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[21 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Gauley Festival 2011

Gauley festival 2011 is officially in the record books, and the WK family had a great time and hosted some sweet events.  I want to give a big thank you to all of our Gauley first time guides (Clay, Em, Andrew, John, Jim, Wes, and Rick).  You guys made some very lucky boaters super happy with a great first day on the Gauley.  On Friday we had a solid group of boaters together that included WK ambassadors from D.C., Charlotte, Tri-Cities, and Atlanta.  We had Ashley from Chaco with us …

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[6 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]
Update on the 2011 Surf World Championships regarding Hurricane Irene

It looks like the damage form the storm is more intense than the organizing committee was lead to believe.  A secondary venue has been arranged and a final decision will be posted at 5pm on September 7th at
http://WorldChampionshipsofSurfKayaking.com

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[5 Sep 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

Check out this great video of the Pro Am by Pilot Collective Media.

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[16 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]
2011 World Championships of Surf Kayaking is continuing to rack up additional sponsors.

We all know that the more sponsors that an event has the better.  It allows the organizers to have more money to put on a great show and more schwag to get out to all us boaters.  Here is the most recient addition to this falls event.
The Eastern Surf Kayaking Association is exited to announce that Savannah Canoe and Kayak to be Division Sponsor of the Women’s short boat class at upcoming world competition.
http://www.worldchampionshipsofsurfkayaking.com/2011/08/16/savannah-canoe-and-kayak-to-be-division-sponsor-of-the-2011-world-championships-of-surf-kayaking/

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[14 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
World Kayak is teaming up as a media partner for the 2011 World Championships of Surf Kayaking

WK is pleased to announce our official partnership with this years World Championships of Surf Kayaking.  We will be posting links to all of the informational press releases leading up to the main event this fall in the Outer Banks.  If you are not totaly familar with what surf kayaking is make sure you follow the link to get yourself  fully informed prior to the event.
http://www.worldchampionshipsofsurfkayaking.com/2010/08/24/hello-world/
 
Later ; Colin

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[13 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
2011 Nantahala Hometown Throwdown Event #3

 

The third event in the 2011 Nolichucky/Nantahala Hometown Throwdown series was HUGE in size and fun!!  We had a total of 61 competitors join together for a big booming freestyle rodeo on the Nantahala River, NC!!!  This event had the most participation of any whitewater freestyle event to date this year in the USA!  Nanty HTTD event #3 now holds the record for the most participation of any HTTD event that has ever been recorded in our 4 years of World Kayak hosting these events!  We also set a record …

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[30 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

We had another Throwdown up at KWP last Saturday. We had thirteen competitors, three new to throwdowns. The high water changed the waves a bit so the second feature wasn’t too sticky but nice and deep for loops and cartwheels. The top wave was super sticky and big, so we opted for the second feature. Having the bridge to the island sure was convenient and even allowed for spectators to come over to watch. After two hole rides we held a boatercross again. The boatercross seems to be …

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[28 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
2011 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #2

The second event in the 2011 Nolichucky/Nantahala Hometown Throwdown series was a rockin’ rodeo at Big Rock on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN!  We had 32 competitors join in for some fun freestyle competition!  We also had several spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the Riverpark Campground bank.  The river level was around 800 CFS which made the Big Rock wave/hole feature nice and fluffy for big air!  The weather for the afternoon was sunny skies and warm temps. 
 
2011 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #2 Results:
 
Women’s K-1:
1. Taylor …

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[17 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
Getting to worlds!

My trip to Germany for the 2011 World Freestyle Championships started at 3am when Hope, my beautiful wife, was kind enough to drive me to the airport.  Needless to say at that time of the morning I was less than animated.  I got to the check in counter earlier than the airline workers so that I could make sure getting my boat on the plane was as easy as possible.  Other than the huge fee to fly a boat all went well.  I am always amazed that everyone does not …

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[5 Jun 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Teva Mountain Games Final Results and 8 Ball!

