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!!

Sarapiqui River Festival Extreme Creek Race

On November 23rd, 2013, the third Annual Sarapiqui River Festival kicked off with an extreme creek race for the regions best local kayakers and participants from as far as Manual Antonio. Native Turialban Arnaldo Cespedes Perez took home 1st place! It was a beautiful day but the competition was tough as the participants dared the awesome waterfalls at Poza Azul River, Sarapiqui, Costa Rica. PURA VIDA

Sarapiqui River Festival Extreme Creek Race

On November 23rd, 2013, the third Annual Sarapiqui River Festival kicked off with an extreme creek race for the regions best local kayakers and participants from as far as Manual Antonio. Native Turialban Arnaldo Cespedes Perez took home 1st place! It was a beautiful day but the competition was tough as the participants dared the awesome waterfalls at Poza Azul River, Sarapiqui, Costa Rica. PURA VIDA

NOC and WorldKayak Throwingdown

Check out the NOC website for all the details for the Throwdwons that WorldKayak will be hosting at NOC this year!! including the Pro-Am which is gonna be huge.

www.noc.com/noccom/festivals-a-events/hometown-throwdown

www.noc.com/noccom/festivals-a-events/world-kayak-pro-am

So uncertain about what drysuit size???

So I have been debating about getting a drysuit for the past couple years, knowing that a swim is gonna happen sooner or later on one of those days that mother nature says you shouldn’t go kayaking because white stuff is falling from the sky but I gotta get on the water! Well Kokatat has made it easy. Because they manufacture on the US they can custom size your drysuit and now you can do it on-line with confidence! They have a great new tool on their website that takes the indecision out of what size you need before dropping $1,000, which really makes it easier. So if you have been thinking about it go here: http://kokatat.com/products/custom.html

And for Western North Carolina the Events are……….

Go here for details:
http://worldkayakblogs.com/throwdown/register/

We are really excited to be working with the NOC to host some great events this year at there, the home of the 2013 Freestyle World Championships! So come out and compete where the Pros will be going head to head in September. And come paddle with them on August 24th at the WorldKayak Pro-Am for First Descents! The first 2 events will be at the infamous Eternity Hole and then we move over to the NOC starting in June!

Nantahala Racing Club Glacier Breaker February 23, 2013

So the NOC will be the place to be this year starting with the Glacier Breaker this Saturday. We will be there and might even have some WorldKayak Stickers if you find us aka like at the NOC wave for the upside down boater! Go here for more info:

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