Sarapiqui River Festival Costa Rica

Kayak Ramp at the Sarapiqui River Festival
The Sarapiqui River Festival began 3 years ago as a collaboration between Chilamate Rainforest and World Class Kayak Academy as a way to give back to the local community and get the local kids on the river and in boats and as a day to celebrate the Sarapiqui River in a safe family environment.
This year, 2013, is the River Festivals 3rd year and this year the organisation was taken on by a local organisation Chilamate Activo together with the hard work and logistical coordination of World Kayak Costa Rican Ambassador Davis Azofeifa (owner of Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat), and a great number of local and international sponsors and supporters including: World Kayak, Selva Whitewater, Tropical Duckies, Sarapiqui Outdoor Center, Aventuras del Sarapiqui, Rios Lagos y Mares, World Class Kayak Academy, Ferreteria el Tucan, Super Malibu, World Leadership School and Lago Jalapa, and the local firefighters and red cross.
This years Festival kicked off on Saturday the 23rd of November with an extreme creek race and peaked on Sunday the 24th with an inclusive Sarapiqui down river race and the RAMP!!! Attendance was higher than ever. Great food and local artwork abound. PURA VIDA!! We hope to see you next year!!

Sarapiqui River Festival Costa Rica

Kayak Ramp at the Sarapiqui River Festival
The Sarapiqui River Festival began 3 years ago as a collaboration between Chilamate Rainforest and World Class Kayak Academy as a way to give back to the local community and get the local kids on the river and in boats and as a day to celebrate the Sarapiqui River in a safe family environment.
This year, 2013, is the River Festivals 3rd year and this year the organisation was taken on by a local organisation Chilamate Activo together with the hard work and logistical coordination of World Kayak Costa Rican Ambassador Davis Azofeifa (owner of Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat), and a great number of local and international sponsors and supporters including: World Kayak, Selva Whitewater, Tropical Duckies, Sarapiqui Outdoor Center, Aventuras del Sarapiqui, Rios Lagos y Mares, World Class Kayak Academy, Ferreteria el Tucan, Super Malibu, World Leadership School and Lago Jalapa, and the local firefighters and red cross.
This years Festival kicked off on Saturday the 23rd of November with an extreme creek race and peaked on Sunday the 24th with an inclusive Sarapiqui down river race and the RAMP!!! Attendance was higher than ever. Great food and local artwork abound. PURA VIDA!! We hope to see you next year!!

Boise HomeTown ThrowDown #4

Here at Boise we’ve had our last Hometown Throwdown of the year. A big thank you to everyone thats helped make it such a fun year.

As usual our competition was on the second feature at the amazing Kelly’s Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho.

We had eleven competitors, two of which were all the way from Portland, Oregon.

Everyone had three rides, best two count, to show off their tricks. There were a few less ariels than before mostly because of the lower water that made the wave shallower than usual. There were still some impressive moves thrown and its great to see everyone progress through the year. Thanks again to everyone who has shown up through the year to make the Throwdown’s what they are. :)

 

Here’s the standings:

 

Mens K1:

1. Troy

2. Tyler

3. Warren

4 (Tie). Mathew

4 (Tie). Travis

 

Junior Mens K1:

1. Crosby

2. Skye

3. Ethan

4. Zeke

 

Junior Womens K1:

1. Paige

2. Roxy

 

Here’s some pictures from the event:

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Boise Hometown Throwdown #4

Here at Boise we’ve had our last Hometown Throwdown of the year. A big thank you to everyone thats helped make it such a fun year.

As usual our competition was on the second feature at the amazing Kelly’s Whitewater Park in Cascade, Idaho.

We had eleven competitors, two of which were all the way from Portland, Oregon.

Everyone had three rides, best two count, to show off their tricks. There were a few less ariels than before mostly because of the lower water that made the wave shallower than usual. There were still some impressive moves thrown and its great to see everyone progress through the year. Thanks again to everyone who has shown up through the year to make the Throwdown’s what they are. :)

 

Here’s the standings:

 

Mens K1:

1. Troy

2. Tyler

3. Warren

4 (Tie). Mathew

4 (Tie). Travis

 

Junior Mens K1:

1. Crosby

2. Skye

3. Ethan

4. Zeke

 

Junior Womens K1:

1. Paige

2. Roxy

 

Here’s some pictures from the event:

Idaho HomeTown Throw Down #2

Cascade had its second HomeTown ThrowDown this past Saturday. We had eleven participants that all competed in the second feature of Kelly’s Whitewater Park. The weather was in the high 80′s and the Payette North fork was a perfect temp.

