My 2012 season was completed in beauty. The 2013 season began with more gentle. Indeed, two races have already done: the first two rounds of the french cup, qualifying heats for the World Championships which take place in the United States of America in September.
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I didn’t put the butt in my boat for several weeks. The phone rings: a friend invited me to participate in the Pyrenees Cup freestyle kayaking where paddlers French and Spanish will compete for victory. This happens in Salt, Spain, north of Barcelona. I accept the invitation. This is the best way to get back in the bath, two weeks before the championship of France.
I put my freestyle boat and my creek boat in my van and I was off for a six-hour trip on the road. On the spot, all is perfect. We are housed in a beautiful country house, overlooking the valley of the Ter. The roll is really top: all moves are possible, there are many bottom, we are in the middle of the Catalan countryside, it’s green, the sun heats, the birds sing.
Several activities are planned: a freestyle race on Saturday and a concentration of creek boat on Sunday, on a section of the river Ter where there is only one let go of water per year.
I win freestyle qualification phases in front Nico Fayol (French) and Adria Bosch (Spanish). In the final, I confirm my position as leader, the roles are reversed behind me. I get back with a check for € 300.
The next day, place of the concentration. It’s festive, everyone gets along. There are some good carnage on key passages and many paddlers offer great swimming !
In short, a good weekend preparing for the championship of France.
Two weeks later, at the whitewater stadium of Pau, serious things happen. French riders are all there for the same goal, win the national title.
The hole is new for everyone, as it has been specially modified for the event. This is a relatively difficult spot, the current is very cyclical. But the bottom is really far, to the delight of all paddlers.
Qualifications are complex, I take the provisional third place, behind Nico Fayol and Seb Devred. Pressure up a notch in the final stages.
The hole is even more difficult than the day before, movements are complex to execute. The suspense is over until each run of finalists. The judges deliberate. The verdict is there. I won the championship of France. This brings to four the number of my victory in the championship of France since 2007.
These results motivate me even more to select me in France team to compete at the next World Championships in September 2013 in the USA.
The traditional photo contest of the French kayak’s forum is launched!
A big thank to DUEMSTUFF for its partnership.
So see you soon on the site of the photo contest to show off your photos and save your favorite!
The contest website: http://www.eauxvives.org/photocontest/
Rains early this year have greatly swollen the waters of the Rhone, the Saone and the Doubs. Despite freezing temperatures, kayakers are given away to heart’s content on the biggest waves of France. So we went in Beaucaire in the south-eastern with a handful of friends.
The water had already begun to decline, but the Roger’s wave, as it is called, was still in water to be really fun.
The first day we had a beautiful wave vertical all smooth but impossible to take the freestyle boat. As a minimum provision of this kind of situation, we brought a surf kayak and a stand up paddle kindly lent by 2Imagine and ABYS Kayak Shop of Pau.
Jo, surfing on the smooth wave.
Nico, surfer mode
The next day, the water had fallen further, the foam has appeared on the wave, freestyle kayaks come in the dance. The wave is not huge, but there is plenty to enjoy and have fun.
Nico and Jo
See you soon on the water.
As every year, I went to my family for Christmas. On program , training on Cher river and spending the good time with my parents.
This year the levels of water weren’t at the top, so I train with my stand up. We let you enjoy the pictures.
Stand up Surfing one the Mazelles wave.
Cardio training in feet of the loire’s castles.
The season 2011 is over:
From a sports point of view, I rose on every podium of the freestyle contest in which I participated, I win the Natural Game and the I finish thirst on the French championships.
Now I turn with 2012 the main objective is the French selection to be able to participate in the European championship and a French championship podium !!!.
creeking Gave de Cautret
While waiting for here is a small video redrawing the season 2011.
All the best FAFA.
The last week, I have testing the River Sup
On Saturday we lowered the gave of Pau with my girlfriend Clarisse, the next day we were on the Pau Pyrenees white water stadium .
Here are the nice pics of these two days where we discovered a new great playful practice. Next step with the river suping for the next spring when the Pyréenes rivers and their falls will be in waters.
Gave de Pau:
Stade d’eaux vives Pau Pyrénées:
See you FAFA.
Water is coming in French Pyrenees, the Programs of the last 2 weeks was loaded :
Freestyle on the FLIP FLAP.
Creeking on Midi Pyrenees river: Cauteret, Brousset, Gavarnie.
Stand Up Paddle in the French southwest Beach.
Photos: Guillaume fayol, Stephan pion,antoine Laurency et Romain Guirao
Last of June/ Natural games
Once again twas a pretty fun event with concerts, extrem sport shows and a crazy athmosphere.
I did third place with a 670 points run; and got in the boater cross’s semi-final.
July and August in whitewater stadium
My job kayak instructor!
Bonbanes Ucpa came to the Stade for an opening day with a wake box . Have a look on the pictures of the following day.
Thanks a lot to manu and Donna.
September/ Tabaze rodeo
I finished second with a 720 points run; and I finished on third place in boarders cross.
Autumn / 4 week 4trip:
-Creek in Cevennes
-Freestyle on home spot, FLIP FLAP wave
-Copa Cantabria de kayak extremo ( I win in senior )
-Freestyle on Roger’s wave