Monday, 22 December 2008

Swechat wave sessions

Yeeeaaaaahhhhhh it’s the time . The hole in close city Swechat have water again. After longer break we can spend some time on the water again!!! The hole need the snow melting or rains. At the water level about 160 is it nice. It’s a really slow hole where is almost everything possible. I know that outside temperatures are close to 0 , but we was watching the kayak movies and I can’t just let the levels drop without spending there some time. I hope the levels stays like this some days. Tomorrow we will be there again.
See you and here are some pictures.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Damming in Uganda at the White Nile river.

Many of you know that the White Nile river is one of my and Nina’s favorite river . This winter it will be my 3rd time over there and we can’t wait to go there. Unfortunately the river will be dammed in the soon future. As I mentioned before we will lose some of the best rapids on this river and we are afraid that they will also change the flow and the Nile Spetial wave will be also gone . For you guys if you still do not know what I am talking about please watch this movie about the damming in Uganda.
This sick movie is from Ben Jung check it out >>>

"The Countdown of the Last Descent" from ben jung on Vimeo.

German language:
Damming in Uganda - movie clip

See you
Peter and Nina

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Picture this - part 7-10

The part 7 of the movie is from France – Lyon one of the best waves in Europe. We spend there some weeks before the Worlds 2007. The wave has lot of potential, in different levels different kind of wave. If there is lot of water there is possibility to surf also another channel. OK that’s it ,probably everyone knows this wave , here is the part of the movie >>>

Picture this - part 7 from Peter Csonka on Vimeo.

The part 8 is from Canada , we was there twice , for the World cup 06 and also for the Worlds 09. Canada is epic , there is everything , nice holes , waves , rivers … I understand why the Canadian kayakers are one of the best in freestyle. We would like to spend there more time for kayaking. Part 8>>>

picture this - part 8 from Peter Csonka on Vimeo.

Part 9 is from Europe again. Austria is very close to Slovakia and there is lot of options for kayaking. There are lot of creeks , playspots and riveruns. The closest wave for is the Kuchl wave and we were there almost every week at spring and at fall. Other option is in Graz , there are 2 spots but it depend lot of on the water level , but that is everywhere. Enjoy it >>>

Picture this- part 9 from Peter Csonka on Vimeo.

The last 10th part is just the ending of the movie…

Picture this - part 10 from Peter Csonka on Vimeo.

That's it that's all.
See you
Peter & Nina

Monday, 24 November 2008

Picture this the movie - part 5,6

The 5th part of the movie is from Germany , mostly from very well known hole / wave Plattling and Augsburg where we spend lot of time last two years. Plattling a awesome hole for beginners and also for the pro class and when the flows is really high than the right side is changing for a wave. The hole in Augsburg is a bit more difficult , it is a very power full hole not that much for beginners . This year one of the three World cups was situated there. Next year will one of the Euro cups on the Plattling wave. We will spend a lot of time there at the spring.

Movie clip no. 5 >>>

Picture this - part 5 from Peter Csonka on Vimeo.

The part 6th of the movie is From Sweden. We spend there some time during the Euro cup 2007. The wave there was really awesome and we hope that in the future there will be another really good event. Sweden is beautiful , the water is clean , there is lot of creeks and also some really good playspots. We enjoyed that trip as you can see in the 6th part of the movie .

Movie clip no. 6 >>>

Picture this - part 6 from Peter Csonka on Vimeo.

See you

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Picture this - part 4

Part 4 is from Switzerland , there was a competition in creek boating called Nissan outdoor games and between the competition we had nice photo shoot with Adidas at local rivers.
Location : Interlaken

Picture this the movie - part 4 from Peter Csonka on Vimeo.

