaine Campbell on May 18, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Canoe and Kayak: Cranking: Northwest Creeking Competition

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

Reno River Fest

We arrived in Reno after the 3 ½ day drive from VT. We were all so happy to be done with that drive! The water level was high which was great because you could loop the crap out of the hole and not hit bottom. World Kayak had the Home Town Throw Down and we played the the Game of Brown just like the Game of Gnar. A bunch of us played the game some of the things that were done was eat a donut during your ride (me), flipping above the hole and carping many times (Craig), the obvious bladder… Continue

Added by Elaine Campbell on May 10, 2011 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Kayak CHRONstruction, next phase of kayak instruction


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…


Added by Chris Wing on May 3, 2011 at 8:32pm — No Comments

North fork of the kaweah

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

before dawn...

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…


Added by Brian Horan on April 29, 2011 at 2:40pm — No Comments

The lost River

Each river nestled in the mountains is invaluable. The scenarios created by the water are wonderful and often revealed only to paddlers.

These are some memories I want to share with everyone before they disappear forever.

kayak 1 Rizzanese Michele Ramazza kayak 2 Rizzanese Michele Ramazza

kayak 3 Rizzanese Michele Ramazza kayak 5 Rizzanese Michele Ramazza

kayak 4 Rizzanese Michele Ramazza

The value of one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe, the Rizzanese (southern Corsica), has been sold out for political reasons.

The dam and the pipeline are almost ready… Continue

Added by Michele Ramazza on April 29, 2011 at 5:37am — No Comments


Boated the boundary of the kaweah today high flow but great for a more creeking type of run during this time. Most of the other creeks such as the south fork are to low and the north fork is to long to do after school.

Added by Chasen Hauber on April 28, 2011 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Easter Boating @ HPP in the sun

Well it was that time again and the Easter holidays were upon me! As a Secondary school teacher I have my perks of 13 weeks holiday time a year to erm... paddle!

So far I'm a week into my Easter holidays and have paddled every day training hard for this year’s freestyle season. I have already missed the first event due to unavailability so looking forward to the next few.

The National white water course in Nottingham has been very busy this past week with lots of people being… Continue

Added by Dale Mears on April 26, 2011 at 5:43pm — No Comments

London 2012 Olympic White Water Course, UK

Tuesday I was lucky enough to get work photographing at the official opening of the London 2012 Olympic white Water course!

On one of the hottest days this year the media and TV made their way to London for the opening of the White Water Centre. Not only did the media head South but also large numbers of GBR's best slalom paddlers, GBR raft teams, and junior freestyle paddlers.

I spent the day running the banks photographing the Media experiencing rafting at the new… Continue

Added by Dale Mears on April 26, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Waiting at the BUS stop

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…


Added by Tyler Curtis on April 24, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments


Mate! Overall I am stroked and fired up about my new baby. YES it is a hug improvement on the project, but still keeps the Wavesport, Robert Pearson feel about it. LOVE IT


You know it’s like the physiotherapist come…


Added by Tanya Faux on April 23, 2011 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Recap: 2011 Northwest Creeking Competition

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.…


Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on April 21, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Week of Training and Competitions including a Youth Freestyle Event at the new Olympic Course!


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…


Added by Josh Wedgwood on April 21, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

New England Triple Crown and NOC Shootout

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…


Added by Elaine Campbell on April 20, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Nantahala Open Raises Funds for Team River Runner

Wave Sport teamed up with Endless River Adventures over the weekend for the 2011 Nantahala Open!  The Nantahala Open is an annual event that raises money for Team River Runner, a non-profit organization that gives active duty service members and veterans an opportunity to find health, healing and new challenges through paddlesports.

A 'non-competitors' competition, paddlers pulled up to the launch… Continue

Added by Wave Sport Marketing on April 19, 2011 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Viva Mexico !

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…


Added by Seppi Strohmeier on April 18, 2011 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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