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Sawyer Venom WW SUP paddle testimony!

A few months ago i found myself on the Rio Actopan in Mexico.  We run a 22 foot near vertical slide at the put in for this wild and beautiful river.  The two rapids below the falls are in a constant state of change.  Some years they are class 3+, other times class 4.  the entrance rapid is full of rocks, shallow pushy water and a big boulder in the center.  There is a short pool after this rapid.  The second rapid has a nasty sieve pile on the right and a beautiful curving drop on the left. …


Added by Aaron koch on June 23, 2016 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Stand up Paddling Kentucky

The state of Kentucky has more navigable waterways than you can imagine.  What better way to explore this wonderful state than through its watery roads?   SUP Kentucky is here to get you out on the Scenic streams and lakes of KY.…


Added by Aaron koch on March 11, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Winter SUP in Mexico!

There has been no end to the possibilities for River SUP here in Mexico this year.  Our fleet of boards is bigger than ever and is taking a beating daily.  Water levels have mellowed out to a med/low flow and we are starting to miss the high water swims and BIG waves! 

Our particular river has 60 miles of…


Added by Aaron koch on January 24, 2016 at 5:24am — No Comments

Winter Solstice

Today is the 6th of December and we are 16 days away form the start of winter. you would think it was  here already as every lake here is frozen solid. On that date RA will begin his long climb back towards summer and the days will begin to get longer and I look forward to that. if your lucky enough to be living where there is open water , turn off your PC and go paddle it.  Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year Cheers, Greg

Added by Greg Loftus ( Cominco) on December 7, 2015 at 1:46am — 2 Comments

I,m back

I have now been living on St Marys in the Isles of Scilly for just over one year. If this winter is like lasts there will be No Snow,No Freezing and a few gales. Unfortunatly owing to problems i have not been able to go out paddling or sailing.

Added by john allsop on October 13, 2015 at 12:59am — No Comments

Sawyer Venom WW SUP Paddle review

I just want to say, " Sawyer knows how to make an amazing SUP paddle!"  

The Venom is not only a beautiful paddle, its functional, durable and stable.  I have tried many different blade designs and materials for whitewater over the years.  As a kayaker I love my AT paddle with the Dynel edging.  Sawyer has brought that material to SUP.  Its tougher than Kevlar and makes it virtually impossible to wear down the edges on your paddle blade.…

Added by Aaron koch on August 19, 2015 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Overnight SUP on the Santa Maria

In my relentless search for places to escape the cold, I found Mexico!  A refuge from the polar vortexes of the U.S. and also a paddlers paradise.  There is so much diversity of whitewater that you need multiple river craft to enjoy it all!  

The headwaters of the Santa Maria River lie in the semi desert region between the states of Queretaro and San Luis Potosi.  150 miles from the gulf of Mexico where it finally meets the salt water.  Santa Maria has no Dams…

Added by Aaron koch on December 16, 2014 at 4:52pm — No Comments

A new In Between Swims! Green Race safety with Tommy Hilleke!

It's time for The Green Race! On this episode of In Between Swims, I sit down with multiple Green Race champion Tommy Hilleke to discuss the logistics and strategy for setting safety at the Green Race, especially at signature rapids Gorilla and Go Left.

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Added by In Between Swims on October 30, 2014 at 5:52pm — No Comments

New and Improved Website! WWW.KAYAKHUASTECA.COM

Added by Aaron koch on September 21, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Kayaking on Idrija river

The spring is always very early here, in the Soca valley, in Slovenia. Last weekend we were expecting some rain, and one for our friend, Bojan Rušjan told, if we are lucky, we can try to paddle on Idrija river. It is a small creek on the border of Italy and Slovenia. Close to the Soca valley, Idrija is one of those creeks, which is possible to paddle only after a big rain.…


Added by Soca Rider on April 1, 2014 at 4:38pm — No Comments

been a while

Life in the day of electonic comunnications takes its toll. I do a few web pages , a personal blog this page and some other stuff. Very easy to forgetto stop by and keep things updated. Being the middle of a bloody cold winter, not a lot happeninng here boat wise. Still a good season to plan trips and dream. I must admit each year a location on an ocean with warm water is looking better and better all the time. I pickedup a tandem Seaward kayak this fall and she needs some basic work a few…


Added by Greg Loftus ( Cominco) on January 7, 2014 at 10:08am — 6 Comments

Glide SUP on the river!

