Brilliant Wave Hometown Throwdown- A success!

On Sunday April 14h over 20 kayakers and spectators attended the areas first World Kayak HomeTown Throwdown of the season on Brilliant Wave in Castlegar BC.  With a surprise blizzard on Saturday morning and similar forecast for Sunday, organizers were sceptical there would be a good turn out.  An hour before the event  the sun can out in full force making the event even more enjoyable for paddlers and spectators.

c lick here for RESULTS!

Paddlers from as far as the deserts of Vernon and rocky landscape of Newfoundland came out to shed the dust off their playboats and dazzle onlookers.  Clean blunts, entry moves, loops, and paddle twirls were going on like donkey kong on the area’s

famed Brilliant wave.  The feature was a relatively fast hole with surf able shoulders on the right and left allowing paddlers to set up and execute tricks

Out of the woodwork paddled up mid nineties pro boaters Brandon Knapp and Jamie Simon certainly

not missing a step on the feature. Local paddler Mike Grant showed up competitors with a solid variety of difficult tricks and fancy entry moves.  Big shout out to Lori-ann and Nick K for supplying video and photo coverage.  Stay tuned for a video of the day still on the cutting table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all that attended.  Next HTTD in the area will be June 23 after the West Kootenay Whitewater Festival.

 

Stay tuned for video and results.

 

 

 

HTTD- Brilliant Wave, Castlegar BC-RESULTS

Brilliant Wave  World Kayak HomeTown Throwdown event Results

On Sunday April 14h over 20 kayakers and spectators attended the areas first World Kayak HomeTown Throwdown of the season on Brilliant Wave in Castlegar BC.  With a surprise blizzard on Saturday morning and similar forecast for Sunday, organizers were sceptical there would be a good turn out.  An hour before the event  the sun can out in full force making the event even more enjoyable for paddlers and spectators.


 



Event Results

Event Name: Brilliant Wave HTTD
Event Region: British Columbia

Event Date: April 14th, 2013 @ 1:00pm
All times are localized to the event location.


Intermediate Class
Men's Results
Place Paddler Event Points Ranking Points**
1st Toby Thatcher 35 105
2nd Andrew Dieleman 30 95
3rd Mike Butland 40 115
3rd Jamie McDougall 40 135
3rd Steve Ethier 40 125
Women's Results
Place Paddler Event Points Ranking Points**
1st Lori-ann Howard 70 135
Expert Class
Men's Results
Place Paddler Event Points Ranking Points**
1st Cliff Howard 115 105
2nd Trevor Seville 80 85
3rd Lazer Cox 190 125
4th Brandon Knapp 100 95
5th Carl Jacks 120 115
6th Mike Grants 260 135
Women's Results
Place Paddler Event Points Ranking Points**
1st Jamie Simon 115 135


** Denotes points earned towards the World Kayak Throwdown Amateur Ranking Program.

If you have not selected the ranking option when registering for an event, you may either do so when you register for an event, or you can Get Ranked Now, and claim the points you have already earned!




Hometown Throwdown 2013 #3- Brilliant Wave.

Sunday August 4th, 2013 3:00 pm- Brilliant Wave Castlegar BC

Brilliant wave is one of the best waves in Western North America with different styles of wave dependant on water levels of the mighty Kootenay and Columbia Rivers. We are honouring the wave with a WK HTTD this year to celebrate the awesomeness of the wave and solidarity of the community. Expect to be dazzled by incredible tricks and the best spectator spot in the West.

 

Kootenay Whitewater Festival- Coming soon!!

 


A Whitewater weekend packed with exciting events, prizes, concert and a LOT of paddling!Kootenays- Borderline Boaters is stoked to be presenting this year Kootenay Whitewater Festival from June 23 and 24th, hosted at Endless Adventure in Crescent Valley. The weekend starts off with some meet and greet at the Endless Adventure campground and leads up to some exciting paddling! This is an intermediate paddle fest with a variety of clinics for all skill levels, including beginners.
The weekend starts off with a river run and clinics, followed by lunch, land games and more paddling in the afternoon. Dinner on your own then back in action for The Evening Entertainment ~ opening act Roy Has Fire, featuring a five piece band and wrapping up the evening with a local hip hop band . Pilates Sunday morning with Live It Up Fitness, then a river run, Team Ball Race and Boater Cross for the rest of the afternoon. Finishing the weekend off with prizes and give-aways.  Stick around for the area’s second Hometown Throwdown competition at Brilliant wave!
Guided river runs on the some of the West Kootenays classics. The Kootenay Whitewater Festival is for intermediate paddler and the clinics are available for those that want to brush up on their skills. Endless Adventure will be hosting a Playboating clinic on Saturday, a Creaking clinic on Sunday, and the Basic skills and rolling clinic both days. The clinic are an additional $30 each.
Early registration is before Thursday June 21 for a discount of $10 at Endless Adventure, or register at Endless Adventure on Saturday June 23, $60 for the weekend which includes lunch both days, t-shirt, prize, Party, camping. Don’t be late! Registration and sign up goes from 8:15 to 9:00am! For more info about the festival or other events, feel free to call Endless Adventure at 1-877-FUN-8181 or email info@endlessadventure.ca.

