Monday, February 25, 2013

Citroen Extreme Race, Kawerau River!

 After two weeks of solid study at Uni in Palmy I was pretty stoked to escape down to Queenstown! I arrived just in time for the Citroen Extreme Race, probably the best venue being used for extreme racing in New Zealand at the moment. This rapid is a few hundred metres long and really sweet! I had a primo day of racing and ended up placing 2nd in the final after South Islander- Sophia Moulder. The mens was taken out by Chilean Lorenzo. The sun was out and it was a really well run event, I am always stoked to be here for it.
On the Sunday 18 of us (including 2 of us ladies) charged  down Nevis Bluff in a mass start form in memory of our good friend and legend- Simon Davidson! It was a skins day as it was super hot, everyone was stoked as. I then continued to do another lap of Nevis Bluff followed by a run down Citroen, Retrospect and the Roaring Meg. The next day we repeated the run- so epic! These are all really big water rapids and retrospect has a massive hole- probably one of the biggest I have been through. Stoked to stay in Wanaka this week playing on the new wave here and enjoying some sessions on the water with NZ Junior ripper Jess Bailey!
 Above- Soph and I in the final. Below- Moonlight session on the new wave with Roy Bailey, Pete Simpson and Ray.
 Below- Following John in the runnout of Nevis.

 Below- NZ Junior Ripper Shaun charging into Retrospect!
 Below- Me hitting the middle of Retrospect
 Below- Looking back upstream...Nevis Bluff

 Below- On water view of Retrospect!

Monday, February 18, 2013


Great for relaxing too;)

The Coromandel is a beautiful part of New Zealand's coast. On the weekend I went up there to celebrate my Mum's 60th Birthday with all of my family. This was a great opportunity to take the SUP out for some exploring. SUP's give a great perspective on the ocean with a high viewpoint making any adventure more interesting. If is also a great cross-training tool as it targets balance and core stability. For a challenge my sister and I had a go with two people on it:)
Thanks Pau-Hana for your support, it is great being able to see the ocean from another perspective.

Monday, February 11, 2013

NZ Extreme Race Series- Kaituna/Wairoa!

The New Zealand 2013 Extreme Race Series has had a cracking start with the first of the two races here in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. The Kaituna time-trial involves 2 combined timed runs down the Kaituna river. On the Saturday the fields were small but strong and with a Kaituna flow of 200's there was more flatwater sections then the previous year. In the Men's race the competition was taken out by Czech Republics Vavra Hradilek, just ahead of Kenny Mutton and Jamie Sutton. In the Women's racing it was Luuka Jones who took the win, just ahead of myself and Louise Urwin in 3rd. On the Sunday we had the Wairoa Extreme Race and this involved a timed race run from the put in to just above first waterfall. In the Mens I think it was Kenny Mutton who won ahead of Jamie (Not totally sure)... 
The Women's was taken out by myself, less than a second ahead of Luuka and Toni George in 3rd. In the Head to Head race it was Kenny Mutton that came out on top ahead of Tyler Fox and Jamie Sutton.  Louise Urwin took the trophy home for the Women's with Toni George in 2nd and Luuka Jones in 3rd!
Some really fun and good racing! I was really stoked to have some clean as lines in some of my runs. Not so stoked on my head to head run where I ended up in the toaster..but all ended well:)
So stoked for Lou Urwin taking out the win and having so many wicked chicks out at the race! It was rad having everyone out there! 
Big thanks to Tyler Fox, Louise Urwin and Brendan Bayley for organising! You guys rock and it wouldn't happen without you. Also thanks to all the sponsors of the event- Bliss-Stick, Andi Uhl (Paddle Power), Waikato Exclusive, Frig etc..
All photo's are credit of 'Dscribe Journalism'

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Creation of Tits Deep- 1st Edition!

If you are wondering what 'Tits Deep' is...this is it! Its about women pushing themselves in extreme sports...being stoked to be a chick and living your dreams:) This edit was from our trip in the United States of America! Mainly in the South East but also around West Virginia and Washington DC. Sooo much winning!