james

Cherry Hole Rodeo 2016

james wrote 247 days ago:


Last weekend, the Wenatchee River graced us with near perfect river levels for a freestyle rodeo at Cherry Hole in the Tumwater Canyon. While the majority of the play features on the Wenatchee vanish as the water comes down, Cherry Hole appears and delivers a textbook play hole style feature. If you’re looking to throw inverted tricks with large amplitude, this is your wave.

Darren Albright getting some serious pop!

The format for the rodeo was as follows. Paddlers teamed up in groups of four and paddled for 5 minutes. This allowed us to score the paddlers individually without trying to cycle through the whole rotation of 13 paddlers. While each paddler took to the wave, they were scored by three judges on trick difficulty, height and combos, and overall style. During the five minute heats, paddlers tried to rack up as many points as possible. There were two heats with a short break in the middle and it was amazing how some of the paddlers stepped it up from the first heat to the second.

Jordan Ross getting those ends deep!

Eli Spiegel making it look easy

Janelle Deane getting her Jedi surf on

Brett Barton preparing for a deep dive into the face

Jackson Pahlke partying in a Rockstar

Chase Nobles standing her up real tall

Ben Kinsella bringing that World Class steeze, setting up for a big loop

Tyler Nicklos pulling a hard carve across the face, looking for that sweet spot

The full scene! Cherry Hole makes a perfect venue for a freestyle rodeo.

Overall, everyone threw down extra hard and we all had a great time. Thanks a ton to everyone who made it out. Special thanks to Marco Colella and Mercé Chamness for helping with judging and organization. Christopher Kelly was the onsite photographer for the rodeo. If you would like to see more images from the competition or purchase an image, you can email Chris @ ceeksmaui@yahoo.com. This event was sponsored by the World Kayak Organization. A big shout out to all of our supporters who make these community events possible!!

Cheers,

T-Pot!



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tommygunn

Cherry Hole Rodeo 2016

tommygunn wrote 247 days ago:


Last weekend, the Wenatchee River graced us with near perfect river levels for a freestyle rodeo at Cherry Hole in the Tumwater Canyon. While the majority of the play features on the Wenatchee vanish as the water comes down, Cherry Hole appears and delivers a textbook play hole style feature. If you’re looking to throw inverted tricks with large amplitude, this is your wave.

Darren Albright getting some serious pop!

The format for the rodeo was as follows. Paddlers teamed up in groups of four and paddled for 5 minutes. This allowed us to score the paddlers individually without trying to cycle through the whole rotation of 13 paddlers. While each paddler took to the wave, they were scored by three judges on trick difficulty, height and combos, and overall style. During the five minute heats, paddlers tried to rack up as many points as possible. There were two heats with a short break in the middle and it was amazing how some of the paddlers stepped it up from the first heat to the second.

Jordan Ross getting those ends deep!

Eli Spiegel making it look easy

Janelle Deane getting her Jedi surf on

Brett Barton preparing for a deep dive into the face

Jackson Pahlke partying in a Rockstar

Chase Nobles standing her up real tall

Ben Kinsella bringing that World Class steeze, setting up for a big loop

Tyler Nicklos pulling a hard carve across the face, looking for that sweet spot

The full scene! Cherry Hole makes a perfect venue for a freestyle rodeo.

Overall, everyone threw down extra hard and we all had a great time. Thanks a ton to everyone who made it out. Special thanks to Marco Colella and Mercé Chamness for helping with judging and organization. Christopher Kelly was the onsite photographer for the rodeo. If you would like to see more images from the competition or purchase an image, you can email Chris @ ceeksmaui@yahoo.com. This event was sponsored by the World Kayak Organization. A big shout out to all of our supporters who make these community events possible!!

Cheers,

T-Pot!



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saskia

Cherry Hole Rodeo 2016

saskia wrote 247 days ago:


Last weekend, the Wenatchee River graced us with near perfect river levels for a freestyle rodeo at Cherry Hole in the Tumwater Canyon. While the majority of the play features on the Wenatchee vanish as the water comes down, Cherry Hole appears and delivers a textbook play hole style feature. If you’re looking to throw inverted tricks with large amplitude, this is your wave.

Darren Albright getting some serious pop!

