Next up for the Unsponsored Q&A series for 2021 is Adrain Mattern. If you haven’t heard of or have seen Adrian on Youtube, where have you been?
Who is Adrian Mattern?
A kid from Germany who loves kayaking more than anything else and decided to pursue the dream no matter what. Fast forward a couple years and I am super happy and thankful I get to actually live the 12 year old Adrians dream. Kayaking rivers all over the world with my best friends and making movies about it.
The crew flew out to Indonesia to find some waterfalls and the first one of the trip was a beauty! Had crazy levels and a flashflood in less than 24 hours, crazy to experience that and see how quickly things can change on the river. Looking forward to exploring the country more over the next few weeks! Big thanks to Eddiline kayak club for help with safety and logistics!
Dave Fusilli is one of my favorite people in the world and by far the person I have learn’t the most from both on and off the water. I travelled the USA with Dave for three years on the ProTour and learn’t a lot of lessons the most important one that I take away though is “You don’t have to be serious to do serious things, lighten up and enjoy life”. Awesome day messing around on a little 10ft waterfall.
Norway has been known as a kayaking Mecca for decades. The country’s whitewater was explored, pioneered and descended by a dedicated crew of local and international kayakers. They recorded their exploits in a book and passed down their knowledge to the next generation. In the summer of 2017 the Send crew embarked on a Norwegian odyssey with the aim to push hard and progress on some of the biggest and best sections of whitewater in the world.
What a weekend, the UK took a battering over the course of the weekend with water levels. The Tees rose to just under 3m at Middleton over the weekend. That is almost twice the height normally seen at this time of year.
Friend of Unsponsored Sam Ellis ran Low Force at these super high levels. To put this into context this is what Low Force typically look likes.
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