It seemed as if the North Fork Payette rose to the challenge of the North Fork Championship, as paddlers came from all across the world to compete. The day before the event the NF Payette came up to a challenging and awesome flow – showing it’s classic impressive identity.
Kayakers from all over the globe had made their way here to hangout and party but more importantly they were here to compete.
The top athletes flew off the Red Bull ramp one at a time into the mayhem that awaited them. Lines were extremely difficult, the whitewater violent and unpredictable, but every competitor knew with this crew that someone would stick the line. Everyone rose to this challenge. The camaraderie elevated to the top as athletes helped each other with their lines. Competitors styled the course as hundreds of spectators could be heard over the roar of Jacob’s Ladder + Golf Course.
The level of kayaking had been pushed yet again.
The second year confirmed that the NFC is here and it’s here to stay. A huge SHOUT to this amazing river and all the AWESOME people that make the NFC happen! We are excited for this event to continue hosting the highest level of competitive kayaking.
Produced by River Roots
Directed and Edited by Rush Sturges
Principal Cinematography and Graphics: Matt Baker
Executive Producers: James Byrd and Regan Lawson
Cinematography: Fred Norquist, Jason Jacopian, Natalie Gray
End Photo: John Webster
Slalom shot: PCM
Intro: "Galapagos" by Emancipator
Main: "Reckoning Song" by Asaf Avidan (Wankelmut Remix)
Outro: "Illusion Of Choice" by Gramatik
Featuring: Willie Kern, Louis Geltman, Gerd Serrasolses, Rush Sturges, Evan Garcia, Andrew Holcombe, Todd Wells, Ryan Casey, James Byrd, Jules Domine, Kyle Hull, Lane Jacos, Chris Gragtmans, Ben Marr, Brian Ward, Ian McClaren, Geoff Calhoun, Eric Deguil, Dylan Thomson, Mikkel St. Jean Duncan, Ben Luck, Jakub Nemec, Tristan McClaren, Erik Johnson, Darren Albright, Marcos Gallegos
Edit that Dylan Mckinney and myself put together from this spring from al over the southeast including footage from all our favorite runs, the Elk, Linville, Toxaway, Big Creek, Watauga downriver play, the Green, Laurel Creek, Bottoms Creek, Great Falls of the Potomac, and more!