SARAPIQUI River Festival 2014, COSTA RICA

The Sarapiqui River Festival was born as a strategy to promote the importance of conserving and protecting our beautiful Sarapiqui River while promoting river sports and providing local youth and families the opportunity to get on the river and try out rafting and kayaking.

The 2014 Sarapiqui River Festival consists of three days filled with races of all levels and additional activities for the entire family. On Friday, November 21st, there is a Boater Cross Race on the Sarapiqui River, on Saturday, November 22nd, an Extreme Race on the Poza Azul River, and Sunday, November 23rd, an open race on the lower section of the Sarapiqui River, in addition to other competitions and family activities.  For the entire community we will have kayaking demonstrations, a kayak ramp, boats for use, local artists, informative stands, food vendors, and much more. A local Costa Rican band, Targua, will also be joining us for the fun.

The Sarapiqui River Festival  is presented and organized by a local community organization, Chilamate Activo, with generous support by local and international organizations, businesses, and people.

The meeting place for the festival is Chilamate Rainforest Eco-Retreat located in Chilamate, Sarapiqui, Heredia, Costa Rica. Lodging, food services, and tourism information are offered by the retreat. Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat is a family run conservation and sustainable tourism project that plays a major role in organizing this festival. The greater region of Sarapiqui also offers a wide range of accommodations, restaurants, and activities including zip lining, whitewater rafting, trekking, educational tours, and much more.

This year the grand prize award for the Master’s level race will be a flight to Mexico for the famous, internationally renowned Alseseca Race! Secondary prizes include paddles, helmets and much more!

For more information check out the Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/festivaldelriosarapiqui4

PURA VIDA FROM COSTA RICA!

SARAPIQUI River Festival 2014, COSTA RICA

The Sarapiqui River Festival was born as a strategy to promote the importance of conserving and protecting our beautiful Sarapiqui River while promoting river sports and providing local youth and families the opportunity to get on the river and try out rafting and kayaking.

The 2014 Sarapiqui River Festival consists of three days filled with races of all levels and additional activities for the entire family. On Friday, November 21st, there is a Boater Cross Race on the Sarapiqui River, on Saturday, November 22nd, an Extreme Race on the Poza Azul River, and Sunday, November 23rd, an open race on the lower section of the Sarapiqui River, in addition to other competitions and family activities.  For the entire community we will have kayaking demonstrations, a kayak ramp, boats for use, local artists, informative stands, food vendors, and much more. A local Costa Rican band, Targua, will also be joining us for the fun.

The Sarapiqui River Festival  is presented and organized by a local community organization, Chilamate Activo, with generous support by local and international organizations, businesses, and people.

The meeting place for the festival is Chilamate Rainforest Eco-Retreat located in Chilamate, Sarapiqui, Heredia, Costa Rica. Lodging, food services, and tourism information are offered by the retreat. Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat is a family run conservation and sustainable tourism project that plays a major role in organizing this festival. The greater region of Sarapiqui also offers a wide range of accommodations, restaurants, and activities including zip lining, whitewater rafting, trekking, educational tours, and much more.

This year the grand prize award for the Master’s level race will be a flight to Mexico for the famous, internationally renowned Alseseca Race! Secondary prizes include paddles, helmets and much more!

For more information check out the Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/festivaldelriosarapiqui4

PURA VIDA FROM COSTA RICA!

SARAPIQUI River Festival 2014, COSTA RICA

The Sarapiqui River Festival was born as a strategy to promote the importance of conserving and protecting our beautiful Sarapiqui River while promoting river sports and providing local youth and families the opportunity to get on the river and try out rafting and kayaking.

The 2014 Sarapiqui River Festival consists of three days filled with races of all levels and additional activities for the entire family. On Friday, November 21st, there is a Boater Cross Race on the Sarapiqui River, on Saturday, November 22nd, an Extreme Race on the Poza Azul River, and Sunday, November 23rd, an open race on the lower section of the Sarapiqui River, in addition to other competitions and family activities.  For the entire community we will have kayaking demonstrations, a kayak ramp, boats for use, local artists, informative stands, food vendors, and much more. A local Costa Rican band, Targua, will also be joining us for the fun.

The Sarapiqui River Festival  is presented and organized by a local community organization, Chilamate Activo, with generous support by local and international organizations, businesses, and people.

