Joanne Monaghan shows us what’s what at the Tees Barrage. A really nice video showing what the course has to offer.
I had a great time surfing a couple of the waves today at the Tees Barrage. Low water but big smiles.
I just love the combination of the vibrant colours used in kayaking and shapes/forms the water takes. I have always been into photography but I am really enjoying looking back through my kayaking images and looking for the detail in the drops of water and splashes.
Here are a few shots from last weekends The Palm Big Paddle: Continue reading
Today was the first development day for modification to the feature named “Happy Eater” at the Tees Barrage International White Water course. The course uses the Rapid Block system as used in the London Olympics. The blocks are bolted to the floor of the course and can be configured to create a range of features.
Before the multi million pound upgrade to the course “Happy Eater” was a breaking wave/relatively gentle stopper that was superb for flat spins and blunts. Since re-opening many paddlers have expressed that they wanted something like the old “Happy Eater” back. Thankfully support from the management team at the barrage has resulted in a a new Facebook group being created and a chance for paddlers to design the layout of the course. Continue reading
Unsponsored will be at the The BIG Palm Paddle Tour at Teesside on the 23rd of June. Lots of great stuff happening over the weekend. More news on that later….
I found this within the Unsponsored archives and thought it might be of interest. Before the changes to the Tees Barrage Whitewater course this is what the course was like. It was so long ago I had forgotten that there even was an island river left at the top of the course! Enjoy.
Inlet gate – Easy Rider
Had an hour so on the water at the Tees Barrage today paddling the Pyranha Nano. Plenty of snow around.
More images from today can found on the Unsponsored Flickr Stream.