This years Nile Freestlye Festival is set to kick off tomorrow. Long anticipated and bigger than ever before it is going to be epic.
60 competitors, Big Air Freestyle on Nile Special, 45km endurance race and the now legendry Boda-Boda Cross where you race the river then race back to the finish line with your kayak on the back of a moped through the jungle!!
The inside story? Well Tyler Bradt broke his foot last night trying to backflip in the bar, currently at the clinic getting x-rays we don't know if he's in or out. Steve Fisher promises to go big, and all eyes are on Sam Ward who is going huge on the wave and fast down the river.
With the Ugandan Team up for re-selection the top three local paddlers will walk away with a spot on the Fluid Team, and the opportunity to push their paddling to the next level. The young boys are pushing hard to take over the reigns, but will they beat Paulo and Juma who continue to impress and have the experience to keep their cool when the heat is on.
With big prizes and even bigger parties we can't wait, it is simply going to be the best freestyle event on thne calander this year!!
Do you want to follow the event as it happens? Well this is the place to do just that, Photo's may have to wait until after the weekend due to upload speed out here in Africa but we're going to post the results and news at the end of every day.
Stay tuned, anyone could win.
Friday, 16 November 2007
On Monday this week John Dahl - owner of Nile River Explorers Rafting - held the first inaugural Extreme Croquet tournament. With everyone dressed in their best whites - two croquet courts and a heap of refreshments it was on. And everyone agreed that there was probabaly no better way to spend a Monday afternoon. After work I cruised down to see how the guys were getting on and shoot a few snaps.-Steve steals Chris's Vesper-
Posted by Will Clark at 16:57