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First Home Town Throw Down of 2018

Water levels are high and so was the energy at Dead Dog Hole for some fun competition. The event starting out with a bang as someone driving by on I-90 called in a kayaker in distress and we were paid a visit by a couple of County Sheriff Deputies that just wanted to make sure everyone was OK. Both declined the offer to jump in some of our spare gear and get out on the water with us

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First Home Town Throw Down of 2018

2018 Reno HTTD #3

Wenatchee River High Water Event!

Holy blow out!!! As I read the local river gauges this morning, we are looking at: Wenatchee River in Monitor: 18,000 rising 150/hr Wenatchee River in Plain: 12,100 rising 150/hr Icicle Creek: 4,790 rising 30/hr Peshastin Creek: 940 falling 19/hr I have made the executive decision, that since everything is way too high to try and have any sort of order to an event, that I will be in Cashmere at 5:00 pm to go play boating with anyone who would like to join.

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Wenatchee River High Water Event!

2018 Reno HTTD 2

The Second HTTD went down with a big crowd of boaters and friends and family in downtown Reno. Perfect flows and weather made for an excellent showcase for all the latest tricks that everyone had to show.  Scott S won the day with the B.A.

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2018 Reno HTTD 2

House Run Time Trials!

Good morning, Wenatchee Valley!! It is an incredible day to be alive in this world, surrounded by all of these beautiful people. The sun is shining, the river is on the way up, and the stoke is high

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House Run Time Trials!

NoliFest 2018 Beat Night Fall BoaterX Results

Photo by Dale Swanson Bristol Motor Speedway was not the only great racing colosseum the weekend of April 13-15 th in the Tri-Cities! # beatnightfall at NoliFest had lots of action in the 8 mile enduro style course down the Nolichucky Gorge. There were a total of 25 athletes in the inaugural event and Shane Benedict cheered from the side as the honorary sweep.  The river level was near 1,400 CFS, which was a decent medium flow for the run from Popular, NC to USA Raft Outpost near Erwin, TN (The site of NoliFest).  The GO FAST event was a mass start at the put-in and first one down to the USA Raft landing was the winner!  The real interesting part of the event was the BoaterX did not start till late in the evening at 7:00 PM, so athletes only had about an hour and a half to complete the course before the ran out of daylight.  Photo by Ryan Horn Athlete’s spirits were high and motivated to go fast when the 3..2..1..GO countdown went down and huge wake was created in the pool at launch!  Rubbing was part to of this BoaterX event as athletes jostled for positions down the course

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NoliFest 2018 Beat Night Fall BoaterX Results

Down River Endurance Challenge

Good morning Wenatchee Valley paddlers!!! First of all, I would like to thank all of the whitewater boat riders who have participated in the last two weeks of events. The races have been competitive, the drive to perform is apparent, and the Bootjack has been extra tasty, as has the Fanta and Gatorade (Kurt). Secondly, I have been receiving a lot of feedback from the community pertaining to new events that you would all like to see.

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Down River Endurance Challenge

2018 Reno HTTD 1

Well… Bad Weather Wed is back, flood flows, 30+ mph winds, full dust storm and 2018 roared in with a vengeance Reno is going to have lots of water from 2017 and our miracle march For our first HTTD we visited Rock Park in Sparks with it’s fun big wave The strong few who made it out in epic conditions threw down for gear, beer and prizes from Ninkasi, Kokatat, IR, Jackson Kayak, Accent Paddles, Mountain Khakis and Rapid Transit.  Big tricks and big beat downs were the MO of today. Enjoy the Pics:   

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2018 Reno HTTD 1

Third Amigo Head to Head Races

Good morning Wenatchee Valley!! I know its been a long week of anticipation since our last World Kayak Wednesday, but I’m about to drop it like its hot! Last Wednesday, we had 15 competitors show up to paddle in a torrential downpour. As I look out over Leavenworth this morning, it’s looking pretty damn bluebird out there.

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Third Amigo Head to Head Races

Wenatchee Valley Weekly Event Series Season Opener!

Good morning, friends of the Wenatchee Valley!! I am honored to present to you, the first of the 2018 World Kayak Organization Wednesday Community Event Series. It wasn’t easy deciding how to kick off the season, but after weighing out the options and really putting a lot of thought into it, here is what I have come up with.

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Wenatchee Valley Weekly Event Series Season Opener!