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Monthly Archives: December 2013

New Year’s Day Fools Float

Mark your calendar to bring in the new boating season with the 21st Annual “Only Fool Float on the First” New Year’s Day Spokane River Float. Meet no later than 10:30 a.m.

Registration Open for 2014 Plateau Games!

What’s up fellow boaters?

Don run river race

How does a 1.5 mile run and a 1.9 paddle at speed sound? This winter past myself and others had a fun run and paddle on this same stretch of river.

Happy Holidays

I hope Everyone had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year. I’ll be doing a New Years Paddle as normal to start the year of right. Hopefully you to can get in a boat early this year

2 days only! Enter your best Clear Creek Boatercross or Big South Fork Boatercross picture for a chance to have your photo featured on The Plateau…

So, we are designing the posters and flyers for this year’s 2014 World Kayak Plateau Games and we are looking for the best shots of last years competition! Did you go last year and take pics? Email pics to hardscapesbytheyard@gmail.com !!! Winner gets their picture featured on the poster with photo credit and a new Smith Optics Beanie thats the sickness! Deadline to get your shots in is this  Monday night December 16, 2013 at 8pm CST. I can’t wait to see some awesome pictures!!!

Sarapiqui River Festival and Down River Race

The Sarapiqui River Festival began 3 years ago as a collaboration between Chilamate Rainforest and World Class Kayak Academy as a way to give back to the local community and get the local kids on the river and in boats and as a day to celebrate the Sarapiqui River in a safe family environment. This year, 2013, is the River Festivals 3rd year and this year the organisation was taken on by a local organisation Chilamate Activo together with the hard work and logistical coordination of World Kayak Costa Rican Ambassador Davis Azofeifa (owner of Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat), and a great number of local and international sponsors and supporters including: World Kayak, Selva Whitewater, Tropical Duckies, Sarapiqui Outdoor Center, Aventuras del Sarapiqui, Rios Lagos y Mares, World Class Kayak Academy, Ferreteria el Tucan, Super Malibu, World Leadership School and Lago Jalapa, and the local firefighters and red cross. This years Festival kicked off on Saturday the 23rd of November with an extreme creek race and peaked on Sunday the 24th with an inclusive Sarapiqui down river race and the RAMP!!! Attendance was higher than ever.

2 days only! Enter your best Clear Creek Boatercross or Big South Fork Boatercross picture for a chance to have your photo featured on The Plateau…

So, we are designing the posters and flyers for this year’s 2014 World Kayak Plateau Games and we are looking for the best shots of last years competition! Did you go last year and take pics? Email pics to hardscapesbytheyard@gmail.com !!! Winner gets their picture featured on the poster with photo credit and a new Smith Optics Beanie thats the sickness! Deadline to get your shots in is this  Monday night December 16, 2013 at 8pm CST. I can’t wait to see some awesome pictures!!!

Sarapiqui River Festival Costa Rica

The Sarapiqui River Festival began 3 years ago as a collaboration between Chilamate Rainforest and World Class Kayak Academy as a way to give back to the local community and get the local kids on the river and in boats and as a day to celebrate the Sarapiqui River in a safe family environment.

Your New Ambassador: Daryn Hubbucks

Hi my mates call me Dazza, however my wife calls me all sorts of different names that I maybe shouldn’t post up here…. But I call myself Daryn Hubbucks, anyway it’s worth the names to get that freedom of the wild white waters of Scotland

Progress on Smelter Park Durango

bottom drop 12/12/2013 Here are some shots taken 12/12/13, of the progress being made on the bottom of four new features planned for the Smelter Rapids section through Durango. Looking fairly good so far, and with all of the early snow in the high country this could be a fantastic spring to test them out !  Stay posted for more updates, the park is scheduled to be finished and open for paddling by March of 2014.