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
Loaded with history, the wave of La Clapière is currently an emblematic spot in the Hautes-Alpes for freestyle kayaking. This discipline requires technique and fluidity to achieve fast and precise “tricks”. With calm and cold blood, the kayakers will have to master the power of the current to place their tricks and convince the judges and the public.