The format for the rodeo was as follows. Paddlers teamed up in groups of four and paddled for 5 minutes. This allowed us to score the paddlers individually without trying to cycle through the whole rotation of 13 paddlers. While each paddler took to the wave, they were scored by three judges on trick difficulty, height and combos, and overall style. During the five minute heats, paddlers tried to rack up as many points as possible. There were two heats with a short break in the middle and it was amazing how some of the paddlers stepped it up from the first heat to the second.

Jordan Ross getting those ends deep!

Eli Spiegel making it look easy

Janelle Deane getting her Jedi surf on

Brett Barton preparing for a deep dive into the face

Jackson Pahlke partying in a Rockstar

Chase Nobles standing her up real tall

Ben Kinsella bringing that World Class steeze, setting up for a big loop

Tyler Nicklos pulling a hard carve across the face, looking for that sweet spot

The full scene! Cherry Hole makes a perfect venue for a freestyle rodeo.

Overall, everyone threw down extra hard and we all had a great time. Thanks a ton to everyone who made it out. Special thanks to Marco Colella and Mercé Chamness for helping with judging and organization. Christopher Kelly was the onsite photographer for the rodeo. If you would like to see more images from the competition or purchase an image, you can email Chris @ ceeksmaui@yahoo.com. This event was sponsored by the World Kayak Organization. A big shout out to all of our supporters who make these community events possible!!

Cheers,

T-Pot!



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bozemankayaker

Cherry Hole Rodeo 2016

bozemankayaker wrote 247 days ago:


Last weekend, the Wenatchee River graced us with near perfect river levels for a freestyle rodeo at Cherry Hole in the Tumwater Canyon. While the majority of the play features on the Wenatchee vanish as the water comes down, Cherry Hole appears and delivers a textbook play hole style feature. If you’re looking to throw inverted tricks with large amplitude, this is your wave.

Darren Albright getting some serious pop!

The format for the rodeo was as follows. Paddlers teamed up in groups of four and paddled for 5 minutes. This allowed us to score the paddlers individually without trying to cycle through the whole rotation of 13 paddlers. While each paddler took to the wave, they were scored by three judges on trick difficulty, height and combos, and overall style. During the five minute heats, paddlers tried to rack up as many points as possible. There were two heats with a short break in the middle and it was amazing how some of the paddlers stepped it up from the first heat to the second.

Jordan Ross getting those ends deep!

Eli Spiegel making it look easy

Janelle Deane getting her Jedi surf on

Brett Barton preparing for a deep dive into the face

Jackson Pahlke partying in a Rockstar

Chase Nobles standing her up real tall

Ben Kinsella bringing that World Class steeze, setting up for a big loop

Tyler Nicklos pulling a hard carve across the face, looking for that sweet spot

The full scene! Cherry Hole makes a perfect venue for a freestyle rodeo.

Overall, everyone threw down extra hard and we all had a great time. Thanks a ton to everyone who made it out. Special thanks to Marco Colella and Mercé Chamness for helping with judging and organization. Christopher Kelly was the onsite photographer for the rodeo. If you would like to see more images from the competition or purchase an image, you can email Chris @ ceeksmaui@yahoo.com. This event was sponsored by the World Kayak Organization. A big shout out to all of our supporters who make these community events possible!!

Cheers,

T-Pot!



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bozemankayaker

West Virginia Stoke!

bozemankayaker wrote 453 days ago:


A couple weeks ago, I had the privilege of introducing Max Nielsen to Tumwater Canyon of the Wenatchee River. I had heard Max was in town from West Virginia from my co-worker Dan Int-Hout who gave me his number and said he was looking to paddle. I hit Max up and after a short verbal screening, it turned out the dude could shred! So I set him up with a boat, paddle, and all the gear and gave him the Tumwater Tour twice while he was in Leavenworth. He killed it! As Max and his girlfriend Sierra Sans departed Bavaria Land to continue on their journey through the PNW, I asked him if he could write up a little story about his experience in Leavenworth. The following is what he provided me:

The Pacific Northwest has always appealed to me, as it does to any paddler or adventurer seeker. By chance of circumstances, the opportunity had risen for me to venture from the East coast to this wild gem. I had only two weeks to get the “PNW tour”, so I packed lightly, leaving behind all my river gear with the exception of my union suit, hoping that I may be fated by the chance to get on some great whitewater.”