See you

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Picture this the movie - part 3

This part of the movie is made from Slovakia . I didn’t made so many footage from Slovakia because , its just my home playspot and when you there every day than you just don’t feel that that is something interesting. The playspot which was in the movie is not working anymore , the slalom kayaker destroyed the playspot an we made a new one , not that good as the old one was but you still can make there every move.
OK that’s it for this part enjoy it >>>
Place Slovakia

Picture this the movie - part 3 from Peter Csonka on Vimeo.

see you

Sunday, 9 November 2008

recreating of our playspot ''Cunovo'' part 2

Hi ,
we had some little changes , me and Tomo we took out some concrete and was waiting for yesterday what happened. At the morning we went look on it and kayak with my friends to know if is it already Ok or if we still need to put something out from there. It was twice better already but , we was thinking that it is still not enough. Today we put almost whole part of the concrete which was broad wise the course. We will see today what happened.
From yesterday we made new movie clip with the changes>>>

recreating of our playspot ''Cunovo'' - part 2 from Peter Csonka on Vimeo.

paddlers : Peter Csonka , Nina Halasova , Vladimir Cako , Jan Rusnak

See you

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Picture this the movie - part 2

I upload the second part of the movie ‘’Picture This’’.
This part is about Uganda , White Nile. We been there twice now and it was really awesome. I would like to go there every year for some months and enjoy the wilderness and beauties of this Land. This winter we would like to hit Uganda again , we will see how it will work for us in school. At the White Nile are 2 sections still run able , but they are building there a new dam and the first section will be gone in the short future. Here are some links on some articles we made from there. One from year 2007 uganda-white-nile-2007 and one from 2008 Uganda 2008
I think this place if the best holiday that you can ever imagine.

Enjoy the second part of the movie >>>
Place : Uganda
Paddlers : Peter , Nina , Vlado , …

Picture this the movie - part 2 from Peter Csonka on Vimeo

and here is a movie clip from this year >>>

The other parts are comming soon.
See you
Peter & Nina

Friday, 7 November 2008

recreating of our playspot ''Cunovo''

We was trying to recreate our playspot whole last week , I think we was now half successful , but we still have lot of work before us to have a world class playspot. We used concrete to build it and I can tell you that it was a hard job. We used more than 10 tons of it.
I would like to thanks to our crew for help , it was amazing that we had a opportunity to rebuild the place.
See you

enjoy the movie >>>

recreating the playspot in Cunovo - part 1 from Peter Csonka on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Picture this the movie - part 1

Hi ,
This year was a awesome session , we had good skills and luck at the competitions , we trained hard and really good fun. This session is almost behind us , we are looking to have a good winter condition trainings . After that we are looking forward to Uganda to have a good time. Now we didn’t kayak a while because I had a sport accident on my training ( broke my stomach muscle little bit ) and I need to be ready for the next session. Because we didn’t kayak that much we wasn’t able to make new updates , fortunately we can post some parts from my last year movie called ‘’Picture This‘’. Every week I will try to post a link with some description.
Here is the first part >>>
Enjoy the movie .

picture this - the movie part 1 from Peter Csonka on Vimeo.

-this is the firs part of the movie , its just the introduction for the all movie.
places : Austria , Canada , Uganda , Spain , Swiss,

See you
Peter & Nina

Friday, 24 October 2008

Kuchl training pictures from Jano

Check out the pictures on this link picasaweb

See you later

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Adidas sickline day 3


At 10:30 started the finals at the Welle brucke course. Top 50 men’s had their chance to be the best extreme kayaker in the world. We had 2 rides, first run was a qualification run and also a knockout for 25 kayakers. The think was that the first and the second run counted together for the top 25 men’s than if you had your second run worst that the first one you still wasn’t the winner. I think it was an interesting rule, because it shows who the best one is and not just who had luck. The race was long and the weather wasn’t that hot. We were waiting long time to be started.

Nina happy face :)

Curo little strest out

me at the race

Ingrid and Manuel enjoying the meal

Sam befor he took the second place

Puko best dog ever!!!

I also made the finals; I was really surprised because this was my second time in my creek boat this year. I had well both rides and made place 12 at the end.


