HTTD this Wednesday!!

Well, time flies and flows have dropped a lot. The next Home Town is scheduled for this Wednesday, and after talking with some local paddlers we have come up with a plan to make for a fun night despite the low flows. Bring your rescue vest, throw rope, and be ready to swim!! It’s going to be hot out so it should be a great night to cool off in the water. The plan is to meet at the Sullivan Hole Parking lot at the end of Old Mission Road in Spokane Valley at 5:30 pm, pair up into teams, and head down to the water for some throw bag and live bait swimmer rescues. Don’t forget to bring your favorite boat for a soul surf session at the Mini-Sullivan wave after we are done swimming. We will have some extra gear available just in case you need a rescue vest or throw bag.

Upper Spokane Boater-X/Relay

There was another great turn out for last night’s Home Town Throw Down and it was another fun evening of kayaking on the Spokane. We changed it up a little bit with a boater cross/relay. Competitors drew names out of a hat to make the teams of two and determine who went first. The first competitor had to start out of their boat on Flora Beach, launch, and sprint to the whale eddy above Mini Climax, paddle high five their partner to pass the baton, and send their partner sprinting to the finish at the Sullivan Hole take out. Everyone paddled hard and we were done so fast that the group was left in the eddy trying to decide what challenge we should take on next. Marcus decided to start a timer to see who could attain the furthest point upstream in a five minute period. Needless to say, once the group was done, all arms felt like rubber and it was time to hang out at the tailgate.
A huge thanks to Marcus Lees for MC’ing the event and making it possible for me to play in the event with my son Colin and the Dynamic Duo Kayak!
First Heat:
1st-Jonah & Jacob
2nd-Jeff & Pat
3rd-Ben & Mark
Second Heat:
1st-Niel & Nick tied with Aaron & Chris C.
2nd-Ron and Chris
3rd-Steve and Colin in the duo (disqualified due to being over 9’ )
Attainment Comp:
1st-Jacob
2nd-Steve & Colin
3rd-Niel & Nick tied
4th-Jonah
5th-Chris C.

Upper Spokane Boater-X/Relay

There was another great turn out for last night’s Home Town Throw Down and it was another fun evening of kayaking on the Spokane. We changed it up a little bit with a boater cross/relay. Competitors drew names out of a hat to make the teams of two and determine who went first. The first competitor had to start out of their boat on Flora Beach, launch, and sprint to the whale eddy above Mini Climax, paddle high five their partner to pass the baton, and send their partner sprinting to the finish at the Sullivan Hole take out. Everyone paddled hard and we were done so fast that the group was left in the eddy trying to decide what challenge we should take on next. Marcus decided to start a timer to see who could attain the furthest point upstream in a five minute period. Needless to say, once the group was done, all arms felt like rubber and it was time to hang out at the tailgate.
A huge thanks to Marcus Lees for MC’ing the event and making it possible for me to play in the event with my son Colin and the Dynamic Duo Kayak!
First Heat:
1st-Jonah & Jacob
2nd-Jeff & Pat
3rd-Ben & Mark
Second Heat:
1st-Niel & Nick tied with Aaron & Chris C.
2nd-Ron and Chris
3rd-Steve and Colin in the duo (disqualified due to being over 9’ )
Attainment Comp:
1st-Jacob
2nd-Steve & Colin
3rd-Niel & Nick tied
4th-Jonah
5th-Chris C.

