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In March, Steve O invited me to join him on a trip to Canada to paddle Skook! 3 weeks later i’m sat in his van in BC, Canada waiting for the wave to come in so we can head out for our second session on this incredible tidal wave. Read More… By Claire O’Hara

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o its was our second trip to Meghalaya. Getting on a plane completely relaxed to India was something that I thought would never happen to me, but knowing that once I arrived logistics were not going to be a problem meant that I flew out with nothing but enthusiasm. Within 24 hours of arriving I was told that I was going on a multi day packrafting trip! My first experience of packrafting was on the first descent of the lower section of the Umngi. In true packrafting style there was lots of walking involved. We later ticked off a section...

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Last weekend was the first event of the Younguns Freestyle 2014 series in North Wales and also the first ever younguns sickline event. The Saturday was the sickline event held on the Tryweryn, the morning was an open format, a chance to have a play around or just run the river. I took the opportunity to run the full river in the Jackson Kayak Karma small to get used to paddling a real river again and a creek boat. After a lunch break it was time for the race, the format was two qualification runs, a semi-final and final run running from the raft...

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After a winter of paddling in the Thames Valley, it was time to head back to HPP for some hole boating! Here’s some footage from the day. Thanks to Squarerock for supporting me! Paddlers: Jake Norman and Emma WitherfordMusic: Audiomachine – The Last One By Jake Norman

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