With the freestyle worlds in Plattling racing towards us and as of two weeks ago still no Irish team, two events were speedily (but by no means shabbily) put together to sort one out. Although the first was hoped to have been held in Tuam, Co. Galway, water didn't turn up for the day so it fell to the backup plan of the not-too-distant tidal hole, Clifden on Saturday, the 5th of March. The second was held last Saturday, the 12th of March at my local feature, Sluice. I'll let these two videos do the rest of the talking:
Event 1: Clifden, Co. Galway
Event 2: Sluice, Co. Dublin
Videos courtesy of the Sluice Crew
That's all for now.
For the past week(s) I have been in Alabama and the water has been G-R-E-A-T! When I first arrived at the airport I had heard that it was suppose to rain that night. Sure enough it flooded. I have been paddling non-stop every day for almost a week (I am not completely sure how long I have been here so time may be different). I can't wait until the Alabama Mountain Games starts as there will be lots of things to do and for me to film. Check out the video my friend Bennett and I made of my time so far in Alabama!
Well we got a good bit of rain last weekend down here in the SouthEast and it was just what the doctor ordered. Most of the goods were to high in-fact. So myself and Ty got out and snagged some of the goods starting with a 2.5 mile hike up into part of Upper Snowbird. Then once getting back to the car drove to a nicely padded out Cascades where Ty bucked up and ran the stouts while I did some safety and scampered around filming. Afterwards it was over to Yellow Creek for some nice micro creek nastiness. The twenty and most of the other drops were at pretty prime levels so we headed in and got the goods. Back to the house we finally went and got a little bit of sleep in before Monday rolled around. Dodging a case of the mondays we headed on out to Big Creek, which as Ty recently found out is in NC as a side note for Sydney, and we began another day of hiking. After reaching the top with our good friend Tim Madison we made downstream motion. After some hairy fun we returned to the parking lot after a day of fun. All in all it was an amazing two days of paddling with great levels, good friends and far to much hiking.