Photo: Christopher Kelly

            Flying into Spokane where my girlfriend had recently attended college, we drove west to Leavenworth to stay with a friend and explore the Cascades. Immediately into our arrival to this small German town I felt a sense of home, as if I were back in Denmark where I was born. In Danish, we refer to home as “hyggelit” (you can try to pronounce that if you wish), also meaning cozy, and it’s just how I felt. From the shops to the structure of the unique buildings to the friendly woman at the bakery who danced while making my sandwich; I felt home.

Bombing down The Wall. Photo: Christopher Kelly



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saskia

The Juice is Back!

saskia wrote 470 days ago:


After several months of warm, dry weather with below comfortable river levels, the rains have finally graced our presence. In a matter of 3 days, almost every drainage in Washington exploded with biblical flows. As for the Leavenworth region, we saw a rise of over 9000 cfs in the Wenatchee River, which meant that the tributaries were pumping to feed the beast. I spent the duration of this flush in Southern Oregon on a 4 day Rogue River trip with an eclectic group of party people getting rowdy on a Halloween trip.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

So I can’t say I totally missed out, but upon returning, it was on. I rolled back into Leavenworth on Wednesday, November 4th to find the Wenatchee River flowing at a healthy 3400 cfs. I already had my Jackson Karma RG on my car so I headed straight for the Tumwater Dam for a solo session in the canyon. Having not seen this much water in the ditch since June, it was a pleasant feeling airing out of ten foot waves, boofing into frothy holes, and cruising though pillowy rapids.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

Throughout the week, I spent as much time as I could in the canyon. The levels are dropping fast as the rain as ceased, so every day, the lines are tighter and the rocks are more pronounced. However, given the fact that we didn’t see levels of over 1000 cfs for over 3 months, we’ll take what we can get.

Photo: Christopher Kelly

As we have officially entered the wet, cold, and rainy/snowy season, my hope is that we’ll have healthy flows for the rest of the winter. So pull the dry suit out of the closet, dig the pogies out of the gear bag, through the ear pads back in your helmet, and get ready for a solid winter boating season. See you out there!

Photo: Christopher Kelly



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james

The Juice is Back!

james wrote 470 days ago:


After several months of warm, dry weather with below comfortable river levels, the rains have finally graced our presence. In a matter of 3 days, almost every drainage in Washington exploded with biblical flows. As for the Leavenworth region, we saw a rise of over 9000 cfs in the Wenatchee River, which meant that the tributaries were pumping to feed the beast. I spent the duration of this flush in Southern Oregon on a 4 day Rogue River trip with an eclectic group of party people getting rowdy on a Halloween trip.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

So I can’t say I totally missed out, but upon returning, it was on. I rolled back into Leavenworth on Wednesday, November 4th to find the Wenatchee River flowing at a healthy 3400 cfs. I already had my Jackson Karma RG on my car so I headed straight for the Tumwater Dam for a solo session in the canyon. Having not seen this much water in the ditch since June, it was a pleasant feeling airing out of ten foot waves, boofing into frothy holes, and cruising though pillowy rapids.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

Throughout the week, I spent as much time as I could in the canyon. The levels are dropping fast as the rain as ceased, so every day, the lines are tighter and the rocks are more pronounced. However, given the fact that we didn’t see levels of over 1000 cfs for over 3 months, we’ll take what we can get.

Photo: Christopher Kelly

As we have officially entered the wet, cold, and rainy/snowy season, my hope is that we’ll have healthy flows for the rest of the winter. So pull the dry suit out of the closet, dig the pogies out of the gear bag, through the ear pads back in your helmet, and get ready for a solid winter boating season. See you out there!

