This fall has been a very interesting one for water levels on the Ottawa River. In the last 6 weeks we have seen everything from -3 to the high water flow of 15. It has allowed us motivated paddlers time on every feature the Ottawa has to offer and it has also offered us the opportunity to utilize some of our fuelled friends such as the JET SKI.
Oh yes...we had some epic days on the Ottawa using… Continue
Added by Tyler Curtis on November 5, 2010 at 5:47pm —
Rain, rain, and more rain brought the water level of the Ottawa River to the bring of spring flood. The ottawa river locals put themselves on Stakeout watch for the slowly approaching high water Bus Eater Wave. The level never quite got to prime but the 'almost' Bus level had to be surfed.
This was my first time surfing a sizeable wave in the new Project X and good times were certainly had. A small crowd gathered to… Continue
Added by Tyler Curtis on October 11, 2010 at 12:06pm —
As the water is rising slowly on the Ottawa, I managed to get one last session in at the perfect level 'Push Button' rapid.
If you haven't had the chance to surf at Push Button you have missed out big time. It has two great features so you can manage to perform all the tricks possible. The images were taken when the water was at -2 on the River Level.
Check them… Continue
Added by Tyler Curtis on September 26, 2010 at 3:29pm —
Well....after two sessions on the Ottawa River's GARB Wave I can finally say that I am figuring out the new toy! The Project X is faster than fast and just the perfect volume for me!
The Garb is running at a juicy level and the score is tied at 1:1.
Check out a few images and perhaps a new trick in the bag...
Added by Tyler Curtis on September 23, 2010 at 10:11pm —
Here are a few pics of the new toy in action at Geek's Wave on the Gauley.
testing out the edges of the slick surf of the X.
one of many air loops. air is king.…
Added by Tyler Curtis on September 21, 2010 at 10:38am —
The 2010 season has been more than good for me. I have enjoyed international trips, coaching, competing, river explorations, and over 150 days on the water so far. Every year seems to get better and better.
A huge highlight to my summer was claiming the title of… Continue
Added by Tyler Curtis on August 24, 2010 at 9:42pm —
The Gem of Sweden...
After successfully running the Krutaa River we headed back to our lake shore camp and sadly packed everything up in order to move onto our next river. The next river on our ‘Hit List’ was the Sweden gem Gausta River. Continue
This is the one creek that is the must paddle for all creekers heading to
Sweden. If you haven’t…
Added by Tyler Curtis on July 24, 2010 at 8:23am —
TC entering the goods
After completing a random pit stop and potential first descent of the Umnas River, our next stop was Lake Røssvatn and take-out for the Krutaa River. Our camp location turned out to be the most epic camp Continue
location I have seen in a long while. The perfect place to spend July 1st
Added by Tyler Curtis on July 21, 2010 at 8:30am —
After and epic few day and mid summer night in Trollfors we started on the creeking adventures. We headed toward the Norway Sweden border in search of a few rarely paddled rivers and perhaps a first descent or two. Continue
During our drive we caught a glimpse of a nice looking drop just off the road
and after pulling over to check it out it looked good. We…
Added by Tyler Curtis on July 11, 2010 at 12:28pm —
With the biggest snow pack in Northern Norway and Sweden for the past few years, I simply had to head north and explore some epic whitewater!
The first stop was to head way north to Trollfors for midsummer night and some days of 24 hours of sun. It was my first trip to this area of Northern Sweden and… Continue
Added by Tyler Curtis on July 4, 2010 at 6:51pm —
After some epic surfing on the Ottawa River it was time to head for Norway.
This will be my 5th season in Norway and every year seems to get better and better. My time in Norway will be spent on the water kayaking every day possible. My focus for the beginning of the Norwegian
Paddling season will be playboating. There are tons of great features all over
Norway and I plan to surf them all.…
Added by Tyler Curtis on May 28, 2010 at 2:15pm —
With days flying by and the Ottawa at prime low water levels the surf just kept on providing amazing sessions. As the water dropped lower I moved my surfing from the goods of McKoy’s to the famous Garb Wave. This thing
is so sweet! You can do every trick and with it being in my back yard I could
paddle two and three times a day!…
Added by Tyler Curtis on May 12, 2010 at 7:08am —
I am back on the Ottawa River chillin' in my house and enjoying…
Added by Tyler Curtis on May 4, 2010 at 12:00pm —
I am back on the Ottawa River chillin' in my house and enjoying the warm weather and daily paddling. With little snow this winter and an early spring, the river level has been very low. We are all feeling a little lost without the legendary Bus Eater happening, but I am finding plenty of good surf and having great days on the water.
Just out my back door and around the corner I have been spending a few hours a day surfing the features of McKoy's Chute. Fun times and numerous BBQ afternoons… Continue
Added by Tyler Curtis on April 19, 2010 at 3:36pm —
Here it is. The stout 'brown' of Pucon Chile.
Added by Tyler Curtis on March 15, 2010 at 11:11am —
To celebrate Xmas we decided to head north to get on a few runs, which I haven’t paddled for a few years! Our first pit stop was the Rio Laja. This short section of whitewater is pure gold. It is combat paddling at its finest with little to no eddies and a continuous gradient which is full of sticky pourovers. None stop action for 3-4kms. The greatest part about his river is that you can walk the shuttle in a quick 20min.
At this point it was starting to get late so we decided that it… Continue
Added by Tyler Curtis on February 3, 2010 at 8:59am —
Chile –Freeboating and hucking upon arrival
It was the time of year again to pack up the paddling gear and jump a plane to the paddling paradise of Chile. It would be my 11th season in a row travelling to this amazing country and with my vast knowledge of rivers and recently released Guide Book ‘Whitewater Chile’ the possibilities for great whitewater was endless.
A large number of paddlers headed for Chile this winter and the rivers were relentless in delivering punishment. The swim… Continue
Added by Tyler Curtis on January 31, 2010 at 11:46am —
Here are a few clips from one days of playboating at Norway's Skjaak Wave..
Added by Tyler Curtis on November 16, 2009 at 6:11am —
Hello Fellow Paddlers.
For those of you heading to Chile or perhaps are already there...you might want to consider making your trip to Chile much simpler by checking out the Guide Book..
Another option if you are short on time and don't want to deal with logistics check out www.whitewaterchile.com
See ya there..
Added by Tyler Curtis on November 16, 2009 at 6:07am —
Hey Fellow Paddlers..
Just wanted to share the hype. I just received my 5th cover shot of the season on European Canoe Kayak Magazine.
Super sweet. Thanks to Raphael Thiebaut for taking the photo and Ron Fischer for being captain of the duo kayak used to get the money shot!
Added by Tyler Curtis on October 29, 2009 at 2:42am —