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Day: July 2, 2015

NFC IV GoPro Top 4 Runs

A superb side by side look at the top 4 runs at this year’s North Fork Championship IV Elite Division. A great use of the GoPro suite of cameras.

NFC IV GoPro Top 4 Runs

The incredibly tight lines of the Top 4 GoPro runs in the North Fork Championship IV Elite Division!!

1 – Gerd Serrasolses
2 – Dane Jackson
3 – Isaac Levinson
4 – Aniol Serrasolses

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Cheoah High Water

Mark Miller and the Foothills Paddling Club ran the Cheoah river late in the May of 2015. Here is just some of the great footage from the trip.

Cheoah High Water

Another great day on the Cheoah River with the awesome Foothills Paddling Club. Just a fun river that you can work all your skills on.

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Out to Lunch – Lower Clear Creek High Water

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Out to Lunch – Lower Clear Creek High Water. The boof, Elbow Falls, And Screaming 1/4 mile. At above recommended flows! 1300 CFS

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Astral Green Jacket – LE8 Rise Up

Astral have released details of the 8th limited edition (LE8) Green Jacket design. The LE8 Rise Up is a tribute to the spirit and energy of wild places.

LE8 Rise Up

What do you think?

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Northern Territory – River Swale

The Swale, for many the most enjoyable, hassle free section of Class 4 (occasionally 5) in the UK. It’s all down to preference of course, however, a little time invested in this true classic normally leaves paddlers with a beaming smile.

River Swale

At its source, about 2 miles upstream of Keld, the Swale picks up pace and, set amongst some stunning scenery and isolated gorges, this river drops like a stone and often rises just as quickly: we recently witnessed the river rising 50cm within the hour it took us to complete the run. It rose a further 10cm in the time it took to get changed and do a shuttle; a factor that should be borne in mind when paddling this stretch after heavy rainfall. Potentially difficult to judge accurately, running this little gem has been made much more reliable since the introduction of the environment agency river levels gauge. This provides the source data for the invaluable Rainchasers site (http://rainchasers.com/river): an excellent information resource for which we are enormously grateful to Rob Tuley and crew supporting the site.

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