Watch the 2016 European Championships Freestyle live from Plattling, Germany
Over 110 athletes from 14 countries are ready to show their skills at the 2016 ECA European Canoe Freestyle Championships in Germany.
Freestyle kayaking is now a strong contender for inclusion in the Olympic Games. World championship events are being watched by tens of thousands live and millions of viewers via TV productions.
In 8 months time the ICF World Championships will be taking place on 'Garb' wave on the Ottawa river in Canada. The Ottawa River is renowned amongst freestyle kayakers as one of the best training venues and is home to some of the best surf waves in the world. In the summers there's warm water, sunshine and a mixture of small and smooth and fast technical waves and in the spring its home to some of the biggest most challenging waves ever surfed.
Ever had butterfly's on the drive to your paddling destination. Boat and gear loaded in the car. You know whats in store. Your totally prepared but will it work? Will you get through it ok? Today your not driving to a new rapid, river, big drop or wave.
It all started in 1989 and that makes the event one of the oldest in Freestyle. It has developed from a meeting between mates at the Hurley Village car park into one of the most significant canoeing events in the world.
Every other year, paddlers from all over the Europe gather to compete for the title of European Freestyle Champion. This year, the event was held at the well-known kayak course in Danube, Cunovo near the beautiful capital of Slovakia – Bratislava.
10 years after the 2004 European Championships, Sort will be the closing venue for the 2014 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Cup, after the two first stages organised in Millau (France, 25-29/06) and Salt (Spain, 01-06/07). The three events are independent, but each awards points for a final absolute ranking.
All the links you need for the Grand Final and third 2014 ICF World Cup Freestyle in Sort, Spain.
The best freestyle paddlers in the World will be bringing their most impressive tricks, flips and spins to Canada next year. The International Canoe Federation has awarded the 2015 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships to CanoeKayak Canada to be hosted by Wilderness Tours on the Ottawa River.
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