Upper Spokane Boater-X/Relay

There was another great turn out for last night’s Home Town Throw Down and it was another fun evening of kayaking on the Spokane. We changed it up a little bit with a boater cross/relay. Competitors drew names out of a hat to make the teams of two and determine who went first. The first competitor had to start out of their boat on Flora Beach, launch, and sprint to the whale eddy above Mini Climax, paddle high five their partner to pass the baton, and send their partner sprinting to the finish at the Sullivan Hole take out. Everyone paddled hard and we were done so fast that the group was left in the eddy trying to decide what challenge we should take on next. Marcus decided to start a timer to see who could attain the furthest point upstream in a five minute period. Needless to say, once the group was done, all arms felt like rubber and it was time to hang out at the tailgate.
A huge thanks to Marcus Lees for MC’ing the event and making it possible for me to play in the event with my son Colin and the Dynamic Duo Kayak!
First Heat:
1st-Jonah & Jacob
2nd-Jeff & Pat
3rd-Ben & Mark
Second Heat:
1st-Niel & Nick tied with Aaron & Chris C.
2nd-Ron and Chris
3rd-Steve and Colin in the duo (disqualified due to being over 9’ )
Attainment Comp:
1st-Jacob
2nd-Steve & Colin
3rd-Niel & Nick tied
4th-Jonah
5th-Chris C.

Upper Spokane Boater-X/Relay

There was another great turn out for last night’s Home Town Throw Down and it was another fun evening of kayaking on the Spokane. We changed it up a little bit with a boater cross/relay. Competitors drew names out of a hat to make the teams of two and determine who went first. The first competitor had to start out of their boat on Flora Beach, launch, and sprint to the whale eddy above Mini Climax, paddle high five their partner to pass the baton, and send their partner sprinting to the finish at the Sullivan Hole take out. Everyone paddled hard and we were done so fast that the group was left in the eddy trying to decide what challenge we should take on next. Marcus decided to start a timer to see who could attain the furthest point upstream in a five minute period. Needless to say, once the group was done, all arms felt like rubber and it was time to hang out at the tailgate.
A huge thanks to Marcus Lees for MC’ing the event and making it possible for me to play in the event with my son Colin and the Dynamic Duo Kayak!
First Heat:
1st-Jonah & Jacob
2nd-Jeff & Pat
3rd-Ben & Mark
Second Heat:
1st-Niel & Nick tied with Aaron & Chris C.
2nd-Ron and Chris
3rd-Steve and Colin in the duo (disqualified due to being over 9’ )
Attainment Comp:
1st-Jacob
2nd-Steve & Colin
3rd-Niel & Nick tied
4th-Jonah
5th-Chris C.

Update-2nd HTTD of the Season is this Wednesday

It has been a great spring with good flows and great weather. Area boaters have been out daily hitting up all of the creeks, rivers, and play spots that the INW has to offer. A warm April has melted off most of our snow pack but we still have water in the Spokane River and there is another fun HTTD this week. According to Avista flows should stay around the current 2700-3100CFS range for the next week or so. The warm water coming out of the lake and these flows will make for a great event at Sullivan Hole!
• This Wednesday June 15th, event will start around 6 pm.
• Meet at the Mission Road Trail Head Parking area for paper work at 5:30 pm, and then we will move up stream to Sullivan Hole for the Pre-Event Briefing.
• Event will be a multi skill event to include a short slalom style course in the Sullivan Hole Rapid, show off your best tricks in a freestyle session at Sullivan Hole, and if time allows a quick throw bag comp to see who has been practicing their rescue skills this spring.
• All you need is your gear and a throw bag if you have one.
• Come out even if you are not interested in racing. It will be fun to watch and there is always a need for safety kayakers.
• Also bring friends and/or family to enjoy the comp as this location is right next to the Centennial Trail and has a good shoreline for viewing the event.
• After wards we will finish up in the parking lot with some laughs and swag. The new parking area has a great spot with grass and picnic tables for hanging out.
Cheers