Photo: Christopher Kelly



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natefry

The Juice is Back!

natefry wrote 470 days ago:


After several months of warm, dry weather with below comfortable river levels, the rains have finally graced our presence. In a matter of 3 days, almost every drainage in Washington exploded with biblical flows. As for the Leavenworth region, we saw a rise of over 9000 cfs in the Wenatchee River, which meant that the tributaries were pumping to feed the beast. I spent the duration of this flush in Southern Oregon on a 4 day Rogue River trip with an eclectic group of party people getting rowdy on a Halloween trip.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

So I can’t say I totally missed out, but upon returning, it was on. I rolled back into Leavenworth on Wednesday, November 4th to find the Wenatchee River flowing at a healthy 3400 cfs. I already had my Jackson Karma RG on my car so I headed straight for the Tumwater Dam for a solo session in the canyon. Having not seen this much water in the ditch since June, it was a pleasant feeling airing out of ten foot waves, boofing into frothy holes, and cruising though pillowy rapids.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

Throughout the week, I spent as much time as I could in the canyon. The levels are dropping fast as the rain as ceased, so every day, the lines are tighter and the rocks are more pronounced. However, given the fact that we didn’t see levels of over 1000 cfs for over 3 months, we’ll take what we can get.

Photo: Christopher Kelly

As we have officially entered the wet, cold, and rainy/snowy season, my hope is that we’ll have healthy flows for the rest of the winter. So pull the dry suit out of the closet, dig the pogies out of the gear bag, through the ear pads back in your helmet, and get ready for a solid winter boating season. See you out there!

Photo: Christopher Kelly



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tommygunn

The Juice is Back!

tommygunn wrote 470 days ago:


After several months of warm, dry weather with below comfortable river levels, the rains have finally graced our presence. In a matter of 3 days, almost every drainage in Washington exploded with biblical flows. As for the Leavenworth region, we saw a rise of over 9000 cfs in the Wenatchee River, which meant that the tributaries were pumping to feed the beast. I spent the duration of this flush in Southern Oregon on a 4 day Rogue River trip with an eclectic group of party people getting rowdy on a Halloween trip.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

So I can’t say I totally missed out, but upon returning, it was on. I rolled back into Leavenworth on Wednesday, November 4th to find the Wenatchee River flowing at a healthy 3400 cfs. I already had my Jackson Karma RG on my car so I headed straight for the Tumwater Dam for a solo session in the canyon. Having not seen this much water in the ditch since June, it was a pleasant feeling airing out of ten foot waves, boofing into frothy holes, and cruising though pillowy rapids.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

Throughout the week, I spent as much time as I could in the canyon. The levels are dropping fast as the rain as ceased, so every day, the lines are tighter and the rocks are more pronounced. However, given the fact that we didn’t see levels of over 1000 cfs for over 3 months, we’ll take what we can get.

Photo: Christopher Kelly

As we have officially entered the wet, cold, and rainy/snowy season, my hope is that we’ll have healthy flows for the rest of the winter. So pull the dry suit out of the closet, dig the pogies out of the gear bag, through the ear pads back in your helmet, and get ready for a solid winter boating season. See you out there!

Photo: Christopher Kelly



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james

The Juice is Back!

james wrote 470 days ago:


After several months of warm, dry weather with below comfortable river levels, the rains have finally graced our presence. In a matter of 3 days, almost every drainage in Washington exploded with biblical flows. As for the Leavenworth region, we saw a rise of over 9000 cfs in the Wenatchee River, which meant that the tributaries were pumping to feed the beast. I spent the duration of this flush in Southern Oregon on a 4 day Rogue River trip with an eclectic group of party people getting rowdy on a Halloween trip.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

So I can’t say I totally missed out, but upon returning, it was on. I rolled back into Leavenworth on Wednesday, November 4th to find the Wenatchee River flowing at a healthy 3400 cfs. I already had my Jackson Karma RG on my car so I headed straight for the Tumwater Dam for a solo session in the canyon. Having not seen this much water in the ditch since June, it was a pleasant feeling airing out of ten foot waves, boofing into frothy holes, and cruising though pillowy rapids.

Photo: Chelsea Gonzales

Throughout the week, I spent as much time as I could in the canyon. The levels are dropping fast as the rain as ceased, so every day, the lines are tighter and the rocks are more pronounced. However, given the fact that we didn’t see levels of over 1000 cfs for over 3 months, we’ll take what we can get.

Photo: Christopher Kelly

As we have officially entered the wet, cold, and rainy/snowy season, my hope is that we’ll have healthy flows for the rest of the winter. So pull the dry suit out of the closet, dig the pogies out of the gear bag, through the ear pads back in your helmet, and get ready for a solid winter boating season. See you out there!

Photo: Christopher Kelly



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