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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

Friday Evening Is Our 6th Idaho Hometown Throwdown


2010
08.02

phil_1We are headed to Cascade Idaho and Kelly’s Whitewater Park for our 6th Idaho Hometown Throwdown. This Friday, August 6, meet us at KWP. Registration starts at 6:00pm and the action begins at 6:30-ish. As always we will be drawing for lots of fun prizes after the event! If you haven’t checked out KWP yet, this is a great time to come up and enjoy the evening at a fantastic location. What a great way to start the weekend!

Full Schedule for Idaho Throwdowns is   HERE

Thanks and hope to see you there!

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!

Idaho’s Devon Barker Checks in from the World Surf Kayak Championships


2009
08.09

Check out this link on the Werner Blog for Devons report.

Please keep Devon and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Werner Blog – World Surf Kayak Championships

Idaho:Safety Saturday on the Payette is 8/15


2009
08.06

Boating safety event for all paddlers

Join us on the Main Payette river for a day of safety education! We moved this event to the river in 2004 and have had great attendance each year. Test your skill throwing to a real swimmer in a rapid! As you float the river on Saturday stop at each station and and practice your skill. Practice old skills or learn new ones. This event is free and open to the public!

  • We will be providing information on Boat Wash Stations and Invasive Species Stickers at the Banks Put-in on the Payette River.
  • We will have several stations on the river, teaching / re-enforcing boating safety skills.
  • We will provide food and drinks at the takeout at Behive.
  • Join IWA in stressing safety, and have a good time.
  • Check out Idaho Whitewater Association website for more details – HERE!

    Zimo: We’re lucky to have a playground like the Main Payette close to town


    2009
    07.12

    Pete Zimowsky’s article this week – the Main section of the Idahos Payette River.

    Check out Zimo’s article 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 :-)

    Whitewater park plan proposed Ketchum Idaho


    2009
    07.10

    KETCHUM, Idaho — Whitewater enthusiasts in central Idaho have proposed building a whitewater park they say will draw tourists and offer waves for kayakers, boogie boarders and surfers.

    Check out the entire story on KTVB.COM HERE!

    Boise River Park Kickoff Party


    2009
    06.14

    About 200 boaters, and supporters on land, showed up for the Rally for River Recreation at Quinns Pond in Boise Thursday night to launch a fund-raising effort to transform a quarter-mile of the Boise River into a multi-use river park.

    Read more on Zimos blog HERE!

    Boise Hometown Throwdown for June Moved – Too Much Water!


    2009
    06.06

    Hey everyone – We have decided to postpone the June Throwdown and move it to another date. We have so much water that the gutter is full and has no good waves, Most of this weekend there was even too much water for the bladder wave – it just glassed out. And when it is in it may only be in for a short time and then change again.

    In Boise the 36th street wave is pushing to the far side of the river and many would miss the must-make eddy on the near side and end up washing down stream where the river is flowing through the brush/trees with no eddies. I checked it out today and right now the hole is pretty trashy.

    I’ll talk to everyone at the next TD and find what works best, I imagine that we will add it in the first or second week of September – But I’ll leave that up to the participants :-)

    Thanks and see you at the Kickoff meeting for the Boise River Park on Thursday!