 

Solstice wave above Brilliant!

Results- Hometown Throwdown #2- Brilliant Wave

BA Belton playing the paddle banjo

BA Belton playing the paddle banjo

RESULTS

1. Mike Grant                                    165 pts.

2. Brian Jameson                             140 pts.

3. BA Belton                                        90 pts.

4. Sydney Gillman (wmns.)            75 pts.

5.  Dave Vanderveen                     65 pts.

6. Dragan                                        60 pts.

7.  Andy Lane                                  30 pts.

With the sun shining down on the emerald green Kootenay River, Brilliant wave appeared to be a place of magic and intrigue. In the last twenty-four hours both the Kootenay and Columbia dropped a staggering amount making the powerful and fast wave more gentle and forgiving. The trough of the wave was glassy green with reflections of the fist shaped rock underneath. The foam pile was gentle as a cotton ball but still big enough to land some arial tricks. Spectators lined the smooth rock shore with video and photo cameras waiting for the throwdown to go down.

In traditional Kootenay style the competitors were showing up at random times and for most part late. The call to judge paddler rides in a more relaxed first come first scored fashion was a good one as some competitors were over an hour late. Despite the small wave seven competitors hit Brilliant for both goofy and impressive rides. Paddle tricks, arial loops, blunts and enders were just a few of the many tricks laid out. Paddlers certainly made the best of the conditions and spectator stoke!

Spectators enjoy the sun

BA Loop SUP

Local freestyle guru Mike Grant won the event with some snappy loops, back stabs, blunts and McNasty attempts. Washington visitor Brian Jameson placed second with some impressive air loops and flashbacks. Kootenay Kayaking’s Bachelor of the year BA Belton rounded out the podium with a solid third place finish after hopping in the new Jackson Rockstar from his WS EZG! Once again the only female competitor Sydney Gillman placed fourth.

Kelowna paddler Dave Vanderveen and Amundson Stand Up Paddle rep brought out a 10′6” board for some Brilliant wave SUP surfing. Almost everyone had a chance to test their balance on the SUP either surfing or practicing stylish falling. Thanks a bunch Dave for bringing the new toy! Thanks again to all the competitors and sponsors including World Kayak and Endless Adventure.

Andy

Sydney Surf

Veteren Spectator "Whisper" watching the comp!

Veteren Spectator "Whisper" watching the comp!

Hometown Throwdown #2 – Brilliant Wave!!!

Dragan and Robert enjoying the view at Brilliant Wave

Dragan and Robert enjoying the view at Brilliant Wave

This Saturday September 3rd World Kayak will be hosting a fun-loving competition at our famous Brilliant Wave.  In true WK style there will be a feature for the eager beginner on the entry eddy of Brilliant wave and for the daring intermediate paddlers the surf off will take place on Brilliant itself! Two categories for double the fun and something for everyone.

Borderline Boaters Prez styling Brilliant Wave!

Borderline Boaters Prez styling Brilliant Wave!

Details…

Date:  Saturday August 3rd

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Brilliant Wave, Castlegar BC, below Brilliant Dam on the Kootenay River

Directions From Nelson or Slocan Valley:  Drive West towards Castlegar on Highway 3A from Nelson. Before entering Castlegar over the Kootenay River Bridge take a right towards Robson. Your next left is Brilliant Rd. Take this over the railroad tracks and another left on Brilliant Rd.  This road will turn into a dirt road after passing through the Brilliant community, don’t speed please.  Once you are on a dirt road you will pass under  the Kootenay River Bridge and past the Doukabour Bridge.  Park at the roads dead end and walk further upstream just past a white temporary building walk towards the river and find a gravel trail built for the 1998 Nationals.  take this trail past the wave and switch back to the wave for a perfect spectator and put in for the eddy.

Directions from Trial, Rossland, Castlegar:  Drive from Castlegar  East on Highway 3A towards Nelson.  Take a right switchback on the Highway to Robson and left on Brilliant Rd.  Follow above directions from this point.

Scoring:  Do your best, be playful and smile, you will be rewarded for your fun factor!

Ranking:  If you wish to be ranked on the World Kayak Circuit for a chance to win a Jackson Kayak annual $10 fee is all you need.  If you do not want to be ranked the event is FREE!!!

Prizes:  Of course!

Contact Information: Endless Adventure , Chris Ryman  (250) 359-8181

Brilliant Dam

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