The vision of whitewater kayaker Pat Camblain, the Whitewater Grand Prix is a two week, 5-stage event featuring kayaking’s best creek racers from all around the world. This second WWGP was held in Chile, with the first being in Quebec. I came to Chile this fall with no expectations of competing in the Whitewater Grand Prix, the most innovative and progressive event in whitewater kayaking. When asked to participate I could not decide whether I was most shocked, stoked, or nervous. Ignoring all reservations, I couldn’t be more thrilled that I chose to travel and compete with the WWGP. What began as a two week competition series quickly morphed into an insanely large group of friends on a bus driven kayaking tour. Each stage featured a different length race on a different style of river, but all were challenging, especially with the perpetually higher flows due to the incessant rain that dominated the two weeks. Overall I tied for 6th and/or last place, but I couldn’t be more stoked to be a part of the event. Check out whitewatergrandprix.com for more race results, photos, and video.
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