World Class Showing for Wave Sport in Switzerland

Friday, 11 September 2009
Wave Sport LogoEasley, S.C. - Wave Sport congratulates all the athletes who continue to push the limits of performance in freestyle kayaking. The World Freestyle Championships just wrapped in Thun, Switzerland, with over 250 paddlers competing. Sixty-one paddlers chose Wave Sport kayaks.

Top finishers for Wave Sport were:
K1 Junior Women:
1.    Nouria Newman (FRA)

K1 Women:
3. Tanya Faux (AUS)
4. Mariann Saether (NOR)
11. Maria Lindgren (SWE)
15. Elaine Campbell (USA)
16. Nina Halasova (SVK)
18. Ingrid Schlott (GER)
19. Hana Vackova (CZE)

K1 Men:
6. Jonny Meyers (USA)
7. Peter Csonka (SVK)
8. Casper Van Kalmthout (NLD)
10. Tyler Curtis (NOR)
11. Kelsey Thompson (CAN)
13. Mathieu Dumoulin (FRA)
19. Tuomas Kuronen (FIN)

For most Wave Sport athletes, the Project ( was the boat of choice. The carbon fiber/Kevlar Project 54cx, which Bryan Kirk paddled to the U.S. national championship earlier this year, made its debut on the world stage as paddled by Peter Csonka (seventh overall in the K1 men’s division).

Thanks go to all our Wave Sport athletes and to the athletes who competed for our sister company, Dagger. You are the spirit of the sport and we couldn’t be more proud of you.

About Confluence Watersports:
Located in Easley, S.C., Confluence Watersports is the result of blending the unique watersports brands: Wilderness Systems®, Perception®, Dagger®, and Wave Sport® kayaks, Mad River Canoe®, Adventure Technology® paddles, and Harmony® accessories. With a full representation of canoes, and kayaks ranging from touring and recreational to high-performance whitewater boats, the Confluence brands are well suited to outfit all paddling enthusiasts. People passionate about the outdoors run the company today: advocates who are dedicated to bringing more people to the water. For more information, please visit:

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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