The meeting place for the festival is Chilamate Rainforest Eco-Retreat located in Chilamate, Sarapiqui, Heredia, Costa Rica. Lodging, food services, and tourism information are offered by the retreat. Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat is a family run conservation and sustainable tourism project that plays a major role in organizing this festival. The greater region of Sarapiqui also offers a wide range of accommodations, restaurants, and activities including zip lining, whitewater rafting, trekking, educational tours, and much more.

This year the grand prize award for the Master’s level race will be a flight to Mexico for the famous, internationally renowned Alseseca Race! Secondary prizes include paddles, helmets and much more!

For more information check out the Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/festivaldelriosarapiqui4

PURA VIDA FROM COSTA RICA!

SARAPIQUI River Festival 2014, COSTA RICA

The Sarapiqui River Festival was born as a strategy to promote the importance of conserving and protecting our beautiful Sarapiqui River while promoting river sports and providing local youth and families the opportunity to get on the river and try out rafting and kayaking.

The 2014 Sarapiqui River Festival consists of three days filled with races of all levels and additional activities for the entire family. On Friday, November 21st, there is a Boater Cross Race on the Sarapiqui River, on Saturday, November 22nd, an Extreme Race on the Poza Azul River, and Sunday, November 23rd, an open race on the lower section of the Sarapiqui River, in addition to other competitions and family activities.  For the entire community we will have kayaking demonstrations, a kayak ramp, boats for use, local artists, informative stands, food vendors, and much more. A local Costa Rican band, Targua, will also be joining us for the fun.

The Sarapiqui River Festival  is presented and organized by a local community organization, Chilamate Activo, with generous support by local and international organizations, businesses, and people.

The meeting place for the festival is Chilamate Rainforest Eco-Retreat located in Chilamate, Sarapiqui, Heredia, Costa Rica. Lodging, food services, and tourism information are offered by the retreat. Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat is a family run conservation and sustainable tourism project that plays a major role in organizing this festival. The greater region of Sarapiqui also offers a wide range of accommodations, restaurants, and activities including zip lining, whitewater rafting, trekking, educational tours, and much more.

This year the grand prize award for the Master’s level race will be a flight to Mexico for the famous, internationally renowned Alseseca Race! Secondary prizes include paddles, helmets and much more!

For more information check out the Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/festivaldelriosarapiqui4

PURA VIDA FROM COSTA RICA!

SARAPIQUI River Festival 2014, COSTA RICA

The Sarapiqui River Festival was born as a strategy to promote the importance of conserving and protecting our beautiful Sarapiqui River while promoting river sports and providing local youth and families the opportunity to get on the river and try out rafting and kayaking.

The 2014 Sarapiqui River Festival consists of three days filled with races of all levels and additional activities for the entire family. On Friday, November 21st, there is a Boater Cross Race on the Sarapiqui River, on Saturday, November 22nd, an Extreme Race on the Poza Azul River, and Sunday, November 23rd, an open race on the lower section of the Sarapiqui River, in addition to other competitions and family activities.  For the entire community we will have kayaking demonstrations, a kayak ramp, boats for use, local artists, informative stands, food vendors, and much more. A local Costa Rican band, Targua, will also be joining us for the fun.

The Sarapiqui River Festival  is presented and organized by a local community organization, Chilamate Activo, with generous support by local and international organizations, businesses, and people.

The meeting place for the festival is Chilamate Rainforest Eco-Retreat located in Chilamate, Sarapiqui, Heredia, Costa Rica. Lodging, food services, and tourism information are offered by the retreat. Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat is a family run conservation and sustainable tourism project that plays a major role in organizing this festival. The greater region of Sarapiqui also offers a wide range of accommodations, restaurants, and activities including zip lining, whitewater rafting, trekking, educational tours, and much more.

This year the grand prize award for the Master’s level race will be a flight to Mexico for the famous, internationally renowned Alseseca Race! Secondary prizes include paddles, helmets and much more!

For more information check out the Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/festivaldelriosarapiqui4

PURA VIDA FROM COSTA RICA!

SARAPIQUI River Festival 2014, COSTA RICA

The Sarapiqui River Festival was born as a strategy to promote the importance of conserving and protecting our beautiful Sarapiqui River while promoting river sports and providing local youth and families the opportunity to get on the river and try out rafting and kayaking.

