Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Uganda White Nile 2008 - the movie clip

Finally I had time to edit a movie clip from Africa.

paddlers: Nina Halasova , Peter Csonka , Matej Fabianek , Ben Marr , Brian Kirk , Max Davidson , Dylan Davidson , Dave Nieuwenhuis , Kelsey Thompson , Mariann Seather , Tyler Curtys , Logan Grayling and more...

camera : Peter Csonka , Nina Halasova , Matej Fabianek
editing: Peter Csonka
I hope you enjoy the movie.

Monday, 24 March 2008

Eastern paddling on the Plattling wave

It was a hard decision to go to train at the eastern. Every were was snowing and freezing cold , max temperatures was about 3 degrees sometimes freezing. We met there Honza Spindler , Lukas Cervinka and also with Honzas dad.

Nina and me

It was nice water level , but really cold. Nina and me we had really cool drysuits from Palm and after 2 hour paddling we still was dry , awesome!!!

It was difficult to kayak when you wearing so much stuff on you now , we just came back from Africa where we kayak the waves and almost naked and now you need to wear everything to be warm. Nina was doing really good , she is in form and it is just start of the session.

Nina practising

Lukas Cervinka

Vladimir Cako

Honza Spindler

After paddling we was chilling , watching movies and eating good foot in the RV.

Next day we spend another 2 hour in the freezing water and then back home. On the way back we stoped for half hour to kayak on the snow on a little hill for fun and made some nice pictures.

We can’t wait to go somewere else to kayak.

See you on the river

Peter & Nina

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Uganda 2008

Two months spent in Uganda were awesome holidays. Sun, waves any stress… great rest for us! Ok but just mental rest because we trained almost every day two time a day on Nile special. When we arrived water level was really high, higher than last year. Because of it Nile special was running whole day. First day when we arrived to camp Hairy lemon was a big birthday party of one Canadian girl and everyone had to wear like bitches or bullys. Really funny to see guys in females underwear like strings… But we was very tired from flight, transport and paddling so we couldn’t enjoyed whole party but it wasn’t last party and we had many opportunities during our staying in Hairy Lemon.

Max's snap after volleyball turnament and bottle of local alcohol:)

Pops, cute dog, guard of Hairy Lemon

So in high water was Nile special really good. In the morning it was great, it was bouncy for a good air and you could stick every trick there and you didn’t need rope to get there. In the evening there was more foam and it was like bigger hole but still for every trick. We spent on wave at least 4 hours every day and if we weren’t there we were playing volleyball or just chillouting.
me in air

peter in air

When you was bored from wave you could play in this small hole, which was in camp.

Ben Marr doing cartwheels
but wave was awesome!
Me, working on blunt

Couple of time we have ran day two section. Nice part of river with good rapids, big waves. It starts with cool waterfall Kallagala. It look as a huge drop, not really friendly but in real it is a funny waterfall but only if you run a right line.

When we ran it second time, we had a biggest water level in 5 years. It wasn’t more difficult but unfortunately I broke my brand new paddle. I did hand roll so I didn’t swim but I cat little bit my hand. Peter was a gentleman and borrowed me his paddle and he paddled whole section with my broken one blade paddle. In rapid hero of the dog the whole stream was following to left channel and he almost felt there, it is with many siphons, quite unrunable. In last seconds he made it and ran left side of right channel but it also wasn’t a good way. He ended up in big hole with paddle with one blade! I don’t know how but after longer time he went out fortunately still in kayak. After this stressfull trip we wanted to have a breake for rest of the day but water was still rising and we guessed that Malalu wave is good. It wasn’t running for 3 or more years so we took this chance and went there. We were a bigger group of 10 people. We ordered a matatu (local taxi) just on way back. We got there on boats. Oh it was a long way! 45 min of flat water high temp paddling. Malalu was a friendly, wide wave good for long rides. We were really happy that we were there because it was only day when it was running.

sometimes you can find snakes in camp

After a couple weeks of daily paddling on Nile special we went to Bujagali(60km upstream from Nile special) to run day one section. This section is shorter than day two section but more funny. Especially silverback rapid does. Because of dam which is there because of building power station. Whole river flows to one narrow channel. Huge waves and nasty eddy with many wirpools. Stay in main flow was the best thing what you could to do.

