It all started back in 1989 and that makes this event one of the oldest in Freestyle. Evolving from a meeting between mates in the Hurley Village car park to one of the most significant freestyle events in the world.
Sal Montgomery is a UK paddler who is pushing herself on whitewater across the globe. From big water to freestyle competitions Sal has done it all and is still charging hard. Despite being deep in Norway’s summer whitewater Sal agreed to take part in the Unsponsored Q&A series.
Tell us a little a bit about you accomplishments in the canoeing/kayaking world.
I started out mainly in freestyle and was on the GB team for a couple of years. I then got more in to river running and have since paddled in many countries around the world along the way I have entered a few competitions here and there, my best being first in the Himalayan Whitewater Championships. I’m keen to do more adventures and expedition style paddling in the future.
The Black Canyon of the Bear River is an awesome dam release section, thanks to American Whitewater! It brings boaters together from Idaho, Wyoming, Utah and the rest of the Rockies for some early season boating, partying and good times! The race is from the class V rapid of the section, Boo Boo, to the take out. This year we saw lots of clean lines and lots of carnage.
Recently I acquired one of Go Pro’s new additions to their line-up, the Go Pro Hero. Breaking the trend of recent years of developing top of the range action cameras, Go Pro rather quietly announced that they were bringing this little camera as a new budget option for those of us who don’t want to pay up for the new Hero 4. And at £99, I’m really impressed with it!
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