After becoming newly adopted into Brooke’s van, we began our drive down through Colorado to Durango. Of course with a short stopover in Denver to check out some fresh high water waves we heard rumor about.
We arrived the day before the event and had fun playing in the Animas play park checking out the features.
I always love introducing new people to the sport of kayaking, so recently I made it a nice cold mission to introduce my friend Conner to our sport during her stay in New Zealand.
We started out with Paddleboarding in the ocean where she proved to have incredible balance, confidence and a decent paddle stroke, even
Last weekend I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to join some awesome NZ boaters on a West coast heli mission up the Whitcombe River.
Aidan and I set off from Oamaru Friday afternoon after work and arrived late that night in Hokitika.
The next morning we all got up at 5.30 full of enthusiasm (or
The 2015 Citreon Extreme Race was one to be at, but this year it was played out with a bit of a twist. Held on the Citreon Rapid in the Kawarau Gorge (New Zealand). It is NZ’s biggest water extreme race and always offers plenty of entertainment, impressive lines and of course…carnage.
This year went off
Living in a small costal town in New Zealand, it’s a decent drive to a good whitewater river, but luckily being a coastal town I’m surrounded by the great Pacific Ocean and sandy beaches. The water may be saltier and the waves are moving but there is still soo much fun to be had.
The first weekend of November is known by many a kiwi paddler to be the annual Tekapo Throwdown. Located in the central south island by the beautiful glacial feed lakes is the beautiful hidden gem of the Tekapo whitewater course just down behind the small township. Tekapo is one of my favourite places in New
Have you ever noticed how everyone on a river generally has a huge smile on their face or the enthusiasticness of their voice as they talk about a rapid. Kayaking may take energy but it is also energizing. You are facing a powerful natural element and trying to work in harmony with it.
Not only are
The Ottawa river should be a must on all kayakers lists. With its big warm water, beautiful scenery, friendly people and lines for everyone from beginner to class V boaters its an ideal location for almost everyone. It is one of my favorite paddling destinations in the world and for many a good reason!
The World Cup series for 2014 comprised of three events in Europe, #1 was Millau, France, #2 was Salt, Spain and #3 was Sort, Spain.
The first world cup event in Millau was combined with a very famous and longtime running annual event, the Natural Games. It also involved other extreme sports like slackline, mountain biking
Colorful Colorado is home to many great rivers, which to us paddlers means only one thing! Plenty of great paddling! Many whitewater events have become an annual occurrence in this state, influencing a lot of boaters of all abilities to tour round the river towns from one event to the next, to hone their skills