Africa- Uganda Wave Surfing Trip

Africa- Uganda Wave Surfing Trip

  The new Rock Star was well tested in holes, winning the World Championships for men and women in 2013 and just about every other freestyle event as well this season.    However, we had not been able to play it for any extended period of time on epic waves.   ...
2013 World Freestyle Kayak Championships- Opening Ceremonies!

2013 World Freestyle Kayak Championships- Opening Ceremonies!

Finally after 2 years of waiting for the next World Championships to happen, it has now begun!! The opening Ceremonies took place last night in Bryson City, NC, a normally very sleepy town in Western North Carolina. With 30 countries present, a ton of townspeople,...
EJ Posts a Training Ride from Final Day of Training… Here We Go!

EJ Posts a Training Ride from Final Day of Training… Here We Go!

Keeping my Rides a secret is not my style.    I train with my routines, and try to paddle my best.   Today I did a “Prelims”, meaning I did two competition rides during training and counted both of them.    Emily took video of this one with my iPad and I...
Paddling Different Boats- World Championships- Freestyle Next Week- Extreme Next Month…

Paddling Different Boats- World Championships- Freestyle Next Week- Extreme Next Month…

The World Championships for Whitewater Kayaking comes in four forms- Slalom, Wildwater, Freestyle, and Extreme racing.     Wildwater World Championships were in August,  Slalom in September,  Freestyle in September, and Extreme racing in October.    While there are...
Final Countdown on the Road to the Worlds…3 more days!

Final Countdown on the Road to the Worlds…3 more days!

Opening Ceremonies for the Bi-Annual World Championships start on Monday night after the last of the training sessions.    Typically opening ceremonies consist of an athlete parade with local youth as flag bearers for each country, local government leaders welcoming...