Grimm Wins Sickline Extreme Kayak Worlds in Wave Sport Habitat

Tuesday, 06 October 2009
Wave Sport LogoEasley, S.C. – The Wave Sport Habitat 80 was the boat of choice at the third annual Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak Worlds this past weekend on the legendary Wellerbrücke, in Austria. Four of the top 12 finishers in the event paddled the Habitat 80 creek boat, including race winner Alexander Grimm. The winning margins were down to the hundredths of a second.

Olympic gold medalist, Alexander Grimm, paddled to a first place finish in the Habitat 80. Wave Sport athletes put up solid finishes of their own in one of the most grueling creek races on the planet. Tilo Schmitt (GER) placed sixth. Michele Ramazza (ITA) placed eighth. Jakub Nemec (CZE) placed twelfth. All were in the Habitat 80.

Congratulations go to Andrew Holcombe, as well. Andrew, a Dagger athlete and team manager, was a favorite going into the race. He paddled the Dagger Nomad 8.5 to a spectacular fifth place finish. Dagger is a sister brand to Wave Sport.

The Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak Worlds has grown quickly to be one of the most sought after championship titles in the world of competitive kayaking. This year’s race included over 100 competitors from 22 countries. Wave Sport congratulates all the athletes and the spirit of fun and adventure that drives these events.

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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