Over the next two weeks twenty-five of the world’s most talented, most versatile, and most progressive kayakers will be competing in a multi-disciplined, 6-stage competition on spectacular whitewater across Quebec. James ‘Pringles’ Bebbington will be representing GB, and back home the freestyle and river running community will be rooting for him all the way.
The races include a Time-Trial down a steep section of slides and waterfalls, a Giant Slalom which will challenge the competitors with the worlds first 18 gate course on class 4/5 whitewater, and an intense head to head down one of Quebec’s infamous big volume rapids. The freestyle events will highlight the worlds best wave surfers with events on both mid-sized waves that will allow for tricks to be linked in sequence, and big dynamic waves that will show those with the most control, style, and wave awareness.
After three races and three freestyle contests the Grand Prix World Champion will be crowned.
The Whitewater Grand Prix is hosted by the Québec Whitewater Kayaking Federation and is supported by the Association of Whitewater Professionals (AWP). The Whitewater Grand Prix aims to showcase the sport of whitewater kayaking and some of it’s most talented athletes.
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