WWGP Wraps up on the Futaleufu River !
WWGP Qualifying Series Announced - First stop - OTTAWA XL- May 17/18/19
This spring kayakers from around the world will have the chance to qualify for the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix in the inaugural Ottawa XL - an event being put on by 2-time WWGP competitor Joel Kowalski.
The event will combine a big wave freestyle contest with a high-water boater-x race. The best overall after the two events will qualify for the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix.
More Info: www.ottawaxl.com
OTTAWA XL is hosted by Wilderness Tours and Presented by Ottawa Kayak School and triberider.com
Andddd it's over !! So stoked that we were able to pull this off. Still some stresses ahead but super happy to have this 2nd edition safely finished.
There were many people who came together to make this event happen. Most importantly, THANK YOU Emily Meredith for your invaluable help in making it all happen, it wouldn't have without your time, energy, and overall greatness.
Huge thanks to our incredible media team for taking time off from other responsibilities and coming here on such discounted rates. The rain made things difficult but everyone persevered and kept the humour. All of your long days and creative energy are what make this event have the impact that it does; THANK YOU to Matt Baker, Thatcher Bean, Skip Armstrong, Dustin Farrenkopf, Ciarán Heurteau, Dan Campbell-Lloyd, Ben Dann, Erin Galey and our awesome photographers Erik Boomer, Eric Parker and Tait Trautman.
Big thanks to everyone in the WWGP timing/safety/driving/support teams for all of your time and help with the event !
Huge respect to all of the Whitewater Grand Prix athletes for your talent and especially for your teamwork and patience throughout this event. Without everyone coming together the way you did we simply could not have pulled this off, THANK YOU !!
Congratulations Dane and Nouria for your performances throughout the event, well deserved wins and worthy WWGP Champions !!
THANK YOU to everyone who contributed through the www.savethewwgp.com effort. We raised a bit over 7k and that did make a difference in how the event unfolded. Anyone that wants to help our debt levels (+ get some cool stuff), we will have the offerings online for another month or so. Those that have already ordered should be receiving their packages over the next few weeks - thanks for your patience !
Here's hoping we can get some proper sponsorship behind this thing and keep it moving forward. Stoked to get home with these hard drives and start going through everything.
Finally, thank you to Bryson White, Laurence Alvarez-Roos, Mitch Sasser, Marc Leblanc, Leif Anderson, Hayley Stuart, Kyle Hull, Wes Schrek, Jonathan Hyland, Carlos !, Julie Crutchley, Sergio Vidal, Lianne Germaine, Mikkel St. Jean-Duncan, Dustin Barker, Cara Gammon, Stan Ricketts, Santiago Ibañez, Diego Ibañez, Señor Gallegos, David Hughes, Cristian Huenchuleo, David Joos, Logan Grayling, LJ Groth, The Long Family, Lorenzo Andrade Astorga, Marcos Gallegos, Bio Bio Expeditions, Patagonia Expeditions Ltda - Anticura - Parque Nacional Puyehue - Chile, Cascada de las Animas, Ruka Pucón Hostel, Reflejos De La Patagonia A.G., Sernatur Los Lagos, Cascade Raft & Kayak, Pucón Kayak Hostel, Hostal/Restaurant Martín Pescador, and to the Illustrate Municipalidades de Panguipulli, Illustrate Municipalidades de Pucon, Illustrate Municipalidades de Curarrehue, and Illustrate Municipalidades de Futaleufú.