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
Follow the DK crew exploring the mountains of Morocco searching for new runs. Blessed by exceptional water levels, the team spent two weeks of incredible adventures between friends under the african sun, among the incredibly welcoming Berbers people. Can’t get any better… for best experience please use headphones.
Luckily I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to the Pacific Northwest, the land of waterfalls, with Stephen McGrady and Kevin Nunns. We stationed up in Hood River, Oregon for nearly three weeks, paddling some of the best rivers, creeks, and waterfalls in the world. We had the opportunity to paddle the Little White Salmon, White Salmon, Eagle Creek, the Wind River, Canyon Creek, East Fork of the Lewis, the Lewis River, and the North Fork of the Payette. The west was everything I dreamed it to be and more. I will definitely be back next year! Thank you everybody for your hospitality in Oregon and Washington.
This is my lates trip to New Zealand, i get the opportunity to compete in some kayaks races, and to run some great rivers and waterfalls.
This trip start in Queenstown and finish in Okere falls.
I get the opportunity to meet some great people and some amazing kayakers.
Special thanks to Josh Neilson and Tyler Fox for their hospitality.
And to Camila for share this trip with me.