1. Schmitt Thilo (GER) 2:05,81

2. Sutton Sam (NZL) 2:05,92

3. Ramazza Michele (ITA) 2:07,38

4. Kralj Dejan (SLO) 2:08,12

5. Berman Tao (USA) 2:08,58

Here are some more results at theadidas-sickline">adidas-sickline

Today will be a big party !!!

Enjoy the pictures.

See you

Peter & Nina

Friday, 3 October 2008

Adidas sickline day 2

Today at 9-12 was the training for the saturday finals at the Welle Brucke race course. Just top 50 men was able to have a training there. Today the weather wasnt that good , it was about 5-10 deg. and because everyone whanted to have much training runs as possible the line for start was so long. Sometimes we wait 20 min for the start. Staying and waiting the line wasnt comfotable , but when you was at the start on the rock , it was a sick feeling. Unfortunatelly I dont have any pictures because it was raining whole day. At 13:30 was the boatercross race. In this race compete just 50 paddlers wich didnt made the finals on the Welle brucke at saturday. Here are some more articles and results from the race adidas-sickline
Tommorow is the day ''D''. The finals will be very interested.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Adidas sickline day 1 !!!!!!

And its here , the adidas sickline world championship is here. Today was the first competition day. We had 120 kayakers all over the world. At 9 was the first training race and strait after first 75 paddlers went to the qualifikation race no.1.After That was the second group next... Here are the results from the quali no.1 adidas-sickline.

When everyone was done we get a good lunch and had time to recover. At 13:30 was the second quali run but now just 100 best paddlers from the first run. See the results form the race no.2 adidas-sickline. At the evening will be a dinner at the adidas tent and also a photo competition from today.
Enjoy the picters
See you soon

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Movie clip from Sopotnica

Sopac from Peter Csonka on Vimeo.

Location : Sopotnica - CZE
Camera: Peter Csonka , Nina Halasova
Paddlers: Peter Csonka , Nina Halasova , Jan Spindler , Stepan Vohradsky , Zoid , Eva Filova , Petra Druckerova ...

Monday, 15 September 2008

Final race Cnawr rodeo tour Sopotnica 08

The final race in Czech cup took place in Sopotnica . This hole isn’t just normal hole on the river or in the white water course , this one is made in the small pool where the engines are pumping the water. It is so cool!

engine of the pumps

The hole

They can change the type of the wave or hole, because everything is robotic and possible to set it up right with hydraulic. Awesome! At Friday was the training, not many people were there because of their work and we had the hole just for us. The hole isn’t running whole time, because you need gas to keep it running which is little bit expensive. Lot of people came at night and had training with car lightning. Next morning started the qualification of each category. In the man category after the quali I came first Jan Spindler second and Jan Bubnik third.

Jan Bubnik is focusing before hir ride

In the woman category Nina with awesome both rides was first .

Nina doing her best

Petra flying big

In C1 category first came Lukas Cervinka with more than 1000 points.

Zoid at his ride

Jirka Langer at his job as head judge

The semis were really late at night without any sunlight. The weather was cold and nobody wanted to go kayaking but the competition needed to be done. The organizers put some cars near the playspot and switch on the lights. It was difficult to compete at this lightning but we had fun up there and enjoyed the kayaking. After the semis in woman category Nina was first again , Lenka Novotna came second and third was Lenka Borovickova.

In the man category was first Jan Spindler , I was second and Stepan Vohradsky was third. After the semis was an awesome party, with fire and lot of music. Next cold morning the finals started slowly. In woman Nina did well again and had all 3 rides really good and came first.

In man category Tomasz Czaplicki took with nice ride 1st place I came second and Jan Spindler was 3rd.


C1 : 1st Lukas Cervinka

2nd Stepan Fiedler

K1w: 1st Nina Halasova

2nd Lenka Borovickova

3rd Eva Filova

K1m: 1st Tomasz Czaplicki

2nd Peter Csonka

3rd Jan Spindler

For more results

The movie clip is coming soon.

Cold but nice weekend is behind us, it was one of the last competitions and we are looking forward to adidas sickline extreme race.