 

Water levels are still above normal compared to last summer, which made the wave a little flushy, but nice and deep. Most of the tricks were loops and space godzillas. Wesley even did a few clean cartwheel paddle spin combos.

 

Three of our competitors were all the way from Bend, Oregon. And it was fun to have Sage Donnelly from Reno at the event.

 

The bad news is that Tyler had pics of everyone on his iPhone, but jumped in the river and had the charger port opened on his LifeProof case….it never recovered. We are still trying to find out if the pics synced to his photo-stream. If so we’ll post them later :-)

 

We have two throwdowns in August – hope to see you there. We may separate and have competition at both the upper and middle feature. So if you have been holding off ‘cuz you wanted to do something bigger than the middle feature, we are up for adding the top feature to the mix.

 

 

Results:

 

Mens K1 A:

1. Troy

2. Wesely

3. Kurt

4. Noel

 

Junior Mens K1 A:

1. Kyle

2. Skye

3. Crosby

4. Aaron

5. Jake

 

Junior Womens K1 A:

1. Sage

2. Paige

Idaho Hometown Throwdown #1 2013

Idaho’s first Hometown Throwdown of the year was finally on a warm sunny day and we had great flows at Kelly’s Whitewater Park. Temps in the mid 70′s and warmer water meant no poggies or skull-caps.

With these flows the second feature is great for loops, space godzillas, cartwheels, pretty much anything you can throw in a wave-hole. We ran three hole rides and had a couple of swims. Swims to me mean people are getting out of their comfort range and LEARNING! So kudos to those swimmers :-)

We also saw some good aerial action from Troy Wilson and Mike Vorrhees. Connor Voorhees was our youngest competitor at 9 years old.

We had a bonus surprise when we got together for our prize drawing, EJ showed up and gave a tour of the new RockStar. Our next TD will be on July 27, again at Kelly’s Whitewater Park.

Hope to see you there!

 

Gary

Follow me on twitter – @rapidpirate

 

Placings:

Mens:

1. Troy Wilson

2. Mike Voorhees

3. Travis Tripp

 

Juniors:

1. Skye Titus

2. Crosby Crevett

3. Connor Voorhees

4. (TIE) Paige Wilson

4. (TIE) Ethan Tripp

5. Quinton DiLenge

Throwdown Coming Up

Coming up, this Saturday (June 15th) is our first HomeTown Throwdown of the year! :D Starts at 11am on the island at Kelly’s Whitewater Park. Be sure to show up for some great prizes and fun times. Hope to see you there. :)

 

 

Throwdown Reminder

Don’t forget, coming up on the 15th is Cascade’s first Hometown Throwdown of the year. Meeting on the island at Kelly’s Whitewater Park. The event starts at 11am and everyone is welcome. Great prizes for all competitors, you don’t have to place for any prize, its all raffle.  Look forward to seeing everyone there. :)

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.

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Boise ThrowDown #5

Saturday was out last Throwdown for the year in Idaho. Weather in
Cascade was awesome with a bit of a breeze. But you could tell that
Fall is not far off.

I am so jazzed to see the kids from Kelly’s Kayak Academy continuing
to return and have Troy Wilson run a clinic for them prior to the
Throwdowns.  These kids are really excited about paddling.

Water was down to about 1400 cfs (from the normal 2200), so made it a
bit shallow but the more skilled paddlers could still throw ends and
loop. Water still feels good and you just gotta love that Idaho has
water clear into the fall.

We ran 3 runs in the wave and scored the best 2. Was great to see
paddlers from 10 to 50. Afterwards we sucked down some free dogs
provided by KWP and met on the lawn to draw for all the awesome prizes
donated by our event sponsors and local sponsors.

Thanks to Troy, Devon, Devin and Daniel for helping run safety AND
compete. That kept ‘em busy :-)

thanks also to our Event Sponsors:
Jackson Kayak, GoPro, Smith Optics, Mt. Khakis, Chaco, Astral, Shred
Ready, Kokatat, Rapid Transit, Stony Boater, Immersion Research

And to our local sponsors:
Alpenglow Mountain Sports, River Gear and H2OVelocity

Results:
Adults -
Devon
Troy
Daniel
Devin
Willard

Jr – men
Skye
Thomas
Brady
Quinton
Trevor

Jr – Women
Roxy
Paige
Hailey

 

 

 

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