Monday, 27 December 2010

Vianoce v Ugande

Tento rok sme oslávili Vianoce v teple, v Ugande. Tu sa síce oslavuje až 25.decembra, ale kvôli nám pripravili slávnostnú večeru už 24. večer. Ráno sme išli kajakovať na Club wave a poobede sme sa pomaly chystali na Vianoce. Paul, majiteľ kempu, nám vystrojil parádnu hostinu. Grilované teľacie kotlety, páročky, šalát, pečené zemiaky a perfektný banánový koláč. Samozrejme , že nesmel chýbať ani vianočný stromček, ktorý sme vyrúbali priamo z kempu. Na druhý deň sme oslavovali Vianoce podľa ich, tzv. amerických tradícií. Ráno nás čakali výdatné raňajky s vajíčkom, páročkami, toastmi a ovocím. Na obed boli pripravené slávnostné stoly, aj s prestieraním a juhoafrickými vínami a k tomu grilované kuriatko.

Po pár dňoch strávených surfovaním na vlnách Club wave a Nile Special sme sa vybrali na pár dní do Bujagali falls splavovať deň 1. Máme šťastie, že ešte tečie, lebo o mesiac ho nadobro prehradia a všetky pereje zaniknú.

Maťo, Honza a Ondra tento úsek idú prvý krát. Počas sviatkov púšťajú pomerne málo vody. Perej hump vyzerá trochu inak ako predtým a tak Maťa posielame radšej bezpečnejšou cestou. Bujagali falls prechádzame všetci v poriadku, až na Maťa, ktorý má menšie problémy, no nakoniec to zvládne. Na silverbacku Honza vystupuje na brehu, aby nás natočil. Vedeli sme síce, že tam je zakázané vychádzať, ale Honza to riskol. Pracovníci elektrárne mu síce dovolia natáčať, ale keď ide hliadka=vojak so samopalom okolo, nechce Honzu pustiť späť k lodi a chce mu zobrať kameru. Honza sa nedá a ide preč, no vojak začína strieľať do vzduchu. Po hádke a dohováraní Honza nakoniec v poriadku odchádza dole. Na brehu nás čakajú motorkári a vezú nás späť krkolomnou cestou späť do kempu.

Teraz sedíme v reštaurácií a tešíme sa na pizzu. Máme pred sebou už len 10 dní tak sa ich snažíme využiť naplno.
















Pozdravujeme domou

Peter , Nina , Mato, Capko

Friday, 17 December 2010

Ahoj z Afriky

Ahoj.

Tak po komplikovanom príchode na letisko Entebbe sme zistili, že Nine neprišla loď. Po vyjednaní ceny so šoférom sme sa vydali nočnou Ugandou do Hairy Lemonu.

Hneď nasledujúce ráno sme sa ponáhľali na raňajky aby sme mohli ísť konečne surfovať na vlny. Vlny sú super každý deň chodíme prevažne 2x na vodu. Nininú loď sme boli vyzdvihnúť 2 dni po prílete a všetko bolo v poriadku.

Predvčerom sme dokonca išli pozrieť super hole, čo znamená , že sme išli prvý krát úsek deň 2 a Maťo si vymodlil aby sme po ceste stretli hada. Bol to nejaký druh kobry a mala asi 2m pričom jak nás zbadala sa zdvihla a roztiahla krk. My sme sa tak zľakli, že tak rýchlo som ešte nikoho pádlovať nevidel .

Inak neviem, čo by sme ešte písali lebo zatiaľ okrem toho, že si tu užívame slniečko a vodu sa tu nič moc nedeje a dokonca aj jedlo je super v porovnaní s min. rokmi.

Dnes ideme do Jinji aby sme mohli tento článok uverejniť a určite sa stavíme na nejaké dobre jedlo.

Pozdravujeme všetkých

Peťo, Nina, Vlado, Mato.








