jlechmanik

January in the Gorge

jlechmanik wrote 1 hour ago:


It’s January in the Gorge.  What does that mean?  Well every year is different.  Sometimes it means snowy roads and hills.  Sometimes it means frozen rain which makes our roads a nightmare to drive on and freezes to the trees which causes them to break and fall into the river. Sometimes it means sun, and other times it means rain.  This January it means many of our “winter rivers” have come in due to rain and a period of unseasonable warm weather. It also brought our “nothing” cloud which is a gray inversion level of gloom that blocks out the sun for weeks.

This weekend it meant a kayak run on the local lower Hood River (Tucker to the Marina) with a fun low water level of 4.5 feet.  A fun technical class III run.  A cold 37 degree day, but no east wind (nothing says cold like a frozen wind out of the east).  The Hood has been runnable for over a week now.  Normally a spring or late fall fun, this year the Hood has been delivering.

The weekend also meant a drive over to Washougal to catch a low water run of the lower section.  Another class III run (unless you add Big Eddy rapid which is class IV) but day and night different from the Hood.  Instead of continuous technical rocky rapids (the Hood) this offers long flatwater sections with short drops.  But even at the low water level there are some good surfing waves at this level. This time a 40 degree day but it always seems warmer in Washougal..

With these rivers hitting their low levels, it will be interesting to see what the weather does to the rivers for next weekend….



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natefry

Official Video SARAPIQUI RIVER festival 2014

natefry wrote 37 days ago:


Check out this sick video of the 2014 Costa Rica Sarapiqui River Festival, also available on the official website. Thanks to sponsors Selva Whitewater, Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat, Sarapiqui River School, Chilamate Activo, and especially World Class Kayak Academy for the production! PURA VIDA

http://www.vimeo.com/113758649



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tommygunn

Official Video SARAPIQUI RIVER festival 2014

tommygunn wrote 38 days ago:


Check out this sick video of the 2014 Costa Rica Sarapiqui River Festival, also available on the official website. Thanks to sponsors Selva Whitewater, Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat, Sarapiqui River School, Chilamate Activo, and especially World Class Kayak Academy for the production! PURA VIDA

http://www.vimeo.com/113758649



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saskia

Official Video SARAPIQUI RIVER festival 2014

saskia wrote 38 days ago:


Check out this sick video of the 2014 Costa Rica Sarapiqui River Festival, also available on the official website. Thanks to sponsors Selva Whitewater, Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat, Sarapiqui River School, Chilamate Activo, and especially World Class Kayak Academy for the production! PURA VIDA

http://www.vimeo.com/113758649



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POZA AZUL Extreme Race COSTA RICA 2014

bozemankayaker wrote 38 days ago:


This year the Poza Azul Extreme Race took place on Saturday November 22nd with 24 participants from all over Costa Rica, the USA, Canada, Austria, Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico!

The Poza Azul River runs over volcanic bedrock originating in the Braullio Carrillo National Park and feeding the Sarapiqui River. The Poza Azul Extreme Race is a Master Level race consisting of 800 meters down river, timed racing, through two class IV slide rapids to finish at a 10 meter waterfall with a very technical line to the finish point. This waterfall is a classic drop in Costa Rica and offers lots of surprises for its competitors.

The winner of this years Poza Azul Extreme Race is Diego Solano (aka Pina) won the flight to Mexico where he will be representing Costa Rica in the renowned Alseseca Race this January 10th, 2015. Antonio and Sofia from Aventurec (home base for the Alseseca competition) are supporting this years champion with free lodging and a kayak loan during his stay.

Check out the oficial website for the Sarapiqui River Festival to mark your calendar with next years dates!

Photos courtesy of Selva Whitewater, Johann Castor Boof Costa Rica, & Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat



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saskia

POZA AZUL Extreme Race COSTA RICA 2014

saskia wrote 38 days ago:


This year the Poza Azul Extreme Race took place on Saturday November 22nd with 24 participants from all over Costa Rica, the USA, Canada, Austria, Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico!

