I have always loved catching waves in my surfski. I spoke with Garrett Macnamarra and Grant Twiggy Baker about how to go about it. I have most everything sorted for next time. The break is very huge and it is a bit scary. It looks so small from the cliffs, but when you're out there it is huge.
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Rumours of unexploded landmines, war-ravaged communities, violent crime, poverty and chaos were all common themes as American paddler Aaron Mann and I prepared for an historic kayaking expedition to Angola.
As if the Rio Olympics, now less than six months away, didn’t present enough challenges for FISA, it has become increasingly clear that much will change in international rowing after the last medals are awarded at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.
FISA has two key mandates from the International Olympic Committee to take on as they look to shape the next quadrennial: A requirement for gender equality, and a limitation on the number of athletes allowed in the Olympic contingent.
Kenny Wallace is an average Aussie bloke. Spends his weekends mowing his lawn. Helps out with the kids. Loves the beach. Just one other minor thing about Kenny you might like to know; he’s an Olympic gold medallist.
Riversport Rapids, Oklahoma City’s new $45.2 million whitewater rafting and kayaking center, is holding its grand opening celebration May 7-8 after nearly 10 years of planning and building. Included in the amenities: the world’s highest-volume, fully adjustable pumped freestyle feature, at 1,200 to 1,400 cfs.
Nitrate-rich beetroot juice might enhance performance among top level athletes, according to a joint study from The University of Western Australia, the Western Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Institute of Sport.
The park's general manager, Kiwi Olympic kayaking legend Ian Ferguson was joined by Vector chief executive Simon Mackenzie and Second Nature Charitable Trust chief executive Richard Jeffery to turn the wheel releasing 20 million litres of water into the park.
It has been my dream that the ICF would agree that our level was high enough to be in the Games and I am incredibly happy that all of the skeptics were proven wrong with the recent announcement in January.
Rio's Olympics are on the verge of disaster as fear grows over the Zika virus, which has left more than 4,000 newborns with shrunken heads. Female spectators and even athletes of childbearing age are being warned by countries and medical professionals around the world to reconsider their plans to travel to Brazil for fear of what could happen to their unborn children after the country was overrun by the mosquito-borne disease.
Transgender athletes should be allowed to compete in the Olympics and other international events without undergoing sex reassignment surgery, according to new guidelines adopted by the IOC.
For better or worse, most of us don’t remember the Eagle River Valley before Interstate 70 ran through it. Beyond all the talk of Vail, Beaver Creek and the surrounding attractions, that ribbon of pavement is what physically brought almost all of us here.
Rio 2016 have scrapped plans for a 4,000-seater floating grandstand at the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas rowing and canoe sprint venue ahead of this summer's Olympic and Paralympic Games, organisers have confirmed.
Cuts, cuts and more cuts. That's the situation facing international sports federations, with just over six months to go before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
German athletes who test positive for banned performance-enhancing drugs could now face prison after the country's controversial new anti-doping law officially came into force.
I just sat on the rowing machine and that was my little break every day – that half-an-hour in my head,” Anna Watkins says as she remembers how she began to dream of the Olympics only nine months ago. Since partnering Katherine Grainger to an imperious victory in the double sculls at London 2012, Watkins had retired from rowing and given birth to two sons.
Sport isn’t about winning; it’s about doing your best. That message, which she ground into a young hyperactive me, is why she is near the top of list of people I owe thanks to for their help on my 20-odd year journey to the Olympic podium.
Experts say ‘virus levels are widespread’ after AP testing shows water is badly contaminated, even far offshore.
NAOMI Flood hopes a training stint with the “Kelly Slater of kayaking’’ will help give her an edge ahead of this weekend’s crucial grand prix series.
The doping revelations that have hit athletics over the past few weeks have been a big wake up call for Olympic sport. I say 'revelations', but actually I don't think many people involved in sport are in the least bit surprised to hear that Russian athletes have been taking drugs.
José Perurena, President of the International Canoe Federation (ICF), has revealed the sport will be seeking gender equality by the time of the Tokyo 2020 Games - and that it will deploy, literally, cutting edge technology to overcome some of the potential pollution problems encountered at the Rio 2016 Canoe Sprint venue on the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.
International Canoe Federation (ICF) vice-president Tony Estanguet has revealed the world governing body are working to create temporary slalom venues which could be used at multi-sport Games, and confirmed it is an option for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Olympic gold medal-winning kayaker Tate Smith of Australia has been hit with a two-year doping ban after failing a test during a training camp last year, it has been announced.