The 2014 Sarapiqui River Festival consists of three days filled with races of all levels and additional activities for the entire family. On Friday, November 21st, there is a Boater Cross Race on the Sarapiqui River, on Saturday, November 22nd, an Extreme Race on the Poza Azul River, and Sunday, November 23rd, an open race on the lower section of the Sarapiqui River, in addition to other competitions and family activities.  For the entire community we will have kayaking demonstrations, a kayak ramp, boats for use, local artists, informative stands, food vendors, and much more. A local Costa Rican band, Targua, will also be joining us for the fun.

The Sarapiqui River Festival  is presented and organized by a local community organization, Chilamate Activo, with generous support by local and international organizations, businesses, and people.

The meeting place for the festival is Chilamate Rainforest Eco-Retreat located in Chilamate, Sarapiqui, Heredia, Costa Rica. Lodging, food services, and tourism information are offered by the retreat. Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat is a family run conservation and sustainable tourism project that plays a major role in organizing this festival. The greater region of Sarapiqui also offers a wide range of accommodations, restaurants, and activities including zip lining, whitewater rafting, trekking, educational tours, and much more.

This year the grand prize award for the Master’s level race will be a flight to Mexico for the famous, internationally renowned Alseseca Race! Secondary prizes include paddles, helmets and much more!

For more information check out the Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/festivaldelriosarapiqui4

PURA VIDA FROM COSTA RICA!

BC whitewater sumer recap 2013

Well the year of 2013 was certainly an interesting one for the whitewater community here in southern BC.

An early start for our creeking season was a real treat with great levels on local runs brought on by high rains and warmer temps.  The crew in the Kootenays were running our classics in early April when usually the only option is playboating.  Salmo river, Slocan, Koch, and some Slocan Valley rivers were running at great levels.

Our first HTTD on Brilliant wave was a huge hit with friendly levels and a warm sunny day in May.  Most of May and June hosted BIG water on the kootenay making the Big Brilliant wave washed out but Solstice and Lucky 13 were amazing options for the thrill seeker.  Numerous high water creek runs were taking place on Koch Creek and little Slocan.

BC whitewater sumer recap 2013

Well the year of 2013 was certainly an interesting one for the whitewater community here in southern BC.

An early start for our creeking season was a real treat with great levels on local runs brought on by high rains and warmer temps.  The crew in the Kootenays were running our classics in early April when usually the only option is playboating.  Salmo river, Slocan, Koch, and some Slocan Valley rivers were running at great levels.

Our first HTTD on Brilliant wave was a huge hit with friendly levels and a warm sunny day in May.  Most of May and June hosted BIG water on the kootenay making the Big Brilliant wave washed out but Solstice and Lucky 13 were amazing options for the thrill seeker.  Numerous high water creek runs were taking place on Koch Creek and little Slocan.

BC whitewater sumer recap 2013

Well the year of 2013 was certainly an interesting one for the whitewater community here in southern BC.

An early start for our creeking season was a real treat with great levels on local runs brought on by high rains and warmer temps.  The crew in the Kootenays were running our classics in early April when usually the only option is playboating.  Salmo river, Slocan, Koch, and some Slocan Valley rivers were running at great levels.

Our first HTTD on Brilliant wave was a huge hit with friendly levels and a warm sunny day in May.  Most of May and June hosted BIG water on the kootenay making the Big Brilliant wave washed out but Solstice and Lucky 13 were amazing options for the thrill seeker.  Numerous high water creek runs were taking place on Koch Creek and little Slocan.

BC whitewater sumer recap 2013

Well the year of 2013 was certainly an interesting one for the whitewater community here in southern BC.

An early start for our creeking season was a real treat with great levels on local runs brought on by high rains and warmer temps.  The crew in the Kootenays were running our classics in early April when usually the only option is playboating.  Salmo river, Slocan, Koch, and some Slocan Valley rivers were running at great levels.

Our first HTTD on Brilliant wave was a huge hit with friendly levels and a warm sunny day in May.  Most of May and June hosted BIG water on the kootenay making the Big Brilliant wave washed out but Solstice and Lucky 13 were amazing options for the thrill seeker.  Numerous high water creek runs were taking place on Koch Creek and little Slocan.

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