Last week kicked off the 2013 international freestyle kayaking circuit with the Plattling, European Cup event in Germany. The European Cup is a 3 part series that runs the same year as every World Championships.
After a 4-year retirement break from a 10-year freestyle kayak career, Polly Green (NZ) decides to return to elite competition in 2010 to become the next World Champion; she has 1 year to get back to form before the 2011 World Freestyle Championship.
In this 20-minute documentary Sportscene Director Rob schmoozes over the growing popularity of kayak-trick disciplines with World Freestyle and Squirt Champion, GB's Claire O'Hara.
Top freestyle kayakers from around the country will converge on the Nantahala River near Bryson City, NC April 26-28 for a chance to be on Team USA and compete here again at the Freestyle World Championships this September.
Polly Green just released the trailer for 'Game', a film documentary about winning in freestyle competitions. At the moment Polly is doing the final sound edit and she was happy to take a break and answer our questions below. Sportscene also supported the making of Game with footage from the 2011 World Chamionships Freestyle in Plattling, Germany.
Freestyle kayaking is young discipline for sure. It arrived in Poland at end of the 20th century. The first events were held in 1999 as part of other competitions – creek racing or simply organized trips. It was getting popular fast but so it was just a matter of time before the first events were going to start.
Celebrity-celebrity couples like for example Brad Pitt and Angela Jolie are a dime a dozen, but athlete-athlete couples are a much rarer find. We met freestyle couple James 'Pringle' Bebbington and Katya Kulkova to find out how their relationship works while on the road and on the water.
This is the first interview in a series of couples interviews where we catch up with famous sports couples in the wonderful world of paddlesports. The first couple we would like you to introduce to is Peter 'Peto' Csonka and Nina Csonkova (formerly known as Nina Halasova before they got married).
Camphill Surf Park was made possible through unprecedented levels of cooperation between one of New Zelands’s largest utility companies, Contact Energy, the Central Otago Whitewater Association (COWA), regional & local town councils, government agencies & landowners.
When the water level of the Doubs breaks through the magical border of 400 m3/s, all 'big wave lovers' in Europe get excited. The Doubs is home to the waves of 'la Scie', 'la Malate', 'Millenium' and 'Deluz'.
Once again as the New Year rolls in its time to head to warmer climates to train. This years January training destination is the White Nile in Uganda (Africa) one of the most popular freestyle kayaking warm water winter training destinations in the world.