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2014

Surfing the Jitsu

posted on by Ben Natusch

Surfing on the Pemi

The Pemi is one of my favorite rivers to paddle in the fall.  There is a fun class II-III run that is pretty fun but what really draws me to this river is the Pemi Park and Play.  This is a fun little playspot at the takeout that was one of my go to spots during college.  The Pemi Park and Play is certainly lacking when compared to the world class spots on the Ottawa and even some of the local high water playspots but it is a short drive and is often at the perfect level during the summer and fall.  While this spot is a little shallow for cartwheels and many of the vertical moves, it is great for learning to surf, spin, roundhouse and blunt.    At the right levels loops are possible and I’m pretty sure that a McNasty might go.  There is also a really fun seal launch that drops you right into the surf.

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How to Back Stab

posted on by Elaine Campbell

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Video update

posted on by Elaine Campbell

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Beaverfest 2014

posted on by Ben Natusch

The Eagle is a really fun but short section of river so I went back up for a second lap.  Going into the second drop, my boat got spun out in one of the holes at the entrance and put me off line a bit.  I was able to correct the angle and get back on line but wasn’t able to get the boat edged properly and when I bounced off the first pillow I got knocked over.  I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to roll on the narrow slide but I was able to get up on my elbow pads and keep my body pretty well protected...

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