Sunday, March 13, 2011

The busy life!

What a crazy few weeks its been, On the 6th me and ryan lucas drove down to the buller fest in Murchison for a weekend of racing and drinking, and that we did. The boater x is one of the biggest feilds in the country with more then 70 mens competitors, after a long day we had the final set and ready to go with myself Sam Sutton  Mike Dawson and another young slalom paddler.It was a great race with me hot on mikes tail but couldnt make a pass and Mike ended up taking the win with myself in 2nd and sam 3rd.

After a few good nights of partying and a sweet day hucking off Mururia Falls it was time to head to the wild west coast to do somw heli boating with Bruce Dando and his awsome little hughs 300 chopper.
Monday we went up the Kokatahi river for a sick days boating on one of my top 3 runs ive done in the world.

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.
Photo mike dawson

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.

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