Thursday, 8 October 2009

Kuchl Season Opening with a Test of the Fluid Element

Fluid Element = Extreme Speed = Extreme Fun!
Last weekend we started our autumn Kuchl-season and we had perfect weather for three days.
I also had my first goes in the Fluid Element. It is such a fast boat, unbelievable. The perfect choice for Kuchl if the level is too high and the wave is green, i.e. too flushy for "normal" playboats. Therefore in my opinion not just an ocean kayak but the right boat if your regular freestyle boat is too slow for a river-wave. I never had so much fun carving a wave and the sidekicks and flipturns were so dynamic that I was superstoked and couldn´t get the grin out of my face.


Maori playing with his miniature kayaker

Spray bigtime

Toby going fot the tow-in on the surf-board

Another Sidekick

All pics by Maria Stelzig

Cu on the river,

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Help save the last 30% of free flowing rivers in Austria!

70% of the rivers in Austria are already influenced by power companies and are not flowing naturally anymore. And because of the growing energy demand the big energy corporations rather want to get hold of the remaining 30% instead of using the existing stations more efficiently or push renewable energy sources.
To oppose this madness please visit this Austrian Website and leave your electronic signature on this online petition for the preservation of the last natural flowing rivers in Austria. The site is in German but it is quite simple to fill out the form at the bottom. The fields are as follows:

Post Code
Year of birth

[] The checkbox is not mandatory. Just tick it if you want the Newsletter of the WWF.

Go to the online petition here:

cu on the river,