I've seen a lot of SUP products over the last few years, some good, some bad.  Recently I had the chance to paddle some Glide SUP boards, traditional surfboard design with a bombproof GSS coating.   My Glide boards have fallen from the roof rack to the cement, t-boned other surfboards in the ocean and been ridden across thousands of rocks without any damage.

If you are looking for a…


Added by Aaron koch on March 18, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Stand Up Paddling in Mexico!

We've been making the rounds here in Mexico this year.  Water levels are on the low side so we have been using the SUP,s a lot this year.  After the Alseseca Race we went to the Rio Filobobos then down to Rio Actopan...and later everybody's favorite whitewater paradise  Rio Micos!

Boards we are using are the:  NRS Czar, Glide SUP Mongo and the…


Added by Aaron koch on February 14, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Haloban dan Nelayan

Sering nelayan digambarkan sebagai masyarakat miskin, tidak memiliki cita-cita dan pandangan hidup ke depan (visi). Tapi kenyataannya nelayan-nelayan di Haloban telah berhasil menyekolahkan anak-anak mereka sampai ke perguruan tinggi negeri. Ada di antaranya yang mendapatkan beasiswa dari pemerintah, namun kebanyakan dibiayai oleh orang tua (nelayan) sendiri. Mitos kemiskinan itu sekarang sudah terhapuskan atas keberhasilan anak-anak nelayan yang sudah berhasil menimba ilmu sampai ke…


Added by Herlino Galilei on February 7, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

I love my Island, the island is Pulau Banyak Barat, Aceh Singkil.

I love my Island, the island is Pulau Banyak Barat, Aceh Singkil. Continue

Added by Herlino Galilei on February 7, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments

Astral Brewers for SUP.

This blog is from a SUP stand point.  SUP is much more footwear intensive than kayaking.  When we find something good..we get very excited!



until later




Added by Aaron koch on December 17, 2012 at 1:33am — No Comments

New SUP boards from NRS!

NRS has a new line of inflatable SUP boards for 2013.  You can expect to see some of the best river running inflatables on the market.  These boards are light weight, durable and ready to surf.…


Added by Aaron koch on October 26, 2012 at 10:41pm — No Comments

KAYAK Okanagan "Special Edition" My e-book/Magazine (Ruff Draft Version)

My first attempt at making a kayaking photo book. please excuse some text errors as this is still a draft version. Please share your comments. Hope you like the photos. 16 pages. Will update it asap with the official 1st edition as I have 22 pages now and spell checked and corrected errors.…


Added by KAYAKokanagan on October 8, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments

klepper stopping making their classic kayak

From a report it seems that klepper, the folding kayak company will cease production of their single seat and two seat classic kayaks in Germany. They may try to have them made in a country with lower manufacturing costs. Klepper kayaks have been around since 1907 and in 1956 Dr Hanns Lindman crossed the Atlantic ocean unassited or sponsored in a stock Aerius two kayak which he bought himself and made a few minor changes. He did have sail assist and a home made outrigger, it took him 72…


Added by john allsop on July 28, 2012 at 5:54am — No Comments

Blocking and also Removing Spyware malware in the System

Among the most widespread and major threats currently concerning personal computers and the cyber world is actually Spyware malware. A Spy ware can be described as harmful application which was intended to sneak in the personal computer with intent to divert info that include individual information or make your computer at risk of other infections for instance virus infections and also malwares. A few of the common symptoms that there is a Spyware infections will be banner advertisings,…


Added by Denis Martines on July 18, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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