Photo. mike dawson. Paddler Wills marton
The river had changed alot after alot of flooding this year which opened up rapids like this sick drop, but
also changed rapids for the worst the couldnt be paddled any more
I flew up with Isaac the American, Fabian the Argentinean, Sam, Ryan, Wills and mike. Making a pretty stout team. The action started pretty early on, with Ryan missing a boof and getting beat down in one of the numerous holes. I bagged him out to the side. Next up was Fabian getting slotted into a little seive... Super dodge. I pulled him out with some help from the U.S. The last of the action saw Isaac getting stuck in a little surprise hole before getting bagged by Sam and pulled out. No swims, but a bit of action.
Day 2 was a chill day up the hoki river with a massive crew of 12 paddlers which dose take a bit longer but everyone had a sick day with the 2 girls on the trip lou jull and martina doing awsome and sticking there lines.
after a good night sleep in the back of the trusty van with my room mate Ryan i headed off back to the north island for round 5 of the D1NZ in Auckland.