Category Archives: White Water

Avon Descent 2013 - Western Australia

Only in Australia: the Avon Descent 2013

To outsiders, Australia is a wonderful if not crazy land of deadly animals, raging surf and the tough men & women who survive it all. Aussies love nothing more than…

Travis in his Wenonah Recon

In Pictures: Riding the Penrith White Water in a Wenonah Recon Canoe

In the lead-up to the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the western suburbs were treated to the building of an international class white water stadium at Penrith which would showcase the world’s…

Big surf at the Bower

Paddle Surfers vs Board Surfers: The Battle of Manly

Manly Beach, Sydney. It’s an iconic Aussie coastal spot with great surf and miles of pristine sandy beach. It is also the home of our local paddle surf spot, a…

Dee in close to the rocks for the first time

Beginners Rock Gardening 101: Team Fat Paddler Get More Action Than They Bargained For

It’s hard to believe that’s it been a solid year since I last went rock gardening. Sure, I’ve been surfing my Stellar SR surfski amongst the rocks of the Bower…

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2012 Green River Extreme Race White Water Carnage

Sitting here in Australia it’s easy to get carried away in our own coastal paddling exploits – surfski paddling, sea kayaking, SUP paddling, recreational paddling. But in the Northern hemisphere…

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Paddling the Northern Territory Part 1

Guest Post by Nat Bradford representing Team Fat Paddler in Australia’s top end In his usual casual way, Fat Paddler dropped a casual email a few weeks ago asking if…

Ocean Whitewater - where surf and swell hits the land, there shall be froth!

Video: Ocean Whitewater Thrills and Surfing Spills

I don’t often paddle solo but with all my team-mates otherwise unavailable, I took to my local rocks knowing that today’s conditions would be lumpy. A direct easterly 1.5m swell…

Archive Photo: The 2010 Bridge to Beach..... sponsored by Red Bull

Imagine if Red Bull Sponsored Kayaking

The other day I was thinking about the awesome range of sports that Red Bull sponsors: Air Races, Formula 1, Motorcross, Sky Diving and practically every other extreme sport you…

The 2011 Green River Extreme Kayak Race delivered spills aplenty!

Extreme Carnage at the 2011 Green River Race

As the summer season approaches and Team Fat Paddler starts to think more about rocks and surfing, it’s a good time to take a look at what our crazy white…

A freestyle river kayak, pumping ocean waves, an amazing kayak surf session!

Video Post: Big Wave Freestyle Kayak Surfing

If you’ve noticed I’ve been a little slack with my posts of late it’s because I’ve spent this past week traveling and paddling through Canada and the USA.  I’ve got…

Travis carefully backs the Wenonah Rendezvous off the wave and into the froth

Canoe White Water Fun: the Wenonah Rendezvous

Recently I had my first taste of white water on the Kangaroo River, a few hours drive south of Sydney. My guide and instructor for the day was Team Fat…

Running the river in my Remix after plenty of rain equals plenty of fun!

Video Post: Running River White Water with Friends

Three friends, three completely different boats, but one shared goal… white water fun! Full story in a few days, but here’s the video of our fun running a river in…

The Liquidlogic Remix XP10 - a hybrid kayak with a whitewater pedigree

Liquidlogic Remix XP10 – A New Kayak for Rocks, Rivers and Ocean Whitewater

As I’ve found myself drawn to dynamic ocean whitewater, my boat needs have started to change as my paddling shifts from medium distance exploration to short bursts of speed and…

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Ocean Whitewater Aussie Styles – Surfing Canoes

Some time back I met a great couple of Aussie canoe fans online and hooked up for a paddle on the flooded Colo River (where we were involved in a…