Sunday, 21 November 2010

Till the end

In one of my latest updates I mentioned that the kayak session is over. WRONG! Fortunately the owners of the white water course in Cunovo decided to keep the water running due to great weather conditions so we were still able to use the course till it started to freeze.
Our usual course has a certain hole that we love to hit but that section was closed. Fortunately the second course also had a play hole and sometimes when they released more water we could also ride a nice small wave.
We are very lucky that we can manage trainings till the end of November. In December we will continue in Uganda. Uganda is our favourite training place. The river lies 1000m above sea level which is perfect for endurance training. We usually spent there every day including two training sessions. This time we plan to pay as many visits as possible to the hole called “super hole”.
So this is probably the very last update from the cold winter in Europe.
Enjoy the small clip from the training.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Movie night weekends

Two weeks ago we had the premiere of our new movie from Zambia. We decided to arrange a huge party including Nina's birthday party. We held it in the boat house called “Dunajcik“ which has a long canoe history in Slovakia. After a few months of editing the movie it was finally ready...We showed the whole section of the Victoria Falls and the lake Kariba taken in January. We were lucky and managed the whole section as we wanted, and over the top we captured it all.Thanks to Nico Chassing who helped us to make that happen.We had a private premiere with about 60 people ( just our friends ) and after the movie Nina’s big birthday party began. Thanks to everybody for the support with this super nice party.Next plan is to play this movie at all the outdoor movie festivals in Slovakia including the most famous one called “Hory a mesto“ where the movies are played in Aupark Cinema infront of thousands of people. Awesome weekend!!!






Last weekend was another film festival called “HoryZonty“. It is the second famous film festival with about 3000 visitors each year showing outdoor movies in Slovakia. We are proud that also one of our movies (Damming the heaven) was shown there and also won 3rd place. Thanks very much to the organizer of this event.
More info.
You can watch the whole movie









A big thank you to all the sponsors that helped us to make this happen.

See you!
Peter


Sunday, 17 October 2010

Kuchl session started!

Last week started Kuchl sessions! The water dropped and waves started to run almost the all day long. We came there friday afternoon. Wave was a bit high for surfing with kayak.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Adidas Sickline world championship


In the beginning of October every thing was prepared in Otzal for the event to start. The the Adidas Sickline extrem World Championships are held in Otztal’s beautiful valley every year. For a weekend became this tourist well know area full of kayak fancy. Some come to take a part and some come with the goal to win and take home gold and of course prize money. But winner can be just one of the 150 paddlers from all around the world.
We came to the Oetz Wednesday evening. Like the last years we were acomodate in beautiful Feel free resort apartment for what we thank a lot to Adidas and specially to Axel. Thursday morning we went to check the race course. Famous Wellebrucke section has change after big water and it was quite different from last year. Every year this event is situated at same part of river but every year it change a lot. From my point it seems to be little bit less dangerous. This time the qualification started with the last rapids on Wellebrucke. I never run this part because I am not really keen in class V. I was afraid because of waterfall and rapid above it but actually I run it quite nice except one time when I did two rolls right above the waterfall. But any way I was really happy to run it because this year I sit in my creek boat just once. Peter did well on the training and run it several times. The event started at Friday. I ended up in qualification but I beat at least 11 guys :) Peter ended in his first run on 38 place. He wasn’t lucky with his second run and didn’t make it through quarterfinal. I think he was fast enough but unfortunately he sticked in “Champion killer”. Never mind. We could enjoy the time in Oetz and cheer for our friends. At Saturday morning was the final day. Best 50 paddlers from friday compete in head to head system. It was interesting to watch who knocked out who. In the final we could see a few really very interesting runs. Some good and some bed. The best one was from our team mate who we were cheering for Sam Sutton. He did it under one minute and as the quickest one won and became a WorldChampion. The award ceremony this year was held in area 47. After tasty dinner in Lake side restaurant, we moved to River Haus, where the winners were announce. After all the Champions party could start!

Video from GoPro camera


some pictures from Gopro camera













Sunday, 3 October 2010

ARF cup video

I had some time to edit the movie clip from the last and final cup from Alpin freestyle cup.

Thanks again to all participants and also to our sponsors: Adidas, Vajda, Paddler, Red Bull, Divoka voda



Thursday, 30 September 2010

Trencin - video

Few week ago we had the strong rain falls in Slovakia and the waves in Trencin was working again. From 20 cumics in second to 1000 in one day. The dam just did release all the water.

