Monthly Archives: May 2013

Nene White Water Centre

The Nene White Water Course was the first pumped artificial course in the UK and currently uses a combination of rapid blocs and fibreglass bollards to create the features along the 300m course. It is the most “skate park” looking UK course, with sloped and moulded concrete in places rather than the more usual “angular” concrete work. It is very shallow! There are three pumps, each running at around 1 cumec. The water comes from the river but needs to be pumped back up to the top pool. Normal course operation is on 2 pumps, but it is possible to hire the course and pay for all 3 pumps to run. Casual paddling is available on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. Saturdays and Sundays see the course in use for rafting and tubing, with rescue training through the week.

Waveski & Kayak Surfing

Waveski and kayak surfing so far in 2013, Yorkshire and Cornwall….

Seal Kayaking

The kayak was originally created as a hunting platform, allowing the hunter to get close to prey animals such as seals……

Cardiff International White Water Centre

A few shots of the empty CIWW course, showing the moveable obstacle system. Cardiff uses both rapid blocs and omniflots.

Scarborough Surf Kayak Coaching

I have run a couple of surf kayak coaching sessions over the last month, focusing on the fundamentals of core stability, power transfer and edge. Get in touch if you want to develop your surf skills.