Hurly Weir on 3 Gates with the 2016 Rockstar

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With the lack of water down here in the South West it was the prefect opportunity to head up to the Thames Valley for a spot of Hurly on 3 gates with my 2016 Jackson Kayak Rockstar . It was a great day with good levels in the sun what more could you ask for. This boat is so much fun!

Alex

 

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Scotland 2015 Video

 

Kayaking in Scotland in 2015, With the Dynamic Kayaking Productions Crew Alex Read and Pete Bridgeford and Guest staring Chris Brown Martin. A great trip with some good friends. Enjoy!

Film on Go Pro Hero 4 Black, Go Pro Hero 3+ Go Pro Hero 3 black and Canon 60D
Rivers:

-Allt a Chaorainn
-Allt Mheuran
-River Etive
-River Nevis
-Morriston

Music
Rudimental: feel the love

Weekend in Yorkshire with no water

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Two years ago I took my first trip to Yorkshire and got the paddle the Swale for the first time, and I loved it! So when I got asked if I wanted to tag along on a trip and have the chance to revisit one of my favorite rivers in the UK, I had to say yes. As the trip was getting closer, and everything was super dry, the big pray for rain began! Unfortunately it all came a little too early, the week leading up to our trip had a couple of days of heavy rain, but by the time we got there it had all gone. About 10 minutes before being picked up, I decided I’d swap my Wavesport Recon, and take my Dagger Jitsu instead as with little water, I thought a playboat would be a little more fun.

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On the Saturday morning everything was going a bit slow. There was no real water about so no one was rushing around to get ready, and we were still working out what to do.We decided we’d go check out the Tee Barrage whitewater center, as most of us had never been, and there was actually water there.

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Unfortunately I was too busy paddling to stop and take any pictures. I wasn’t sure what to expect of the course, but it was actually quite good, a couple of nice holes and a fun wave to play on, with a few people getting some beatings.

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On the Sunday we ended up going to the Washburn, another place I’d never been too.I wasn’t too sure about the idea, but nothing else was running, and paddling is paddling! It turned out to be a really fun day on the water, with a good couple of playspots on the way down, even found somewhere deep enough to loop, and great company to spend it with.A playboat was definitely the correct choice for this trip.

Next stop is Scotland, where hopefully we will be blessed with a bit more water, and the Recon will get some use.

See you on the river,

Pete