Author Archives: James McBeath

known for having a unique place in whitewater. The founder of Kayak Futaleufu and a former partner in Liquid Skills, James (aka “Pollo”) has been around the paddling world for many a year. James currently is the director of World Kayak in hopes of aiding a significant growth through community activity world wide!

Freestyle paddlers rule Wausau Whitewater this weekend!

PRESS RELEASEWhat: 6th Annual Midwest Freestyle Championships
Where: Wausau Whitewater Park – Center stage at Little Drop, right behind the Park Department
When: 10am – 5pm; Saturday, August 15 & Sunday, August 16
Best times to watch: 10:00 – 11:45am and 1:15 to 3:30pm – all events are based on competition numbers and will extend time with larger [...]

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Post SPAM and comment SPAM sucks and can be really annoying to anyone with a blog.  SPAM like this is a fundimental issue for all blog platforms… The good news is, has a solution.  In your plug in section (top right menu) you will find a plug in called Akismet.  Activate it and put [...]

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WK State of the Union – 2008 in the books as a banner year, 2009 plans unfolding!

I’ll put on my English Lit hat for a moment:  As the Autumn colors flush the Ottawa River Valley, the water reaches that ‘cold’, that Fall cold we all know.  As the ironically red, yellow and blue (?) kayaks dot the river during our final warm-weather runs amongst the floating leaves… we put an exclaimation [...]

“Am I ready for the Gauley yet?” CONTEST!!!

In 2007 we threw together an impromptu contest, one that saw hundreds of applicants in only a few days.  A contest that saw the winners being guided down the Gauley with some of the best paddlers around.  This year we do it all again! 
Photo gallery from last year
World Kayak has partnered up with some the paddling world’s best athletes [...]

Blackwater Challenge … calling all Juniors!

Tommy Gunn and gang are at it again on the Black in Watertown, NY.  This year is highlighted by the Junior Can/Am Freestyle Kayak Championships, to be held on the exciting, world-class wave on the Black.  This year the invitation is open to all JR class boaters from across Canada and the US… this is [...]

PotomacFest Rocks This Weekend

The Potomac Whitewater Festival is a celebration of the unique and strong paddling community on the Potomac River near DC. The event benefits American Whitewater–all earnings go to help support access and conservation. Here are some reasons you might want to attend…

Contest Reminders!

All you WK bloggers out there, the contest doors are wide open these days.  We are currently reviewing all the June postings and collecting winners.  Each month we are giving away about 1000$ worth of stuff from AW, MION, Smith Optics, Jackson Kayak, Kayak Session, Canoe And Kayak Mag, Rapid and others. 
The key to winning [...]

Idaho : ACA Whitewater Kayak Instructors Course

July 9th (6pm) and 10th – 13th (9am – 6pm) This course is designed for Class III (and up) whitewater kayakers interested in becoming an American Canoe Association certified instructor.
We’re finalizing the roster in the next 24 hours so if you know of folks have them contact us ASAP.

Idaho BLM Looking for Comments on Management Plan

This summer, the BLM is working on a Resource Management Plan (RMP) tagged the Four Rivers Land Management Plan.