The Poza Azul River runs over volcanic bedrock originating in the Braullio Carrillo National Park and feeding the Sarapiqui River. The Poza Azul Extreme Race is a Master Level race consisting of 800 meters down river, timed racing, through two class IV slide rapids to finish at a 10 meter waterfall with a very technical line to the finish point. This waterfall is a classic drop in Costa Rica and offers lots of surprises for its competitors.

The winner of this years Poza Azul Extreme Race is Diego Solano (aka Pina) won the flight to Mexico where he will be representing Costa Rica in the renowned Alseseca Race this January 10th, 2015. Antonio and Sofia from Aventurec (home base for the Alseseca competition) are supporting this years champion with free lodging and a kayak loan during his stay.

Check out the oficial website for the Sarapiqui River Festival to mark your calendar with next years dates!

Photos courtesy of Selva Whitewater, Johann Castor Boof Costa Rica, & Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat



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POZA AZUL Extreme Race COSTA RICA 2014

chilamatecostarica wrote 38 days ago:


This year the Poza Azul Extreme Race took place on Saturday November 22nd with 24 participants from all over Costa Rica, the USA, Canada, Austria, Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico!

The Poza Azul River runs over volcanic bedrock originating in the Braullio Carrillo National Park and feeding the Sarapiqui River. The Poza Azul Extreme Race is a Master Level race consisting of 800 meters down river, timed racing, through two class IV slide rapids to finish at a 10 meter waterfall with a very technical line to the finish point. This waterfall is a classic drop in Costa Rica and offers lots of surprises for its competitors.

The winner of this years Poza Azul Extreme Race is Diego Solano (aka Pina) won the flight to Mexico where he will be representing Costa Rica in the renowned Alseseca Race this January 10th, 2015. Antonio and Sofia from Aventurec (home base for the Alseseca competition) are supporting this years champion with free lodging and a kayak loan during his stay.

Check out the oficial website for the Sarapiqui River Festival to mark your calendar with next years dates!

Photos courtesy of Selva Whitewater, Johann Castor Boof Costa Rica, & Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat



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Sarapiqui Boater Cross Race!

chilamatecostarica wrote 41 days ago:


 This years Sarapiqui Boater Cross took place on Friday November 21st, beginning at the bridge in La Virgen, Sarapiqui, and running 500 mts downstream. We had 27 participants from all over Costa Rica, the USA, Canada, Austria, Mexico, Ecuador and Peru!

Native Sarapiqueño Oscar Arguedas and Diego Solano (Pina) tied for first place. Johann Castor, also from Sarapiqui took 2nd place and Quinn Connell, from the USA took home 3rd place!

The race is open category, and consists of class two and three rapids. Participants compete in groups, and the fastest boaters in each heat advance to the finals to determine the overall winner. The race takes place on the Sarapiqui River in the province of Heredia, Costa Rica. Mark down November 20th, 2015 to participate in next years competition.

The Sarapiqui River originates in the Poas Volcano and feeds the San Juan River, which runs along the border with Nicaragua. It is the second-longest river in Costa Rica. This river is a commercial river for kayaking, white-water rafting, and other activities for the entire region. This river provides all levels of kayaking and rafting.




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chilamatecostarica

COSTA RICA Sarapiqui River Festival!!!

chilamatecostarica wrote 65 days ago:


 The 4th Anual Sarapiqui River Festival in Costa Rica is well underway. Friday was the boater-cross on the Sarapiqui River and today the Extreme Creek Race on Poza Azul River. Tomorrow the festivities continue with the ramp, freestyle, an open down river competition, music, awards, good food and much more! PURA VIDA from COSTA RICA!!

 

 

 

 



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natefry

WORLD CLASS Kayak Academy in SARAPIQUI COSTA RICA

natefry wrote 76 days ago:


World Class students visiting with Sarapiqui River School students before taking out after their first run down the Sarapiqui River

World Class Kayak Academy is back in Costa Rica paddling hard for 60 days. Starting in la Suiza de Turrialba they have now made their way to SARAPIQUI! Starting with the Sarapiqui River and the Sucio River. World Class students will be participating in many ways in the Sarapiqui River Festival this coming November 21, 22 and 23!

The water levels are good and the sun is shining making for happy students and faculty!

PURA VIDA from Costa Rica

loading up the bus in Chilamate



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