Saturday was an awesome time on the Skykomish River, running from Cabledrop to Big Eddy. Kiran Bhageshpur (who also has a whitewater kayaking blog) organized the trip, a bunch of people showed up, and it was remarkable in that: a) I finally made a clean run on Boulder Drop and arrived at the bottom right side [...]
Check out this video taken by Jared Seiler of Team Pyranha – after their visit to Seattle they headed up to BC and were filming when a tugboat capsized in the Skookumchuck Narrows. One person got trapped in the overturned boat and Dave Fusilli headed out to the rescue – pretty amazing stuff. (By the way, [...]
Chris Peele sent me this video of whitewater kayaker Rush Sturges doing hand rolls down this massive series of pool drops – it’s pretty amazing.
Ironic that I should have just done a post on whitewater kayakers being generally nice people. Thanks Lisa, and three guys we had just met, Kevin, Chuck, and Rick, for scooping up my yard sale below Boulder Drop yesterday!
I was talking with my friend Maureen Nolan, who surfs, the other day and we were trying to figure out why it is that people who hang around water are so often really fun to be around. This is something I’ve noticed ever since I started doing the Washington Kayak Club paddles back in January [...]
Team Pyranha came to town this weekend, and it was a good time all around. Dave Fusilli, Jared Seiler, Nicole Mansfield and David Space ran the Skykomish with us from River House down (OK, I have to mention, for the record – although maybe not for the last time – the Skykomish run that we did [...]
Dave Fusilli and other members of Team Pryanha are going to lead a demo paddle on the Skykomish River today (in a few hours actually – how’s that for me giving plenty of notice? The meetup is at noon at the River House in Index – click here for the Google Maps link directions. Following [...]
The New York times has a cool article today about the growing popularity of surfboarding on rivers. Here’s their photo of Corran Addison (of multiple world champion freestyle kayaking fame) in Montreal, where he runs a surfing school called Imagine Surfboard. The article is called ”In Montreal, Surfing a River When the Wave Doesn’t Move“.
UPDATE: This sale has been extended through Sunday, July 12, 2009! They are also giving 20% off the new Sweet Protection Wanderer helmets and the 2008 Sweet Protection Strutter helmets. In celebration of me having completed their new website AquaSports is giving 10% off of any in stock boat and 15% off all accessories through [...]