Saturday, July 18, 2009

Tuakopai Round 2

This is a old post that was on my dead computer, from a run down the Tuakopai a few months back, never got around to posting it up. Enjoy!

Last week we had a couple of decent rain days and Ryan and myself decided we should go check some shit out so we mished over to the Kaimais and found sick water levels, with 170 cumecs down the Wairoa, we knew the upper runs were on!

We fired everything which was sick but a bit scary with just the two of us and not really any safety but all was well and we had a sick day out, bombing out a run of the Tuakopai in 1 1/2 hours (which was good because we put on at 3, gets dark at 5).

Enjoy the few very average pics.

DSCF2507A raging Mclaren falls and Mangas.

DSCF2514 Ryan below the first slide to drop.


My boat looking a little worse for wear after a rock fight in the first waterfall.




Spa falls from below.


Ryan firing Douglas falls, we both landed dead flat, fricking sore!


Me boofing a slide with a chunky hole in the bottom.


Pace, one of the funnest waterfalls you can run.


Ryan below a long, fast, and sick slide at the end of the Tuakopai.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Winter update

Well its been a while since I have updated this so I figure I'll throw a cheeky update on.
The reason being that I havnt updated is that I havnt had much to put on here.
Got some sick creeking in lately, me and Ryan got on a nice high tuakopai a while back and bombed out a quick run, both landing wayyyy to flat on douglas falls, took a few days to recover from that one. Other than that its been quiet on the kayaking side of things with the winter cold making us pursue other activities such as mountain biking and the odd surf (yes its freezing).

There has been a new run discovered in the Kaimais, the Heretatua or something along the lines of that, shot to pete, ryan, fatty and elby for claiming it, looks sick and I know were im heading next time the floods happen.

Also check out Mr. Simon Davidsons blog for some hawkes bay sickness, him and Sam Roil headed over there to jump on some river with a hard to remember maori name (arnt they all) and found some goods. Check it out and get on it.