The Teva Mountain Games has officially ended. It was another fantastic year, with good weather, good water conditions and a super tight competition.
For me this is 7 years in a row of winning the Teva Mountain Game Freestyle Event. Super cool!
Ruth Ebens and I trained hard together to get ready for the world championships and [...]

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[3 Jun 2011 | Comments Off | ]

Teva Mountain games is kicking off in style. With the Steep Creek Yesterday and now the Pro Freestyle, there is no shortage of kayaking action.
I had an amazing day cheering on all the competitors, walking around the town, watching the Premier of Ben Stookesberry’s film Kadoma as well as Rush Sturges’s film Frontier. Both epic [...]

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[2 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
USAFK Tour Stop: Buena Vista Pro-Am Rodeo

For four seasons and counting the Beuna Vista Pro-Am Rodeo has been the centerpiece of PaddleFest Weekend. The fifth USAFK Tour Stop for the 2011 series was slated to go off in the LoDo Wave at the BV Park, but with lower flows and a later melt in the Arkansas River Valley, the event was moved upstream to Downtown Hole. Pro Qualifiers for both Men and Women Pro classes took place on Friday, May 27th, with Junior Men/Women, Open Men, C1, OC1, and Pro Semis/Finals on Saturday, May 28th.
Being the …

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[25 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
USAFK Tour Stop: Green River Expedition Freestyle

Green River is a warm, welcoming town in the high plains of southwestern Wyoming most well known as the launching site for John Wesley Powell’s expeditions of the Green River, Colorado River, and Grand Canyon. The Expedition Island Park, a National Historic Landmark, is also the site of a man made play feature and the fourth event of the USAFK Point Series. With the new feature in town, Green River was glad to open their doors and host the first Green River Expedition Freestyle. With high flows in the river, …

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[20 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
2011 Nolichucky Hometown Throwdown Event #1

The first event in the 2011 Nolichucky/Nantahala Hometown Throwdown series was a fun change in format and a great time for all!  Rock splats, rock spins, split wheels, splat wheels, wave wheels, eddy wheels, and macho moves abound in the throwdown!  We had 19 competitors join in for some friendly downriver freestyle/slalom competition!  We had 25-30 spectators who watched and cheered on the competitors from the Riverpark Campground bank.  The event was held at Big Rock on the Lower Nolichucky River, TN. 
 
The river level was around 1,200 CFS which made …

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[10 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Reno River Festival Boatercross and Awards photos!

Sunday, brought the crowd friendly event of boatercross.  4 boaters racing head to head working as hard as they can to advance to the next round.  How can we make that a bit more rough and exciting for the crowd?  That’s right, you put a mandatory upstream gate in the course!  Not only do all the boaters have to go through it traveling upstream, but if any one is behind it gives them a chance to get back in the mix and to “interact” with the other racers.  I must …

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[8 May 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Reno River Festival Final Results! Great Day and Great Boating!

Hey Everyone
Sorry this a tad late, as I had my Mothers Day Dinner last night so I didnt have time to sit down and write about the rollercoaster day! With finals only being at 5pm…. we had a lot of hanging out in the sun yesterday!
The water levels were higher once again making the feature [...]

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[6 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
Reno Throwdown #3 2011

We finally beat the bad weather Wednesday curse!  No wind, sun, and warm temps.  We could get used to the weather we are supposed to have in Reno.  This weeks crowd was augmented greatly by the traveling circus known as the freestyle tour.  It was great to see so many folks come into town specifically to boat.  The high water brought #3 up to a great wave level.  There were a bunch of great rides that we very high scoring, and there was a big group of folks fully embracing the fun spirit …

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[2 May 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Level Six Capital Cup Results/ Photos/ and Quick Write Up!

Level Six Capital Cup
What a great day in Ottawa! The Level Six Capital Cup went off for its 9th year with bang!
The event was held on the Champlain Rapids near the Champlain Bridge near down town Ottawa.
It was a fun wave hole like feature, with an epic shoulder, it was amazing to see the variations [...]