Update-2nd HTTD of the Season is this Wednesday

It has been a great spring with good flows and great weather. Area boaters have been out daily hitting up all of the creeks, rivers, and play spots that the INW has to offer. A warm April has melted off most of our snow pack but we still have water in the Spokane River and there is another fun HTTD this week. According to Avista flows should stay around the current 2700-3100CFS range for the next week or so. The warm water coming out of the lake and these flows will make for a great event at Sullivan Hole!
• This Wednesday June 15th, event will start around 6 pm.
• Meet at the Mission Road Trail Head Parking area for paper work at 5:30 pm, and then we will move up stream to Sullivan Hole for the Pre-Event Briefing.
• Event will be a multi skill event to include a short slalom style course in the Sullivan Hole Rapid, show off your best tricks in a freestyle session at Sullivan Hole, and if time allows a quick throw bag comp to see who has been practicing their rescue skills this spring.
• All you need is your gear and a throw bag if you have one.
• Come out even if you are not interested in racing. It will be fun to watch and there is always a need for safety kayakers.
• Also bring friends and/or family to enjoy the comp as this location is right next to the Centennial Trail and has a good shoreline for viewing the event.
• After wards we will finish up in the parking lot with some laughs and swag. The new parking area has a great spot with grass and picnic tables for hanging out.
Cheers

Update-2nd HTTD of the Season is this Wednesday

It has been a great spring with good flows and great weather. Area boaters have been out daily hitting up all of the creeks, rivers, and play spots that the INW has to offer. A warm April has melted off most of our snow pack but we still have water in the Spokane River and there is another fun HTTD this week. According to Avista flows should stay around the current 2700-3100CFS range for the next week or so. The warm water coming out of the lake and these flows will make for a great event at Sullivan Hole!
• This Wednesday June 15th, event will start around 6 pm.
• Meet at the Mission Road Trail Head Parking area for paper work at 5:30 pm, and then we will move up stream to Sullivan Hole for the Pre-Event Briefing.
• Event will be a multi skill event to include a short slalom style course in the Sullivan Hole Rapid, show off your best tricks in a freestyle session at Sullivan Hole, and if time allows a quick throw bag comp to see who has been practicing their rescue skills this spring.
• All you need is your gear and a throw bag if you have one.
• Come out even if you are not interested in racing. It will be fun to watch and there is always a need for safety kayakers.
• Also bring friends and/or family to enjoy the comp as this location is right next to the Centennial Trail and has a good shoreline for viewing the event.
• After wards we will finish up in the parking lot with some laughs and swag. The new parking area has a great spot with grass and picnic tables for hanging out.
Cheers

Update-2nd HTTD of the Season is this Wednesday

It has been a great spring with good flows and great weather. Area boaters have been out daily hitting up all of the creeks, rivers, and play spots that the INW has to offer. A warm April has melted off most of our snow pack but we still have water in the Spokane River and there is another fun HTTD this week. According to Avista flows should stay around the current 2700-3100CFS range for the next week or so. The warm water coming out of the lake and these flows will make for a great event at Sullivan Hole!
• This Wednesday June 15th, event will start around 6 pm.
• Meet at the Mission Road Trail Head Parking area for paper work at 5:30 pm, and then we will move up stream to Sullivan Hole for the Pre-Event Briefing.
• Event will be a multi skill event to include a short slalom style course in the Sullivan Hole Rapid, show off your best tricks in a freestyle session at Sullivan Hole, and if time allows a quick throw bag comp to see who has been practicing their rescue skills this spring.
• All you need is your gear and a throw bag if you have one.
• Come out even if you are not interested in racing. It will be fun to watch and there is always a need for safety kayakers.
• Also bring friends and/or family to enjoy the comp as this location is right next to the Centennial Trail and has a good shoreline for viewing the event.
• After wards we will finish up in the parking lot with some laughs and swag. The new parking area has a great spot with grass and picnic tables for hanging out.
Cheers

Winter Surf is in!!

As we entered the Holiday Season Avista has a finally increased flow out of Lake Couer d’Alene and the winter surf season is in full swing. Boaters from around the northwest have been braving the cold to catch some great surf at Zoo Wave, Sullivan Hole, and Trailer Park Wave. Despite temperatures that are well below freezing, the energy on the water has been great! See you on the water!

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