Monday, September 12, 2011

Wednesday's Todays Video - Voss Extreme Sports Veko

During the last week of June Voss, Norway is host to the most exciting and fun Extreme sports events I have ever been to. It has it all! From art shows to Music and not to forget the amazing display of sports and the top athletes in every field. This year I was up there filming Mike Abbott for the Kayak segment to my film and Jokke Sommer for the Base segment and while I was there I got the job of editing the 'Todays Video' for the kayaking. I had a great team of paddlers to work with and we were able to shoot a bunch of cool edits to show what kayaking had to offer! Over the next while I will post the days videos. I am starting with Wednesday as this was one of my favorites!
Cheers and Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

2011 Paddle Sports Awards

Last issue of Cumec Magazine held the 2011 Paddle Sports Awards. The different categories were announced and people, sites, groups and businesses were nominated for each award. Once all the nominations were in it was half open for public judging and then the other half was judged by a panel selected by Cumec Magazine. The paddle sports scene down here is still relatively small but it was cool to win a few of the categories.
The First win was for 'Blog of the year' - This blog has been a way for me to share my adventures with family and friends and I'm stoked that people out there enjoy reading and using it to find other stories linked on the side of my blog!

The next award was for 'Photo of the year' - Now I have seen a lot more awesome photos throughout the year from other blogs etc and possibly they didnt know about the awards or didnt have time to send them in but regardless I'm stoked to have this shot of Tyler Fox in there! This river is one very unique river in the North Island and I missed it due to injury but meant I could get this shot! I cant wait to get in there this spring!

During 2010 I was stoked to go back to Thailand and explore more amazing whitewater! I was joined by Tyler Fox, Louise Urwin and Toni George and we ticked off some sweet first descents and returned to a number of runs that we discovered in 2007. Logistics were relatively easy, the food was great and the whitewater was great again and we are stoked to share the 'Expedition or Adventure of the year' award with the Papua New Guinea Expedition.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Canoe and Kayak NZ Magazine

Home again... It has been a great 4 months on the road filming for 'Transcendence' and I am happy to say its almost all shot!!! Still a lot of editing to do but it is on the go right now!!!
I will keep you posted as it comes together but for now I hope you are all checking out issues of Canoe and Kayak NZ magazine! I write an article each issue on the kayaking adventures I have been on! Here is one of the latest ones and there is a new one in progress right now!

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Cheers Pete and Canoe and Kayak for your support over the years!