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Spring Tradition: Goshen Race 2019

On March 2nd, 2019 paddlers from four different states converged on the beautiful Maury River for a Virginia spring tradition: the 12th Annual Goshen Race. A “Winter Storm Warning,” and uncertain water levels the night before did nothing to dampen the good vibes of this low-key gathering. The day was warming by the noon-time mass …

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Bren’s First Year at Sickline

Throughout kayaking history, many races have come and gone, but there is one that has been around almost from the beginning of extreme kayak racing and has maintained its position as one of the top races in the world; the Adidas Sickline World Championships. Born from humble beginnings almost 10 years ago in Austria, Sickline …

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NSR and Galway Fest

This year, for the first time since I can remember, the National Student Rodeo and Galway Fest were organised to be on different weekends, which meant I had no excuse to not attend both! Galway Fest’s reputation precedes itself, with a rumour of one year someone, *cough* Bren Orton *cough*, getting so wasted they drank a …

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Racing Round the Indian Sub-Continent

I have recently returned home after spending 6 months travelling the Indian sub-continent; the trip was one of the best I’ve been on and was full of awesome rivers, people, food, and cultural experiences. One of the highlights was competing in three events – the Malabar River Festival, MeghaKayakFest, and the Himalayan Whitewater Challenge. All …

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Wairoa Extreme Race 2016

I have been out in New Zealand for 2 months now, getting excited for the arrival of my new 9R.  It turned up a day before the Wairoa Extreme Race so, needless to say, I was super excited to try it out. This annual race is the first in the NZ Extreme WW race; Wairoa, …

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Trøndelagsrunden 2015 – Pyranha Beths take 1 and 2 racing on the Ena

Last weekend the second race in the Norwegian Whitewater Cup took place at Trøndelagsrunden, a small kayaking festival in the wild valleys of Sør Trondelag. Due to low lying snow remaining far down into the Ena valley, this year the race course had to be moved.  This meant the morning started with competitors learning the …

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XCreek at X2 Festivalen in Volda, Norway

Last weekend I travelled across Norway to XCreek, the first race in the 2015 Norwegian racing season.  XCreek is the kayaking part of X2 Festivalen, an extreme sports festival based in Volda.  We spent the long weekend exploring the local rivers, racing, and then partying with skiers, snowboarders, surfers, skaters, base jumpers and longboarders among …

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AWP World Series Champion 2013

I’m super stoked about taking my first AWP World Series Title for 2013! The AWP World Series is the World Cup of Extreme Kayak Racing, a series of 6 events (3 in Europe and 3 in north America) that determine the overall winner at the end of the season. The AWP World Series have been …

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4th Annual Callaghan Race 2013

The Callaghan river is about 14km out of Whistler, one of the most touristic/busiest towns I’m BC. Whistler is the ski mecca in the winter and for downhill and mountain bike in the summer, however there are many other things to do in this mountain village. The Callaghan flows from early season to mid summer …

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The North Fork Championship

The North Fork Championship took place from June 6th-8th in Banks, Idaho on the North Fork of the Payette, one of the craziest rivers out there. Gradient + lots of granite + warm water = one of the sickest rivers ever! The event is organized by James Byrd and this year featured a long race …

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