So enjoy the clip.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Alpin River Cup Cunovo-Final event


Last weekend of september was held the final event from the series of Alpin River Cup. We hosted it in Cunovo- Slovakia, in our local playspot. Paddlers from Austria, Germany, Poland and Czech were gather during the whole week. Friday evening all the participants had free training on the slalom withe water course. Me and Peter we were quite tried from the trainings before and as the organizers we had too much work to paddle. We were beg for nice weather at least for not raining. Saturday was quite nice day.


Sunday, 19 September 2010

Slovak championship/ARF cup


Event program

Friday, 24-th

free trainings from 13:00 till 15:00 and 19:00-20:00 in between 15:00 - 19:00 it is strictly forbidden to paddle.

Registration from 18:00-19:30


Saturday, 25-th

Registration from 8:00-9:00

qualifications + cross qualifications from 9:00 till 19:00

party from 20:00


Sunday, 26-th from 8:00 till 17:00

semifinals and finals

+ final race of Slovak Kayak & Canoe Cross 2009


Individual trainings

Individual trainings will be possible. Days, times and prices please check on the www.divokavoda.sk


Official training

Official playspot trainings from Friday 24. sep, from 17:00. Prior to official trainings playspot available too. Area is perfect for bike, inline skates, beach volleyball. Sauna, fitness and club available at „Paddler Hostel** , Divoká voda hotel"


Starting Fee

15 EUR, registration via internet

20 EUR, At the place


Kayak & Canoe Cross

0 EUR, anyone who pays fee for freestyle

10 EUR, any other registrations.


Deposit for start number 20 EUR.


Playspot

22 km from town center, one of the best artificial whitewater course class up to WW-IV with unique playspot. Facilities for world rank professional events such as World Slalom Championship, World Cup, Rafting Eurocup and many more.

Freestyle hole remastered in 2008, hosting national freestyle events since year 2000.

Safe shore and stream bed, clean water, both holeside eddy with easy access to hole with any move and tricks possibility.


Registration

Registration via internet will be possible on www.kayak.sk. There is also possibility to register over http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=143307525682187


For the registration on the place look on the schedule of the event


Accomodation

Bed:

Paddler hostel & cafe

http://hostel.paddler.sk/

cc 20min from the course.


Hotel divoká voda

www.divokavoda.sk


Camp:

Hotel divoká voda

www.divokavoda.sk


Event sponsors



Sunday, 5 September 2010

Flood waves in Trencin


This year is the weat
her a bit crazy in whole Europe. Slovakia isn’t a exception. We had floods from early spring in many parts of country. Even at such a places where they never had this problems before. We are so sorry because many people lost a lot...but we were lucky and found something great.




Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Alpine Rivers Freestyle Cup


Alpine Rivers Freestyle Cup Majstrovstvá Slovenska v Kayak Freestyle Kayak & Canoe Cross

24. – 26. September 2010


Informations about the Event / Informácie o preteku


Lipno Devils extrem race.

Lipno festival is the biggest kayak event in Czech republic. This small calm area became for one weekend a year overcrowded by kayakers and rafters from all around the europe. Lipno is small creek witch flows trough national park. There is not enough water for kayaking but once a year at the end of summer they release water form dam and this small creek became a wild river. You can find there many rapids, holes and jumps. Mostly it is class 3plus-4 but there is also one class 5 rapid. This river is very nice and not much dangerous while you sit in kayak. As soon as you are up side down or you swim out from your kayak it start to be quite dangerous because of many rocks under surface. The most known rapids are čerťáky, škvíra and vrata. We portage škvíra because it is very narrow place where it is easy to scrape hands or hit head or do something more serious. This river has quite big gradient so there are not many eddys. It flows fast so you can run it more times a day because it is not long. From top it takes about 45min-1hour to get down. You can run river just for fun with your friends or you can compete in various competitions such as extrem race, rafting, slalom or down river race. But you need to be very careful because same time as you are on the water there are hundreds of paddlers with you. It make it way more dangerous but as same point way more safety because if something happen every one is keen to help. This year wasn’t an exception and there were some accidents. Fortunately nothing serious happened just some dislocated shoulders, scratches and some swimmers. It was my first time there and I enjoyed it so much. I met there many good friend, who I could paddle with and of course party! I am realy looking forward to go there next year.


Peter starting kayak cross from the ramp





See you Nina.