Wash Rider Blog — paddling
ICF Marathon Classic Series: Descenso Internacional Sella (Spain) 6This race is absolutely mad. If you ever get the chance, do it. Doesn’t matter if you paddle surfski, K1, canoe. Just do it. This race is a real experience to say the least and as such one that is hard to put into words. The Sella Descent is the biggest race of the Spanish river series and one of the largest kayak races in all of Europe in terms of paddlers, boats and definitely spectators. In this blog we’ll try and give you a sense of what makes the Sella so special and hopefully tempt you into racing it yourself.
How to fix 6 of the most common paddling pains 0Unless you're surfing swell straight into a reef or sending the line down the rapids in a river race, paddle sports are relatively safe and low impact for your body. To help you keep paddling and enjoying your paddling, we have identified some of the common pains and what you can do to reduce or remove them from your paddling life.
- Kieran Babich
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ICF Marathon Classic Series: Adige Marathon (Italy) 3You know a race has hot competition in it when the fire brigade is hosing down the paddlers at the start. The Adige Marathon in the north of Italy attracts 1500+ paddlers to the Verona region of North of Italy. Set in the river below stunning limestone mountains above the town of Borghetto d'Avio the river is fast flowing, cold and packed with paddlers for this wild water canoe marathon. This blog is our recount of the 2014 edition of the race.
ICF Marathon Classic Series: Liffey Descent (Ireland) 3Using the words of a numerous Liffey paddlers "That's the Liffey!” and what a race it is. With the 2021 edition of the race coming up I thought I’d retrieve the old 2014 GoPro footage of my first attempt on this race and re-watch this superb ICF Marathon Classic Series event. For those unfamiliar, it is a race where the luck of the Irish can help greatly.
Was this the fastest Olympic sprint canoeing ever? 0Was this the fastest Olympic sprint canoe ever? Now that the boat wash has settled on the regatta course only 3 Olympic Best (OB) times remain of the existing 9 Olympic events. In this blog we’d like to highlight some of the amazing performances of the fastest paddlers setting Olympic Best times in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Survey: Paddler Seat Comfort 0
Surfski and kayak seat fit is a very individual problem with the three dimensions to be considered of the seat shape, the paddler’s shape, and the paddler’s technique or movement. There is one consistent point though, the large number of paddlers trying to paddle without pain! The aim of this post's survey is to gain a better understanding of the patterns between these three dimensions.