Tag: Werner Paddles
With heavy snow pack throughout most of Cali, including up here in Siskiyou county, the Sacramento has been swollen most of the winter bringing in rare waves and hosting really fun water very close by. The Sacramento is one of the smaller drainages in California but holds water extremely well and can be run as high as it ever gets. Kyle Hull came through and was keen to get on some water so we got on the Sacramento @ 9500 cfs for a couple days with some Tunnel of Love, Mears Creek in there as well. Good times, enjoy the edit shot completely with the Go Pro HD Hero and look for the next Slippery When Wet trailer featuring Ben Stookesberry to drop in a week or so.
Here are a few photos from the couple days on the … Read More »
So I have been caved out up here in Mt. Shasta as we have been getting lots of snow in the past week and expect at least another foot by the end of the week. Sure as hell doesn’t feel like spring except the rivers are swollen and the lakes are full. I will be the first to admit that my play boating is the weakest aspect of my kayaking but this wave is fun no matter what your skill level. At normal flows this feature is a nasty low head dam but when Keswick Dam starts releasing at least 38,000 cfs or higher the Redding Wave forms. This happens about once ever 5 years, as the last time I surfed it was before I went to World Class Kayak Academy in 2006.
On Monday morning I decided to rally down … Read More »
It has been an interesting winter here in northern California as we got some great early storms to build up the pack but we just got through a week of sunny 60 degree weather (which was great for boating). Recently I took a quick trip to Santa Cruz to meet my new nephew Skye and lend a helping hand putting the final touches on my brothers new house. In the past week I have been doing a little local boating and busing out heaps of media management deep in da cave.
Living in the greater Siskiyou County area up here in the far northern reaches of California has many benefits. The first of many being that there is usually another fellow filmmaker deep in the editing cave sharing similar ambitions of winter kayaking. With all this warm weather us cave monsters … Read More »
Its hard to understand the kayak industry unless you’re in it. We love to kayak but we also love to party, loud, long, and hard. The Feather Festival on the North Fork of the Feather river has continued to be a hub for great racing and EPIC partying. This year was no exception. Some of the top athletes on the west coast came and showed what they were made of.
There are a few events featured at the festival, time trials, Hangover-X, and SUP. This year Taylor Robertson cleaned house, 1st place in long boat, boater-x, and SUP. SAVAGE. Here are some photos of the event courtesy of Callie Daniel.
Taylor Robertson loving the new Remix Stinger: 1st place Long Boat, Boater-X, and SUP
Rush Sturges: 2nd place Boater-X
Ben Stookesberry: 2nd place Short Boat
Shon Bollock in … Read More »
For Labor day weekend myself, Rush Sturges, and Ben Stookesberry decided to enjoy a leisurely day on the Upper Klamath. Its located about an hour and a half from Mt. Shasta which was perfect since we all wanted to make it back for a Sweatshop Union concert that night.
The concert was EPIC and we enjoyed a bbq with good friends. We all had a great time and were stoked to be kayaking and the Sweatshop rager was just the icing on the cake. Here is a little video of the run. Look forward to seeing everyone down at the North Feather Race in a couple weeks. Enjoy and make sure to watch in HD.
Well with the start of school things are a little silent up here in Mt. Shasta but we found some time to go and surf at the School House wave on the Klamath off I-96. Myself, Ben Stookesberry, Chris Korbulic, and Chiseki rallied out for an afternoon surf.
Here are some shots from the session courtesy of Callie Daniel.
More school for another couple weeks and then down to the North Feather for the Tobin Race. Really looking forward to this event and getting my new kayaks that are in the mail.
This year at Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City, UT I had the pleasure to meet with Woody and Shane at Liquid Logic. We had a similar vision for what should be expected from athletes in our industry today and I … Read More »
California has been having one of the best years for water in decades, and me not being able to stray too far from Shasta, these are just a couple of our local gems. Hopefully be getting some more water this summer but gotta start saving some cash for college and a new computer for Slippery When Wet.
Here is a little video featuring Mears Creek and 2 mins outside town, the Box Canyon of the Sacramento flowing directly out of the Box Canyon Dam. It is nice to be back in the land of kayaking close to home, you never miss it till its gone.
On another note, Thursday was the world premier of HAYMAKER and a quick showing of Shasta Boyz Wet Dreams. There was a great turn out at the Harkins Theater in Tempe, AZ and it was a perfect … Read More »
On Thursday (4/15/10) the Shasta Boyz set out from Santa Cruz, Shon Bollock, my brother River Krimmer, and Chiseki McConnaughay aka the tooth fairy named for reasons you will soon see.
After a 7 hr drive, with trash directions from an i-phone, we got to the Brush Creek take out and crashed around 1 am.
The following day Friday the 16th, we got up early to lap it up. This was my brothers first creek and we routed him down everything blind, he killed it. The crew finished out with 3 laps for the day and I pretended like I was finding my race lines. After a day of Brush Creekin we opted for burgers at KRBC a must do if your down in Kernville.
On Saturday (4/17/10) was the race. We woke up early to get in one lap before the competitors … Read More »
So I am currently on Spring Break in Santa Cruz trying to figure out what to paddle for this next week. The Santa Cruz Surf Festival was just held and I went out to film my good friend and world class surf kayaker Galen Licht. He won the event taking 1st in Pro High Performance earning him a Shasta Boyz athlete spotlight. Check this little edit from the event:
Recently Wet Dreams has been doing very well in the film festivals it has entered. It won Runner Up for Best Local Documentary in the Sundial Film Festival in Redding and is scheduled to start touring with Haymaker at the end of next month.
Keep your eyes peeled for the sequel Slippery When Wet scheduled to release in 2011.
It has begun….. the sequel to Wet Dreams. Slippery When Wet will release in 2011 and will feature Big Island Hawaii, plenty of Cali, and much much more. This is the first of many teasers so keep you eyes out for more wet lovin……..
More news….. this past week I nominated our fellow Shasta Boy, Ben Stookesberry, for Rider of the Year 2010. There is really no need to explain why, he is one of the best boaters in my life time and it seemed common sense that he should be in the running for such a title. See my nomination here.
Thanks for everyone keeping up with our adventures and stay tuned for much more.