Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Whitewater Calendar 2015

We're back at it again, FIVE years running.  We're ready 6 weeks earlier than usual and we're fired up about this seasons calendar! We've gone back to the format from the 2011-2013 calendars as although we loved last years format it was costing $13 each for international postage, which nearly crippled us. Nonetheless, we've had a good years paddling and come away with some stellar imagery from New Zealand, Brazil, the United States and British Columbia. Special thanks to our boy Ari Walker for providing a bunch of images (bottles of whisky coming your way). Anyway, here is the back cover to show you what is going to be in this years edition and you can order yours online right here too!

Cheers for the support,

Jordy Searle & Barny Young



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Monday, August 25, 2014

Washington - waiting for BC.

After cali Ari and I headed to Idaho to meet up with Barny for a few weeks of North Forking and the obligatory July 4th bender in Crouch, ID. After we got through this, barely, Chris Atkinson snuck into the wagon and we headed to Washington for a few weeks of creeking before making our way to BC. Turned out to be a sick month in WA and we even got some rain to bring in some runs we thought we'd miss. Here are some pics of what we got up to...


Ohanapecosh River


Ohanapecosh River

Ohanapecosh River

Upper Cispus River 


Upper Cispus River

Upper Cispus River

Icicle River 

Icicle River 

 Tumwater Canyon

 Tumwater Canyon

 Grand Canyon of the Elwha

 Grand Canyon of the Elwha

After nearly a month in Washington and several trips into Seattle, to keep up our social status, we were ready for bigger and better things and decided to cross the border to B.C.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Cali with Cuzza

Everyone thought that California would be a write-off this season with the dismal snowpack, but that wasn't to be the case. Sure it wasn't the best of years, like the huge seasons of 2010 & 2011, but pretty much everything came in and there was time for the motivated, and patient, people to get it all. I got in a little late, end of APRIL which is ridiculous, but still managed to bag a bunch of the Kaweahs, Bald Rock, two laps of Fantasy, some Cherry Creek and finally got the Middle Kings. It took a while and some patients, but it was definitely worth it. Here are a few snaps from a pretty epic cali charge. 

 Chucks Slide - Middle Kaweah

 Rusty's Rampage - Upper Middle Kaweah

 Curtain Falls - Bald Rock Canyon

Big Boys Pants (high-flow) - Fantasy Falls

 Big Boys Pants (low-flow) - Fantasy Falls

Jedi Mindmelt - Fantasy Falls

 Bear Claw - Fantasy Falls

 Fantasy Falls

Fantasy Falls

Bishop Pass - en route to the Middle Fork of the Kings

Bishop Pass - en route to the Middle Fork of the Kings

Waterfall Gorge - MFK

Breakfast Slide - MFK

Post Cali we joined up with Barny who arrived to Idaho and spent a few weeks lapping the NF. After a hectic July 4th we made our way to Washington and have been here the last month. We've bagged a bunch while we've been here and even got some hefty rain to bring in a couple of runs we didn't think we'd get. Pictures of all this coming soon.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Santa Catarina - Southern Brazil

After chancing our arm and firing out endless messages to the Brazil kayaking community, we struck gold by coming into contact with Marcelo Ludvichak who hooked it up and just happens to be a sick paddler. First day we scouted a first D, second day we did the Rio Vermelho, next day did a super high water Rio Benedito all intertwined with good nights out Jaragua do Sul. After 5 days of amazing hospitality he put us on a bus and sent us down the Florianopolis and into the capable hands of Bruno alves de Mattoes and an American Geoff Steves.










We got lucky again with a whip down the Zimbira, then the Expedition section of the Cubatao do Sul and then a 2m flow down the race section of the same river. Then we had a kayak festival, came second in the race and won the party... although that was easy as Brazilians put more of am emphasis on going kayaking at their festivals opposed to our kiwi versions! Now we're linking up with Mercelo Galizio and hoping for some rain somewhere in Santa Catarina to round off our last week in Brazil!


 



This was my first attempt at Armageddon, definitely lucky to roll on the lip or I would of eaten the shelf. On the Sunday I went back and ran it again, cleaning up my line and getting some redemption! Also stoked to see Marcelo Galizio run it for his second time ever!