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US Finishes Big at Worlds


2011
06.27

IMG_3860Team USA Shines at Freestyle Worlds
US Paddlers Wins 4 Golds, 8 Total Medals The 2011 International Canoe Federation (ICF) Freestyle World Championships concluded this past weekend in Plattling, Germany with USA Canoe/Kayak athletes taking Gold Medals in four of the eight categories. Led by the record-setting performance of Dane Jackson (Rock Island, Tenn.), the U.S. Freestyle Team emerged as the top national team at the World Championships.

Jackson, 17, grabbed a total of four medals, taking gold in Men’s Junior Kayak, Men’s Kayak Squirt, and Men’s Canoe followed by a bronze in Men’s Open Canoe. Jackson’s three gold medals at a single Freestyle World Championships surpass the previous record of two.

Read more at USA Canoe and Kayak

Also Big Props to Devon Barker for Bringing home the Bronze in Squirt Boat! :D

Worlds Update from Devon Barker


2011
06.21
worlds5Opening Ceremonies and the first day of competition. Thank you to all of the sponsors for team USA! Jackson Kayak, NRS, Mysterious, New Balance, and Survival straps.

You can watch live stream of the events at www.ustream.tv/channel/freestyle-competitions
Squirt prelims begin at 3pm for men and 5 pm for women.

Devon


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.

Idaho Hometown Throwdown #2 is this Saturday at KWP!


2011
05.26
devin_sternHello everyone. Our second WK Hometown Throwdown for the year is this Saturday (5/28) at Kelly’s Whitewater Park in Cascade – 11am. We are planning on a 2-ride freestyle on the wave and then I would like to include a few 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 awesome. This weekend is the opening weekend for the park this year and here is Saturday’s Schedule:

-Dedication of Strand & bridge 9:30 A.M.
-Interpretive “Volksmarch” on Strand trail 7:30 & 9:45
- KWP Benefit Breakfast 8:30 A.M.
- Regional kayakers “HOMETOWN THROWDOWN” 11:00

Our TD  schedule for season looks like this:
5/28/2011 – KWP 11:00am
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!

Feel free to contact me with any questions – gary@worldkayak.com

Water experts say Idaho snowpack level near normal


2011
03.10

BOISE — State and federal water experts say snowpack levels in mountain ranges across Idaho are near or above-normal levels thanks to a steady supply of snow and moisture this winter.

Read on HERE

Catch ‘Wild Water’ in Donnelly, Idaho


2011
02.24

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If you missed “Wild Water” The Film- by Anson Fogel featuring The North Fork of the Payette this year at the Egyptian in Boise you have a second chance.  Come join us at Tamarack for another shot to watch local kayakers on the historic high water of the North Fork of the Payette.

Preview Kelly’s Whitewater Park Summer 2011 activities and events and a chance for free swag from Mt. Theory.

Where: Tamarack Resort- Canoe Grill

When:  Saturday February 26th- Doors Open 4:30 pm

Ski Lift Ticket and Movie Combo $50 or Movie Only $8

Net proceeds to McCall Kayak Club and KWP

I wanna be a rockstar!


2010
12.24

Can’t wait to get my hands on one of these baby’s!
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More info:

http://jacksonkayak.com/jk-kayaks/whitewater/rockstar/

A Little Idaho ‘Go Left’ Carnage


2010
11.18

http://www.vimeo.com/16771745 Always easy to find carnage at GLOYF on the Main Payette. For some reason people don’t think left means ‘left’! :-)

Boise Locals Skip Armstrong and Ryan Bailey Win Award With Video


2010
11.17

http://www.vimeo.com/16383179 Boise Locals Skip Armstrong and Ryan Bailey win an award in Portland with this video of Kate Wagner in Washington. Well done guys.