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Two Little Slovenian Gems

Two Little Slovenian Gems

The whitewater enthusiasts who know Slovenia, probably only know it for the Soca river. But when the snow melts, or the rain pours Slovenia is the place to be. We have so many little rideable creeks that run with just a little rain. In a 80 km radius, you’ll run out of strength before you run out of river names.

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Girls Go Round – Corsica

Girls Go Round - Corsica

Girls Go Round – Corsica. 3 Girls, 3 weeks and a whole heap of fun. Sea kayaking around the Meditereanean island of Corsica self supported.

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Hawaii sur Rhone, Lyon

Hawaii sur Rhone, Lyon

This is a video shot by Drone Box, the Jackson kayak team and friends.

It shows the “Hawaii sur Rhone” wave in Lyon like you’ve never seen it!

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Angola – Searching For The Kwanza

A couple weeks ago Mike Dawson (NZL) & Aaron Mann (USA) traveled to Angola to explore the rivers of this West African nation. They put on what they believe to be one greatest rivers in the world – The Kwanza River. It is one of the great African rivers flowing from the highlands of Angola before dropping steeply off the edge of the Bie Plateau.

 Angola - Searching For The Kwanza

They found huge rapids, deep gorges, incredible scenery and amazing people.

This film is about the first descent of the whitewater section of the Kwanza between to Campanda & Cambanbe dams.

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2016 And Back In The Game

Sam Ellis has released his latest edit. Back on the water following a serious kayak injury and ready to charge through 2016. Filmed entirely on the GoPro Hero 4 Session.

2016 And Back In The Game

We’ve had some good water levels here in the North East over the last few weeks and Sam has managed to take full advantage. Keep charging – 2016 And Back In The Game!

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New Zealand’s Best Big River

David Bain and fellow paddlers take on the the Kawarau river on the South Island near Queenstown.

New Zealands Best Big River

Some big water action. Enjoy.

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2015 In Review

 2015 In Review

2015 In Review – What a year! From high school to college, I’ve been able to explore the goods of Western North Carolina and have traveled to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Canada, and of course all over the Southeast. Big shoutout and thanks to everyone who has gotten me down the river. I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store!

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Sam Ellis – River Swale Dec 15

Good friend of Unsponsored, Sam Ellis hit the River Swale a couple of days ago. Levels were good as were the lines.

The River Swale sits within Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is an awesome river in stunning surroundings. When it goes it has to be one of the best waterfall runs in the UK. So here we have it Sam Ellis – River Swale Dec 15. Lots of drops and a swim along the way.

Sam Ellis - River Swale Dec 15

This one is well worth a watch to the very end.

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Movie Monday – Welsh Special

Something a little bit different for Movie Monday 21 December 2015. This week all of the edits are from the glorious whitewater haven that is Wales, a Movie Monday – Welsh Special. Enjoy.

Screen Shot 2015-12-21 at 12.28.53

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Chelan Gorge

The Chelan Gorge in Washington looks like a seriously fun run. Plenty of nice drops, rock slides and places to watch the carnage.

Chelan Gorge

The 0.4 mile long gorge is grade V-V+ with the crux move being Final Plunge at Entrance Exam.

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Eggy Highlights

Eggy Highlights

Storm Desmond hit the UK hard last weekend with an unprecedented amount of rain falling in a very short time. Many rivers in the North were simply too high to paddle. However some of the smaller burns and creeks came into play pretty quickly. Martin Butler and crew were on Eggleston Burn last weekend making the most of the bad weather.

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2015 SAS Hurley Classic Highlights

James Bebbington has created this just over 6 minutes masterpiece – SAS Hurley Classic Highlights. It is superb. Jame certainly has a knack for this sort of thing.

 2015 SAS Hurley Classic Highlights

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