Saturday, August 29, 2009

Training for Worlds

Hey blogging community, its been a while since I have been on here. I have had a pretty busy summer between working for Green River Adventures in Saluda North Carolina, going to the Skookumchuck Narrows with World Class Kayak Academy or training on the Ottawa River with the US Freestyle Kayak Team.

I made it to Thun, Switzerland last week on the 24th of August and I was ready to get on the wave to "thun" it in. We didn't start training sessions until Wednesday so we had all day on Tuesday to just hang out and get over the jet lag. The training sessions are one hour a day for the US Team, that puts every paddler on the wave for 3 minutes a day.

The women are all working on dialing in their roundhouses, blunts and attempting air screws every once in a while. The wave has a nice lefty shoulder and almost no righty shoulder. In the middle the wave gets pretty steep and nice, but people are flushing off of the side of the feature a lot.

I have been getting up at 230 am to get to the wave when there aren't a lot of people paddling. But last night I got out there and we had 30 people in the eddy. Lots of people are enjoying the late night kayaking

with the lit up wave.

All photos by Brian Jennings during the US team training sessions. I will have more photos up in a few days of the area and all of that sort.

Until next time.

Caio and Happy Paddling


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