I took some toys from my brother gave it to local childrens in Bujagali.

Derik like small toy car

In Bujagali we spent one week. I really like it there. You can eat as much food as you want, and it is really good and cheap not like in Hairy lemon. And there are normal flushing toilets and showers. Also if you like party you can enjoy it in NRE or just go to the Jinja with boda-boda motorcycles.

Bujagali Chapaty-good food, cheap price

We bought a candys for local childrens

When we came back to Hairy lemon water level was lower but still good. In the morning it was more flushy and you needed rope also in the evening. Until we left water didn’t go up. But for us it was still a kayak paradise.

Me, trying back step and peter's clean blunt

my air blunt to left side

and right side

peter's super nice pistol flip

I write this article from home and I am so sad that I am not in Uganda right now.

I am looking forward to go there next year. But I really wish to have in Hairy lemon better food because every time we lost there many kilograms!!!!

For more fotos check older articles.

See you on watter.

Bye Nina

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Adidas web page

Adidas company put us to the Original web page www.adidas.de. Check it out at the sportler section adidas team

See you.

Peter & Nina

Saturday, 8 March 2008

Uganda cast 6

Poslednych par tyzdnov nam ubehlo ako voda... Konecne nam ide internet v Hairy Lemone tak mozeme zas nieco pridat na stranku. Pravda je, ze moc sa toho tu uz nedeje , vacsinu casu travime na vlne , obcas ideme do mesta sa najest, lebo jedlo co nam tu davaju je uz neznesitelne. Zemiaky , cestoviny a ryzu pripravovanu na tieto sposoby nechcem vidiet aspon niekolko tyzdnov. Ja a aj Nina sme uz poriadne unaveny ale este sa snazime vyuzit nas posledny tyzden ako sa len da ... vid. foto.
Nina /blunt/

Tyler Curtys /california roll/

california roll do lavej strany

Mariann Seather / blunt do lavej ruky/

Zapad slnaka / v zabere je modlivka/

toto je kralovna termitov a cernosi si na nej rady pochutnavaju, jedia ju surovu aj varenu...

Cernosi sa stale snazia nas osklbat o peniaze kde sa da... Napriklad platime mladym chalanom 500 silingov za podavanie lana , im sa to zda malo tak sa pre istotu pytaju ze ci im nedame 3000.
Su tu s nami aj Kanadania , ktori tu trenuju na kavlifikacie ( Dave Newhouse , Tyler Curtis , Mariann Seather , Ben Mar ...) takze sa mame s kym porovnvat. Boli sme si spolu zajazdit aj usek den dva , celkom sranda Tyler a Dylen zlomili padla.

objednanie matatu /auta/ a odchod na Kallagala vodopad

Mariann Seather na hrane vodopadu

moja malickost

Dylen predtym ako zlomil padlo

Minuly tyzden sme sa rozhodli si ist oddychnut do kempu Eden Rock resort , dohodli sme sa s Kanadanmi , si objedname chatku a budeme tam spat vsetci ,aby nas to vyslo lacnejisie. Bol to super napad a stalo nas to na noc asi 10000 silingov co je asi 5$. Nase ubytko vyzeralo asi takto...

nasa izba

proste uplne super relax !!!

V meste je to vzdy to iste .

Takto tam vsetci posedavaju a nic nerobia

Ideme na internet potom ideme do restauracie na nejaky steak alebo pizzu. Ked sme sa vracali z mesta tak Nina rozhadzovala chudobnym detom cukriky a tie sa o to trhali ako besne , teda iba niektore , niektore len pozreli co po nich hadzeme pozreli sa na nas a rozplakali sa , asi nikdy nevideli belocha hadzat cukriky :) Neviem co by som este napisal , vsetkych pozdravujeme.
Peter a Nina