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Good bye 2011! :

Good bye 2011!

betobeto

Updated: Feb 12, 2012 3:58pm PST

2012 Doctor Race : Saturday 21 January, Perth's premier ocean race 'The Doctor'
The worlds best paddlers came to fight out what is arguably the best ocean race. A gruelling distance of 27km from Rottnest Island to Sorrento beach on the main land.
We usually have great consistent SW conditions for down wind ocean paddling but today was not the day. With searing heat brought by 10 knot NW winds, it was a hard slog through a head wind all the way to the finish.
The forecast was predicting a wind direction change but the "Doctor" never appeared.

2012 Doctor Race

wanakikamoocow

Saturday 21 January, Perth's premier ocean race 'The Doctor' The worl ...

Updated: Jan 29, 2012 9:24pm PST

Wisconsin River July 2011 : July 16 Overnight kayak trip on the Wisconsin River - 22 miles from Boscobel to Bridgeport

Wisconsin River July 2011

leighwilson

July 16 Overnight kayak trip on the Wisconsin River - 22 miles from Bo ...

Updated: Dec 26, 2011 11:55am PST

2011 Doctor Race : The Doctor is part of the world cup ocean paddling series of races which is held in Perth. It is a down wind race starting at the iconic Rottnest Island and surfing the wind and waves for 27.5km back to the mainland beach of Sorrento. 
There was good wind conditions but extremely overcast and cool conditions. A contrast to recent weather where it has been bright sunny days and extremely hot.
I tested out my new waterproof casing and jumped into the water at the finsh line to get up and close with the competitors. I fluked some great shots of Ken Wallace.
I apologise to those who missed out on a photo, unfortunately, it was very hard to zoom and focus action shots so I have only posted shots worth displaying. 
Enjoy

2011 Doctor Race

wanakikamoocow

The Doctor is part of the world cup ocean paddling series of races whi ...

Updated: Dec 10, 2011 11:00pm PST

Wild Water Racing Bridgetown 2010 : Aug_ 2010_ Wild Water Racing in Bridgetown. 
Water level was low but enough to still enjoy a great weekend.
water level_ 11.05
The great action photos of the paddlers were taken by Jane Hilton.

Wild Water Racing Bridgetown 2010

wanakikamoocow

Aug_ 2010_ Wild Water Racing in Bridgetown. Water level was low but ...

Updated: Nov 20, 2011 8:44pm PST

Beto Goes Kayaking-Aug-11 :

Beto Goes Kayaking-Aug-11

betobeto

Updated: Sep 11, 2011 5:42pm PST

John Sims Race 2011 : John Sims Race _ 11.5 km in distance. Perth, Western Australia.
The start is at Ascot Kayak Club and paddlers then head up stream to Barkers Bridge (West Swan Road bridge) in Guildford. Then turn under the bridge and then it is a sprint home to Ascot Kayak Club. It was a high tide and weather conditions were perfect.
There was an amazing finish in the K1 category with 6 paddlers all throwing themselves at the finish.

John Sims Race 2011

wanakikamoocow

John Sims Race _ 11.5 km in distance. Perth, Western Australia. The s ...

Updated: Jun 28, 2011 6:42am PST

Paddle Challenge 2011 : Paddle Challenge 2011 
High tide and cool conditions with a little bit of breeze. 
It was certainly a 'Paddle Challenge' to get under the footbridge bridge through Ascot channel this year.

Paddle Challenge 2011

wanakikamoocow

Paddle Challenge 2011 High tide and cool conditions with a little bi ...

Updated: Jun 28, 2011 6:37am PST

2010 Avon Descent_Devils Slide : Photos taken from Devils Slide which is the second rapid below Bells Drop at the Notorious Bells Rapids during the 2010 Avon Descent.

2010 Avon Descent_Devils Slide

wanakikamoocow

Photos taken from Devils Slide which is the second rapid below Bells D ...

Updated: Jun 28, 2011 6:25am PST