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Payette River Games are this weekend!


2013
06.18

If you are near Idaho this weekend the place to be is Kelly’s Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho. With a $40,000 purse, there is going to be some stiff competition. I’ll be posting updates when I can on Twitter – follow me @rapidpirate or look for #payetterivergames

Kayak Championship Purse:

MEN’S Kayak Championship Purse
Sprint / Cross
Freestyle
1st
$  4,000
$  4,000
2nd
$  3,000
$  3,000
3rd
$  1,500
$  1,500
4th
$  1,000
$  1,000
5th
$     500
$     500
TOTAL
$10,000
$10,000
WOMEN’S Kayak Championship Purse
Sprint / Cross
Freestyle
1st
$  4,000
$  4,000
2nd
$  3,000
$  3,000
3rd
$  1,500
$  1,500
4th
$  1,000
$  1,000
5th
$     500
$     500
TOTAL
$10,000
$10,000
Check out more info on Twitter @kwpid or Kelly’s Face Book Page or PayetteRiverGames.com

Nationals info released for KWP in Idaho – July 7-8 2012


2012
02.25
July 7-8 2012
Classes: This is a stand alone NATIONALS and separate from the point series.National Champions will be crowned in the following classes:
K1M Pro, K1W Pro, K1M Open, K1W Open, K1M Jr, K1W Jr, C1, OC1, and Cadet
Community Service: TBD
Registration: through morning of July 6 , 2012
Activities: Free concerts on site over the festival weekend. Bands TBA.
Awards:Prizes & Purse Total $15,500
Pro class    K1 Women & Men’s purse
1st       $2000
 2nd      $1,750
3rd       $1,500
4th        $1,250
 5th        $1,000
 C1 Unisex
1st            $300
2nd            $200
Visit: www.kwpid.com for more info.

 

Idaho Hometown Throwdown #3 is Saturday – KWP @ 11AM


2011
06.20

troy6 (Large)Hello everyone. Our third WK Hometown Throwdown for the year is next Saturday (6/25) at Kelly’s Whitewater Park in Cascade – 11AM.  We are planning on a 2-ride freestyle on the wave and boatercross heats at the end! The new bridge KWP put in makes boatercross a great addition to our events :-) More info on KWP at http://kwpid.com . Make sure you check out their Park Cam.

If you haven’t been up to KWP it is worth the drive and the scenery while you are surfing is incredible.

Our TD  schedule for season looks like this:
6/25/2011 – KWP 11:00am
8/13/2011 – KWP 11:00am
9/3/2011 – KWP 11:00am

Our Hometown Throwdowns are FREE, fun, easy to run and low stress events set up to encourage both community activity (playing together) and skills development.   Prizes are raffled off so that the competitive angst and walls are taken down… and the only thing left is friendly competition and skills development.  Event formats include our freestyle throwdown and boater-cross.

Throwdowns break paddlers up into age and skill divisions, so anyone can participate!

New Whitewater Event in Boise Area This July!


2011
06.07

Check it out – new event, and it sounds like a blast :  The Boise Whitewater Festival. July 16, 17

Please join us in ushering in the inaugural Boise Whitewater Festival. The event is designed to showcase some of the great opportunities that Boise offers the whitewater community. This years events will include a 6 mile time trial down the Boise River for rafts, kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards. At the finish line we will party in Ann Morrison Park with bands and the Payette Brewery Beer Garden. On Sunday, July 17th there will be a class IV boater cross on the Payette River with head to head action for kayaks, canoes and rafts. This will be the premier event of the United States Boater Cross Association.  CHECK OUT MORE INFO –> HERE!

The event is also looking for a bit of help on safety for the Saturday and Sunday events.  Contact  info@paddleboise.com and find out how you can help. Likely you can both participate in an event and help with safety.

Fundraiser for Kelly’s Whitewater Park is this Saturday


2010
08.17

This Saturday, August 21st, is the concert/fund raiser for Kelly’s Whitewater Park in Donnelly, Idaho. You can get tickets HERE!

It’s a great time of year up in Long Valley, so come up and enjoy a day of paddling and music!

Don’t forget you can check out the park-cam HERE.

Idaho Hometown Throwdown #7 Is This Thursday


2010
08.16

devin_sternIdaho Throwdown number 7 of 8 is going to be at the Gutter. This Thursday, August 19th, meet us in Horseshoe Bend. This will be our last TD at the Gutter for this season. Action begins at 6pm. As always we will be drawing for lots of fun prizes after the event.

Our last event will be at KWP in September, so only two more Throwdowns to go for Idaho!

Feel free to call me with any questions – 866-9429

Boat Swap Saturday April 17 In Boise


2010
04.09

Boat SwapAlpenglow is having its annual used kayak and raft gear swap.  Starting at 8 am, bring your used gear to Alpenglow to register it for sale.  Volunteers from the Idaho River Kids will be on hand to help price equipment.  Items being accepted but not limited to include.  Kayaks, Rafts, I.K’s, Canoes, Drift boats, paddles, pfd’s, frames, coolers, dry boxes, paddle clothing, helmets, dry gear, etc.

Selling begins at 9am and runs through 4 pm.  All un-sold gear must be picked up by 5pm or it will be donated to the Idaho River kids.

6th And Final Boise Throwdown of the Season is Friday!


2009
09.01

Alec Voorhees at a Boise Hometown ThrowdownOur LAST Hometown Throwdown of the 2009 season is FRIDAY, Sept 4th at the Gutter.

5:30 for registration and hit the wave at 6pm. I’ll bring my grill, so bring you favorite grill food for after the event if you would like to stick around! As usual we will draw for prizes after the event.

Want to test out a new ‘10 Star series boat?? You can at the Throwdown! We are teaming up with Alpenglow Mountainsport in order to add Jackson Kayak Demo-Daze to the mix. Alpenglow will provide a slew of boats for you to test out during the evening including the 2010 Star series. Alpenglow also has all 2010 Star models in stock and available for Demos including the new MonStar!

If possible, please register for the event online at http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/register/ (then click on the link for Boise Throwdown #6). If you have ANY problems creating a login, registering, etc – let me know. I can fix you up pretty fast.

Hope to see you there!

Boise Throwdown #5 is Tonight


2009
08.20

Our 5th of 6 Hometown Throwdowns is tonight at the gutter. 5:30 to register – 6pm get wet!

Check out pics from last weeks Throwdown HERE!

Boise Hometown Throwdown and Jackson Demo’s Thursday July 16th


2009
07.11

[singlepic=83,320,240,,left]Our next Throwdown is Thursday July 16th at the Gutter.

5:30 for registration and hit the wave at 6pm. I’ll bring my grill, so bring you favorite grill food for after the event if you would like to stick around and enjoy the warm evenings that are here! As usual we will draw for prizes after the event.

Want to test out a new ’10 Star or AllStar?? You can at the Throwdown! We are teaming up with Alpenglow Mountainsport in order to add Jackson Kayak Demo-Daze to the mix. Alpenglow will provide a slew of boats for you to test out during the evening including these 2010 Star series boats.

If possible, please register for the event online at http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/register/ (then click on the link for Boise Throwdown #3). If you have ANY problems creating a login, registering, etc – let me know. I can fix you up pretty fast.

As usual, if you want to bring something to ‘throw on the Barbie’ after the TD, I’ll bring the grill :-)