I started canoeing when I was 10 years old. I spent my adolescence among the slalom fields all over Europe, training to be part of the national youth team. The hard and constant training, which led me to participate in the world and European junior slalom canoe championships, taught me what it means to work hard for a goal and how wonderful it is to achieve it. At 18 I started studying Physics and had to abandon slalom as the agonist’s career was not compatible with the university study I was undertaking. Inside me, however, I have always felt hungry for challenges and adrenaline and extreme canoeing has allowed me to fully satisfy it : abandoned the racing canoe, I started to experience the river in another way, traveling the world in search of wonderful rivers and of increasingly difficult passages.
- Werner Paddle
- Waves Sport
- TD Model
For this tenth edition, following the destruction of the clapière wave during the December floods, we are unable to organize a kayak competition.
Kayakers are still welcome at the festival to enjoy the many rivers in the area. All they need to do is obtain a festival pass and/or camping pitch directly from the reception desk at the La Clapière municipal campsite.
We’ll be pulling out all the stops to ensure that kayaking makes a big comeback in 2025.