After being given some local beta and finding out about high water levels on the Connecticut River, we discovered a wave was in near the Dinosaur Footprints in Massachusetts. EJ and I quickly loaded into the mini and Jessie Stone followed us on our search. We pulled into a small cark park beside the river
The New Zealand national championships happened over the last weekend of march at the hawea whitewater park, situated in the central region of the South Island. It is New Zealand newest freestyle location and without a doubt our best. Last years nationals featured as the first event at the park. And this year it was
Every paddler’s worst nightmare… damaging their shoulders to a point only surgery can fix, not only does it mean pain, holding back but it also means time off the water and a long recovery!
Every kayaker has either said or heard the preach…”look after your shoulders!” but no one truly realizes how important it is until
The annual Tekapo Throwdown is one of my favourite events. It is held on an artificial segment of the Tekapo spillway that feeds from the glacial lakes above, so the water is never warm but the atmosphere is always high! The 2013 event was brought to us by ‘Up The Creek Kayaks’ (in association with
This past weekend Connecticut was the place to be. In New England the Tarriffville Triple Crown Whitewater Championships were taking place. Athletes from all over made their way to the small town for the annual event.
EJ and I showed up with an evening and one day to train and the water levels were looking good.
This year has already started off strong with many awesome training sessions at the new Hawea Whitewater Park (New Zealand). And with February in sight I prepared for my first overseas excursion for the year, UGANDA!
Back to Africa, I first visited this country two years ago and discovered incredible, high volume whitewater, an amazingly simple
New Zealand freestyle team for 2013 has officially been decided.
Team trials and Nationals were held as two separate events over the weekend of the 9-10th of March, at the new Hawea Whitewater course located in the central south island of NZ. This new course has just recently been built and the official opening took place
Just before xmas I loaded up my car with my boats, gear and SUP, and began my journey north for the last event of the year…Xmas @ Kaituna. I had a great drive uo with many beach stops to cool off in the water and keep myself active by stopping at the many beaches along
2012…. Just when I thought life couldn’t get any better than 2011, I proved myself wrong! 2012 was yet another year of World travel, competitions, incredible people, growing up and exploring rivers.
The year started off in NZ, living at home on my family’s farm in Papakaio. I missioned over to west coast and threw my
Rangitata Gorge is a sweet class 4-4+ run located by Mt Peel, on the east coast of the south island.
Last year some of my paddling mates (Aidan Haig, Paddy Brand) and I ventured out for the day to add this one to our books. After a long drive we finally made it to the put