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Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Valley Mill August MD Chute Out: “Do it for the Love!”

The August MD Chute out usually has a few things you can count on; 1) low water levels 2) heat and humidity 3) low attendance This August Chute Out would have one out of three, but a great crowd showed up, with 18 competitors and we had great weather for the end of summer. We had full classes in just about every category; Juniors, K1A, K1B, C1, with the exception of K1w.

Final Regular KWP Fun Run: Lots of Variety and Personal Firsts!

MWF Championships Draws Record Number of Beginners!

Unlike most competitions, the Midwest Freestyle Championships is set up to allow everyone to compete at their level.  Beginners, Intermediates, Experts, Masters, and Womens’ classes are all options to push your skills to the next level. Over 50 competitors participated in this years beginner freestyle championships and over 90 competitors total. Introduction classes such as the Ray McLain Training Clinic and Rapids Riders Canoe U, have brought dozens of new paddlers to Wausau Whitewater Park over the summer and the paddling community has helped them learn basic surfing skills

Cartecay River – Lower Lower – DNR to Cartecay River Experience

It was a perfect summer Saturday with the sun shining bright. Super excited about our day on the river Jackson (3) and myself started our trip with our fun tradition of #Madlocking (selfie post to Facebook of all river goers in the vehicle adding hand expressions and goofy smiles. I am sure it has been done before but my buddy  Nathan Madlock gave it a Hashtag for a place in history.

Visiting The NOC and Ocoee

The plan was to meet at the Nantahala put-in at 10:00, and then after we do a run I was going to compete in the NOC canoe club challenge. My dad and I arrived a little bit early, so we decided to stay down at the NOC hole for the day.

2014 J.A.W. End of Season SALE!

The Jackson Action Wagon has had another great paddling season with free demos & spreading the fun of kayaking.  It is now time to sell the current demo boat fleet to make room for next year’s 2015 fleet! Check out the link below for current stock and prices: http://worldkayakblogs.com/wild wild wes/the- jaw / All J.A.W. boat purchases include the original outfitting & swag that come with a new Jackson Kayak boat purchase.  The boats were primarily used in a pool for instruction and river trip demos.  The boats are in very good condition.  I will be happy to send current photos of any boat if requested. I will be at Gauley Fest & GAF to deliver boats to those locations.  I can also arrange shipping through Forward Air  or FedEx if you desire to pay for that service.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in a boat purchase from the J.A.W.

Third Annual World Kayak Jordan Creek Race

Join a fun loving group of paddlers in Revelstoke, BC August 23 at 1pm for a race down the scenic Jordan River.

Hometown Throwdown #4

Our last Hometown Throwdown for Idaho took place under a beautiful clear sky (no smoke, ya-hoo), and warm temps in Cascade. We had 10 paddlers show up ready to go, then 6 SUPs asked if they could compete. We threw together a quick score sheet to award points for some SUP skills – and bam – 16 paddlers hit the warm, clear water at Kellys Whitewater Park

WK “Am I ready for the Gauley?” Guided Trip

2nd Annual – Unofficial, Vallecito Creek Race 2014

styling the 'entrance' In its second year running, Cruise Quenell has organized an unofficial race down one of the lower 48′s best creek boating runs.  Make sure to get down to the South West corner to get in on some of the action at next years event .