Video: Epic Surfskis on the Skookumchuk Tidal Rapids Monday, 16 June 2014
Bob Putnam, Owner of Deep Cove Kayak decided it was time to take his Epic V8 Surfski out on the famous Skookumchuk Tidal Rapids and they decided to bring along David O'Brian who works freelance as a videographer and digital animator. The footage turned out so good they decided to turn it into a mini commercial for Deep Cove Kayaks and Epic.
Video: Sea Kayakers and Whales Playing in Current Thursday, 12 June 2014
Jonathan Reggler shot this very cool piece of footage recently of at least two Orcas swimming through a group of sea kayakers while playing in the tidal currents of Surge Narrows. Good thing the paddlers got out of the way in time. It reminds me of kids playing hockey in the street and having to yell Car! every time when one goes by.
New Paddling Web TV show, Facing Waves Explores Lake Superior Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Facing Waves is a new paddling and travel web TV show that you should check out on the YouTube. Hosted by Ken Whiting, Facing Waves highlights some of the awesome places to paddle around North America such as the Ottawa River, up north on the Hood River, Georgian Bay and Baja. I was really excited to hear that their latest episode features my buddy, Ray Boucher who was working for Naturally Superior Adventures last fall when the episode was shot. In the latest segment, Ken and Ray head out to explore the gorgeous coastline of Lake Superior Provincial Park but along the way they ended up having an encounter with a bear which almost cut their trip short.
Watch this Little Girl Empty her Boat Like a Boss. Thursday, 05 June 2014
This was shot on Mabul Island, Malaysia. One point of interest. You will see around the 44 second mark the girl jump into the frame with what looks very much like a Greenland style paddle. Below is an overhead photo I found that illustrates it much better.
Get Prepared to be Inspired with the Kayaking Short Film, Birthright Friday, 09 May 2014
It's been out for a couple of years since Birthright was released but I still think that this is one of the most inspiring kayak films out there. If you haven’t seen it before, now is the time. Vimeo's description: One man's struggle to transcend. This humble film is about a friend of mine named Michael and his daily ritual to find his natural self through surfing.